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Unexplained Headaches Or Jaw Pain?

Hello! I’m Kenneth Hovden, DDS, of Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City. I have been practicing quality general and cosmetic dentistry since 1981. Today’s post focuses on malocclusion or a bad bite. Malocclusion is the dental term for a problem in the way your top and bottom teeth come together. The ideal bite is when

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Gently Now (Protect Your Gums When You Brush)

Everyone wants nice, pearly whites so, naturally, we should brush our teeth more, right? The only problem with that is many people brush their teeth too aggressively, leading to gums receding or pulling away from teeth.  You don’t want that. Gum recession is when your gum line exposes more of your teeth, or in severe

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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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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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Periodontal Disease Is Linked To Systemic Diseases

Gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss among adults. Nearly half of Americans over the age of thirty have gum disease in some form. Fortunately, it’s a treatable condition at Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City. What do your gums do? Gum tissue has an important job. It protects the roots of your

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Bleeding Gums After Your 6-Month Cleaning?

Regular dental check-ups and cleanings are important for prime dental health. However, some people worry because their gums tend to bleed after a thorough cleaning at Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City. Is this a problem? Well, it depends. If your gums bleed for a couple days after your dental cleaning, don’t worry about it.

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How Tooth Brushing Prevents Gum Disease

Why should everyone brush at least twice a day? Those of us at Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City will use this post to discuss why it is so important. Brushing and flossing is the best way to prevent decay. Brushing with fluoride toothpaste and carefully flossing removes the food from our teeth and impedes the

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How Much Do You Know About Gum Disease?

Gum disease is far too common in the United States, where it is one of the leading causes of tooth loss. It can be treated at Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City, but the earlier it’s diagnosed, the better. With that in mind, we ask: how much do you know about gum disease? Take our

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Gum Disease And Tooth Loss

Do you know that the most common cause of tooth loss among adults is gum disease? The good news is that we can treat gum disease at Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City, if it is detected in the early stages. Regular check-ups are vital, but there are warning signs for gum disease that everyone should

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