Magnificent Smiles in Daly City

Is your smile beginning to look a little dull? Has its luster faded over the years? Maybe you’ve got a chipped tooth, or maybe a couple. You don’t have to live with these imperfections if you don’t want to. At Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City, porcelain veneers can mask these and other dental flaws, leaving you with a magnificent smile.

Porcelain veneers are thin shells of medical-grade ceramic or composite resin. We custom fit veneers to go over the front part of your teeth, giving your smile an attractive, completely natural appearance. You can use veneers to fix stained or chipped teeth, slightly crooked teeth, or abnormally spaced teeth.

Veneers are one of the most popular options available in modern cosmetic dentistry. They are very strong, look completely natural, and are made to match the color and shape of your teeth.

One caveat: a thin layer of enamel must be removed from the front of each tooth being covered with a veneer, in order for them to properly adhere. Once they’re cemented in place, they are permanent. But once they are in place, you’ll have the best-looking teeth of anyone you know.

To find out more, schedule a consultation with Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City. Porcelain veneers are just one of the cosmetic dentistry options we provide. Make an appointment today.

Contact Kenneth Hovden DDS:

650-763-8794

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

901 Campus Dr Ste 202
Daly City, California
94015


The Health And Beauty Consequences Of Missing Teeth

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Our teeth have many important functions. We need them to chew our food, talk, and smile. But have you ever considered their role in holding up your face? When we lose teeth, the bone around the site of the extraction begins to shrink. This, in turn, causes our facial muscles to sink in and collapse. For people who have lost a tooth, it’s a serious issue, but dental implants from Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City can address it.

Bone Metabolism

We sometimes think of bone as a solid mass, unlike the softer tissues in our body. In reality, below the seemingly rock-hard surface, bone tissue is full of small holes – kind of like a sponge. In the interior bone tissue, the bone is constantly regenerating itself. This essential process is sometimes called “bone metabolism.” In the jaw bone, the movement of the teeth stimulate this process of rebuilding. When the tooth is gone, the bone starts to shrink as blood flow is reduced.

People with missing teeth not only have an unattractive gap in their smile, they begin to look older because of the bone recession and eventual facial sagging.  It is not simply an issue of attractiveness – it poses serious health dangers. It may become difficult to chew food, making it harder to get adequate nutrition. Mental health can also be affected when a patient with missing teeth loses confidence in themself or withdraws from social situations because they are self-conscious about their smile.

Dental Implants Can Prevent Bone Recession

Modern dentistry to the rescue! Dental implant technology provides a tooth restoration solution that maintains healthy bone metabolism while providing near-normal tooth function. For patients missing many (or all) of their teeth, it may not be possible to replace every single tooth with an implant. In many of these cases, dental implants can be used to provide an anchor for a partial denture.

What if your bone has shrunken so much that there is not enough to support an implant? You may be a candidate for bone augmentation or bone grafting. This procedure is routinely carried out with success.

If you are missing teeth, don’t resign yourself to dentures. Dental implants can provide a brilliant smile! Schedule a consultation with Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City. We also offer porcelain veneers, and other cosmetic dentistry. Schedule an appointment today.

Contact Kenneth Hovden DDS:

650-763-8794

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

901 Campus Dr Ste 202
Daly City, California
94015

 

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3 Reasons Not To Skip A Dental Checkup

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Life gets busy. Sometimes it seems impossible to keep up with everything you “gotta do”. At Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City, we understand that. But we urge you to think twice before you cancel or postpone a dentist appointment because you think it’s less important than the other twenty things on your to-do list.

Twice-yearly dental exams are essential for keeping your smile in great shape!

“But my teeth feel fine.”
Don’t lull yourself into a sense of false security. The fact is that no news isn’t necessarily good news. Dental issues can be progressing without you being aware of it.

1. Your Gums May Be Receding
Gum recession doesn’t happen all at once. Gum tissue can move back almost imperceptibly until teeth and bone are at risk.

2. Decay May Be Lurking
When the acids in plaque start drilling into a tooth, we usually don’t feel it until it has passed through the enamel and dentin and hits the nerve. Ouch! By that time, there is a crater in the tooth. Regular cleanings remove plaque before it can do any degeneration.

3. Prevent Oral Cancer
About 50,000 individuals will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year. We will screen for oral cancer during your exam. As with all types of cancer, early diagnosis is crucial.

At Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City, we are passionate about dental health. We provide general dentistry, and such cosmetic dentistry procedures as porcelain veneers and dental implants. Make an appointment with us today.

Contact Kenneth Hovden DDS:

650-763-8794

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

901 Campus Dr Ste 202
Daly City, California
94015

 


Get On Top Of Your To-Do List by Calling Kenneth Hovden DDS

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Is it time to get your life back in order, Daly City? Call it Spring Cleaning, or a Hard Reset: getting to the things that are easy to put off, like changing your car’s oil, replacing a lightbulb. or seeing the dentist.

If you’ve been pushing dental work onto the back burner, maybe it’s time to just get it out of the way and move on to your other tasks. Once and for all determine your dental needs and create a uncomplicated, extraordinary, all-encompassing plan.

Here at Kenneth Hovden DDS we see patients for many issues, including the following:

We strive to provide extraordinary service to our patients. At your consultation feel free to ask about veneers, dental implants, and all things dental. We answer cosmetic dentistry questions all day long and know how to clearly explain the pros and cons related to various treatment plans.

Move through your to-do list today – change your oil, check. Replace that lightbulb, check. Make a dentist appointment, with Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City, check. It feels great.

Contact Kenneth Hovden DDS:

650-763-8794

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

901 Campus Dr Ste 202
Daly City, California
94015

 


Six 10-Second Healthy Tooth Helps

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In this blog post from Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City, we remind you that it doesn’t have to take a lot of time to improve your oral hygiene. In fact, you can form a new habit to benefit your oral health in 10 seconds.

Find a better place for your toothbrush.
Look around. In 10 seconds you can probably find 5 places to set your toothbrush that will permit air drying and can curb the growth of microorganisms that a closed, moist environment would encourage.

Leave the floss on the counter.
If you want to build consistency, you need reminders. Deliberately setting out the floss will give you more commitment to use it. And if you see it, you’ll remember that commitment.

Swish.
If you’re in 20 seconds already, might as well grab the fluoride rinse and swish away bits of food after flossing and freshen your breath at the same time. 10 seconds is the minimum but 20 is twice as good.

Smile in the mirror.
Check out those chompers. Examine for 10 full seconds. Examine gums for bleeding or tenderness, missed fragments of food, staining, or other concerns.

Have a water chaser with dark beverages.
Rinse your mouth with a sip of water when drinking cola, tea, or coffee throughout the day. A mere 10 seconds that will curb discoloration.

Call Kenneth Hovden DDS.

10 digits, 10 seconds, a short conversation and you can secure yourself a consultation. We will examine your teeth for far more than 10 seconds and help keep your smile healthy and beautiful. Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City provides general and cosmetic dentistry, including dental implants and porcelain veneers. Make an appointment today.

Contact Kenneth Hovden DDS:

650-763-8794

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

901 Campus Dr Ste 202
Daly City, California
94015

 


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

 


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

 


Want A More Beautiful Smile? Teeth Whitening in Daly City

Whiter Teeth for Daly City Teeth whitening is very popular as an affordable, easy way to brighten your smile. Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City offers professional teeth whitening that can transform your smile into something magical.

Of course, there are countless over-the-counter whitening products you can find in any grocery store or drug store. None of them can come close to the results you’ll get from professional teeth whitening.

How do teeth get so dull, in the first place? All of the foods we eat have color, and it all has an effect on our teeth. It doesn’t matter whether it’s health food or junk food, it will leave its mark. Furthermore, all food has a pH level, which is its acid level. The more acidic a food is, the more it will discolor your teeth.

One way to minimize these effects, of course, is to brush. We recommend brushing twice a day. Flossing is essential, too. But even the most diligent dental care won’t keep your teeth from gradually losing their luster, as time goes by.

Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City offers several teeth whitening options, including Zoom! whitening. Zoom! is fast and effective that can bleach your teeth to a dazzling white in about one hour.  We also provide other cosmetic dentistry services, such as porcelain veneers. Call our office today to schedule an appointment.

Contact Kenneth Hovden DDS:

650-763-8794

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

901 Campus Dr Ste 202
Daly City, California
94015

 


How To Get The Whitest Teeth in Daly City

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Some people’s teeth are naturally whiter than others’. How’d they get so lucky? Most of us want our teeth to be pearly white. If you are one of them, Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City can help you get that brilliant smile with teeth whitening procedures.

There are things you can do on your own, too, to keep your smile bright.

Don’t Forget to Brush
This seems like a no-brainer, but many people are haphazard with this. We mean daily brushing. Brushing your teeth with a soft toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste is one of the best ways to keep your teeth clean and cavity-free. Often our teeth become discolored or stained because of what we eat and drink, but when we brush our teeth, it limits the damage.

Fluoride Rinse
After brushing, use a fluoride rinse to finish the job. Fluoride rinses get into the cracks where bacteria can be hiding away. When the bacteria is killed, it prevents it from spreading and discoloring your teeth. When you are shopping for a fluoride rinse, check the labels. Some ordinary mouthwashes don’t contain fluoride.

Sometimes the discoloration is too acute to be reversed by home remedies. That’s why we offer other efficient procedures to lighten your smile. We provide an effective teeth whitening treatment that really upgrades your smile. Another cosmetic dentistry option is porcelain veneers.

For that dazzlingly smile, see what teeth whitening at Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City can do for you. Call today for an appointment.

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