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

 


Treat Sleep Apnea In Daly City

Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder that requires treatment by a professional. Kenneth Hovden DDS  works with sleep apnea patients in Daly City, and throughout the South San Francisco area.

People with sleep apnea stop breathing as they sleep. It can happen anywhere from a few to hundreds of times per night. When breathing stops, the brain doesn’t get the oxygen it needs, which is why it is such a dangerous condition. Sleep apnea requires the diagnosis of a physician.

There are three types of sleep apnea: Obstructive, which is the most common; Central; and Mixed sleep apnea, which is a combination of the first two.

Obstructive sleep apnea is caused by a blockage of the airway. Soft tissue in the back of the throat collapses during sleep.

With central sleep apnea the airway isn’t blocked. Instead, the respiratory center of the brain that control breathing don’t work right, and breathing is interrupted.

Millions of Americans are afflicted with sleep apnea, and it can affect anyone at any age. But the most common patients are overweight men who are over forty, and have a large neck with large tonsils and tongue. It also tends to run in families.

Sleep apnea puts people at risk of a range of health problems, including high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes, heart failure, and heart disease.

If you or someone you love has sleep apnea, or even if you suspect it, talk to your doctor. Once it has been diagnosed, it can be treated at Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City. We also provide traditional dental services.


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

 


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

 


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

 


Are You At Risk For Bone Recession?

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We all know that a healthy smile requires decay-free teeth and healthy gums, but how often do we appreciate our jaw bone? Our teeth need a strong firm foundation to remain healthy and beautiful.

Today’s post looks at bone recession. Occasionally, a patient experiences bone recession in their jaw which can cause tooth loss and other issues. However, it is generally the other way around. The bone loss occurs as a result of a lost tooth because the blood supply and stimulus necessary for maintaining healthy bone is taken away.

Let’s look at the most common causes of jaw bone recession:

Extracted Teeth
Bone is living tissue and needs stimulation to stay healthy and retain its size and density. Biting, chewing, talking and all the other normal mouth functions keep the portion of the bone surrounding the tooth root healthy. When a tooth is extracted, the bone that used to anchor the tooth root recedes as if it understands that it is no longer needed. A dental implant provides stimulation similar to the natural tooth and can impede bone recession.

Gum Infection
A gum infection can result when gum inflammation goes untreated and progresses to periodontitis. With periodontitis, the gums pull away from the teeth creating pockets which provide the perfect breeding ground for the harmful infection.

Gum infections can progress undetected, though there are usually warning signs. Swollen, painful gums, loose teeth, and gums that bleed when brushed are symptoms of periodontitis. The infection dissolves bone as the gums pull away from the tooth. Inadequate oral hygiene increase the risk of gum disease but other factors can compromise gum health. These include smoking (no surprise here), hormone levels, diseases that lower immune system effectiveness, medications that cause dry mouth, and genetic predisposition.

Abscessed Tooth
An abscess is a pus-filled pocket of infection that occurs in the nerve and roots of a tooth. As the infection attacks the tooth and bone tissue it creates a space that fills with pus. There are several treatments for a tooth abscess including antibiotics to kill the infection, a root canal, or extraction, if needed.

If you would like to replace a missing tooth with an implant, but don’t have enough bone at the implant site, you might be a candidate for bone grafting. Bone grafting may sound like major oral surgery but it is really a routine procedure performed in a dental office.

I am Dr. Kenneth Hovden of Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City. If you have experienced bone recession due to gum disease, an abscess, an extracted tooth, or any other reason, let’s consider your options. You may benefit from a dental implant, soft tissue grafts, or bone grafts. Dental implants can significantly improve your quality of life and prevent further recession. Call 650-763-8794 to make an appointment for an informative exam and consult.

I pride myself in the personal attention and quality dental care I provide to each of my patients. I understand that visiting a dentist can cause anxiety for some people. I promise you that you will feel comfortable in my care and leave the appointment with accurate information and an individualized treatment plan.

 

Contact Kenneth Hovden DDS:

650-763-8794

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

901 Campus Dr Ste 202
Daly City, California
94015

 


Dental Sealants – Another Tool For Cavity Prevention

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Dental patients in the San Mateo, Pacifica, and Half Moon Bay areas know that regular brushing and flossing are essential for optimal oral health. However, the bristles of your toothbrush can’t reach into every small groove and depression in your teeth, especially the really bumpy back teeth. That’s where sealants can be invaluable.

Dental sealants are a plastic material that is applied by your San Francisco dentist. This material is a resin that bonds to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth, mainly in the pits and fissures. The plastic acts as a shield against acids and plaque that can damage the enamel.

Many Daly City residents might think that sealants are only for children and teenagers, but they can actually be beneficial for adults as well. If you are wondering if sealants are right for you, speak with your San Mateo, Pacifica, or Half Moon Bay dentist. This simple dental procedure can improve your oral health by protecting the surfaces that are particularly vulnerable to decay.

Many California dental insurance providers include dental sealants as a covered benefit, so check with your provider if you are considering them. If you don’t have dental insurance, ask us about financing options. Because they can prevent cavities, dental sealants can save you money in the long run.

I’m Dr. Kenneth Hovden, an experienced Daly City dentist. Thank you for visiting my dental blog. At our office we serve the San Francisco area by offering:

restorative dentistry
sleep apnea and snoring
TMJ treatment
Invisalign
Lumineers

If you have any questions about these or other cosmetic dental procedures, call us today at 650-763-8794 to schedule a consultation.  Our professional staff would be happy to assist you.

 

Contact Kenneth Hovden DDS:

650-763-8794

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

901 Campus Dr Ste 202
Daly City, California
94015

 


Have You Thanked Your Dental Assistant Lately, Pacifica?

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Your San Francisco, San Mateo, or Half Moon Bay dental practice would be a very different place if it weren’t for the competent dental assistants who work there. Today in the Daly City, California dental blog we would like to highlight the importance of these hard workers who are often taken for granted.

Pacifica dental assistants make your dental appointment much more effective, efficient, and safe. You, the patient, are prepared for treatment by dental assistants and, during procedures (such as filling cavities or teeth whitening) the assistants speed things along by passing instruments, holding devices, and recording information.

Most Pacifica cosmetic dental patients would agree that anyone who helps to shorten their time in the dental chair is a person who deserves thanks!

Keeping the dental office clean and sterilizing instruments are other indispensable responsibilities taken on by dental assistants. What would we do without them?

My name is Kenneth Hovden. I am a cosmetic dentist who has been serving the San Francisco area since 1981. The dental assistants at my practice, Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City, are world-class, along with the rest of our professional staff.

If you are looking for dental care in Daly City, San Mateo, Pacifica, or Half Moon Bay, please give us a call at 650-763-8794. We can discuss your dental care needs as well as any cosmetic dentistry procedures you might be interested in, such as veneers, dental implants, gum contouring, or an extreme smile makeover.

Contact us today!

Dr. Kenneth Hovden
Kenneth Hovden DDS
901 Campus Dr Ste 202
Daly City, California
650-763-8794


What Is Lurking Under Your Gumline?

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Hello Daly City residents! Your overall oral health depends not only on healthy teeth but also healthy gums. Proper oral hygiene helps keep both your teeth and gums in good shape.

When brushing, hold your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle with the bristle tips aimed at the line where the tooth and gum meet. The bristles of a soft toothbrush can clean the food particles in the pockets in front and in back of the tooth, but you need floss to clean between the teeth. Make sure you get the floss into the pocket between the teeth and scrape food particles up and out of the pocket.

Back to toothbrushing: if the toothbrush is not held at the correct angle, the bristles can’t get in the pockets to clean out the bacteria before it turns into enamel-damaging plaque. If plaque multiplies in the pockets around the teeth, the gum will start pulling away. Eventually, the pockets will become too deep for your toothbrush bristles to reach. Unfortunately, the tooth structure below the gumline is more susceptible to decay than the enamel above the gumline.

There is more than one way to damage your teeth – even if the visible parts of your teeth are cavity-free, gum disease can cause problems with the parts you can’t see.

I am Dr. Kenneth Hovden of Kenneth Hovden DDS. My staff and I promote preventative dentistry by working with our patients of all ages to establish essential oral hygiene habits.

If you haven’t had a check-up in a while, or are experiencing gum soreness or recession, call Kenneth Hovden DDS today at 650-763-8794 to schedule a thorough tooth and gum examination in Daly City.
During your exam, Hovden Kenneth will measure the depth of the pockets around each tooth. If you already have gum disease, we will help you restore gum health.

At Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City, we provide full general and cosmetic dental services including restorative dentistry and sleep apnea and snoring. If you have healthy teeth and gums but want to brighten your smile, ask us about teeth bleaching in Daly City.

 

Contact Kenneth Hovden DDS:

650-763-8794

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

901 Campus Dr Ste 202
Daly City, CA
94015

 


Relax In Comfort & Style At Kenneth Hovden DDS In Daly City

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Thank you for visiting the Kenneth Hovden DDS dental blog. Today, I’d like to consider an important but often-overlooked feature in our practice: the modern dental chair. Did you know that dental chairs don’t come from your local Daly City furniture store?

Dental chairs were developed especially for the comfort of patient and dental provider alike. Dentists throughout the known world are pleased with the recent innovations in seat technology.

Kenneth Hovden DDS at Kenneth Hovden DDS has been leaning over patients since 1981. The adjustable seat has saved Dr. Hovden from discomfort as services are rendered such as Invisalign and sleep apnea and snoring treatment.

Daly City patients have been lying back in Kenneth Hovden DDS’s cutting-edge seats since 1981. The cushioned comfort has pampered our Half Moon Bay, San Mateo, and Pacifica patients while allowing Kenneth Hovden to comfortably perform essential procedures like TMJ treatment, Lumineers, or restorative dentistry. Hurray for technology!

Visit our office at 901 Campus Dr Ste 202 Daly City, California 94015 and enjoy a spectacular view of our ceiling from any one of our extraordinary dental chairs. Most California dental practices have them and there is probably not much of a difference between theirs and ours. What sets us apart is our personal service, professionalism, experience and competitive pricing. With all the overhead that has to be paid for–x-ray equipment, procedure supplies, utilities and, of course, our remarkable chairs–we’re pleased to keep the price of preventative and cosmetic dentistry reasonable for our friends and neighbors in Daly City, California.

Call our office today at 650-763-8794 to find out if dental restoration, braces, crowns, veneers, tooth implants, sedation, teeth whitening, or any cosmetic dental procedure is something we can provide for you.

We are proud to offer cosmetic dentistry, porcelain veneers, and dental implants in a comfortable position, in a comfortable chair.

Kenneth Hovden DDS
901 Campus Dr Ste 202
Daly City, California 94015
650-763-8794