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Cosmetic Dentistry

Overlapping Teeth Can Be Corrected for a Beautiful Smile

At Kenneth Hovden DDS, we provide advanced cosmetic dentistry. That means we repair all types of smile shortcomings. Overlapping teeth are fairly common. And while many men and women don’t mind a slight overlap, others feel self-conscious and would like it fixed. What causes teeth to overlap? Genetics or thumbsucking as a toddler can result

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How Your Lifestyle Affects Your Tooth Color

It’s a common desire for people to want white teeth. But the majority of individuals have discolored or just plain yellow teeth. Especially in a world of tea and coffee drinkers. Your Genes Make a Difference As with other physical aspects, there is a genetic component to your oral health. You can thank your parents

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What Does A Beautiful Smile Say About You?

It’s not just about looks. According to research by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), a healthy and attractive smile makes you appear more intelligent, successful, friendly and interesting. You Can Beautify Your Smile Our smile makeover patients who have undergone restorative and cosmetic dentistry at Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City have experienced

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Our Standard of Dental Excellence

Kenneth Hovden DDS provides high-quality dentistry to residents of Daly City and the greater San Francisco area. Full-Service Dentistry in a Safe and Comfortable Environment If you are looking for an experienced and personable dentist, we invite you to consider Dr. Kenneth Hovden at Kenneth Hovden DDS. We have been keeping smiles healthy and attractive

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Modern Dental Technology Makes Treatment Less Scary

Many Daly City residents are afraid to go to the dentist. For some men and women with dental anxiety, it’s because they had a painful experience at the dentist when they were young. Others fear needles or a perceived lack of control. Another oft-cited reason individuals are scared of the dentist is the dreaded dental drill.

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What is Dental Sleep Medicine?

What is dental sleep medicine? It’s a relatively new branch of dentistry that treats sleep apnea and other sleep-related breathing problems. Don’t confuse dental sleep medicine with dental sedation or sleep dentistry. Dental sleep medicine treats sleep apnea. What is sleep apnea? Sleep apnea is a condition where you have frequent, intermittent pauses in breathing

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The Advantages of Implant-Retained Dentures

Are you trading your traditional dentures for implant-stabilized dentures? Implant-retained or implant-stabilized dentures both provide various merits over traditional dentures. Secure in the mouth—no slipping Offers up to 100% natural chewing function Upper denture doesn’t cover as much of the palate This helps patients taste food more easily. (Hooray!) More comfortable When dentures are fixed

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Dry Mouth Can Cause Dental Problems

A reduction of saliva flow resulting in a dry mouth is a common problem, especially among older individuals. Dry mouth is not only uncomfortable, it can cause tooth damage. Saliva is necessary to keep the mouth lubricated, wash the food from teeth, and neutralize the acids that can cause plaque. Extensive tooth decay can occur

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Do You Eat a Smile-Healthy Diet?

Today’s article explains how specific foods and eating practices affect our teeth. The Sugar Problem Sugars get converted by bacteria in the mouth to acids. It is the acids that begin to attack enamel and initiate decay for men and women of all ages. Fruits have high water content which can dilute the effects of

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Tooth Implant Placement: Before, During, After

Let’s consider what to expect during tooth implant surgery. We will divide it into three parts: before, during, and after. An implant procedure goes like this: Before the Procedure We start with X-rays, an exam, and a consultation. We’ll take numerous X-rays of your teeth and jaw. Images are taken from several angles. It’s vital

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