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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 »

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 »

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 »

LANAP vs. Traditional Periodontal Surgery

LANAP (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure) produces less discomfort and faster recovery compared to a traditional periodontal treatment. As a certified LANAP clinician, Long Island periodontist Dr. Vasiliki Batalias sees those results firsthand. Advantages of LANAP for a Patient It only targets the diseased tissue. The procedure kills bacteria that we are not able to… 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 »

Dental Implants: Allowing You to Bite Into Any Apple

A strong bite is essential to everyday life. With apple season in out midst, you want to make sure your bite is strong enough to enjoy your favorite one. What is My Bite Like? You may wonder, how does one know if they have a healthy set of teeth or not? The best way to… 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 »