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    Every Once In a While the Dentist Must Numb Your Mouth In Order To Do a Procedure

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    Check out North Carolina teen Cody Lanphere's reaction after driving back from getting his wisdom teeth removed: Asking his mother "Where's Beyonce"?

    Cody later tweeted: "My loopy drugs have finally worn off!  I'm back to regular Cody!!"

    Check Out These Celebrity Photos Before and After Fixing Their Teeth!

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    Health Problems Linked to Misaligned Teeth

    Last updated 4 years ago

    Misaligned teeth, or malocclusion, can detract from the appearance of your smile. Yet they can do far more than compromise the look of your teeth; they can also increase your risk of suffering from serious oral health problems. So while undergoing Invisalign treatment may alleviate the anxiety or embarrassment you experience because of your crooked or gapped teeth, it can also eliminate the following concerns that may cause significant and permanent damage to your oral health.

    Enamel Erosion
    If your teeth are not in correct alignment, it can lead to long-term wear and tear on your teeth. Each time you eat a snack or meal, your teeth apply pressure to each other as you chew and swallow. When your teeth are in correct formation, these forces typically cause no harm. If malocclusion is an issue, though, it can create a situation where your teeth are continually eroding the enamel surface of your smile. This type of abrasion can increase the risk of cavities and tooth cracks in the future.

    Gum Inflammation
    Comprehensive oral hygiene requires proper teeth alignment. Only when you have access to all surfaces of your teeth can you remove the bacteria, food remnants, and other contaminants that collect on them each day. Teeth misalignment can make it easier for food debris and plaque to remain on crowded teeth beyond the reach of your toothbrush and floss. The accumulation of these substances can eventually cause gum inflammation and recession. These complications may one day lead to tooth loss as well.

    Jaw Discomfort
    When the teeth lack proper alignment, you may chew or speak in a way that compensates for this condition. However, when you move your jaw in an unnatural manner, it can create stress on the jaw joint and damage its structures. Should this problem persist for an extended period of time, surgery may prove the only remedy to correct your pain and joint deterioration. When you undergo Invisalign care, you can correct your misalignment issues and avoid more invasive treatment measures in the future.

    Invisalign is a safe, comfortable, and convenient way to correct teeth misalignment and prevent serious malocclusion-related problems. To find out if you are a candidate for this cosmetic dentistry treatment option, call Dr. Kenn Kakosian, D.D.S., P.C., at (212) 661-9777. Dr. Kakosian offers complimentary consultations for individuals in the greater NYC region.

    Tooth Fairy Feels the Pinch After Overspending

    Last updated 4 years ago

    Apparently the Tooth Fairy's average valuation for teeth fluctuates each year.  A new study by Visa tracked the Tooth Fairy's average spending per tooth since 2009.  And although her donations don't match up to the market exactly, she isn't immune to the economy and has some interesting spending trends of her own.    

    This year (2014) she reportedly gave 8% less than in 2013.  Giving an average of $3.40 per tooth in 2014 compared to $3.70 in 2013.  In 2012, she left a mere $3.00, which jumped 23% into 2013 before falling slightly in 2014.  In 2010 the average was also $3.00, which fell to $2.60 in 2011.  Overall, the Tooth Fairy's inflation far exceeds that of the traditional rate of inflation.  And rates were only slightly effected during the recession.  Looking at what she leaves is not only an indication of our economic state but also our cultural attitudes and consumer confidence.

    In 2013, the Tooth Fairy much more frequently left a whole $20 dollar bill but has cut back on that generosity in 2014- leaving a twenty note 6% of the time in '13 and only 3.6% of the time in '14.  The study found that fathers are much more likely to give larger amounts based on what is in their wallet the night of the Tooth Fairy's visit, whereas mothers are more deliberate in their spending.  On average fathers gave $4.20, while mothers shelled out an average of $2.90; a 45% difference.

    Jason Alderman, Visa's VP of global financial education launched the study after his own children began losing teeth.  He was fascinated about the Fairy's spending habits but didn't know how much she usually left per tooth so he began to track the national average by year.  Adding that he believes the Tooth Fairy can be an excellent tool to teach kids the value of saving vs spending. And that he believes there is no value in the Tooth Fairy being overly generous, stating "sanity and stabilization has brought down the average and that's a good thing."

    Kit Yarrow, consumer psychologist at Golden Gate University, finds that usually kids on the playground do not compete over how much they received but instead usually discuss the fact that the Tooth Fairy visited and the excitement over losing a tooth.  Also finding that children are usually more fascinated by coins than paper money. Yarrow believes there is merit in the whole notion of a Tooth Fairy, "Losing body parts can be disconcerting and it's turned into something magical and fun with the tooth fairy."  


    How Long is the Recovery Period Following Dental Implants?

    Last updated 4 years ago

    If you are about to schedule a dental implant, you are probably wondering how long it will take you to fully recover from the procedure. The recovery period can depend on a number of different factors, such as the health of the patient’s bones and whether there are any other procedures accompanying the dental implants. Due to recent bone research, some patients have experienced very short healing times with certain products. Even though this is becoming increasingly common, the recovery period typically lasts anywhere from two to four months. In order to maintain healthy gums and bones once the healing process is over, it is important to receive periodic check-ups.

    We offer dental implants along with other general and cosmetic products and services, including Invisalign and teeth whitening, at the offices of Dr. Kenn Kakosian, D.D.S., P.C. We are located at 405 Lexington Avenue in Midtown Manhattan. For more information about our dental services, give us a call at (212) 661-9777. 

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