August 2, 2018
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You Have Had Scaling and Root Planning, What’s Next?

At your last hygiene visit at Dr. Helfner’s and Dr. Curro’s office, your dental hygienist diagnosed you with periodontal disease and recommended scaling and root planning, a periodontal therapy treatment.  Periodontal disease is an inflammatory disease that destroys the bone and the attachment of the gum to the tooth. It occurs when the biofilm in your mouth, which has bacteria in it, causes inflammation. If the biofilm is not removed sufficiently with proper hygiene cleanings and regular brushing and flossing, that inflammation becomes chronic and will start to destroy healthy tissue. In the case of periodontal disease, it destroys the […]
July 23, 2018
dentists in Commack

Dentistry in Commack

At Bonnie Helfner, DDS, our dental healthcare professionals are committed to providing you with the highest quality of individualized dental care. Along with treating your teeth, our dentists in Commack believe that the way we treat you is a key factor in maximizing your overall comfort. If you are looking for a dental experience that will exceed your expectations, our dentists in Commack at Bonnie Helfner, DDS are here to help you! About Our Doctors Both Dr. Bonnie Helfner and Dr. Kristin Curro are committed to providing you with a positive and comfortable dental experience. Dr. Helfner completed her General […]
July 13, 2018
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Why Is Oral Hygiene Important?

Proper oral hygiene not only improves the appearance of your teeth, but can also prevent gum disease, cavities, and bad breath. Keeping up with a daily oral care routine and regular visits to your dentist and hygienist will keep your teeth and gums as healthy as possible. If you are looking for dentists in Commack, Dr. Bonnie Helfner and Dr. Kristin Curro of Bonnie Helfner DDS were voted Best Dentist and Best Cosmetic Dentist on Long Island for 2018. Since the oral health of our patients is a top priority for Bonnie Helfner DDS, education on the subject matter is […]
April 30, 2018
Dentists in Commack

Regain Your Smile

Nothing is more discouraging than looking in the mirror to see a yellowed or chipped smile. The fact is, your smile can significantly affect your confidence at work and in social situations. The importance of dental hygiene is well known; however, certain things may be out of your control. For instance, your teeth can discolor, shift, and chip due to a variety of occurrences.   Treatment options available Advancements in the field of dentistry have made many cosmetic procedures affordable and painless. At Bonnie Helfner DDS, our dentists in Commack have helped many improve their smile, allowing them to put […]
March 23, 2018

Best Dentist On Long Island For 2018

At Bonnie Helfner, DDS of Commack, New York, our team of caring dental professionals is just as concerned with your overall comfort as we are with the cleanliness of your teeth. In fact, it is our unique combination of top-quality dental care and exceptional customer service that allows us to hold on to the titles of Best Dentist and Best Cosmetic Dentist on Long Island for yet another year. What can you expect during your first visit to our office? During your first visit to our office, you can expect a warm greeting, a state-of-the-art salt-water fish tank, and a […]
November 1, 2017
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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 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, […]
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