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Debunking Dental Myths

Half Moon Bay cosmetic dental and tooth implants

In this post from Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City we focus on three common myths about dental health.

  • All Sugar Is Equally Bad For Teeth. Sugar increases the risk of tooth decay, but some types are worse than others. Foods that leave sugary residue on the teeth do more damage than those that are swallowed immediately. Sipping a soda or sucking on a mint can be worse than eating a candy bar all at once.
  • You Don’t Need To Worry About Baby Teeth Because They Will Fall Out Anyway. Baby teeth serve several important purposes. They allow kids to eat and speak properly, and retain proper spacing for the adult teeth to come. A healthy smile instills confidence and self-esteem. Healthy baby teeth eliminate the pain of decay which disrupts normal daily activity.
  • Pulling A Tooth Is Just As Good As A Root Canal. Here’s what the American Association of Endodontists says: “Saving your natural teeth, if possible, is the very best option … Endodontic treatment, along with appropriate restoration, is a cost-effective way to treat teeth with damaged pulp and is usually less expensive than extraction and placement of a bridge or an implant. Endodontic treatment also has a very high success rate.”

At Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City we offer complete general dentistry. People throughout San Mateo, Pacifica, and Half Moon Bay also come to our practice for dental implants, and much more. Call to schedule an appointment with us today!

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901 Campus Dr Ste 202
Daly City, California

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