A Pretty Good Job?

Americans spend millions of dollars every year on teeth whitening products. Everyone, it seems, would like to have whiter teeth, and it’s easy to see why: a healthy, white smile is pleasing to see on others, and an asset in social and professional settings. At Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City, we can help you get the smile of your dreams.

Have you wandered down the Oral Care aisle at the grocery store lately? There is so much to choose from. There are toothpastes and whitening strips and mouth rinses, and gels that you wear against your teeth overnight. What these products have in common is a bleaching agent that works on the surface stains of your teeth. And to be fair, they do a pretty good job whitening teeth.

But who wants to settle for a pretty good job? Over-the-counter products all pale in comparison to the professional-grade teeth whitening you’ll get at Kenneth Hovden DDS. We offer Zoom! whitening that can brighten your smile in a single office visite.

Zoom! in-office whitening uses peroxide gels and LED lamps to activate the whitening agents. These agents penetrate deep into the tooth enamel to bleach away deep stains that no whitening toothpaste can touch.

Professional teeth whitening from Kenneth Hovden DDS is just one of our cosmetic dentistry services. Make an appointment with us today.

Contact Kenneth Hovden DDS:

650-755-6000

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

901 Campus Dr Ste 202
Daly City, California
94015

 


Teeth Whitening For A Whiter Smile

Daly City Tooth Whitening For Whiter SmilesTeeth whitening is one of the easiest and most rewarding cosmetic dentistry procedures offered at Kenneteh Hovden DDS in Daly City. Everyone, it seems, wants whiter teeth.

If you have looked into teeth whitening systems, you probably already know the essentials. The one thing they have in common is that they use a solution containing peroxide to remove the stains that have settled in the natural microscopic cracks in your tooth enamel.

There are many DIY teeth bleaching systems available and it seems like new kinds appear every time you visit the toothpaste row at your grocery store.

These tooth whitening strips and tooth whitening pens can sometimes whiten your teeth a few shades, but the peroxide concentration is much lower than the whitening solutions used in cosmetic dental offices. It may not be dynamic enough for your tooth stains.

Tooth whitening offered at mall kiosks is risky, also. Most of these teeth whitening businesses have no professional oversight and the employees have little dental training.

The area of your teeth below the gumline, if exposed, may react differently to tooth whitener. Furthermore, the peroxide solution does not noticeably whiten crowns and veneers. If you use a DIY tooth whitener on teeth with extensive porcelain restorations, you should probably hope it doesn’t whiten too much – you may end up with a two- or three-tone smile!

Even though teeth whitening seems manageable, your teeth deserve a professional opinion. After all, we are talking about teeth here. You can’t fix an uneven teeth whitening result like you can a bad hair-coloring job.

Teeth whitening is one of the cosmetic dentistry procedures offered at Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City. Schedule and appointment with us today.

Contact Kenneth Hovden DDS:

650-755-6000

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

901 Campus Dr Ste 202
Daly City, California
94015

 

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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:

650-755-6000

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:

650-755-6000

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:

650-755-6000

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:

650-755-6000

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:

650-755-6000

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:

650-755-6000

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

901 Campus Dr Ste 202
Daly City, California
94015

 


All Tooth Stains Are Not Created Equal

Daly City Teeth Bleaching Will any of our locally advertised Daly City teeth whitening options remove the stains from your teeth?

The effectiveness of teeth bleaching in San Mateo depends partly on the types of stains.

Extrinsic tooth stains are the easiest to remove. These surface stains have not yet penetrated through the enamel into the dentin. Extrinsic stains are caused by dark-colored foods and beverages like blueberries, carrots, coffee, red wine, and cola. And nicotine is no better for your smile than it is for your lungs.

Unfortunately, even if you avoid these common teeth stainers, your teeth will become discolored over time. Like gray hair, wrinkles, and memory lapses, a dull smile is an inevitable part of aging for San Francisco men and women.

Intrinsic tooth stains develop from the inside out. Tooth injury and tetracycline are the usual culprits. Intrinsic stains are more difficult to remove completely, but it is possible to lighten them with professional tooth whitening available at your Pacifica cosmetic dental office.

If your teeth are stained, whether from coffee, tetracycline, or excessive fluoride, call Kenneth Hovden DDS at 650-755-6000. We have treated many Half Moon Bay patients with extreme tooth discoloration.

It is never too late or too early to brighten your smile.

Daly City seniors can take years off their appearance by restoring the youthful white smile they once enjoyed. San Francisco teens and young adults with surface stains can prevent them from becoming intrinsic stains with San Mateo tooth bleaching.

Speaking of the younger set, did you know that people who drink energy drinks are at risk for many dental problems?

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The Popularity Of Cosmetic Dentistry In San Francisco

The Popularity Of Cosmetic Dentistry In San Francisco

Have you noticed endless pictures coming out of Hollywood featuring celebrities with perfect smiles, even photos of actors and actresses who didn’t have the best teeth early in their careers? Can ordinary San Francisco people obtain a celebrity-caliber smile? Absolutely!

In recent years there has been a significant increase in the accessibility of state-of-the-art cosmetic dentistry in the San Mateo and San Francisco area.

The truly amazing thing about cosmetic dentistry is that it’s one Hollywood perk that is accessible to almost everyone.

Whether it is a relatively minor alteration a dental patient would like, such as teeth whitening in Daly City, or a more involved procedure such as a complete smile re-design, more and more dentists are giving folks just like you the beautiful teeth they have always wanted.

Because there are so many different cosmetic dentistry procedures, they can be performed individually or in combination to get Daly City patients the improvements to their smiles that are most desirable.

I’m Dr. Kenneth Hovden. If you are looking for quality dental care in the San Mateo, San Francisco, or Daly City area, give us a call here at Kenneth Hovden DDS. We are currently accepting new patients. Ask us about teeth whitening, veneers, and smile makeovers.

Dr. Kenneth Hovden
Kenneth Hovden DDS
901 Campus Dr Ste 202
Daly City, California
650-755-6000
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