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Why Is Dry Mouth Risky For Your Teeth?

Hello, welcome to the Kenneth Hovden DDS blog. Today we are going to talk about Dry Mouth, an unpleasant condition that can actually impact oral health. Reduction of saliva flow resulting in a dry mouth is a common issue, especially among older adults. However, men and women of all ages experience the symptoms of dry

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Who Do You Call If You Have a Dental Emergency?

A dental emergency is any event in which damage to the teeth occurs and the patient needs urgent care. While a dental emergency may have never happened to you, it could happen in the future. Some things are too serious to wait for an appointment. How do you know if you need to call for

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6 Good Reasons To Visit Your Dentist More Often

Most men and women visit the dentist about once each year. As many as forty percent of Americans see their dentist less often. Some go as long as five years between visits. Most dentists prescribe a visit at least every six months. Here are six good reasons to visit your dentist more frequently. 1. Oral

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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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What Do You Do If You Get Something Stuck Between Your Teeth?

Individuals get food stuck in and between their teeth all the time. Most of the time it is not an issue to get the food unstuck with floss or a toothbrush and move on with your day. However, once in a while there is a pesky piece of food that seems almost impossible to get

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What NOT To Do In A Dental Emergency

It’s hard to keep your wits about you during any kind of emergency. That’s why it’s a good idea to know what to do beforehand. Remember we offer emergency dentistry at Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City. Let’s discuss what you should and shouldn’t do if you have an oral emergency. Broken Tooth DON’T throw

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What If My Dental Crown Cracks, Comes Loose, or Comes Off?

Quite often, people freak out if their dental crown moves or comes off completely. This is understandable, but at Kenneth Hovden DDS in  Daly City we advise remaining cool, calm, and collected. Here is what to do if your crown comes off. There are three steps: 1. First things first, find your crown if it has

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Can You Handle A Dental Emergency?

At Kenneth Hovden DDS, we hope you never need emergency dental care, like that provided by Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City. It’s vital, however, to know what to do in such a situation. Here is a quiz on dental emergencies and other oral troubles. 1. One of the wires on your braces breaks. What

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