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March 31st, 2011


Happy Thursday! Whether you've visited Southcenter Dental for a week, months or even years, we'd love to hear your feedback about your experience! There are lots of places on the Web where you may share your reviews, but we'd like to direct you to our Google Places Page to write a review of us - it only takes a moment!

Thank you in advance! See you soon!

- Dr. Baruffi and team

How important is your smile? From Southcenter Dental

March 23rd, 2011

At Southcenter Dental, we happily serve the Greater Seattle Area. Our caring dental team is here to assist with all your dental needs including dental checkups, preventative dentistry, sedation dentistry, CEREC® dental restoration, teeth whitening, and more. We look forward to meeting you. And remember, healthy teeth add to a beautiful smile!

And speaking of smiling, in a new poll conducted by Glamour Magazine, people were asked, “If you had to pick between having perfect teeth, eyesight or hair, which would you choose?

Well, 44 percent of folks out there are choosing teeth! In addition, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry conducted a study and found that 99.7 percent of those polled believed a smile is an important social asset. Respondents said straightness, whiteness, cleanliness, as well as the sincerity and sparkle of a person’s smile were all important factors not only socially, but career-wise as well.

Contact our office for an appointment today! We look forward to seeing you!

Gum Disease Can Sneak Up On You, from Southcenter Dental

March 16th, 2011

At Southcenter Dental, we know it’s easy to tell when you have a cavity; but unfortunately, gum disease can exist in your mouth without you even knowing. In fact, you can have the beginning stages of gum disease without noticing any pain or discomfort. Since gum disease can be undetectable, it’s important to watch for warning signs in order to prevent the disease from worsening!

Signs to watch for include:

• Gums that appear red or swollen
• Gums that feel tender
• Gums that bleed easily (during brushing or flossing)
• Gums that recede or pull away from the teeth
• Persistent bad breath
• Loose teeth
• Any change in the way teeth come together in the biting position
• Any change in the way partial dentures fit

If you or someone in your family is showing these signs, make an appointment right away by calling our office. We can diagnose the problem and begin treatment to save your teeth and give you back a healthy mouth!

Invisalign patient testimonial [Video]

March 7th, 2011

Dr. Baruffi and staff found this video last week, and realized that it's just what folks in the Seattle and Renton area considering Invisalign need to see. Invisalign gets a ton of promotion online (including here on our blog), but people rarely get the see a clear cut, unbiased, point of view from someone who has chosen to straighten their teeth with Invisalign.

At Southcenter Dental, we get quite a lot of requests for Invisalign. We always let our patients know about the stages of Invisalign, as well as how one might first react to it. But, to hear it from someone actually wearing these clear aligners is something else.

Check out this video of a patient who has been wearing her aligners for only 10 minutes! Because they’re clear, your teeth will be steadily straightening – and no one will know it but you! Please give us a call to set up an appointment, so we can discuss the specifics of your treatment.

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