Archive for February, 2017

reassuring fearful patients

Fear of the dentist is common in some patients who are referred to a periodontist. Dr. Farber provides advice on reassuring patients who are referred. Many patients may express an element of fear when they hear that periodontal treatment is needed. Most of the time we want to discover the nature of the fear of […]

That Pesky Disease

There are many problems that are related to heart disease, one of them being atherosclerosis, a condition that develops when plaque builds up in the walls of the arteries. As the build up grows, the arteries become narrow, making it harder for the blood to flow through. When this occurs, you are more likely to […]

Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure

LANAP®, which stands for Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure, uses a laser to perform periodontal surgery. Developed by Millennium Dental Technologies, Inc., LANAP® surgery is successful in treating gum disease with minimal trauma to the mouth. It is a surgical laser procedure designed for the treatment of periodontitis through regeneration rather than resection. The LANAP® […]

Preventing Heart Disease

Cardiovascular disease remains the single greatest cause of death for both men and women in the United States. Reducing the risk of heart disease is learning a healthier eating habit. After all the food goes into the mouth first. So think if you have a periodontal disease, that forms inflammation that is then carried to […]

Links between Heart Disease and Gum Disease

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. Enacting positive oral hygiene practices and obtaining treatment for periodontal problems can help prevent the risk of developing this unfortunate condition. Inflammation is what puts you at risk for both, but how? The bad breath, the bleeding gums […]

Happy Heart, Happy Smile.

February is Heart Health Awareness month and you always think that it is about how to take care of your heart and only heart disease. Did you know that gum disease and heart disease have many relations? There has been research found that gum disease is a risk for coronary artery disease and one research […]