Bruxism Can Be a Grind

We should probably start off by letting you know that “bruxism” is actually a fancy term used to describe excessive grinding of the teeth, usually at night—but it can also occur during the day. It can be difficult to know if you are grinding your teeth while you are asleep because…well, you are asleep. Visiting… Read more »

Soak Up That Vitamin D This Summer

With summer on the horizon, we are looking forward to seeing more sunshine – and not just for beach days! Studies have shown that Vitamin D, which your body produces when exposed to sunlight, can aid your oral health. Vitamin D has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial roles in the oral cavity, according to the Handbook of… Read more »

Arthritis and the Electric Toothbrush

As people with arthritis already know, arthritis can make the things we previously took for granted much, much harder.  As simple tasks become increasingly more difficult there may be a temptation to stop doing some of the things that help a person lead a fulfilling life. There is a laundry list of reasons why brushing… Read more »

Arthritis Awareness Month and the Mouth-Body Connection

Over the last decade doctors have discovered a strong link between oral health and total body health. According to Sally Cram of the American Dental Association, physicians are taking a holistic approach to their patients’ overall health. The same can be said for the doctors at Farber Center. A recent study showed that people with… Read more »

An Apple a Day?

There is a pretty good chance that you’ve heard the saying “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” The popular phrase has been around since the 1860s, though it was previously the much wordier “Eat an apple on going to bed, and you’ll keep the doctor from earning his bread.” While there is no… Read more »

Why a Chipped Tooth is More than Just a Cosmetic Problem

Do you have a chipped tooth? No matter how you came about that chipped tooth, know that the problem is more than just a visual one. Chipped teeth can vary depending on how you broke the tooth. Whether that be biting into something hard, falling, or having cavities that weaken the tooth, a cracked tooth… Read more »

Bone Grafting Part of Site Development for Dental Implants

Site development for dental implants may include bone grafting in an extraction socket, which is best done at the time a tooth is removed. When a patient loses a tooth, either from an infection or from a fracture, this is the best time to perform the bone grafting procedure in the extraction socket. The extraction… Read more »

Periodontal Cosmetic Surgery Leads to Dramatic Results

Periodontal cosmetic surgery at Farber Center on Long Island can remove excess gum tissue and reshape the gum line. The procedure is often fast and easy. For some people, as their teeth grow into their mouth, excess gum tissue grows along with the teeth. In other words, not everyone has a gum line that stabilizes… Read more »

Dr. Chondrogiannis Explains Pinhole Surgical Technique® Training

Dr. Chris Chondrogiannis at Farber Center for Periodontics & Dental Implants on Long Island explains his training in Pinhole Surgical TechniqueÆ. The training for the Pinhole Surgical TechniqueÆ was an intense two-day course with the inventor of the technique, Dr. John Chao.  It includes meticulous attention to the instrumentation that Dr. Chao has patented. The… Read more »