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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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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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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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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 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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Do You Grind Your Teeth While You Sleep?

Here is the Kenneth Hovden DDS guide to treating teeth grinding. Understand Most teeth grinding will occur while sleeping. Consistent teeth grinding might be suspected with a sore jaw and dull headache in the mornings. Anxiety or stress are not the only reasons grinding may appear. It can also be related to an abnormal bite

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Why Improve Your Smile?

Causes and consequences of poor dental health and how you can brush up on your own Most of us struggle with at least one area of our dental care. It could be that flossing is the one dreaded task, or maybe you haven’t been wearing the night guard recommended often enough. All of us should

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