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 »

Makeover Your Smile With Dental Implants!

Is there a gap in your smile from a missing tooth? Do you find that you smile less because you may not be as confident as a result? If you would like to have a full smile again, we could have just what you are looking for. While several options... Read more »

See What You Know About Dental Sealants by Taking This Test

Do you know all there is to know about dental sealants? Well, it’s time to test your knowledge! The more you know about dental sealants, the better, especially because it can help you use the treatment to your advantage. Our dentist, Dr. Stacey DeFranco, encourages you to see how much... Read more »

Understanding Tooth Brushing Care

Do you feel as if your toothbrush care is doing enough to eliminate risks in your mouth? If for any reason you constantly suffer from dental damage despite having effective brushing and flossing routines in place, it could be an issue associated with your products themselves. It may require an... Read more »

Additional Information About TMJ Disorder Prevention and Treatments

Have you ever heard of temporomandibular joints before? Temporomandibular joints, also frequently referred to as TMJs, consist of ball-and-socket joints in your jaw that are responsible for the movements of your mouth. Unfortunately, several underlying factors or oral health failures can damage them. If damage should occur to your TMJs,... Read more »

Your Teeth During Pregnancy

Did you know that it could be important to see your dentist before you become pregnant? Changes in your hormone levels can create changes in your diet and could also lead to different dental problems developing. If you’re already expecting, you do not need to worry--seeing a dentist beforehand allows... Read more »

Knowing When to Replace a Filling

Fillings are very helpful for restoring teeth that have fallen victim to decay. They give you back a surface to chew food with and protect the remainder of the tooth they filled out. However, fillings do have an end to their lifespan. They can still last you a long time... Read more »

Grinding Your Teeth at Night? Try a Night Guard!

We all have times in our life when we grind our teeth together. The more technical term for this condition is bruxism, and often it goes away before it causes anything discomforting. However, some of us unconsciously grind our teeth at night. There can be any number of causes for... Read more »

Welcome to Our New Blog!

Here at Helena Family Dentistry, we endeavor to use our new blog as a regular means for publishing valuable content for our community through monthly blog posts. Thanks to the wonders of the Internet, we’re able to further explore some of the most important topics pertaining to our industry and... Read more »