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Are Your Eating Habits Sabotaging Your Oral Health?

Most Daly City residents know that frequently eating foods high in sugar can cause cavities. Therefore, it’s important to limit candy, soda, cookies, etc. Also, remember that frequency is as dangerous as the amount of sugar. Research has found that a higher frequency of sugar consumption may lead to demineralization more than the amount of

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5 Critical Oral Cancer Facts

Dental Checkups Are Not Just About Cavities At Kenneth Hovden DDS we urge people to come in twice a year for a dental examination and cleaning.  If you abstain from biannual dental checkups because you don’t believe you have any decay, perhaps getting an oral cancer screening is a more convincing reason to see your dentist regularly.

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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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Persistent Dry Mouth?

Many residents in our Daly City community experience dry mouth occasionally. Some develop dry mouth in social situations or when they are under a lot of stress. Sporadic or infrequent dry mouth is usually not a serious dilemma. Constant dry mouth, or xerostomia, is not only irritating but can also lead to acute health problems.

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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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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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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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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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