Monthly Archives: May 2016

Clearwater FL Periodontist Dr. Todd Britten Campaigns to Raise Money and Awareness for Red Nose Day 2016!

Are you Red Nose Ready?

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Campaigns to Raise Money and Awareness for Red Nose Day 2016!

Throughout the month of May, Britten Periodontics & Implant Dentistry, is campaigning to bring awareness about Red Nose Day and help raise funds for this extraordinary cause!

Red Nose Day is a philanthropic event that began 25 years ago to help children in poverty worldwide.  In the past 25 years the event has raised more than 1 billion globally.  Their slogan is, “Laugh. Give. Save a kid.”

Dr. Todd M. Britten, a board certified periodontist in Clearwater, FL, has challenged his staff members to get #rednoseready by donating to this global event and then showing off their red nose as they share a little about each of themselves with the online community.  During the month of May each staff member has been featured on the practice’s facebook page with a silly red nose and their bio, in hopes to engage the community and bring awareness to Red Nose Day 2016!  They are challenging the community to post pictures of themselves in their own red noses onto Britten Periodontics & Implant Dentistry’s facebook page.  For every person who posts a picture with a red nose on their facebook page, they will donate an additional $1 to the Red Nose Day cause!

Jennifer Daly, one of the surgical assistants at Britten Periodontics & Implant Dentistry expressed why this cause is so important to her, “Red Nose Day is important to her because as a mother, it breaks my heart knowing that there are still children in the world that can’t or don’t have food to eat.  These are things that I take for granted, but would love to see the end of childhood hunger.”

Half of the money distributed by Red Nose Day 2016 will be spent right here in the U.S. The other half will be spent in some of the poorest communities in Latin America, Asia, and Africa. All money raised supports projects that ensure kids are safe, healthy, and educated.Red Nose Day 2016 directly benefits these charity partners; Boys & Girls Club of America, Feeding America, charity: water, Children’s Health Fund, National Urban League, Gavi The Vaccine Alliance, Oxfam America, The Global Fund, Save the Children, Covenant House and National Counsil of La Raza.

To find out more about how you can participate in Red Nose Day, visit…http://rednoseday.org/

Or to post a picture of you with your red nose on Britten Periodontics Facebook Page, please follow this link!  https://www.facebook.com/ClearwaterPeriodontist/

Periodontal Disease Can Be Controlled and Treated

Periodontal Disease Can Be Controlled and Treated

Your dentist and/or dental hygienist routinely perform an examination of your gum tissue health which includes periodontal probing, or measuring of the depth of your gums.

Unhealthy gums pull away from the teeth and form “pockets” that are infected. The body’s immune system fights bacteria as the plaque spreads and grows below the gum line. Bacterial toxins and the body’s own enzymes fighting the infection start to break down the bone and connective tissue that hold teeth in place. If not treated, the bones, gums, and connective tissue that support the teeth are destroyed. The teeth may eventually become loose and have to be removed.

Periodontal disease – and the harmful affects to the gums and supporting structures of the teeth – can be controlled and treated. Improvement to our patients’ overall health is also often dramatically improved.

The health improvement is easy to appreciate when you consider living with an active bacterial infection, easily exposed to one’s bloodstream, can have a detrimental affect beyond the harm to the tooth and gums.

If you have symptoms of gum disease, contact us immediately. Gum disease addressed early can be reversed – and gum disease addressed later can be controlled. For more information, please contact our office at 727-586-2681 or www.brittenperio.com.