- Lavaan Dental Spa
474 Sixth Ave., nr. 11th St.; 212-837-1833
Root canals, crown fittings, and anything involving drills are intentionally left off the menu at Drs. Jeffrey Rappaport and Michelle Katz’s sleek new dental practice. Rather, the focus is entirely on 30-minute express cleanings ($89) and Zoom teeth-whitening sessions ($195 to $450). Unlike other antiseptically bland dentists’ offices, with their fluorescent lights and chirpy oldies music, the treatment rooms at Lavaan are spalike private suites, kitted out with serene lighting, flat-screen TVs, and noise-canceling headphones. Whitening sessions, in particular, are so relaxing, it’s not unheard of for patients to fall asleep. Walk-ins are welcome, and there is a small apothecary section selling Sonicare toothbrushes, wine wipes, and other must-haves for the orally obsessed.
Best Teeth Whitening
From the 2013 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).