Is Your Low-Carb Diet Giving You Dragon Breath?

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Many men and women mistakenly believe that all bad breath is linked to substandard brushing. The truth is that there are myriad causes of halitosis. Your dentist in Daly City can help you discover the cause of your problem and discuss how to cure bad breath.

Your diet greatly impacts your breath. Because foods begin to be digested the second they enter your mouth, and because they are absorbed and distributed throughout the body, you probably will be able to smell strong-smelling foods like onions and garlic long after you’ve eaten them.

Therefore, using a mouthwash will only mask the smell. Constantly sucking on breath mints is also not smart. This may bring additional oral problems—especially if the mints have sugar. If you want real relief, you may need to avoid the strong foods altogether.

Moreover, many dieters find that their diet regimen is making it harder to keep their mouth fresh and clean. Low-carb and no-carb diets promote fat burning, but the side effect of bad breath can be caused by the chemicals released during this process. Increasing water intake can help alleviate this.

Lastly, flossing regularly is often the key to truly fresh breath. Many people don’t realize how much food can be stuck between their teeth, and this food can cause halitosis if it isn’t removed. More importantly, the food particles turn into plaque which can cause tooth decay and gum disease.

I’m Dr. Kenneth Hovden of 
Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City. My practice provides general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry to residents in the San Francisco area. I am dedicated to prime oral health for all of my patients, and that includes fresh breath. I also want them to love their smile, so if you have any questions about a smile makeover or other cosmetic dental services, give us a call at 650-755-6000.

— -Dr. Hovden

http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/features/low-carb-diets-can-cause-bad-breath

Contact Kenneth Hovden DDS:

650-755-6000

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901 Campus Dr Ste 202
Daly City, California
94015


Peace Begins With A Smile

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Mother Theresa once said, “Peace begins with a smile.” Perhaps that peace should start with the person who is smiling. How do you feel about your smile? Are you at peace with it? Are you proud to flash a wide, happy grin? Do you believe it is beautiful? Does it express your best self? Let’s talk about your smile.

Bright eyes and bright smiles are best served clear and clean. Regular check ups with your local dental provider can prevent runaway decay and costly corrections. Stay at peace with your smile by scheduling regular dental visits to avoid any future oral problems.

Rest assured that there are ways to redo what nature has given you or cosmetically remedy problems that have affected your once-pleasant smile. Talk to a cosmetic dentist to learn how you can achieve a smile you can be at peace with. For information about veneers, bridges, dental implants, and Invisalign braces, visit https://cosmeticimplantdentistryca.com/.

I’m Dr. Kenneth Hovden with Kenneth Hovden DDS located in Daly City at 901 Campus Dr Ste 202. Just like Mother Teresa said, I believe peace can begin with a smile. If you are not content with the appearance or condition of your teeth, gums, or bite, call 650-755-6000 to schedule a cosmetic dental consultation.

I have years of experience providing my Daly City area patients with cosmetic dentistry, smile makeovers and total mouth reconstruction. I repair bite issues, seal children’s molars, remove decay, contour gums, mend cracks, bridge gaps, and reconstruct after tooth injury.

We are your local, experienced dental practice and provide quality service and products. We are committed to creating the best dental experience possible. If dental visits make you feel the exact opposite of peaceful, let’s talk about oral conscious sedation. With a little help, you can get through your treatment with minimal anxiety and be at peace with your smile for years to come.

We’ve been providing services such as cosmetic dentistry, porcelain veneers, and dental implants since 1981 to Daly City and nearby communities such as Half Moon Bay, San Mateo, and Pacifica. Even patients from San Francisco have found value in traveling to see us. Our professional, competent staff can schedule and discuss any of our top services such as TMJ treatment, Lumineers, restorative dentistry, Invisalign, and sleep apnea and snoring treatment.

Kenneth Hovden DDS
901 Campus Dr Ste 202
Daly City, California 94015
650-755-6000