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December 14, 2017

We have adopted a family for the holidays!

On behalf of our Dental Office, we’ve adopted a local family this holiday season.    Items can be dropped off at: 645 Commack Road, Commack     2 Children – 6 year old girl and an 11 year old boy.     Requests   6-year-old girl Shirts: Small 6-7 Pants: Small 6-7 Toys: Shopkins, Legos, & PJ Masks figurines   11-year old boy  Shirts: Adult small Pants: Size 14 Sweatpants: Adult small/medium Sweat Shirts: Adult medium Toys: Pokemon, Minecraft, & Legos     Let’s show them how Helfner’s Heroes do it!
December 6, 2017

Holiday Party 2017

November 3, 2017

Staff Appreciation Day at Bonnie Helfner DDS

November 1, 2017
Oral-Health

How Diabetes Affects Your Oral Health

November is National Diabetes Month A common study in the world of oral health is the theorized connection between itself and heart disease. Doctors’ have speculated that proper care of your teeth could potentially be a plausible method of preventing diabetes from occurring. However, this study requires more research in order to fully understand the association. If you have any questions about this correlation, contact your local Commack dentist Dr. Bonnie Helfner for some answers. According to a 2012 study done by the American Heart Association, scientific evidence suggests that there is no actual connection between the two. They also […]
October 19, 2017

Best Dentist and Best Cosmetic Dentist on Long Island

Vote Us Best Dentist and Best Cosmetic Dentist on Long Island!   Bonnie Helfner DDS is proud to announce that we’ve once again been nominated in the Bethpage Best of Long Island contest for both the “Best Dentist” and “Best Cosmetic Dentist” categories! Bonnie Helfner DDS, located in Commack, New York, has been serving the Long Island community for over 20 years. Being nominated for such a prestigious honor is something that we hold in the highest regard. It is a testament to our excellent staff and supportive patients who have provided us with frequent success throughout the years, including […]
October 9, 2017

October is National Dental Hygiene Month

  With October being National Dental Hygiene Month, we wanted to give you a refresher course on how to keep your pearly whites nice and healthy.  Dental Hygiene is crucial to not only maintaining a beautiful smile but for overall longevity. Here are some tips to keep the cavities and gum disease from occurring: Brushing your teeth at least twice a day for 2 minutes each time. Use a toothbrush that reaches the back of your mouth safely with a soft-bristled brush. Even better – an electric toothbrush will be even more effective. Flossing after you eat or at least […]
October 3, 2017

Grinding Your Teeth?

Do you grind your teeth? It may be more serious than you think. Experienced Commack dentist Dr. Bonnie Helfner has treated many patients who grind their teeth, also known as Bruxism. Some of the symptoms that are caused by grinding your teeth are: Headaches Muscle aches Enlargement of facial muscles Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) discomfort Stiffness of the shoulders and neck Ear pain Sleep disorders Abnormal wear and mobility of teeth Loose teeth Micro-cracks and broken fillings (leading to nerve damage) Front teeth are flat and even in length Most commonly, people grind their teeth when they are asleep, but stress, […]
September 1, 2017
Tooth Decay in Children

Tooth Decay in Children

What Is Tooth Decay And How Does It Affect Children? A common, yet treatable issue, tooth decay is a permanently damaged area of the tooth that develops into small holes, often referred to as a cavity.  It is important to care for a cavity immediately in order to prevent a deeper cavity, toothaches, infection, or tooth loss. Often cavities can go undetected because of a lack of symptoms or because of failure to recognize what a cavity is, which is why they are common in children. Our Commack Dentist team knows how crucial it is to detect and treat tooth […]
August 4, 2017

Teeth Whitening 101

  There are many ways to whiten your teeth and improve your smile. Brushing and flossing are two main ways to keep your teeth white. Patients want to improve their smile by whitening their teeth. If you are in the Commack area you should make an appointment with Bonnie Helfner DDS. At Bonnie Helfner DDS., they can help clean your teeth, improve your smile, and whiten your teeth. Teeth whitening is a process that makes your teeth appear whiter by removing stains and any other discolorations in your teeth. Different ways to whiten your teeth include whitening toothpaste, strips, mouthwash, […]
July 15, 2017

Bleeding Gums? Here is what you should do.

For many, the first thing you do in the morning is brush and floss your teeth. For some, issues may arise: Your gums start bleeding and appear more red and inflamed. There can be many causes of this; some are temporary but some can cause concern. In this scenario, although you might be tempted to ignore it, you should take precautionary measures and consult your dentist. There are different causes of bleeding gums. One factor that can cause this is gingivitis. When gingivitis occurs, your gums can begin to swell, become tender, and may bleed during brushing. The early stages […]
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