Our Blog

What are your November plans?

November 7th, 2011

Believe it or not, we’re almost in full holiday mode! But before you go celebrating, Dr. Jerome R. Baruffi and our team at Southcenter Dental want to know: What are your plans for November? Do you have plans for Thanksgiving? Are you planning a winter vacation? If so, we’d love to hear all about it!
You may share your stories with us below, or by posting on our Facebook page!

–The team at Southcenter Dental

The Importance of Oral Cancer Screenings, from Southcenter Dental

November 1st, 2011

We hope you all had a great Halloween weekend! Visiting us at Southcenter Dental on a regular basis will not only help keep your teeth and mouth healthy, but will also help keep the rest of your body healthy as well. The fact is, every hour of every day in the U.S., someone dies of oral cancer, which is the sixth-most common diagnosed form of the disease. The five-year survival rate is only 50 percent, and oral cancer is one of the few cancers whose survival rate has not improved. Today, we would like to take this opportunity to remind all of our patients about the importance of maintaining good oral hygiene.

As your dentist, Dr. Baruffi is a specialist who works to diagnose, treat, and prevent oral health problems. Please let us now if you have any questions about your oral health during your next appointment. Take care of your teeth, and smile bright!

Halloween TIPS from the American Dental Association

October 26th, 2011

It’s almost that spooky time of year again! Whether you are going door-to-door trick or treating, attending a party dressed in a clever, silly or scary costume, or simply getting together with friends and family to watch scary movies, Dr. Jerome R. Baruffi and our team want you to keep in mind the following tips from our friends at the American Dental Association to help reduce tooth-decay.

 

Eat treats with meals. Saliva production increases during meals washing out food particles and helping to neutralize cavity causing plaque acid.

 

Consider chewing ADA-accepted sugarless gum after meals. Certain sugarless gums have earned the ADA Seal of Acceptance for scientifically proving that chewing the gum for 20 minutes after meals helped prevent tooth decay.

 

Follow the 1-2-3s of good daily oral hygiene: Floss once a day, brush twice a day and eat three balanced meals a day.

 

Visit Dr. Jerome Baruffi for regular checkups.

 

HAPPY HALLOWEEN from your friends at Southcenter Dental!

Cold season is here, from Southcenter Dental

October 18th, 2011

Cold and flu season is here - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that a common cold usually includes sneezing, runny nose, sore throat and coughing. Symptoms can last for up to two weeks.

To promote a healthy and clean environment, Dr. Jerome R. Baruffi and our entire staff give a great deal of attention to sanitation and sterilization in our Tukwila office at all times, as well as following all requirements for sterilizing instruments and work surfaces. For the protection of other patients and our staff at Southcenter Dental, we always ask that patients reschedule their appointments if they have any type of cold or illness that can infect others.

And remember to constantly wash your hands and avoid contact with those who are ill! Stay Healthy!

Back to Top