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Dental Veneers: 7 Fast Fixes

Hi! Welcome to the Kenneth Hovden DDS dental blog where we take the time to answer dental questions. Today we are focusing on fabulous veneers, which are used extensively in cosmetic dentistry. Dental veneers (also called laminates) are custom-made to permanently cover the front part of one or more teeth. Wafer-thin, super-strong veneers can remedy

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Kenneth Hovden DDS Can Make Your Whites Whiter

Hi, I’m Dr. Kenneth Hovden, an experienced Daly City general dentist serving the greater San Francisco area. One of the most common requests I get from my dental patients is whiter teeth. I am happy to say that Daly City dental patients are in luck when it comes to teeth whitening in California, because cosmetic

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You Be The Judge

If you are researching smile makeovers, you have probably heard claims that cosmetic dentistry can provide you with a ‘perfect smile’ or a ‘celebrity smile.’ Are these superlatives simply exaggerations? We invite you to judge for yourself. Call 650-755-6000 to schedule a no-pressure smile makeover consultation with Dr. Hovden of Kenneth Hovden DDS. You can

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Professional Teeth Whitening In Daly City

A remarkable smile leaves a lasting impression. Professional teeth whitening can dramatically improve your overall appearance and give you a boost in self-confidence. Our teeth often turn yellow or gray as we age. The things we eat and drink continually such as colored sodas, coffee and red wine worsen the staining. Most men and women

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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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What Does A Beautiful Smile Say About You?

It’s not just about looks. According to research by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), a healthy and attractive smile makes you appear more intelligent, successful, friendly and interesting. You Can Beautify Your Smile Our smile makeover patients who have undergone restorative and cosmetic dentistry at Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City have experienced

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Do You Eat a Smile-Healthy Diet?

Today’s article explains how specific foods and eating practices affect our teeth. The Sugar Problem Sugars get converted by bacteria in the mouth to acids. It is the acids that begin to attack enamel and initiate decay for men and women of all ages. Fruits have high water content which can dilute the effects of

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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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Attack Of The Gummi Bear

Here at the Daly City dental blog, we never like to be the bearers of bad news, but we are devoted to our patients’ oral health. So, today we offer a key warning about a lesser-known danger of sticky candy. Most people probably know that sugar is not your teeth’s friend. Eating candy creates the

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A Dentist’s Indispensable Tool: The X-ray

Providing first rate dental care is much easier for dentists when they have extensive, comprehensive information about their patients’ oral health. Pictures are more reliable than written notes. To go a step further: pictures that show what’s going on below the visible surface of your teeth are worth even more than a thousand words. So,

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