Why Sports Drinks Put Teeth At Risk In Daly City

Why Your Daly City Dentist Worries About Sports Drinks

Most health-conscious individuals in the San Mateo, San Francisco and San Francisco area exercise regularly, and many turn to sports drinks for hydration.

While it’s true that they help maintain electrolyte levels in the body (and pose fewer health risks than energy drinks), their acidity can erode tooth enamel. And when tooth enamel erodes, those pearly whites are more susceptible to staining, discoloration, and decay.

Nobody wants stained teeth, so next time you’re at your Daly City or San Francisco gym, try substituting water for sports drinks.

If you have already experienced staining and tooth discoloration and would like to know more about porcelain veneers and teeth whitening in Daly City, give Kenneth Hovden DDS a call at 650-755-6000.

We are a superior Daly City, California dental practice that offers:

cosmetic dentistry
dental implants
restorative dentistry

Dr. Kenneth Hovden has been treating dental patients in the San Francisco area since 1981. The professional staff here can answer any questions you have about preventative oral care and cosmetic dentistry procedures such as veneers, gum contouring, invisible braces, tooth-colored fillings and smile makeovers.

Call us today for an appointment!

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


Healthy Teeth and Your San Francisco Diet

San Francisco Beautify Your Smile With Cosmetic Dentistry Maintaining healthy teeth is an important concern for our local San Francisco residents. As your dentist, it’s my job to help you understand how to care for your teeth and to keep them healthy. Everyone in San Francisco knows that maintaining healthy teeth requires regular daily brushing and flossing. Regular visits to your local San Francisco dental practice is also necessary to keep watch for cavities and to help you maintain proper dental hygiene. We often forget that maintaining a healthy diet can also be beneficial for the health of your teeth.

A San Francisco diet that includes foods that help your muscles and bones will also help you develop healthy gums and healthy teeth. Examples of local San Francisco foods to include in your diet include foods rich in vitamin B such as breads and cereals. Foods rich in vitamin C, usually fruits and vegetables, help improve the health of your gums. Zinc and magnesium are also good for the health of your teeth and are found in foods like lean beef, fish, and poultry.

All foods increase the production of saliva. Saliva is important to healthy teeth because it helps to maintain the pH balance in your mouth. Maintaining this balance helps keep your teeth and gums healthy. Foods high in fiber also encourage saliva production as does the chewing of sugar-free gum. Gum, however, can damage unhealthy teeth or pull out dental fillings, so always use caution when deciding whether to chew gum and which brand to chew.

Just as certain diet choices in the San Francisco area can be beneficial to the health of your teeth, others can be detrimental. Foods and drinks that are high in sugars are more likely to form the acids that attack your teeth and result in decay, leading to the need for dental crowns and fillings. And while table sugar is often associated with the formation of cavities, other sugars such as glucose, fructose, and maltose are also causes, and are often found in juices and sodas. Limiting the consumption of sugars to mealtimes lessens the amount of time your healthy teeth are exposed.

Making good diet choices and limiting between meal sugar consumption can improve the health of your teeth and gums.

If you would like to learn how to better care for your healthy teeth in the San Francisco area, contact Kenneth Hovden DDS at 650-755-6000. We provide general and cosmetic dentistry.  If you are interested in improving your smile with teeth whitening or porcelain veneers we also provide those services. Please call. We would love to hear from you.

-Dr. Kenneth Hovden


What Does A Missing Tooth Say About You?

San Mateo Dental Implants For Missing Teeth When you meet someone in San Francisco who is missing a front tooth, what does that say to you? Do you wonder if they were in an accident? Do you automatically start making assumptions about their income, level of education and overall physical health?

Though it is extremely unfair, we are often judged (and misjudged) by our appearance. Even if a person is impeccably dressed and groomed, a missing front tooth detracts from the overall pleasing impression.

Here is a personal story from a woman who lost a tooth:

I lost my job and along with it my dental insurance, then a month later, one of my front teeth. It has been very hard to find work…. and I know the missing tooth has cost me several jobs.”

A missing tooth can be a big deal.

Dental implants not only restore oral health, they restore self-confidence. Dental implants are a permanent solution for missing teeth. Studies have shown that after more than 20 years, the vast majority of dental implants placed by oral and maxillofacial surgeons continue to function at peak performance. If properly cared for, dental implants can last a lifetime.

Dental implants are one of the procedures we routinely perform at Kenneth Hovden DDS to help our San Francisco clients regain the beautiful smile they once had. Not all cosmetic dental procedures are as extreme as teeth implants. There are many minimally-invasive remedies for unattractive smiles.

Porcelain veneers instantly provide a perfect, gleaming tooth surface for San Francisco clients with broken or discolored teeth. Tooth whitening is a quick and affordable dentistry procedure in San Mateo that achieves dramatic results without requiring the removal of any tooth structure. Call Kenneth Hovden DDS at 650-755-6000 for more information about smile design and restorative dentistry.

-Dr. Kenneth Hovden


Tooth Whitening and Your Dentist

Daly City Teeth Whitening and Your Dentist

Tooth whitening has become one of the most popular dental procedures in California. It seems that everyone in Daly City is whitening their teeth to help their smiles look younger and brighter. Many consumers in the San Francisco area are turning to over-the-counter solutions to whiten their teeth, however their can be dangers and pitfalls to this approach.

Here is some basic advice on teeth whitening from Kenneth Hovden DDS:

First, we encourage you to visit our office in Daly City before starting a tooth whitening system. It is a good idea to have your teeth checked and analyzed before starting a tooth whitening program. Tooth whitening is not for everyone, and depends on your dental history.

Dr. Hovden at Kenneth Hovden DDS can help you determine whether your teeth can be whitened safely and effectively. We can also recommend tooth whitening solutions that will work best for you. Kenneth Hovden DDS is a good cosmetic dentist to start for this important decision.

There are many pitfalls to be aware of when whitening your teeth. Over-the-counter teeth whitening products available in the Daly City area will provide varying degrees of effectiveness on your teeth. If used improperly, tooth whitening solutions can cause problems including tooth sensitivity, over whitening, damage to your tooth enamel, and irregular coloration. Whitening too much can even have a reverse effect, making your teeth look gray.  Additionally some stains cannot be removed with whitening and need porcelain veneers.

Most tooth whitening product manufacturers recommend that you visit your local Daly City dentist when things go wrong with your over-the-counter tooth whitening solution. We recommend you begin with the professionals at Kenneth Hovden DDS to get started with a tooth whitening solution that will give you the best tooth whitening results.

Our office is located at 901 Campus Dr Ste 202, Daly City, California 94015. Please give us a call or stop by to make an appointment to discuss your tooth whitening plans. We are eager to help you make the best decision about your tooth whitening.

Our professional is available to discuss tooth whitening solutions, explain tooth whitening options, and check your teeth to make sure you will get the tooth whitening results you want.

I look forward to seeing your beautiful bright smile.

—Dr. Kenneth Hovden, tooth whitening for the Daly City community. Call us at 650-755-6000.


A New Reason To Eat More Fish In San Francisco

Your San Francisco Dentist Offers Dental Health And Diet Ideas Hello San Francisco cosmetic dental blog visitors, welcome to the Kenneth Hovden DDS blog. I am Dr. Kenneth Hovden.

I came across an interesting dental article on the Web MD Health News site the other day. The article is entitled ‘Fatty Fish, Nuts May Prevent Gum Disease.’ Author Jennifer Warner explains that a recent study links diets high in polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) with a lower risk of periodontitis.

Gum disease is a common dental issue for many San Francisco area folks. When gum tissue pulls away from a tooth, it forms a pocket. (You know what they say about Nature abhorring a vacuum.) This pocket is a warm, moist place for bacteria to flourish. If periodontitis goes untreated, the tooth and jaw bone are at risk. During dental examinations, I carefully measure gumline pockets and examine all teeth for gum disease.

“Researchers found that people whose diets were rich in PUFAs were as much as 30 percent less likely to have gum disease than those who ate little or none of this type of fat.”

Foods high in PUFAs include salmon, tuna, trout, mackerel, sardines, herring. Oils high in PUFAs include safflower oil, soybean oil, corn oil, sunflower oil, and margarines made with the previously mentioned oils. Almonds, pine nuts, walnuts, pecans, brazil nuts, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds and flax seeds are high PUFA nuts/seeds.

I don’t know many families in the Daly City area that regularly eat mackerel and herring. Maybe some of us could benefit from becoming more adventurous when it comes to seafood.

The possible prevention of gum disease is not the only reason to eat high PUFA foods. These foods pack a nutritional punch and have myriad health benefits. The next time you are stocking up at Costco, you may want to add some salmon and walnuts to your list.

It is important to understand that diet alone will not treat or prevent gum disease, however it may be an additional tool for maintaining healthy teeth and gums.

If you have not been to your San Francisco dentist in a while, I urge you to schedule an examination and cleaning today. We are currently taking new San Francisco area cosmetic and restorative dentistry clients at Kenneth Hovden DDS.

If you are interested in teeth whitening, smile makeovers, tooth-colored fillings or invisible braces, call us today to schedule an appointment.

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


Has Your Smile Lost Its Luster?

Cosmetic Dentistry Beautifies San Francisco Smiles

Hello San Francisco! Has your smile lost its luster? Are your teeth discolored? If flashing a pearly white smile is important to you I can help. My name is Dr. Kenneth Hovden and I have been creating whiter, brighter smiles for patients in the Daly City area since 1981 at Kenneth Hovden DDS.

Whether your teeth have been stained through sipping dark-colored drinks such as red wine or coffee or if smoking has left your teeth brown and dull, my staff and I at Kenneth Hovden DDS can whiten your teeth and intensify your smile.

Maybe you have injured your tooth in some way causing it to turn gray. We offer several solutions to restore the color to your tooth. When you come in for a consultation we will determine which cosmetic dental procedure is best for your teeth.

Your smile the first thing people notice, I will make sure your smile is brilliant and absolutely unforgettable!

At Kenneth Hovden DDS we not only offer teeth whitening to our South San Francisco area patients, we also specialize in cosmetic dentistry.

If you or your family need cosmetic dentistry or dental implants, we invite you to come in for a dental consultation. We are located at 901 Campus Dr Ste 202 in Daly City, California.

Invest in a white, bright smile! Call Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City today at 650-755-6000 or visit http://cosmeticimplantdentistryca.com/.

Thanks for visiting my cosmetic dental blog

– Dr. Kenneth Hovden


I Evaluate Your Teeth – You Evaluate Kenneth Hovden DDS

Welcome To My Daly City Cosmetic Dentistry Practice Hello friends of Kenneth Hovden DDS. Welcome to my Daly City cosmetic dentistry blog. This site is for my patients and anyone in the South San Francisco area who doesn’t have a regular dentist.

I invite you to call 650-755-6000 to schedule an evaluation.

I’m not talking about an ordinary dental evaluation, although I will certainly examine your teeth and gums thoroughly and advise you on any necessary preventative or restorative dentistry needs. I invite you to perform your own evaluation of me and my dental practice.

I encourage you to evaluate:

  • My education, experience and cosmetic dental skill
  • The variety of services we provide at Kenneth Hovden DDS
  • My recommendations about your dental needs
  • Before and after photos of my smile makeover patients
  • My philosophy of preventative dentistry
  • The length of the wait time for your appointment
  • My office atmosphere and attentiveness of my professional dental team
  • All the extras that make your dental visits pleasant and comfortable
  • My ability to explain the technical details of procedures and characteristics of restorative materials
  • The many services available at Kenneth Hovden DDS including general dentistry, and sleep apnea treatment
  • My Kenneth Hovden DDS website at http://cosmeticimplantdentistryca.com/

Fair enough? I will evaluate your dental needs and you can evaluate everything about me and my practice. I am confident that you will like what you find.

Dr. Kenneth Hovden
Kenneth Hovden DDS
901 Campus Dr Ste 202
Daly City, California 94015
http://cosmeticimplantdentistryca.com/


Cosmetic Dentistry Options

Cosmetic Dentistry Options In San Mateo County Have you thought about upgrading your smile? Cosmetic dentistry offers many exciting possibilities.

The quickest and least invasive procedure is light teeth whitening. The results are dramatic and the side effects are minimal.

If your teeth are slightly crooked, but require no orthodontic work, porcelain veneers could be the answer. Porcelain teeth veneers are translucent, wafer-thin covers that are permanently attached to the front of teeth, correcting chips and stains. Prepless veneers do not require the removal of tooth structure.

If your teeth are more than slightly crooked, it’s not too late for braces. Patients of all ages are undergoing orthodontic treatment and achieving fantastic results. The newest clear braces are less noticeable, more comfortable and bring teeth into alignment much faster than old-school metal braces.

Has gum recession caused the metal base of an old crown to be visible? Soft tissue grafts and crown replacement can correct this problem.

Are you missing one or more teeth? One of the best tooth replacement options is a dental implant. A dental implant consists of a titanium post surgically inserted into the jaw bone to replace the root of the missing tooth. The post integrates with the bone to provide a stable foundation for the replacement tooth.

Can you envision yourself with a dental makeover?
Call Kenneth Hovden DDS at 650-755-6000 to discuss your cosmetic dentistry options.

Kenneth Hovden, DDS
https://www.cosmeticimplantdentistryca.com/


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
https://www.cosmeticimplantdentistryca.com/