Lighten Up!

Lighten Up In San Francisco

Do you think your teeth are too stained for teeth whitening to have any effect? Think again. At Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City, we whiten smiles for our patients every day.

There are two basic types of teeth stains: extrinstic, and intrinsic.

  • Extrinsic stains are on the surfaces of your teeth: discolorations caused by dark colored foods and drinks, smoking, and normal aging.
  • Intrinsic stains form on the inside but can be seen from the outside. Tetracycline, excessive fluoride, trauma, and aging can cause intrinsic staining. Though these stains are harder to remove, many patients with intrinsic staining can whiten their teeth with take-home whitening kits.

At Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City, we lighten up smiles with teeth whitening every day. People from San Mateo, Pacifica, and Half Moon Bay come to us for whitening and other cosmetic dentistry procedures. Call our office to find out what we can  do for your smile!

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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Kenneth Hovden DDS: A Reason To Smile

Kenneth Hovden DDS Cosmetic Dentistry A Reason To Smile

At Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City, we continue to achieve fantastic results with our cosmetic dentistry smile makeovers.

There are a lot of folks out there who are not pleased with the appearance of their smiles. Their teeth may have grown a little dull over the years, or there may be gaps between some of them. There may be a chip from a long-ago accident.

The good news is that you don’t have to live with any of these imperfections if you don’t want to. Cosmetic dentistry offers a range of procedures that can improve any smile.

To name just a few:

  • Dental implants can replace missing teeth with artificial teeth that look and function like the real thing. They are one of the wonders of modern dentistry.
  • Porcelain veneers are thin shells of medical-grade porcelain that are affixed to the front of your teeth. They are great for covering chips and cracks that detract from your smile.
  • Teeth Whitening can give you the brilliant smile you’ve always wanted. We use Zoom! whitening, a light-activated procedure that delivers spectacular results.

Cosmetic dentistry from Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City can transform any smile! Call us to schedule an appointment 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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Creating Memorable Smiles At Kenneth Hovden DDS

Creating Memorable Smiles at Kenneth Hovden DDSA smile takes but a moment, but the memory of it lasts forever. You can make your smile memorable and beautiful with a cosmetic dentistry smile makeover at Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City.

Cosmetic dentistry is a broad term that specifies dentistry with an emphasis on aesthetics. Of course, we perform general dental procedures in addition to advanced cosmetic dental treatments.

When designing a smile makeover, the patient’s goals and expectations are discussed. We consider the shape, alignment, color and condition of the teeth. The patient’s age, health condition and lifestyle also influence the plan.

Procedures include:

  • Teeth whitening. We use Zoom! teeth whitening to get you the most dazzling smile possible.
  • Porcelain veneers. Veneers cover chips, gaps between teeth, and other flaws to leave you with a perfect smile.
  • Dental implants. Missing a tooth? Dental implants are replacements that look and function like the real thing.

A cosmetic dentistry smile makeover from Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City will transform your smile! Call us to schedule an appointment 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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Does Whitening Toothpaste Work?

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Are yellowing teeth getting you down? If so, you are not alone! Everyone, it seems, would like to have whiter teeth and a better smile. Teeth whitening at Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City may be just what what you need.

Of course, there are lots of over-the-counter products you might want to try. Any grocery store will have plenty of options in the dental care aisle: just about every major brand of toothpaste offers a whitening version.

Whitening toothpastes work by adding chemical agents that can gently polish and whiten teeth. They do a fairly good job, and the abrasives in them are no harder on tooth enamel than ordinary toothpastes.  However, these products can only remove stains that are on the surface. This generally results in whitening by roughly one shade.

Professional whitening, on the other hand, can whiten your teeth up to eight shades. We offer Zoom! teeth whitening, a highly effective, light-activated procedure that can whiten your smile in just one visit!

Professional teeth whitening at Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City is just one of our cosmetic dentistry options. Other services include sleep apnea and snoring treatment. Call our office to schedule an appointment 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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Why Aren’t You Smiling?

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It’s unfortunate, but true: a lot of people don’t smile because they are embarrassed by the state of their teeth. Cosmetic dentistry from Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City can transform any smile into something truly memorable!

Cosmetic dentistry refers to a range of procedures that make positive changes to the appearance of your teeth. Even one small change can make a big difference. Several small changes be transformative!

There are many techniques we can use, depending on the state of your smile: we can correct teeth that are discolored, chipped, mis-shapen, and even missing.

  • Teeth whitening. No over-the-counter product can match the whitening power of professional teeth whitening. We offer Zoom! whitening, a light-activated process that can give you a brilliant white smile in just one office visit.
  • Porcelain Veneers. Veneers are thin shells of medical-grade porcelain that are affixed to the front of your teeth. They are used to cover chips, gaps, and other flaws, giving you a perfect smile.
  • Dental implants. Are you missing a tooth? A dental implant is a titanium post that is inserted into your jaw, where it forms a solid foundation for an artificial tooth. The new replacement looks and functions like the real thing.

These are just a few of the cosmetic dentistry procedures available at Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City. To get an idea of what we can do for your smile, please visit our smile gallery, and then call us 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

 

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Sparkling Smiles With Safe Bleaching

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One of the easiest ways to enhance your smile is through teeth whitening at Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City. Whitening teeth is a straightforward, non-invasive method to improve your overall appearance and bring confidence to your daily interactions with people.

There are lots of over-the-counter whitening products, from toothpastes to gels to whitening strips. None of them can match the results you’ll get from professional teeth whitening.

We have two options: in-office treatment, and take-home kits. In the office we use Zoom! whitening, a light-activated process that can transform your smile in about an hour. Take-home whitening kits also deliver fantastic results, but at your own pace.

Each method can give you the brilliant smile you’ve always wanted. You may wonder how our take-home kits are any better than what you’ll find in the grocery store. The answer is that they are professional strength.

Professional-grade teeth whitening from Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City can whiten teeth up to eight shades. It is the safest, most convenient way to achieve a fabulous white smile. We also offer dental implants, and a wide range of other 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

 

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Teeth Whitening: Do It Right

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As the years go by, our teeth naturally lose their luster. Dark colored foods and drinks speed up the process, but even people who avoid coffee, wine and cola are not immune to yellow or gray teeth. Want to brighten up your smile? Teeth whitening at Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City is one of the quickest ways to look younger and more attractive.

Zoom!
We use the Zoom! method of teeth whitening. In just one office visit we can completely transform your smile. It involves professional-grade hydrogen peroxide gels, activated by special LED lamps.

The Zoom! process penetrates deep into the enamel of the teeth to bleach away any stains and discolorations. You’ll be amazed with the results.

Does It Hurt?

Though some patients experience a little short-term sensitivity, most experience no pain at all.

What About Over-The-Counter Products
Toothpastes, strips, mouthwashes and paint-on whiteners use a lower concentration of whitening agent than in-office methods. They rarely remove all of the stains on your enamel.

Don’t assume that tooth whitening offered at mall kiosks is risk-free. The industry is largely unregulated and the staff often have little dental training. Do you really want to take chances with your smile?

At Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City, teeth whitening is just one of the cosmetic dentistry procedures we offer. Others include porcelain veneers and dental implants. 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

 

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Smile Makeovers

A smile makeover is all about using cosmetic dentistry procedures to make positive changes to your teeth. It combines two or more of these procedures to upgrade your smile.

The effects of a smile makeover may be subtle, or they may be quite dramatic. With cosmetic dentistry we can make changes to the color of your teeth, close gaps, fix chips or cracks, or re-shape gum tissue. Since it addresses aspects you dislike, you can think of it as a customized smile.

The procedures include:

  • Porcelain veneers
  • Bonding
  • Dental implants
  • Teeth whitening

Porcelain veneers are thin layers of medical-grade ceramic that are attached to the front of the teeth. Veneers can be used to cover gaps, chips, and stains.

Bonding involves using a composite resin to repair decay, chips, or fractures. It can also be used to make teeth seem longer. The color of the resin matches that of your teeth.

Dental implants have been hailed as one of the great advances in the history of dentistry. With a dental implant, a titanium post is inserted into the jaw, and in time fuses with the bone. An artificial tooth is fitted on top of that, and it looks and functions like a natural tooth. Implants can also anchor a set of dentures.

Teeth whitening takes your smile to the next level. Everyone wants whiter teeth, and whitening is one of the most in-demand cosmetic dentistry procedures there is. Professional whitening surpasses any over-the-counter product you can find.

At Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City, we work with you to customize a smile makeover treatment plan that will result in the smile you’ve always wanted. Services also include general dentistry. Call our office for an appointment today.

Contact Kenneth Hovden DDS:

650-755-6000

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

901 Campus Dr Ste 202
Daly City, California
94015


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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