October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month & Dental Hygiene Month

October is here and fall has officially begun, bringing with it Breast Cancer Awareness Month as well as National Dental Hygiene Month. This is a time to raise awareness for both and help to prevent problems by monitoring your health and being mindful of your lifestyle choices. Whether you are... Read more »

Dental Implant Placement Basics as a Step-by-Step Process

If you have ever lost a tooth, you might have more than just a gap between your teeth. If a lost tooth is not replaced, the bone in the jaw that supported the lost tooth starts to deteriorate. That’s because when you chew your food, there’s no more stimulation to... Read more »

Enamel-Friendly Foods for Your Teeth

When it comes to protecting your teeth, your first line of defense against tooth decay and cavities is tooth enamel, as it is the outermost covering that protects the more vulnerable dentin and tooth pulp below. Your enamel comes equipped for the job as the hardest substance in your body.... Read more »

How Routine Dental Checkups Help Your Smile in the Long Run

When you come in for dental exams and we have cleaned your teeth and gum line and removed any hardened plaque, our dentist can look at them for any signs of trouble, such as cavities, loose or broken teeth, damaged fillings, and evaluate your risk rate of certain diseases which... Read more »

Unlock Your Smile with Toothbrushing Techniques

In order for your toothbrush to provide you the necessary oral health care benefits, it is important that you are always using ideal tooth brushing techniques. If for any reason you are brushing your teeth improperly or missing spots in your mouth, your oral health care will not receive any... Read more »

The Key to a Great Smile with Endodontic Treatments Such as Root Canals

Have you ever heard of Endodontics? Endodontics is a specialized branch of dentistry designed to focus directly on the inner workings of a tooth, such as the root of the pulp. If for any reason the pulp is damaged, it will need to be removed to save a tooth. In... Read more »

Dental Sealants Seal Out Bacteria

With a small bit of help from oral sealants, you can keep your molars working fantastically, free from cavities and tooth decay. Here’s a little bit of info on oral sealants for you and how they work. If you have more inquiries after reviewing this post, feel free to ask... Read more »

Sugar Alternatives

Like many of you, the holidays are one of our favorite times of the year at Helix Dental. However, we often see an increase in cavities developing around this season due to the increase in sugary foods and alcohols that people consume during their festivities. To help you keep your... Read more »

All About Cosmetic Dental Treatments

If you’re interested in improving the appearance of your smile, then cosmetic dentistry is right for you. Cosmetic dentistry is a branch of dentistry that is meant to enhance your smile and give you the appearance you desire. There are many different treatments that are available to help, and our... Read more »

Keep Your Smile Bright This Season

 Holidays often involve lots of food. How do we maintain healthy teeth and gums while still enjoying the goodies of the season? Here are some suggestions. Get enough calcium: Getting the proper nutrition is an important first step in maintaining a healthy smile! One of the most important nutrients for... Read more »