Fight Hunger and Cancer

For our fourth annual Food Drive, we have partnered with Long Island Cares to help our community fight hunger and fight oral cancer! Long Island Cares not only gives food to those who need, but other services such as pet food from the Baxter’s Pet Pantry, emergency response, and children’s nutrition programs. Long Island Cares… Read more »

Patients Prefer LANAP to Traditional Periodontal Surgery

Long Island periodontist Dr. Vasiliki Batalias explains how the LANAP produces less discomfort faster recovery over traditional periodontal treatment. One advantage of the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP) over traditional periodontal disease surgeries is that it targets only the diseased tissue and it actually kills bacteria that we are not able to kill by… Read more »

Are Your Gums as Healthy as They Should Be?

Medford Periodontist explains how patients with gingivitis are benefiting from the Laser Pocket Disinfection treatment. When patients come into our office with gingivitis or periodontal disease, we know the irritation of their gums can alter their everyday lives. That’s why we use a treatment to help these patients called the Laser Pocket Disinfection (LPD). We… Read more »

Periodontal Scaling and Root Planing Removes Bacteria

Long Island periodontist Dr. Alan H. Farber explains that some patients need periodontal scaling to remove bacteria and promote long-term dental health. Most of our patients come to see us and their dentist four times a year.  We have what we call a preventive care program, and basically the more prevention, the more bacteria you… Read more »

Periodontal Treatment Success is a Team Effort

Periodontal treatment requires the cooperation the patient, the general dentist, and the periodontist to achieve and maintain optimal oral health. When we look at success of periodontal treatment we have to get the answers to a number of questions: Is the gum tissue tighter around the teeth and do the teeth get tighter?  Have we… Read more »

Have You Been Flossing?

Long Island Hygienist explains the importance of flossing in everyone’s oral hygiene routine. It is a common misconception that flossing is not necessary for one’s oral health. Flossing is actually more important than brushing and is commonly left out of the common person’s oral health care routine. Brushing twice a day can only reach so… Read more »

Periodontal Disease Often Silent and Progressive But Treatable

Periodontal or gum disease is often silent but it is progressive and can lead to tooth loss.  With proper diagnosis, periodontal disease is treatable. There are many types of periodontal or gum diseases today.  The good news is that people are living longer and they want to keep their teeth longer.  In spite of this… Read more »

Is Fluoride Necessary?

Although fluoride is not essential to every person, fluoride can be a huge help to those who have periodontal disease. Every patient we see in our office receives a fluoride treatment unless they do not want it. Fluoride helps in the process of fighting gum disease and maintaining your overall oral health. Throughout the day,… Read more »

Medford Periodontist Discusses Temporary Restorations

  Medford Periodontist Discusses Temporary Restorations Medford periodontist Dr. Alan H. Farber explains why temporary restorations after dental implant treatment help ensure great looking final restorations. After dental implants are placed, a temporary restoration is often used for a number of reasons: With the temporary restoration, patients can get a good idea of how the… Read more »