Dr. Kenn Kakosian Brightens Smiles in NYC
Stained or yellowed teeth are a normal part of aging. Everyone experiences the dulling of the teeth’s natural whiteness after years of eating and drinking foods and beverages that stain. Fortunately, that means everyone can benefit from the comprehensive dental services provided at the office of Dr. Kenn Kakosian. You should never be embarrassed about your smile. Commit to confident first impressions and a beautiful smile with our professional teeth whitening services.
Say Goodbye to Pesky Stains and Hello to Pearly Whites
Whether you are an avid coffee drinker, you love red wine, or you’re a spaghetti fanatic, what we consume drastically affects the aesthetic of our teeth. These food or drink-induced stains are classified as extrinsic, meaning they affect the outside of the tooth. Intrinsic staining also occurs as we age. The interior structure of the tooth, or the dentin, darkens or develops a yellowish tint in intrinsic staining. Both can affect the appearance of your teeth.
Intrinsic Teeth Stains
The source of this internal staining is harder to detect. Discoloration can be caused by an array of factors spanning back to incubation in the womb throughout your childhood. The yellowing of the dentin is also correlated to age, meaning our teeth naturally grow more discolored over time. Intrinsic staining can be caused by the following:
- Excess fluoride exposure during early childhood
- Exposure to tetracycline antibiotics, either while in the mother’s womb during the second half of her pregnancy or during early childhood before you reached eight years of age
- A fall or similar trauma that damaged the tooth in youth
- Internal bleeding due to impacted tooth
Extrinsic Teeth Stains
These stains are caused by what we consume. Discoloration on the enamel occurs when the outside of the teeth are exposed to substances that stain them. Extrinsic stains can be caused by the following:
- Coffee, wine, tea, cola, energy drinks, other dark liquids
- Pasta sauce, soy sauce, curry, etc.
- Acidic and citrus fruit
Choose Dr. Kenn Kakosian for Professional Whitening in NYC
Whatever the reason for your tooth discoloration, Dr. Kenn Kakosian is here to help. After providing expert dental care for more than 30 years, our expert team is equipped to beautify your smile. We offer premier Zoom! Whitening treatments completed both in-office and at-home, so you can maintain your beautiful smile all year. When you come in for your complimentary consultation, we will create a custom plan for your teeth whitening treatment. Our Zoom! technology is gentle yet effective, promising you instant results. The Phillips Zoom Blue LED light-accelerated technology pairs with our gel agent to whiten rapidly. You can expect to see a difference of eight shades in just 45 minutes. Our treatment also incorporates Amorphous Calcium Phosphate, which protects your enamel, reduces sensitivity, and gives your teeth a beautiful luster. Some patients experience temporary gum or tooth sensitivity one or two days following the treatment. Our team will consult with you about your general sensitivity before the treatment to ensure we lessen the probability of you experiencing any discomfort.
Whiter Teeth That Will Last
You can expect to see the results of our initial Zoom! whitening treatment for about a year. Our at-home whitening treatments will supplement your in-office treatment so you can keep up your whitening routine at a pace that suits your lifestyle. Frequent wine or coffee drinkers will likely have to whiten more frequently than others. The beauty of our gentle whitening treatment lies in your ability to upkeep it as much as you see fit. Feel confident about your brilliant smile, starting with your first consultation and forever after.
Contact Us Today for a More Confident Smile
For more than 30 years, we have helped New Yorkers achieve smiles they love. Now it’s time for your smile to shine. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation!