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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® Requires Fewer Office Visits

Long Island periodontist at the Farber Center explains how the Pinhole Surgical Technique produces minimal discomfort and saves patients time in the dental office. For patients the biggest advantage of the Pinhole Surgical Technique is being able to have multiple teeth treated in one visit.  I can treat an entire arch in one visit, which is different… Read more »

How Smoking Effects Your Oral Health

Bad habits are hard to break, but smoking is one of the worst habits a person can have when it comes to good oral health. Smokers are at risk for gum disease, tooth loss, tooth staining, and even mouth cancer. The problem is the inhalation of nicotine into the body. When nicotine enters the body… Read more »

Hauppauge Periodontist Treats Long in the Tooth Patients with Gum Grafts

Hauppauge Periodontist Dr. Alan H. Farber explains how a relatively simply gum graft procedure can help make “long in the tooth” patients look younger. As periodontal disease progresses over time, the supporting bone begins to shrink due to the disease process, and then the gum tissue follows the bone.  This process of gums shrinking or… Read more »

Long Island LANAP Bootcamp

Farber Center hosted Millennium Dental’s Long Island LANAP Boot Camp November 10. We have a strong belief in continuing education so all of Long Island can benefit from highly trained individuals. From our study clubs, Long Island Dental Forum and overall Farber Center hosted several dentists in the tri-state area to become certified in the… Read more »

Ice Cream and Oral Health

While the sweet taste of ice cream can tickle your tastebuds and the cold treat can cool you down, it is one of the top foods that promote tooth decay. When it comes to food, sweets are the worst for your teeth because of the high amount of sugar that the sweet treats contain. These… Read more »