Energy Drink Warning For San Mateo County

Your South San Francisco Cosmetic Dentist Warns Against Energy Drinks Hello. I’m Dr. Kenneth Hovden.

Welcome to my South San Francisco cosmetic dental blog. Today’s topic is energy drinks and the damage they can cause to your teeth. I am seeing more and more South San Francisco teens and adults with tooth enamel erosion caused by frequent consumption of sport drinks.

Most of these South San Francisco dentistry patients take good care of their teeth, brush and flush, and come into Kenneth Hovden DDS for a twice-yearly exam and deep cleaning. But guess what? If you drink energy drinks regularly, your enamel can erode even if you practice immaculate oral hygiene.

Energy drinks like Red Bull, Rock Star, and Monster are a cocktail of powerful acids and other enamel-eroding substances. Most of them contain citric acid, fruit juices, loads of sugar, and a potent chemical that gives them their bright fluorescent color.

Perhaps, like myself, you have often noticed young people walking out of South San Francisco convenience stores swigging 32-ounce energy drinks. I am concerned that South San Francisco teens do not understand the serious dental consequences of frequent acid baths.

The following is from ABC Sports:

“Sports drinks are increasingly damaging the teeth of professional and recreational athletes, one of Australia’s top sports dentists has warned. Dr. Brett Dorney says he has witnessed a huge increase in dental erosion since the Sidney Olympics, when he was the event’s deputy director of dental services.”

Here is an excerpt from a recent CNN Story:

“Researchers at the University of Iowa’s College of Dentistry found the energy drinks and sports drinks eroded the enamel more than soda and fruit juices.”

I need to add the caveat that soda and fruit juices also contain acids that can damage teeth.

If your teeth have enamel erosion, whatever the cause, we can restore your smile with advanced cosmetic dentistry. Crowns, porcelain veneers, inlays and onlays can correct both structural and cosmetic problems.

Our phone number is 650-755-6000. If you are interested in re-designing your smile, come in for an exam and consultation. With cutting-edge cosmetic and restorative dentistry, we can repair acid-damaged teeth and dramatically increase your face value.


Multi-Procedure Dental Visits in Daly City

Multi-Procedure Dental Visits in Daly City If you are planning extensive cosmetic dental work, you may be wondering whether to do it all at once or one procedure at a time over an extended period. Here are some factors to consider:

Cost
In the long run, It is less expensive to do it all at once. At Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City, we are able to complete several restorative dentistry procedures in one visit. We know that complete smile transformations are a significant investment for most South San Francisco residents. We would be happy to discuss affordable dentistry financing options. Call us at 650-755-6000 to schedule a no-pressure consultation.

Time
With the latest materials and cosmetic dental techniques, healing times are shorter than ever before. However, some procedures such as bone grafting, soft tissue grafting, root canals, and dental implants often require a short healing period.

It is easier physically and psychologically to have the fewest possible visits to your Daly City dentist. You should also consider how your dental visits and necessary healing periods will impact your employment and family life. You will have less down time if you receive several procedures at once.

Aesthetic Results
While we routinely achieve great outcomes when doing a smile makeover in steps, porcelain restorations are best fabricated in the same “batch” for the most precise color matching.

Dr. Kenneth Hovden
Kenneth Hovden DDS
901 Campus Dr Ste 202
Daly City, California
650-755-6000
http://www.cosmeticimplantdentistryca.com/


Are You Ready to Smile Again, South San Francisco?

Cosmetic Dentistry In South San Francisco Helps You Smile Again Most South San Francisco residents have plenty of things to smile about.

However, there are some Daly City and San Mateo County area folks who avoid smiling at all costs. Are you one of those people who cover their mouth when they laugh? Do you keep your mouth closed when someone takes a picture of you? Have you been hiding unsightly teeth for years?

It’s time to take care of those tooth problems and get a new lease on life.

Dr. Kenneth Hovden at Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City can make it happen!

If you are missing one or more teeth, and live in the South San Francisco area, talk to us about dental implants. A dental implant is a permanent tooth replacement that includes both root and crown. Because it is anchored into the jawbone, it looks and feels like a natural tooth.

Are your teeth yellow or gray? Try professional teeth whitening at our Daly City dental practice and experience an instant transformation.

Many of your South San Francisco area friends and neighbors have benefited from porcelain veneers. They correct several types of imperfections and can be applied in just one visit to our cosmetic dental office.

Kenneth Hovden DDS
http://www.cosmeticimplantdentistryca.com/


Missing Teeth In San Mateo County? Dentures And Implants Restore Smiles

Dental Implants San Mateo County

If you have had years of dental problems or are embarrassed by your teeth, our professional team at Kenneth Hovden DDS can help you find the restorative dentistry procedure right for you. You could be a candidate for complete or partial dentures or dental implants.

A removable replacement for missing teeth, dentures can be made in advance and positioned as soon as the natural teeth are removed. Our Kenneth Hovden DDS dental lab creates dentures that look just like natural teeth: attractive, healthy teeth.

If you still have some healthy, natural teeth, you can benefit from dentures without having your healthy teeth extracted.

Partial dentures fill in the gaps, replacing missing teeth to complete a smile. Partial dentures can prevent natural teeth from moving. Many San Mateo County dental practices can complete these procedures in one day.

Many dental insurance providers cover most or all of the cost of dentures. Call us at Kenneth Hovden DDS and we can help you find out if your dental insurance covers dentures.

Another alternative for San Mateo County people with missing teeth is to receive dental implants. A dental implant is a permanent tooth restoration that is anchored into the jawbone, actually replacing both the root and crown of the tooth. Dental implants have many advantages, such as preventing jaw bone recession which can occur when natural teeth are removed. However, not all Daly City area cosmetic dentistry patients are good candidates for implants. Call Kenneth Hovden DDS at 650-755-6000 for a dental implant consultation.

Dental implants can also be used to anchor a removable denture. The denture is ‘snapped on’ or attached to the implants for no-slip confidence.

The combination denture/implant smile restoration solution is being used successfully by many San Mateo County dentists. It is usually more affordable than dental implant replacements for several natural teeth.

Replacing missing teeth will benefit your appearance and your health, improving your ability to eat and speak. If you are embarrassed to smile or laugh, it’s time to bring back your beautiful smile!

To learn more or to ask about dental financing options, contact our Daly City office today!

Dr. Kenneth Hovden
650-755-6000
Kenneth Hovden DDS
http://www.cosmeticimplantdentistryca.com/

At Kenneth Hovden DDS, we provide advanced general and cosmetic dentistry. Ask us about clear braces, dental implants, restorative dentistry, and sleep apnea and snoring treatment.


Daly City Prepless Veneers

Daly City Prepless Veneers One of the latest breakthroughs in Daly City cosmetic dentistry is prepless veneers. Though thousands of Daly City smile restoration clients who have received traditional dental veneers are happy with the results, some dental clients have delayed this procedure because they do not want to lose healthy tooth structure.

Prepless veneers are a less-invasive procedure for transforming smiles. New Kenneth Hovden DDS prepless veneers are incredibly thin shells which adhere to the face of teeth and require no removal of tooth enamel. Most prepless veneers are about the thickness of two pieces of paper. Because the color is built into the veneers (instead of being applied after fabrication), they look like your natural teeth–only better!

Our experienced Daly City ceramists are skilled artists. They create each custom veneer with the optimum shape, color and thickness for your new smile. Another great feature of the Kenneth Hovden DDS prepless veneers application procedure is that it requires no anesthesia or drilling.

If you are embarrassed by misaligned, discolored or broken teeth, prepless veneers may be a restorative dentistry solution that you can feel good about.

Call Kenneth Hovden DDS to learn more about Daly City prepless veneers. It is the first step toward your dazzling new smile!

-Dr. Kenneth Hovden

Kenneth Hovden DDS
901 Campus Dr Ste 202
Daly City, California 94015
650-755-6000
http://www.cosmeticimplantdentistryca.com/


Tooth Ache Pain The Size of South San Francisco

South San Francisco Root Canals Can Alleviate Tooth Pain Patients often come into our Daly City cosmetic dental practice and complain about ‘a toothache the size of South San Francisco’. I understand this kind of pain, and realize that when you describe it like that, it really hurts. I can help.

Toothache pain can be unbearable for anyone. At the very least, toothache pain can cause you to avoid eating certain foods, certain temperatures, and even talking. Severe toothache pain can be downright debilitating, forcing patients to go to extreme measures to alleviate the pain.

Around South San Francisco, the most common causes of a toothache include tooth infection, decay, injury, and loss of a tooth. Tooth pain can also occur after a tooth has been extracted, or after a restorative dentistry oral surgery involving anything from a tooth or your jawbone.

I can help you better understand the source of your tooth pain, and in most cases can provide a nearly immediate remedy. In severe cases, we are equipped to council you on a variety of resolutions. Your pain may be fixed by root canals or just a simple filling.

Of course, the best way to avoid toothache pain is to visit your Daly City dentist often, and to care properly for your teeth including the regular regimen of brushing and flossing.

If you are experiencing tooth pain, and just can’t stand it any more, please give me a call; I am standing by to help.

-Kenneth Hovden, DDS

650-755-6000


Cavity Fighting Chewing Gum For Our San Mateo County Patients?

Cosmetic Dentistry In San Mateo County I’m Dr. Kenneth Hovden DDS of Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City. My San Mateo County dentistry clients often ask me if chewing xylitol gum is an effective substitute for tooth brushing and regular cosmetic dental exams.

Before I answer that question, let me tell you a little bit about xylitol:

Xylitol is a natural sweetener that was first discovered in birch tree bark but is also found in many fruits and vegetables. Unlike most other sweeteners (natural or synthetic), xylitol is actually good for your teeth. Numerous clinical studies have demonstrated that xylitol prevents the growth of the bacteria that initiates decay. It also reduces plaque and strengthens tooth enamel.

Xylitol has other benefits, as well. Because it is low on the glycemic index, many of my San Mateo County diabetic patients enjoy it as a healthy alternative to sugar. If my cosmetic dentistry patients complain about frequent dry mouth, I recommend Xylitol gum or mints to stimulate saliva production without promoting tooth decay.

Now, back to the golden question. Is xylitol gum just as effective as brushing your teeth and seeing your South San Francisco family dentist regularly? Absolutely not! If you cannot brush your teeth after a meal, chewing xylitol gum for five or ten minutes is probably a good idea. However, you should still brush your teeth thoroughly (with a soft brush) after meals and get twice-yearly exams and dental deep cleanings at your cosmetic and restorative dentistry clinic.

At Kenneth Hovden DDS, our goal is to keep your smile healthy and beautiful for life by preventing dental problems before they start. If you postpone San Mateo County dental visits until you feel pain, you risk losing teeth and most certainly will require more extensive treatment than if the problem was caught earlier. Is it time for a dental exam? Call us at 650-755-6000 to book an appointment. Our professional team is waiting to take care of all your dental needs.


Love Your Smile in Daly City

Cosmetic Dentistry - Love Your Daly City Smile There is nothing like bright white teeth that light up a person’s whole face when they smile and laugh. No one has to settle for dull, yellow teeth.

This is a great time for Daly City men, women and teens to get a deep teeth cleaning and tooth whitening at Kenneth Hovden DDS. With a deep cleaning followed by teeth bleaching, your teeth will feel as good as they look.

If you have an important upcoming event such as a wedding, party or formal family portrait sitting, a smile makeover will give you extra confidence as you pose for photos (even close-ups).

Daly City teeth whitening can whiten teeth beyond their natural shade. At our Daly City cosmetic dentistry practice, we don’t use a conventional shade chart for our whitening clients anymore. You have probably seen the porcelain tabs in graduated shades that cosmetic dentists use to determine appropriate, yet natural looking, shades for tooth restorations. We now use a shade guide with levels significantly whiter than the guides we have used in the past. Zoom whitening is not a gimmick; it is safe and incredibly effective. South San Francisco area tooth bleaching clients can maintain a white shade that equals the brightness of the ‘tooth’ models you see in dental marketing.

Daly City tooth whitening following twice-yearly cleanings is the most affordable cosmetic dentistry procedure. Tooth bleaching in Daly City is comparable to the cost of a professional hair weaving and cut, but when you consider the transformation; there is no comparison! Flash your gorgeous, sparkling smile, and no one will even notice your hair.

Kenneth Hovden DDS
650-755-6000
901 Campus Dr Ste 202
Daly City, California
http://www.cosmeticimplantdentistryca.com/


Wear A Crown In South San Francisco

Dental Crowns In South San Francisco

Some Daly City residents who have a weak or broken tooth may want to research dental crowns as a solution to improve their smile and overall oral health. A crown is really a cap or covering that is tooth-shaped and when it is in place, it will cover the portion of the covered tooth that is above the gum line.

Crowns can be made of metals, resin, ceramic, porcelain, or a porcelain-fused-to-metal material. Your Daly City area dentist will usually put in a temporary crown while a permanent crown is being created especially for your mouth in a dental laboratory.

Dental crowns have been used successfully in Daly City cosmetic dentistry for decades.

Many San Mateo County, South San Francisco, and Daly City dentists use crowns when performing smile makeovers to cover patient’s discolored or poorly shaped teeth. Strong, natural-looking crowns are also used with dental implants.

If you think a dental crown may be right for you, check with your South San Francisco dentist. Or, if you are searching for quality dental care in the South San Francisco area, call us here at Kenneth Hovden DDS. We are located in Daly City and have been serving the greater Daly City area since 1981. We are currently accepting new patients at our state-of-the art, yet warm and comfortable dental office.

Call us at 650-755-6000 and our professional staff can answer any questions you have about teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, enamel shaping, or any other cosmetic dental, general oral health, or dental financing questions.


Childhood

The raft drew beyond the middle of the river; the boys pointed her head right, and then lay on their oars.

The river was not high, so there was not more than a two or three mile current. Hardly a word was
said during the next three-quarters of an hour. Now the raft was passing before the distant town. Two or three glimmering lights showed where it lay, peacefully sleeping, beyond the vague vast sweep of star-gemmed water, unconscious of the tremendous event that was happening.

  • The Black Avenger stood still with folded arms, “looking his last” upon
  • the scene of his former joys and his later sufferings, and wishing
  • “she” could see him now, abroad on the wild sea, facing peril and death with dauntless heart, going to his doom with a grim smile on his lips. It was but a small strain on his imagination to remove Jackson’s Island
  • beyond eyeshot of the village, and so he “looked his last” with a
  • broken and satisfied heart. The other pirates were looking their last,
  • too; and they all looked so long that they came near letting the

current drift them out of the range of the island. But they discovered the danger in time, and made shift to avert it. About two o’clock in the morning the raft grounded on the bar two hundred yards above the head of the island, and they waded back and forth until they had landed their freight.

Part of the little raft’s belongings consisted of an old sail, and this they spread over a nook in the bushes for a tent to shelter their provisions; but they themselves would sleep in the open air in good weather, as became outlaws.

  1. They built a fire against the side of a great log twenty or thirty
  2. steps within the sombre depths of the forest, and then cooked some
  3. bacon in the frying-pan for supper, and used up half of the corn “pone”
  4. stock they had brought. It seemed glorious sport to be feasting in that
  5. wild, free way in the virgin forest of an unexplored and uninhabited
  6. island, far from the haunts of men, and they said they never would
  7. return to civilization. The climbing fire lit up their faces and threw
  8. its ruddy glare upon the pillared tree-trunks of their forest temple,
  9. and upon the varnished foliage and festooning vines.

When the last crisp slice of bacon was gone, and the last allowance of corn pone devoured, the boys stretched themselves out on the grass, filled with contentment. They could have found a cooler place, but they would not deny themselves such a romantic feature as the roasting camp-fire.