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Dental Implant Problems and How to Avoid Them!

Dental Implants, as a whole, have a very high success rate. Some people do experience dental implant problems. However, it is estimated that only about 5 percent of dental implants fail. The Farber Center wants to keep you informed of the steps you can take to help minimize the chance of dental implant problems. Gum… Read more »

6 Ways to Strengthen Your Bite

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Your bite determines whether you’re reaching for an apple or a smoothie. Although both are delicious, you may want that crunch sensation of a whole apple. So what do you do when your teeth aren’t strong enough to take a bite? While dental implants may in fact be necessary to correct your bite strength, there… Read more »

Bruxism Can Be a Grind

Bruxism - Effects of Teeth Grinding

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 »

Vitamin D and Your Oral Health: What You Can Do

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 naturally produces when exposed to sunlight, can aid your oral health. Why Vitamin D? Vitamin D has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial roles in the oral cavity. It… Read more »

The Best Foods For Your Oral Health

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 »

Chipped Teeth: More Than Just a Cosmetic Problem

Do you have chipped teeth? Although our teeth are naturally strong, certain stresses can cause chips, cracks and breaks. While this may appear to be merely a cosmetic issue, a chipped tooth may indicate oral health issues.  How Did I Chip My Teeth? Common causes of chipped or cracked teeth include: Biting something hard like… Read more »

Our Dental Forums Aim to Educate Long Island

Farber Center is dedicated to furthering the education of all dentists and hygienists on Long Island through our dental forums. Moreover, as leaders in periodontology on Long Island, we raise the bar for other dentists and hygienists. We offer a way to learn exciting new dental advancements. Additionally, the clubs provide an opportunity to network. … Read more »

Pinhole Surgical Technique – A Groundbreaking Procedure

Farber Center offers a groundbreaking procedure known as the Pinhole Surgical Technique. This procedure is an advanced, minimally invasive technique for root coverage that is often needed due to gum recession. Our Pinhole expert, Dr. Chris Chondrogiannis explains why this procedure may be right for you: Advantages of Pinhole Surgical Technique We can treat multiple… Read more »

Smoking Puts Your Oral Health in Jeopardy

Smoking, like many bad habits, is hard to quit. It’s no wonder companies like Nicorette turned the struggles of millions into a multi-million dollar industry. No matter how you shake the habit, it is detrimental to your oral and total body health. Why Should I Quit Smoking? Smokers are at risk for gum disease, tooth… Read more »

Gum Grafts for “Long in the Tooth” Patients

A relatively simply gum graft procedure can help make “long in the tooth” patients look younger. Dr. Alan Farber and his team of periodontists at Farber Center help patients every day choose the right procedure for them.   What is Happening to my Teeth? As periodontal disease progresses over time, the supporting bone begins to shrink… Read more »