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Using Your Insurance Payouts – Use it or Lost it!

Believe it or not, you could be losing hundreds of dollars this year. The reason is simple: each year your dental benefits do not roll over. Although the amount of money your insurance plan offers depends on the company, all companies do not honor unused benefits. Our advice? Use them while you still can. Here are… Read more »

Bone Grafting: What You Need to Know

You may be wondering what exactly bone grafting is and what it has to do with dental implants. Farber Center offers bone grafting as one of its many services. It is a key method to restore your smile through regeneration. Farber Center periodontist Dr. Chris Chondrogiannis breaks down the procedure and what you need to… Read more »

Great Periodontal Treatment Experience with LANAP

Dr. Vasiliki Batalias at Farber Center for Periodontics & Dental Implants discusses teeth saved by LANAP procedure and patient’s excellent follow-up and self-care. A LANAP Case There was a man in his thirties who saw his dentist the week before to have two molars extracted. As a young man, he was devastated. From there, he… 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 »

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 »

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 »

Sugar: An Enemy to Your Oral Health

While the sweet taste of ice cream can tickle your tastebuds and cool you down it can also cause tooth decay. Why? It contains on average 28 grams of sugar. What’s Wrong with Sugar? Consuming high amounts of sugar leads to an increase of plaque in the mouth and puts you at risk of tooth decay… 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. Preventative Care Program Most of our patients come to see us and their dentist four times a year.  However the more prevention, the more bacteria you keep out of your mouth.  The bacteria… 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 »