March 3, 2017

2017’s Best Dentist and Best Cosmetic Dentist of Long Island

Bonnie Helfner DDS located in Commack has been serving the Long Island Community for over 20 years. It is with great excitement to announce they were voted Best Cosmetic Dentist on Long Island and Best Dentist on Long Island for 2017! There philosophy is to not only treat your teeth but to treat you and your comfort. They are known for making each and every client feel comfortable and informed on their needs and questions. With the professional and friendly staff the office is a warm welcoming place. Their impressive patient reviews show how every customer leaves with a smile. […]
February 1, 2017

New Year, New Dental Routine

2016 has finally come to a close which means New Year’s resolutions are right around the corner. As you get older, the possibility of you going to the dentist drops 20% at the age of 18. Almost 30% of adults and 20% of children go through the year with untreated cavities or decay in their teeth. This may lead not only to pain and difficulty eating, but also tooth loss. Even if you’re brushing everyday, it can sometimes be impossible to remove all bacteria and food deposits from the gums. Using mouthwash can also help keep your teeth strong, but […]
January 18, 2017

Patient Appreciation Day was a Success!

Thank you to everyone who attended our Patient Appreciation Day celebrating our 20th Anniversary Sunday, January 15, 2017   What a way to kick off the new year! It was a day filled with fun and laughter spent with our amazing patients. We look forward to serving you in 2017.   -Dr. Helfner, Dr. Curro, and Staff      
January 6, 2017
Commack Dentist

Why Flossing Is Good For You

Flossing is one of the most universal recommendations for people involved in public health; flossing daily prevents gum disease and cavities. But recently, the federal government published the latest dietary guidelines that state flossing recommendations has been removed without any notice to physicians. If the federal government claims flossing isn’t recommended for you why should you continue flossing? Dentists may disagree, so now the big question has come into light, “Is flossing a waste of time?” One study showed that people who brush and floss regularly are less likely to have gum bleeding compared to brushers alone.  If you do […]
December 10, 2016

Join us for Patient Appreciation Day!

  Space is limited to the first 200 people. Register in advance to reserve this spot.
December 9, 2016
High Sugar Holiday Food

Holiday Dishes with the worst sugar content

Many of us know that consuming too much sugar can lead to cavities. During the holidays in Suffolk County,  we are all tempted to consume all of those delicious treats that surround us. Although these treats can be quite delicious they might not be the best for the health of your teeth or your health at all. There are many holiday dishes that should be avoided for the benefit of both your teeth and your waistline; Flavored popcorn is one of them. It’s one of the cheapest, and yummiest things to give out at your holiday party. The problem is […]
November 16, 2016

2016 Commack Coalition of Caring 5K

We had a great time at last month’s Commack Coalition of Caring 5K! Our staff volunteered their time and handed out water bottles at the race finish line.
November 16, 2016

2016 Halloween Candy Buy Back

  Our 2016 Halloween Candy Buy Back was a success!  Thank you to everyone who participated in our Halloween Candy Buy Back. We donated  553 lbs of candy to Long Island Cares. Children who donated, received $1 for every pound of candy with a maximum of $5 given.
November 11, 2016
Suffolk County Mouthguard Dentist

Does your child athlete use a mouthguard?

Everyday, if you are a hygienic person, you brush your teeth and maybe even floss. It’s not a secret that taking care of your teeth is incredibly important and is constantly stressed for as long as you can remember. If you play sports that have any sort of contact, whether it be football, rugby, or basketball, you should wear a mouthguard, and more specifically, one that is customized or molded to your mouth. There is a difference between buying a mouthguard at a store and getting one from the dentist, however. This is because the ones bought from a store […]
October 14, 2016
Commack Pediatric Dentist

When to take your child to the dentist

When you have a baby, you may be asking questions like, “When should I begin taking them to the doctor?” However, the question of when to take them to the dentist seems to be overlooked. Going to the dentist is important and getting your child to go early in life is in not only yours, but also your child’s best interest. It is recommended that you take your child to the dentist approximately six months after the emergence of their first tooth. By taking your child to the dentist at such a young age is the best way to help […]
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