Want A Perfect Smile In Daly City?

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If you are not happy with your smile, consider cosmetic dentistry at Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City, where we provide perfect smiles.

The benefits of cosmetic dentistry include:

  • Look and feel younger.
  • Improve your oral health.
  • Increase your confidence.
  • Smile all the time!

Teeth whitening is one of the most popular procedures of cosmetic dentistry. Modern in-office whitening produces results that far surpass over-the-counter products like whitening toothpastes or strips. We provide Zoom! in-office whitening that can dramatically whiten your teeth in a single office visit.

We also offer porcelain veneers. Veneers are great for covering up chips or cracks in the teeth. They are thin, medical grade porcelain shells that are attached to the front of your teeth. With their lifelike appearance, they too are one of the most popular procedures in cosmetic dentistry.

These are just two of the cosmetic dentistry procedures that can give you a perfect smile. Call Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City to find out more. We also provide treatment for sleep apnea and TMJ/TMD, as well as general dentistry.

Contact Kenneth Hovden DDS:

650-763-8794

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

901 Campus Dr Ste 202
Daly City, California
94015

 


Smile Makeovers With Cosmetic Dentistry in Daly City

Daly City Smile Makeovers at Kenneth Hovden DDS Many of our dental patients at Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City have experienced a boost in self-confidence, thanks to cosmetic dentistry. From teeth whitening to dental implants or porcelain veneers, we have procedures to correct just about any imperfection.

Teeth whitening is one of the most requested procedures we provide. Everyone seems ready to get the awesome smile that comes with white teeth. A simple stroll among the dental products at your grocery store gives you an idea of how many whitening products there are. But none of them can compare to the professional whitening you’ll get from the dentist.

We offer our patients Zoom! teeth whitening. It’s an in-office procedure that takes about an hour but produces dramatic results. With dental-grade hydrogen peroxide gels and LED lamps to activate them, it penetrates deeply into your teeth enamel to bleach out years of deep stains and discolorations.

Porcelain veneers are another option. They are thin shells that are custom-made for each patient, and attached to the front surfaces of the teeth. The result is immediate smile transformation, but veneers can also be used for slight orthodontic adjustments.

A dental implant is probably the most effective way to replacing a missing tooth. Unlike a bridge, the implant is attached directly to the patient’s jaw. It is a titanium post, upon which the tooth restoration sits. When the procedure is complete, it functions just like a natural tooth. And because they are implanted into the jaw, they prevent bone loss.

Cosmetic dentistry at Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City offers other procedures, such as dental crowns. We also provide general dentistry. Contact our office to schedule a consultation or appointment.

Contact Kenneth Hovden DDS:

650-763-8794

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

901 Campus Dr Ste 202
Daly City, California
94015

 


Want A More Beautiful Smile? Teeth Whitening in Daly City

Whiter Teeth for Daly City Teeth whitening is very popular as an affordable, easy way to brighten your smile. Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City offers professional teeth whitening that can transform your smile into something magical.

Of course, there are countless over-the-counter whitening products you can find in any grocery store or drug store. None of them can come close to the results you’ll get from professional teeth whitening.

How do teeth get so dull, in the first place? All of the foods we eat have color, and it all has an effect on our teeth. It doesn’t matter whether it’s health food or junk food, it will leave its mark. Furthermore, all food has a pH level, which is its acid level. The more acidic a food is, the more it will discolor your teeth.

One way to minimize these effects, of course, is to brush. We recommend brushing twice a day. Flossing is essential, too. But even the most diligent dental care won’t keep your teeth from gradually losing their luster, as time goes by.

Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City offers several teeth whitening options, including Zoom! whitening. Zoom! is fast and effective that can bleach your teeth to a dazzling white in about one hour.  We also provide other cosmetic dentistry services, such as porcelain veneers. Call our office today to schedule an appointment.

Contact Kenneth Hovden DDS:

650-763-8794

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

901 Campus Dr Ste 202
Daly City, California
94015

 


Your Perfect Smile: Teeth Whitening in Daly City

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What does it take to change the way you look? Long hours at the gym? Expensive trips to Daly City salons? What about a routine trip to the dentist for teeth whitening?

You may not look forward to seeing the dentist, but when they whiten your teeth, you’ll love the results. Teeth whitening is straight-forward, but the results never cease to impress.

At Kenneth HOvden DDS, we can work with you to develop a teeth whitening regimen that will be most effective. This may include any of the following three methods:

1. Bleaching in-office. Sometimes called chairside bleaching, a special light is used while a bleaching agent is applied to the teeth. A rubber shield or protective gel is used to keep your gums safe from the whitening agent.

2. Bleaching at home. This is done at home, but the whiteners contain peroxide and have potential side effects. Because of this, it’s a good idea to discuss home treatments with us, before you start one. Also, there are many at-home whiteners available, and we can direct you to the best ones.

3. Toothpaste with whitening properties. When a toothpaste carries the ADA Seal of Acceptance, it means that it contains special chemical or polishing agents. These will provide additional stain removal which complements the surface stain removal offered by all toothpastes.

At Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City, helping our patients establish good habits is important. We want them to get the smile they’ve always wanted, along with maintaining excellent dental health. We offer cosmetic dentistry procedures and general dentistry.

The following website was used as source material for this blog:
http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/w/whitening, accessed on September 4, 2013

 

Contact Kenneth Hovden DDS:

650-763-8794

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

901 Campus Dr Ste 202
Daly City, California
94015

 


How To Get The Whitest Teeth in Daly City

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Some people’s teeth are naturally whiter than others’. How’d they get so lucky? Most of us want our teeth to be pearly white. If you are one of them, Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City can help you get that brilliant smile with teeth whitening procedures.

There are things you can do on your own, too, to keep your smile bright.

Don’t Forget to Brush
This seems like a no-brainer, but many people are haphazard with this. We mean daily brushing. Brushing your teeth with a soft toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste is one of the best ways to keep your teeth clean and cavity-free. Often our teeth become discolored or stained because of what we eat and drink, but when we brush our teeth, it limits the damage.

Fluoride Rinse
After brushing, use a fluoride rinse to finish the job. Fluoride rinses get into the cracks where bacteria can be hiding away. When the bacteria is killed, it prevents it from spreading and discoloring your teeth. When you are shopping for a fluoride rinse, check the labels. Some ordinary mouthwashes don’t contain fluoride.

Sometimes the discoloration is too acute to be reversed by home remedies. That’s why we offer other efficient procedures to lighten your smile. We provide an effective teeth whitening treatment that really upgrades your smile. Another cosmetic dentistry option is porcelain veneers.

For that dazzlingly smile, see what teeth whitening at Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City can do for you. Call today for an appointment.

Contact Kenneth Hovden DDS:

650-763-8794

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

901 Campus Dr Ste 202
Daly City, California
94015

 


Veneers in Daly City: Improve Your Smile!

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Hello, and welcome to the blog of Kenneth Hovden DDS. Today we are answering a common question of dental patients: What exactly are veneers, and how are they used in cosmetic dentistry?

Dental veneers are thin shells made from durable, translucent porcelain or composite resin. They are custom-made for each patient, and used to improve the appearance of teeth. Unlike a dental crown, which covers the entire visible portion of a tooth, a veneer covers only the front. They are generally used to correct teeth that have been chipped, stained, decayed, or that are slightly crooked.

If you visit your dentist for veneers, he or she will first make an impression of your teeth. Next, a dental technician will use the model to create the veneers, so you can be sure of a custom fit.

Since a tiny layer of tooth enamel has to be removed so the veneer can be placed, this  is usually irreversible.

Kenneth Hovden DDS has passionately pursued excellence since 1981. He offers his patients all the procedures they need to achieve an outstanding smile. Ask about teeth whitening, dental crowns, and dental implants.

Contact Kenneth Hovden DDS:

650-763-8794

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

901 Campus Dr Ste 202
Daly City, California
94015

 


Beautifying With Bonding

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A cosmetic dentist’s toolkit is filled with handy tools for fixing most types of cosmetic tooth problems. In the past few years, porcelain veneers, dental implants, and same-day teeth whitening have attracted a lot of attention. In today’s post, we are going to talk about an effective, yet relatively uncelebrated dental treatment that has been used successfully for decades. We’re talking about dental bonding.

The dental bonding procedure uses a resin material that is strong and natural looking. It is applied to the teeth while soft and putty-like, and then hardened (or cured) with a special light. The material bonds with the tooth and can then be shaped and polished.

Dentists use bonding to fix tooth troubles caused by decay, chips, or cracks. Large spaces between healthy teeth can be filled with bonding material, and bonding can protect tooth roots if the gums have loosened.

Discolored teeth can also be lightened with bonding. Since bonding material is easily molded, teeth can be lengthened or re-shaped to more pleasing proportions. Bonding is usually used as part of a total smile makeover.

I’m Dr. Kenneth Hovden, of Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City. My practice, Kenneth Hovden DDS, offers TMJ treatment, Lumineers, restorative dentistry, Invisalign, and sleep apnea and snoring.

If you live in the Daly City area and are looking for quality dental care or have cosmetic dentistry questions, please call my office at 650-763-8794.

Contact Kenneth Hovden DDS:

650-763-8794

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

901 Campus Dr Ste 202
Daly City, California
94015


Is Your Low-Carb Diet Giving You Dragon Breath?

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Many men and women mistakenly believe that all bad breath is linked to substandard brushing. The truth is that there are myriad causes of halitosis. Your dentist in Daly City can help you discover the cause of your problem and discuss how to cure bad breath.

Your diet greatly impacts your breath. Because foods begin to be digested the second they enter your mouth, and because they are absorbed and distributed throughout the body, you probably will be able to smell strong-smelling foods like onions and garlic long after you’ve eaten them.

Therefore, using a mouthwash will only mask the smell. Constantly sucking on breath mints is also not smart. This may bring additional oral problems—especially if the mints have sugar. If you want real relief, you may need to avoid the strong foods altogether.

Moreover, many dieters find that their diet regimen is making it harder to keep their mouth fresh and clean. Low-carb and no-carb diets promote fat burning, but the side effect of bad breath can be caused by the chemicals released during this process. Increasing water intake can help alleviate this.

Lastly, flossing regularly is often the key to truly fresh breath. Many people don’t realize how much food can be stuck between their teeth, and this food can cause halitosis if it isn’t removed. More importantly, the food particles turn into plaque which can cause tooth decay and gum disease.

I’m Dr. Kenneth Hovden of 
Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City. My practice provides general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry to residents in the San Francisco area. I am dedicated to prime oral health for all of my patients, and that includes fresh breath. I also want them to love their smile, so if you have any questions about a smile makeover or other cosmetic dental services, give us a call at 650-763-8794.

— -Dr. Hovden

http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/features/low-carb-diets-can-cause-bad-breath

Contact Kenneth Hovden DDS:

650-763-8794

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

901 Campus Dr Ste 202
Daly City, California
94015


Sinus Pain Or Abscessed Tooth?

Sinus Pain Or Abscessed Tooth?

Your maxillary sinuses are very close upstairs neighbors of your top teeth. In some areas, only a sliver of tissue separates the upper tooth roots from the bottom of the sinus cavity. It’s no wonder that when there is pain in that general area, the particular location can be hard to discover.

Allergies, infections, and the common cold can irritate sinus tissues. When sinus tissues become swollen and infected, it can influence the teeth.

In extreme cases, swollen sinus tissues can actually move the teeth slightly, changing the bite. The reverse scenario can also take place. The infection surrounding an abscessed tooth can easily travel to the sinus cavity.

An abscess is an infected pocket of pus in a tooth and/or the surrounding bone and tissue. The most common type of oral abscess originates in the pulp of the tooth and is commonly caused by cavities.

When an abscess is small, it may go unnoticed but it will eventually result in tooth pain.

An abscess can cause total tooth loss and the infection can also destroy jawbone.

If an abscess impairs the tooth until it is beyond saving and requires extraction, a dental implant is one replacement option – but only if there is enough bone to anchor the implant.

How can you tell an abscessed tooth from a sinus infection?
Sinus pain generally manifests itself as a dull, continuous pain while the pain from an abscessed tooth increases in intensity. If you tap on an abscessed tooth, you will possibly feel a sharp shot of pain.

You have several sinus cavities, and pain can emanate from any or all of them, so if you have infection in more than one sinus cavity, you may have pain behind the nose and eyes. As mentioned previously, it’s possible to be in a world of hurt with both troubles – an abscessed tooth and a sinus infection.

Call Kenneth Hovden DDS is you have pain in your upper jaw and lower sinus area. An abscessed tooth should never be ignored. Dr. Hovden is your go to dentist for tooth pain relief. If it’s a sinus infection, your doctor can help you. This is a situation where you need counsel from both your dental and medical care provider.

 

Contact Kenneth Hovden DDS:

650-763-8794

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

901 Campus Dr Ste 202
Daly City, California
94015


Happy Teeth Don’t Just Happen

Your California Dentist And Cleaning Your TeethKeeping your teeth clean is a vital factor in maintaining a beautiful smile. One of the advantages of visiting your dentist often is receiving a thorough teeth cleaning and a review of your brushing practices.

Your Partner in Oral Health

Our dental hygienist can professionally clean and polish your teeth at your semiannual dental check-up. The hygienist also helps you keep your teeth clean by assessing the condition of your teeth and recommending improvements to your daily teeth cleaning habits.

Having a professional dental cleaning is the only way to expel plaque (a sticky substance in which bacteria thrives) and tartar (a calcium deposit that forms on teeth and contributes to dental caries).

Don’t Forget Basic Dental Hygiene

Brushing and flossing at least twice each day can keep plaque and tartar from building up on your teeth and results in cleaner, healthier teeth.

The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends visiting your Pacifica dentist at least once every 6 months for a dental checkup and dental cleaning.

To keep that perfect smile as healthy as possible, come in for a dental check-up and teeth cleaning. We also offer a wide range of cosmetic dentistry services including teeth whitening and porcelain veneers. Call Kenneth Hovden DDS to make an appointment.- Kenneth Hovden

Contact Kenneth Hovden DDS:

650-763-8794

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

901 Campus Dr Ste 202
Daly City, California
94015