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Category: Periodontics

Periodontal Disease (Periodontitis) and Diabetes

If you are a loyal reader of the Farber Center blog than you already know diabetes will increase the risk of developing periodontitis (gum disease). In this blog post, we will delve into the connection between diabetes and gum disease and discuss their connection. What are Periodontitis and Diabetes? Diabetes Our bodies typically create energy… Read more »

10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Your Mouth

Facts about your mouth

Most of us go through our daily morning routine without giving much thought to what is going on in our mouths. Sure we brush our teeth and floss, but what’s really going on in there? Here’s 15 facts you may not know: 1. Saliva Helps You Taste Without all that saliva in your mouth you… Read more »

Dental Implants & Dental Implant Problems

The Farber Center for Dental Implants and Periodontics knows that as we age proper tooth maintenance can become difficult. If you are missing a tooth or teeth and have read our blog post on “Increased Tooth Loss for Senior Citizens” you already know you are not alone. Luckily, if you are unhappy with your smile… Read more »

Psoriasis and Gum Disease – An Overlooked Connection

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In honor of National Psoriasis Awareness Month we explore the often overlooked connection between psoriasis and gum disease. Like many other ailments, one can worsen the other. What Does Psoriasis Have to Do With Your Gums? Recent studies show that people with psoriasis are 4.4 times more likely to have gum disease than people without… Read more »

Tooth Sensitivity: What You Can Do

Tooth Sensitivity: What Can I Do? Picture it: You’re sitting poolside on a beautiful 80-degree July day. You’ve made a batch of smoothies for you and the kids as an afternoon snack. Settled in your lounge chair you take a sip and boom – that zinging sensation overwhelms your mouth.  Bam – tooth sensitivity. This… Read more »

Periodontists with Three Different Specialties

Farber Center features a staff of three of the top periodontists in their field. Each has their own speciality as well as decades of experience in the dental profession. Our Periodontists Dr. Alan Farber Biography Dr. Farber earned his B.A in Biology from the University of Texas at Austin and his D.D.S from the University… Read more »

Holistic Dental Practice on Long Island

Holistic dentistry is part of the core values of Farber Center for Periodontics and Dental Implants. Oral health is connected to the central nervous system, heart, circulatory system, and immune system among others. Not only does the significance of these numerous mouth-body highlight the importance of preventing and treating oral disease, but it also has significant… Read more »

Periodontal Treatment Success is a Team Effort

Periodontal treatment requires the cooperation the patient, the general dentist, and the periodontist. This collaboration leads to a successful treatment. Dr. Alan Farber explains the process for evaluating a patient to determine their periodontal treatment.  Evaluation for Periodontal Treatment We Need to Answer the Following Questions: Is the gum tissue tighter around the teeth and… Read more »

Flossing – The Key to Your Best Mouth

When it comes to your oral hygiene flossing is more important than brushing your teeth, says Farber Center hygienist Kristen Ranaldo. However, most people leave it out of their daily oral care routine.  Why Should I Floss? Brushing twice a day can only reach so far in your mouth.  However, flossing removes plaque from your teeth… Read more »

Periodontal Disease: A Treatable Condition

Periodontal or gum disease is a silent, but progressive disease that leads to tooth loss.  However, with proper diagnosis, periodontal disease is treatable. What is Periodontal Disease? The term “periodontal”means “around the tooth.” Periodontal disease is a common inflammatory condition. It affects the supporting and surrounding soft tissues of the tooth. There are different stages… Read more »