Say Goodbye To Old Amalgam Fillings

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Remember what your teeth looked like before you had your first cavity? When you opened your mouth to laugh or yawn, the people with you could see only pearly white molar surfaces. (Unless, of course, you had been munching Oreos.)

If you are like many Daly City and San Mateo adults, you started developing cavities fairly young and started receiving the ubiquitous silver amalgam fillings that were used by San Francisco family dentists. As the years went by, two fillings became three. If you didn’t drink fluoridated water, three fillings may have became four. Now when you open wide – others see a mouthful of metal.

Fortunately, Daly City people with silver amalgam fillings can regain the smile of their youth. The replacement of silver fillings with composite tooth-colored fillings is a relatively inexpensive cosmetic dental procedure available at Kenneth Hovden DDS that can transform a smile just as dramatically as more extensive cosmetic dental treatment.

Composite fillings available at Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City are comprised of a mixture of glass or quartz and resin which creates a natural tooth-colored material. They are strong and durable when bonded to the tooth with adhesive.

Hopefully, you don’t have a new cavity. But if you do, you can start off with a white composite filling. In addition to the cosmetic advantages over silver, the preparation requires the removal of less healthy tooth structure. A conservative (as possible) restoration at Kenneth Hovden DDS leaves you with more of nature’s superior dental material — your own enamel and dentin.

If you would like to improve your smile by replacing silver-mercury fillings, schedule a Kenneth Hovden DDS cosmetic dental consultation today by calling 650-755-6000. We will develop a treatment plan to address all areas of concern. If you have your teeth illuminated in combination with silver filling replacement, you’ll be pleased with your new sensational smile.

Ask us about TMJ treatment, sleep apnea and snoring, restorative dentistry and Invisalign. We look forward to meeting you. Call us today at 650-755-6000.

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


Look For The Seal In San Francisco

Look For The Seal In San Francisco

When you go to a San Mateo, Pacifica, or Half Moon Bay drugstore or supermarket looking for toothpaste, mouthwash, teeth whitener, or other oral care product, make sure that it carries the seal of the American Dental Association. The seal is there to help you make the best choices you can for the products you need to keep your mouth clean and healthy.

The American Dental Association (ADA) only places their seal on a product after it has been evaluated to be safe as well as effective. This usually means that companies have to meet standards even higher than those required by law.

Making sure to purchase products with the seal is practically like shopping with your Daly City dentist or dental hygienist right by your side!

Hi, I’m Dr. Hovden of Kenneth Hovden DDS. We serve the San Mateo, Pacifica, and Half Moon Bay areas. We take pride in caring for our patients and, like the ADA, want you to have a healthy, beautiful smile. Many of our patients wonder if a smile makeover is right for them. If you’d like to know, schedule an appointment and we’ll take a look!

We offer:

Restorative dentistry
Sleep apnea and snoring treatment
TMJ treatment
Invisalign

Contact us at 650-755-6000 and a member of our professional staff can get you in to see us and answer any questions you might have about veneers, cosmetic dentistry, teeth whitening, and more.

We hope to hear from you soon!


Danger Zone! 5 Signs Of Gum Disease For Pacifica

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Here is some important news for San Francisco residents: Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is a major cause of tooth loss among adults. Fortunately, this problem is easy to treat if it is caught in the early stages.

So, what should Half Moon Bay, San Mateo, and Daly City dental patients be looking for?

1. Gums that bleed very easily

2. Gums that appear tender, swollen, or very red, or gums that have visible pus in between them when they are pushed

3. Your bite changes or your teeth suddenly don’t seem to fit together

4. Gums that are pulling away from the teeth

5. A bad taste in the mouth or chronic bad breath

Hopefully, you are not experiencing any of these things. If you are not removing plaque between your teeth, however, your gums are at risk. Brushing alone is not enough – make sure you floss daily.

Regular checkups with your San Mateo, Pacifica, or Half Moon Bay area dentist are another essential weapon in the fight against gum disease.

I’m Dr. Hovden of Kenneth Hovden DDS. My Daly City practice serves the San Mateo, Pacifica, and Half Moon Bay areas. We take pride in caring for our patients and want them to have healthy and attractive smiles. Many of our patients wonder if a smile makeover is right for them. If you’d like to know, schedule an appointment and we’ll take a look!

Our practice offers:

Restorative dentistry
Sleep apnea and snoring treatment
TMJ treatment
Invisalign

Contact us at 650-755-6000 and a member of our professional staff can schedule a consultation and answer any questions you might have about veneers, cosmetic dentistry, teeth whitening, and more.

We hope to hear from you soon!

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

Dental Services


The following website was used as source material for this blog:
http://dentistry.about.com/od/toothmouthconditions/a/gum_warnings.htm, accessed on July 25, 2013


Let Us Ease Your Dental Anxiety In Daly City, California

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Are you worried about seeing the dentist? Are you struggling about discussing your smile? Settling into the reality of what you are prepared to discuss with your dentist is the first step to relief.

1. Talk To Us:
Whether you want to have TMJ treatment or Lumineers done, call now to schedule a consultation. If you’re nervous about restorative dentistry or in denial about the need for Invisalign, the reality is that Dr. Kenneth Hovden has been meeting with patients since 1981 in Daly City, California. Kenneth Hovden DDS has been here and will continue to be here for you when you’re ready. 650-755-6000.

2. Choose a Dentist:

The next step is making a choice. As you sift through the choices and select the right dentist in Daly City, California keep in mind that Kenneth Hovden DDS offers competitive pricing and affordable options. We service the Half Moon Bay, San Mateo, Pacifica areas with pleasure and look forward to treating your dental concerns with accuracy, gentleness, and care.

3. Go Forward with Confidence:
The final step to relief is just smiling. We’d like to take care of dental implants, cosmetic dentistry, or porcelain veneers for you. And we are certain you’ll walk out the door smiling.

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

Dental Services