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    Great Review of Dr. Kenn Kakosian - "I wanted my smile to look perfect and I got it"

    Last updated 4 years ago

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    • I went to Dr. Kakosian for an invisalign consultation. Courtesy all around from the check-in desk to the dentists chair. I have been to invisalign consultations to some other offices and basically knew what I was up to. Doctor explained me everything as it is and was very honest with me,that made an impression of him as a reliable specialist... More

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    Denture Care Tips

    Last updated 4 years ago

    Dentures can replace one or all of your teeth for a healthy and confident smile. If you wear dentures, proper care will keep them in good condition for years to come. Your dentures should be removed every night and stored in denture solution while you sleep. Place your dentures in a safe location where they cannot be damaged by children or pets. Rinse your dentures after every meal and brush your dentures at least twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and gentle soap or toothpaste to keep them clean and free of food particles. You can also ask your dentist for recommendations if you’re having trouble choosing the right products. If you have remaining natural teeth, clean them with a different toothbrush than the one you use to brush your dentures. Be sure to continue visiting your dentist for exams and denture adjustments to ensure your dentures are in good shape and fit in your mouth properly.

    Dr. Kenn Kakosian D.D.S., P.C. offers dentures and dental implants in NYC. Call our office at (212) 661-9777 to schedule your consultation today. You can find more information about restorative and cosmetic dentistry on our blog.

    Everything You Need to Know about Canker Sores

    Last updated 4 years ago

    Canker sores are a common source of oral pain, as they make it difficult to eat or speak normally. These small lesions frequently form on the gums or soft tissues of the mouth. Although most canker sores disappear on their own without treatment, if you experience frequent or large canker sores, you should contact your dentist for an evaluation.

    Canker Sore Causes
    Canker sores may be caused by many factors, though in some cases, the underlying cause remains unknown. The development of canker sores is frequently associated with irritation or injury of the tissues of the mouth, including sports injuries, irritation from a dental appliance such as braces or a retainer, or an accidental cheek bite. Canker sores can also be caused by acidic or spicy foods, which may irritate oral tissues. Less common causes of canker sores include dental products containing sodium lauryl sulfate, food allergies, an allergy to the bacteria that live in your mouth, and a diet low in zinc, iron, folic acid, or vitamin B-12. Canker sores can be caused by underlying health conditions as well, and are associated with Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and HIV or AIDS.

    Canker Sore Treatments
    Most canker sores do not require any treatment at all. However, if you experience frequent, large, numerous, or very painful canker sores, your dentist can suggest treatment options to improve your oral health. Large sores can be cauterized and removed. If your canker sores are due to a dietary insufficiency, your dentist may recommend dietary supplements. Mouth rinses containing steroid medication can reduce inflammation and pain. Antibiotic mouth rinses or topical pastes can improve healing time. Some oral medications can be used to prevent canker sores, but are generally considered only if other treatments have failed.

    Canker sores and other forms of dental pain can affect your enjoyment of everyday life. Call Dr. Kenn Kakosian D.D.S., P.C. at (212) 661-9777 to schedule a dental examination and explore your treatment options for canker sores, cavities, missing teeth, and more. You can also learn about our NYC dental practice on the web. 

    Understanding Oral Cancer Screenings

    Last updated 4 years ago

    Oral cancer affects the mouth, lips, and throat. In most cases, cancer forms as a painless mass that may cause no noticeable symptoms until the disease has become very advanced.

    In this video, you will learn more about oral cancer and the screening process. Your dentist will examine high-risk areas in your mouth for signs of cancer. These areas include underneath the tongue, the floor of the mouth, and the back of the mouth where it joins the throat. Oral cancer screenings are fast and painless, and can be performed as part of your biannual dental checkup.

    If you have questions about oral cancer or other aspects of your dental health, call Dr. Kenn Kakosian, D.D.S., P.C. at (212) 661-9777. Dr. Kakosian is pleased to offer comprehensive dental care to patients in NYC, including cleanings, dentures, and Invisalign. Click through our website to find more important information about dental health.

    How Giving Up Smoking Can Improve Your Dental Health

    Last updated 4 years ago

    Tobacco has been linked with many dental diseases and concerns, including periodontal disease, bad breath, and tooth loss. Smoking can affect your body’s circulation, reducing blood flow to the gums. This habit also inhibits your immune system, increasing your chances of dental infection or inflammation. If you are having trouble giving up smoking for improved oral and overall health, talk to your doctor and dentist for help.

    Healthier Gums
    Smoking is a significant risk factor for the development of periodontal disease, an infection that affects the gums. As the gums become inflamed, they pull away from the teeth, exposing the roots. This exposure causes sensitivity and an increased likelihood of cavities. If left untreated, periodontal disease can lead to tooth loss. Quitting smoking will greatly lower your risk of periodontal disease by improving the health of the cells that make up your gum tissue.

    Fresher Breath
    Persistent bad breath is often caused by smoking, which affects the salivary glands that produce saliva in the mouth. A lack of adequate saliva causes your mouth to dry out, allowing bacteria to flourish and cause bad breath. These same bacteria are responsible for tooth decay, which threatens the integrity of your teeth if not addressed in a timely manner. When you quit smoking, your salivary glands recover and produce more saliva, keeping your mouth cleaner and eliminating bad breath.

    Lower Oral Cancer Risk
    Using tobacco in any form greatly raises your risk of oral cancer. Oral cancer can be deadly or disfiguring, and often goes unnoticed because it causes no symptoms in its earliest stages. Studies have shown that quitting smoking at any age will lower your risk of developing cancer of the mouth or throat.

    Do you have questions about your habits or your diet and how they affect your oral health? Dr. Kenn Kakosian D.D.S., P.C. has the answers—just call our NYC office at (212) 661-9777 to learn about dental implants, TMJ treatment, Lumineers veneers, and more. You can also check out our website to discover the benefits of improved oral health.

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