September 22, 2015

Top Causes Of Bad Breath

Halitosis, or bad breath, is an issue that all people face, but understanding the common causes can help you avoid an embarrassing situation. Dental hygiene issues are one the major causes of bad breath. Bacteria from food naturally builds up throughout the course of the day at the gumline and tongue. At the bare minimum, brushing, flossing and rinsing with mouthwash should be apart of your daily routine every morning and night. It is important that you are spending at least 3 minutes during each brushing session, including your teeth, gums and tongue. The buildup of bacteria overtime will not […]
September 15, 2015

Sports Season Means Mouthguards!

As the school sports season gets underway, injury protection is a crucial component for success both on and off the field. While there are plenty of discernable ways to protect yourself during a practice or a game, many people often forget to regularly wear a protective mouthguard. Without a mouthguard, athletes are susceptible to tooth trauma such as cracks and avulsions (displacement of tooth from mouth), which can lead to potential infection if left untreated. To avoid this painful process, as well as the eventual need for expensive crowns or implants, athletes should make sure to wear mouthguards at all […]
September 8, 2015

Why you should visit your dentist twice a year

According to the National Dental Association you should visit your dentist once every six months. Between your six month checkups you should be brushing your teeth at least twice a day, flossing your teeth daily and using mouthwash to help remove plaque and bacteria as well as freshen breath. You should also make sure that you switch your toothbrush every 3-4 months. These regular dental visits consist of a cleaning and a dental exam. During your checkup, Dr. Helfner or Dr. Curro will check for cavities and to see if there is tartar or plaque present. Dr. Helfner or Dr. […]
September 1, 2015

Teeth Whitening: Can Teeth Be Too White?

That pearly-white smile you always dreamed of is now easier than ever to achieve with both over the counter and professionally-done teeth whitening services. However, is there such a thing as teeth being too white? The answer is yes, and the reasons dentists recommend professional teeth whitening services exclusively is because the ingredients used can potentially be harmful to both your teeth and your gums. Anyone whose whitened their teeth before knows it is unexpectedly painful, yet are willing to look past it in order to get the smile they’ve dreamed of. The sensitivity in teeth whitening occurs due to […]
October 25, 2014

Helfner’s Heroes Adopt Two Local Families for the Holidays

On Saturday, Dr. Helfner and some of her heroes had the privilege of meeting the mothers from both families. Each one was presented with a truckload of gifts for their families. With your help we were able to provide each family member with a carton of wrapped presents including clothing, winter coats, toys, small household items and gift cards. We were even able to provide a bed for the family with the three children. Your generosity exceeded all of our expectations. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you again for helping us touch the community in ways that […]
October 22, 2014

Rotten Teeth Contest 2014

Our annual ROTTEN TEETH contest is underway. If you are a patient of the practice and you are 17 years old or younger, you are eligible to guess for a chance to win a dental prize pack. You can call us with your guess @631.858.9800, send a private message on FB, or email your guess to staff@cute-scarf.flywheelsites.com. Good luck! The winner will be announced on Friday, October 31st.
October 1, 2014

Helfner’s Heroes Take on Broadway

Tonight the Bonnie Helfner DDS team celebrated their Best of LI nomination together in NYC. Dr. Helfner took her entire team into NYC to see Kinky Boots.
May 11, 2014

Relay For Life 2014

April 27, 2014

Hanging With Heroes

Saturday is the 2nd annual Hanging with Heroes. With just about 100 attendees and 60+ raffles prizes, the odds are looking good for those who are hanging. There is still time to be a local hero. Joining us for a great night out as Bonnie Helfner DDS, P.C. Family & Cosmetic Dentistry raises thousands of dollars in support of our town’s Relay for Life event. Tickets to the 2nd annual Hanging With Heroes are $65each and include 3 hours of open bar, appetizers, dinner, dessert & door prize tickets. Tickets do need to be purchased in advance. For more information […]
December 30, 2013

Best Dentist 2014

It’s official! Bonnie Helfner DDS, P.C. Family & Cosmetic Dentistry was just crowned BEST DENTIST 2014. We are so grateful for all of your support during the voting period, we couldn’t have done it without you. We look forward to continuing to provide you with exceptional dentistry in an environment that is beyond your expectations. Thank you again, Helfner’s Heroes!
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