Dr. Helton and the entire Dentistry on 116 team take your oral health seriously. We offer high-end oral care with a highly-personalized experience to ensure every patient achieves the healthiest smile possible.Schedule an appointment
Regular exams are an important part of maintaining your oral health . Your regular exam will take about 60 minutes. During your regular exam, we will:
CariVu uses patented transillumination technology to identify caries (cavities) and cracks on the surface of your teeth, as well as in the hard-to-see areas between your teeth. Using safe, near infrared light, CariVu allows your doctor an almost transparent view of your teeth in order to see structural anomalies and carious lesions. The images look like traditional X-rays and provide similar diagnostic information, but CariVu does so without the use of radiation, making it ideal for children, pregnant women, and those unwilling or unable to undergo a traditional dental X-ray.
Most tooth decay begins in the tiny cracks and grooves of your tooth's surface. CariVu’s illuminating technology can help your dentist:
Close to 54,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral or oropharyngeal cancer this year. In almost all cases of oral cancer, early detection plays a major role in a patient's chances of survival. By diagnosing and treating oral cancer early, a patient's five year survival rate is 85%. The VelscopeVX helps us visualize abnormal oral abnormalities, including oral cancer, that may not be apparent or even visible with the naked eye.
The VELscope screening system utilizes specific wavelengths of blue light combined with proprietary optical filtering that make it easier for Dr. Helton to look closely at the tissues inside your mouth. Normal tissues will almost glow a bright green color. Abnormal tissue shows up much darker under the special light.
An abnormal screening does not always mean that the patient has cancer. If an abnormal screening occurs, Dr. Helton may schedule a follow up visit to see if the dark spots disappear, or may refer you to our trusted oral surgeon or ear nose and throat doctor to investigate the area further.
If you're looking for a new dentist, we'd love to meet you.Schedule an Appointment
We are located at the corner of 116th Street and Guilford Avenue at the 116th Street Centre on the 2nd Floor. Please enter our building from the parking lot lobby in the southwest corner.
Monday: 7:00am to 4:00pm
Tuesday: 7:00am to 4:00pm
Wednesday: 7:00am to 4:00pm
Thursday: 7:00am to 4:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed