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The Difference Between Intrinsic and Extrinsic Stains Oct 1st, 2022

Your smile is one of the most noticeable facial features, so when it’s not white, people notice. Stained teeth are common, but what exactly causes those stains? There are two different types of stains: intrinsic and extrinsic. Each type affects your teeth in different ways. Both can be helped with...

How to Care for Your Invisalign® Aligners Sep 1st, 2022

It’s no secret that Invisalign® makes teeth straightening easier than ever. But they come with one important responsibility: proper cleaning.  At DentAlign NYC in Midtown East, Manhattan, Kenn Kakosian, DDS, PhD, recommends Invisalign for patients of all ages, from busy adults to carefree teenagers. However, it’s essential to follow these daily cleaning requirements. Why cleaning...

How to Care for Your Temporary Crown Aug 1st, 2022

Teeth are essential for eating and speaking, and taking care of them is important for long-term health. Our diet and lifestyle choices can directly affect dental health, in some cases leading to tooth decay, periodontitis, and chipped or broken teeth. Problems with tooth loss affect 120 million people in the United States,...

Understanding the Different Zirconia Restorations Jul 1st, 2022

Dental restorations include any dental treatment that repairs broken, damaged, missing, or decayed teeth. Some restorations, such as dental fillings, are fabricated entirely in your mouth during one appointment. These are called direct restorations.  Other restorative treatments, called indirect restorations, are fabricated outside of your mouth in a dental laboratory. These include...

Regular Teeth Cleaning Is About More Than White Teeth Jun 1st, 2022

Getting your teeth cleaned regularly is a proactive step toward good oral health and keeping your smile sparkling white. At DentAlign NYC in Midtown East, Manhattan, and the greater New York City area, dental expert Kenn Kakosian, DDS, PhD, and his team recommend that everyone schedule professional teeth cleanings twice...

What's the Difference Between In-Office and At-Home Teeth Whitening? May 1st, 2022

People spend a considerable amount of time and money, not to mention deal with an awful lot of discomfort, to improve their appearances. The fact is that sometimes a simple and easy treatment like teeth whitening can make a dramatic difference in how you look. If you want to choose...

Top 5 Questions Dental Implant Patients Have Answered Apr 1st, 2022

If you’re missing teeth, you may think your only options are dentures. But you’re wrong. Here at DentAlign NYC of Midtown East, Manhattan, Dr. Kenn Kokosian can replace your teeth using dental implants that look and feel just like your natural teeth.  You may wonder if dental implants make the best choice...

How Root Canals and Crowns Save Teeth Mar 1st, 2022

Root canals have something of a bad reputation — many people, on hearing the term “root canal,” react with anxiety or fear. However, restorative dentistry procedures like root canals are actually a great way to quickly and painlessly preserve your natural teeth after damage. At DentAlign NYC of Midtown East,...

5 Reasons Dental Veneers May Be Right for You Feb 13th, 2022

Even if you brush and floss daily, you can still end up with some dental flaws that make you keep your mouth shut when what you really want to do is speak freely, laugh out loud, and smile ear to ear. Accidents, illnesses, and genetics can cause problems that make...

5 Reasons to Choose Invisalign® Jan 20th, 2022

If you weren’t born with a celebrity smile, you can still get one, and doing so has never been easier. Invisalign® comfortably and discreetly nudges your teeth into alignment with clear, smooth removable aligners. At DentAlign NYC, located in the Midtown East section of New York, Cty, Kenn Kakosian, DDS,...

COVID-19 Notice Oct 27th, 2020

COVID Precautions at Our NYC Office DentAlign NYC’s COVID Safety Strategies As we reopen for routine cleanings and appointments, we want our valued patients to know their safety is our top priority. At DentAlign NYC, we have implemented a wide range of dental office COVID precautions to minimize the spread...

Teeth Straightening: Don’t Do It Yourself Sep 15th, 2015

There are lots of “do it yourself” projects you can complete successfully with just a little time and effort. However, “do it yourself” braces is not one of them. Despite that, there are a rising number of videos on YouTube instructing on how to fix your teeth at home, and...

Kellogg Dental Offers Free Dental Services Sep 6th, 2015

Kellogg Dental and the Kellogg Family Dental Foundation will hold their sixth annual Free Dental Day on Saturday at Kellogg Dental, 1250 Byron Road in Howell. Dr. Thomas Kellogg and his staff are partnering with Dentistry From the Heart, a nationwide mission hosted by 200 dental offices in 49 states,...

The University of Queensland Says Children Are Missing Out on Free Dental Care Aug 19th, 2015

The University of Queensland says dozens of children are missing out each week on the chance to have free dental work, like chairs in its $134 million oral health tertiary centre sit empty. The Herston center, which replaced a Turbot Street site in the CBD after 73 years, is used to...

Young Finnish Men Neglecting Dental Health Aug 19th, 2015

YOUNG FINNISH MEN NEGLECTING DENTAL HEALTH Research carried out amongst Finnish conscripts reveals that almost half have at least one cavity in need of dental treatment. Smoking and the use of snuff also appear to be on the rise comparative to earlier studies. Young men are not taking care of...

Why a Bedtime Glass of Milk Can Ruin Your Child’s Teeth: The Lactose in It Is a Type of Sugar... Aug 12th, 2015

Why a Bedtime Glass of Milk Can Ruin Your Child’s Teeth: the Lactose in It Is a Type of Sugar and Can Be Harmful at Night Angela Debley took her son Fin, then eight, to the dentist for a check-up, confident that he’d be given the all-clear. After all, Angela,...

Her Children Refuse to Brush Their Teeth! Aug 12th, 2015

Every evening as I get my two-year-old son Felix ready for bed he will look at me reproachfully – and then run away. I chase after him with pleas and bribes, before resorting to threats about what will happen should he refuse to do as I say. When that, too,...

Debate Brewing Over Teeth Whitening Products Jul 31st, 2015

Georgia are now able to have their day in court after the state board of dentistry ordered several to shut down because they’re not licensed dentists. The ruling affects customer service-oriented businesses that give customers trays filled with a lightening gel, not over-the-counter strips sold in stores. A federal judge...

Toddlers’ Teeth Rot, as Parents Feed Coke Jul 31st, 2015

The New Zealand Ministry of Health was shocked with the results of a research carried out among the dental hospitals of the country for the last 20 years. In its review of dental admissions to hospitals, a Ministry-commissioned report found a fourfold increase in admissions between 1990 and 2009, with...

Graduate Work on Dental Health Brings National Honor Jul 24th, 2015

Lindsay Argyle M ’15 has plenty of reasons to smile. The certified dental hygienist officially completed her master’s degree in community health from SUNY Cortland last week when she presented her culminating project on a national award-winning program she helped develop. Her work, which relied on second-year students from SUNY...

Scientists Discover 14,000-Year-Old Evidence of Dental Work – and It Sounds Miserable Jul 24th, 2015

A large team of researchers with members from institutions in Italy, Germany, and Australia has found what they claim is the earliest example of dental cavity manipulation. In their paper published in the journal Scientific Reports, the team describes their work on studying the tooth from a 14,000-year-old human skeleton uncovered back...

Add Bite to Your Retirement Dental Plan Jul 17th, 2015

If you plan to retire soon, add this item to your to-do list: a visit to the dentist before your dental insurance disappears. Retirees transitioning to Medicare are often surprised to learn that the program does not cover routine dental care or more complex procedures. Overall, 40 percent of the...

Dental Problems Can Be Deadly! Jul 12th, 2015

What started as a toothache from a lost filling became a raging infection that landed Christopher Smith in the emergency room, then in intensive care on a ventilator and feeding tube. “It came on so quickly and violently. I was terrified,” says Smith, 41, of Jeffersonville, Ind., who lacked dental...

A New Dental Implant That Signals Dental Problems Early On Jul 12th, 2015

PATIENTS CAN SPOT TROUBLE WITH NEW DENTAL IMPLANTS Patients with new dental implants may be able to detect signs of trouble early enough to help prevent complications that can damage gums and bone, a British study suggests. When researchers asked 75 people who received dental implants in the past year...

Oregon Kids Starting School Will Be Required to Have Dental Screenings Jun 30th, 2015

Oregon children who are starting public school and are 7 years old or younger will be required to have dental screenings or show proof they’ve had one, under legislation signed by Gov. Kate Brown. Starting with the 2016-17 school year, new students will have to submit certification that they have...

5 Ways You’re Destroying Your Teeth! Jun 30th, 2015

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Taking care of your teeth is about preventative maintenance, but you may be doing things every day that are ruining your pearly whites. Here are five surprising ways you’re destroying your teeth from Women’s Health Magazine: 1) Not visiting the dentist Think of your mouth...

Find Out More About a New Form of “Relaxation Dentistry” Jun 18th, 2015

SUMMARY: A relatively new practice has emerged to cater to individuals who experience anxiety when scheduling a dental appointment: relaxation dentistry. Posted: June 12, 2015 The idea of going to the dentist may not exactly excite people, but for some, the thought of sitting in that chair can cause more than...

3d Printing Is Revolutionizing Dentistry as Well! Jun 18th, 2015

PITTSBURGH – Most people dread going to the dentist to get a crown on one of their teeth. The procedure can be long, tedious and often uncomfortable. Once in the chair, patients must bite down on a putty-like material – which can trigger the gag reflex – to create an...

Study Finds Dental Implants Result in Better Quality of Life for Osteoporotic Women Jun 11th, 2015

With age, postmenopausal women with osteoporosis are at greater risk of losing their teeth. But what treatment for tooth loss provides women with the highest degree of satisfaction in their work and social lives? A new study by Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine researchers suggests dental implants...

Check Out the Dailymails’s Secret to Our Strong Teeth Revealed: Nanostructures Within Dentine... Jun 11th, 2015

Check Out the Dailymails’s Secret to Our Strong Teeth Revealed: Nanostructures Within Dentine Make Pearly Whites Crack-Resistant Human teeth have to serve a lifetime despite being subjected to acid, grinding, and huge forces. But why teeth are so hardy hasn’t been understood until now. German scientists studying the structure of...

Why Are These 107 Dancing Rutgers Dentists-to-Be So ‘Happy’? See Why! Jun 2nd, 2015

While most people aren’t happy to have to go to the dentist, that doesn’t mean dentists aren’t happy people. The 107 newly-minted dentists to graduate from Rutgers School of Dental Medicine celebrated the completion of this portion of their studies with a six-minute video set to Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” and...

Check Out These Dental Myths Debunked Jun 2nd, 2015

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — There are lots of myths when it comes to your teeth. How much do you know? When it comes to teeth, there’s the good, the bad and the ugly. Larry Lieberman, DDS, from General, Cosmetic, and Laser Dentistry in Palm Harbor, Florida says at one point...

Have Kids? Check Out What’s New in the World of Pediatric Dentistry! Jun 2nd, 2015

ONE OF HOUSTONIA’S TOP DENTISTS TELLS US ABOUT SOME OF THE LATEST AND GREATEST ADVANCES FOR YOUNG PATIENTS. (Source: https://www.houstoniamag.com, By Yasmine Saqer ) WHEN IT COMES TO KIDS, oral health is a persistent problem. But advances in tools and procedures for the fight against dental disease, of which tooth decay is the...

Do-It-Yourself Dentistry: It’s a Real Thing. We Watched Videos. We Don’t Recommend It. May 21st, 2015

Perhaps the biggest indication of our crappy healthcare system is the development of the new trend of do-it-yourself dentistry. Dentistry that you perform on yourself. Here is a guy who will teach you how to make false teeth. This guy will show you how to repair a chipped tooth using a paperclip,...

Temple, Health Company to Create ‘Digital Dentistry’ Center May 20th, 2015

A Philadelphia dental school has formed a partnership with a global health products company to create a new training site for current and future dentists. Temple University’s Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry and Henry Schein Inc. are collaborating to create the Henry Schein Digital Center of Excellence. The center,...

Dental Braces and Wisdom Teeth Extraction: What Do I Need to Know? Apr 15th, 2015

My son just had his wisdom teeth removed. Lots of pre-surgery angst (How long is the surgery? Will it hurt? How long will it take to heal?) and stress (What to eat? How much-missed school?). No worries…I got through it. As a parent, I’m done with my son’s dental braces...

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How Invisalign Works Mar 14th, 2015

Many people require help getting straight smiles. However, no longer do they need to rely on braces to do it. Invisalign treatment near New York City can conveniently correct gapped teeth, crooked teeth, and bite problems. Invisalign works in much the same way as conventional braces by shifting teeth into...

Invisalign: The Choice of More Adults Mar 5th, 2015

Braces may be a rite of passage for teenagers, but many adults would rather not experience it. Instead, they might hide or apologize for their teeth, unaware that they have another option for their bite correction needs. Invisalign in New York City can make it possible to have an even...

Maintaining Your Smile as You Age Feb 28th, 2015

How often do you visit your dental office located in New York City? If you go to your dentist only twice a year for your biannual teeth cleanings, you might be missing out on the many cosmetic dentistry benefits that he can provide. This video explains the cosmetic dentistry techniques...

Uses and Types of Dental Crowns Feb 19th, 2015

Toothaches and tooth loss are two common reasons why people might go to a dental office located in New York City. Both of these conditions might also necessitate the application of a dental crown, an essential dental device that dentists use for both restorative and cosmetic dentistry procedures. If you...

The Invisalign Treatment Process Feb 14th, 2015

Having a straight, beautiful smile is easier than you think. With the introduction of Invisalign treatment, no more do patients with crooked teeth or bite problems have to get braces for an even smile. Invisalign in New York City is a convenient yet effective alternative that enables patients to undergo cosmetic dentistry...

A Look at Dental Crowns Feb 4th, 2015

Dental crowns can correct cosmetic concerns and enhance oral health. This video explains the reasons why a dentist serving New York City might recommend these dental devices. Healthy teeth can still be misshapen teeth, and dental crowns can help you achieve a uniform smile. A cosmetic dentist can apply crowns to teeth...

Caring for Your Invisalign Aligners Jan 30th, 2015

Are you receiving Invisalign treatment? Invisalign in New York City is a comfortable and convenient tooth straightening option for crooked teeth, gapped teeth, and other misalignment issues. While the clear plastic aligners that are part of Invisalign treatment can help you get the beautiful teeth you want, you must still take the...

Common Causes of Tooth Discoloration Jan 21st, 2015

Does your smile make the first impression you want? Discoloration can compromise the look of your teeth, but a New York City cosmetic dentistry specialist can help you get the gleaming smile you want. Teeth whitening treatment can remove stains, leaving you with a bright and even smile. To maintain the results...

Invisalign for Adults Jan 17th, 2015

When people go through childhood without teeth straightening treatment, they often think it is too late for them to have a beautiful smile in adulthood. Especially because braces can draw unwanted attention, many adults hesitate to consult a dentist serving New York City about their cosmetic dentistry needs. However, adults can have...

What Issues Can Invisalign Treat? Jan 9th, 2015

Each year, millions of people consult cosmetic dentists because of poorly aligned teeth. Whether due to genetics or childhood habits, uneven teeth are a common concern that often braces were recommended to treat. With the introduction of Invisalign in New York City, though, children and adults alike can now have their cosmetic...

Straight Talk About Crooked Teeth Jan 1st, 2015

Crooked teeth can compromise your confidence. As this video explains, they can also necessitate trips to a dental office located in New York City because of poor oral health. Proper teeth alignment does more than provide a beautiful smile. It allows the structures of the mouth to work together harmoniously. When teeth...

How Veneers Can Improve Your Smile Dec 26th, 2014

Smiling is one of the most natural ways to convey happiness and confidence. If you are unhappy with the look of your teeth, though, you may be hiding what could be one of your best attributes. When applied by a New York City cosmetic dentistry specialist, dental veneers can instantly transform your...

Tips for Maintaining Your Newly Whitened Smile Dec 18th, 2014

A beautifully white smile can brighten your mood and enhance your self-confidence. To enjoy the benefits of your teeth whitening treatment for as long as possible, it’s important to cultivate habits that will protect your teeth from future discoloration. While New York City cosmetic dentistry services can remove unsightly teeth stains, it...

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The Causes of Tooth Discoloration Dec 11th, 2014

The mark of a healthy smile is white teeth. This video explains why teeth develop stains and how a dentist serving New York City can help you regain a bright smile. Tooth discoloration typically results from lifestyle habits. For instance, the foods and beverages you eat and drink on a regular basis...

Answering Your Invisalign Questions Dec 3rd, 2014

Just like braces, Invisalign treatment can address overbite, underbite, crossbite, and other dental misalignment issues. If you have yet to experience the benefits of Invisalign, though, you may be wondering how long it takes to see results and what is included in your Invisalign treatment package. The time required to...

The Advantages of Invisalign Nov 27th, 2014

Braces can be effective as teeth-straightening devices, but they come with both cosmetic and clinical drawbacks. In some cases, these drawbacks may even persuade some individuals from getting the care that could enhance their appearance and minimize their dental issues. That is why so many people are choosing Invisalign in New York...

How Straight Teeth Can Benefit Your Health Nov 18th, 2014

Many people think the quality of their smiles is separate from the health of their teeth. In fact, the two are intricately connected. Getting Invisalign in New York City can help you achieve the straighter smile you want, but it can also provide you with a stronger oral health foundation....

Get to Know Dr. Kenn Kakosian Nov 14th, 2014

Dr. Kenn Kakosian has a passion for cosmetic dentistry that has taken him across the globe. He has shared his enthusiasm for and expertise in teeth straightening and bite correction with others in Europe but now has a dental office located in New York City that he has called home for nearly...

An Overview of Dental Bonding Nov 4th, 2014

Do you suffer from chipped or gapped teeth? This video explains how a dentist serving New York City can help you have a more beautiful smile. Modern cosmetic dentistry techniques can quickly and conveniently address many dental imperfections. Dental bonding in particular offers a fast and effective solution to common tooth flaws....

A Look at the Most Popular Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures Oct 31st, 2014

Wish you were happier with your smile? If so, you’re not alone. Discoloration, chips, and crooked teeth can all compromise the look of your teeth. To get the smile you want, though, it takes just a call to a New York City cosmetic dentistry specialist. No longer is going to the dentist...