Who’s Afraid Of The Big, Bad…Dentist?

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People that are plagued with dental phobia (Dentophobia) may take comfort in the fact that it is a fairly common condition. At least they know they are not alone and that the medical community takes it seriously. Phobias like Pteromerhanophobia: (the fear of flying) and Acrophobibia (the fear of heights) can be problematic, but a […]

Suspect A Bite Problem?

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Hello! I’m Marcos Ortega, DDS, of Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego. Thanks for visiting my dental blog. The topic of today’s post is malocclusion – literally – “bad bite”. Edward Angle, a pioneer in modern orthodontics invented the term malocclusion. Malocclusion is fairly common in the population as a whole but, fortunately, in most […]

Take Care Of Your Toothbrush!

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The common household toothbrush. Every San Diego home has at least one, and hopefully all San Diego residents are brushing their teeth after each meal. While cosmetic dentistry and a complete smile makeover seem to be all the rage these days, daily brushing is still the most important thing you can do for your oral […]

Lasering In On Precision Dentistry

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The powerful, precise, highly-concentrated beam of light originally known as Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation (LASER) is so ubiquitous that the acronym has now been relegated to lower case. Lasers are used in everything from weapons to barcode scanners. They have increased efficiency and advanced technology in numerous industries such as communications, manufacturing, […]

A Dentist’s Indispensable Tool

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Providing quality dental care is much easier for San Diego area dentists when they have extensive, comprehensive information about their patients’ oral health – and pictures are far more accurate than written notes. To go a step further: pictures that show what’s going on below the visible surface of your teeth and gums are worth […]

Can You Name 9 Dental Specialties?

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Most Bankers Hill people probably know how a pediatric dentist differs from an orthodontist. Some Mission Hills folks may even know the unique focus of endodontists. But few California residents are probably aware that the American Dental Association recognizes nine dental specialties. Today’s post looks at the specific disciplines within the fascinating world of dentistry and the years in which they were formally recognized by the ADA. (If you want a challenge, see if you can name all nine before you continue reading this post.)

Don’t Put Off Your Dental Exam

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Hi kids, adults, and golden-agers in San Diego. No matter what age you are, as long as you have teeth, dental exams are a key practice for keeping your smile healthy and beautiful! (If you don’t have any teeth, communicate with us about dentures and dental implants.) At Marcos Ortega DDS, we have an excellent […]

What Does Your San Diego Dentist Need To Know?

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For optimal dental health, all Hillcrest, Mission Hills, and Bankers Hill residents should be visiting their dentist twice a year for routine cleanings and exams. This is a good time to make sure that you are brushing and flossing properly. It is also important that you discuss issues related to dental health.

Not Happy With Your San Diego Dentist?

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Hello California friends! Welcome to Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego, California. At Marcos Ortega DDS, we provide general dentistry, restorative dentistry, and innovative cosmetic dentistry for the whole family. We offer: dental implants sedation dentistry dental crowns teeth whitening Immediate care for dental emergencies Strong, natural looking restorations A clean, comfortable, and friendly dental […]