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Preventative Maintenance For Your Irreplaceable Smile

Hi, I’m Kenneth Hovden of Kenneth Hovden DDS. If you are one of my patients, welcome back. If this is your first visit, I appreciate you stopping by. My professional team and I love taking care of our valued patients in the Daly City area. Today’s article is for smiles that are overdue for a

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Attack Of The Gummi Bear

Here at the Daly City dental blog, we never like to be the bearers of bad news, but we are devoted to our patients’ oral health. So, today we offer a key warning about a lesser-known danger of sticky candy. Most people probably know that sugar is not your teeth’s friend. Eating candy creates the

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The ADA: Promoting Dental Health Since 1859

Hello, thank you for visiting the Kenneth Hovden DDS blog. I’m Dr. Kenneth Hovden. Along with my fantastic team, I have been providing premium dental care since 1981. Today’s message is about the American Dental Association. You have probably seen the ADA emblem on toothpaste and floss—but what else do you know about this dental

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Optimum Oral Health Includes Exams and Cleanings

If you’ve ever visited our blog, you’ve probably heard the advice to have dental visits and cleanings twice a year. In fact, dental professionals have been advising the twice-yearly frequency for over 50 years. The American Dental Association counsels people to visit their dentist twice a year as well. Is that an arbitrary schedule? Let’s

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A Dentist’s Indispensable Tool: The X-ray

Providing first rate dental care is much easier for dentists when they have extensive, comprehensive information about their patients’ oral health. Pictures are more reliable than written notes. To go a step further: pictures that show what’s going on below the visible surface of your teeth are worth even more than a thousand words. So,

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Improve Your Smile for Yourself (And Those That Look at You)

Not happy with your smile? Have you been asking yourself about improving your smile? Do you have a missing tooth that visually bothers you or your spouse or partner? Could your smile be holding you back in business or social pursuits? Are you sick and tired of loose dentures slipping around in your mouth? Whatever

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5 Critical Things To Know About Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease, commonly called gum disease, is inflammation or infection of the gums. For the most part, periodontal disease is preventable. This condition is so pervasive in the US that it has been called a ‘health crisis’ by the ADA. Fortunately, periodontal disease can be treated. If left untreated, it can cause irreversible damage such

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3 Vital Reasons to Floss Regularly

Are you an avid flosser? Many of us periodically skip this needed habit. Studies show that around 68% of men and women report flossing at least once a week while 20% say they really never floss. Skipping the regular flossing routine can have devastating consequences on your overall dental health and lead to costly dental

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7 Steps For A Healthy Smile

 “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Benjamin Franklin coined this phrase as advice for fire safety. However, like all timeless quotes, it applies to many more characteristics of modern Daly City life, particularly dental health. Keeping your smile beautiful and healthy is done most effectively with preventative measures. Some important guidelines

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What is Patient-Centered Dental Care?

What is your perception of the patient-dentist relationship? Would you characterize it as one-sided? In other words, the dentist examines the patient’s teeth, decides on the course of treatment, and performs the procedure-while the patient is a minor participant. It Starts With The Atmosphere At Kenneth Hovden DDS, we don’t do things that way. You

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