Help! My Crown Came Off!

Categories: Dental Crowns
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You are chewing an apple and hear a strange sound, then something in your mouth feels wrong. One of your crowns has popped free. Chances are, the crown (which cost you hundreds of dollars) can be re-cemented. What do you do when your dental crown comes off? It’s vital that you take the following steps: […]

San Diego Looks For Red Carpet-Caliber Smiles

Categories: Cosmetic Dentistry
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When you see pics of your favorite stars, do you ever wonder how these men and women can project such perfection? Can ordinary San Diego folks ever achieve anything approaching celebrity-caliber attractiveness? When it comes to unforgettable smiles, the answer is a resounding “Yes!” There many effective cosmetic dentistry procedures available that can produce meaningful […]

The Marcos Ortega DDS Guide To Teeth Whitening

Categories: Teeth Whitening
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So you want to whiten your teeth? It’s a competitively-priced way to brighten your smile, look younger, and feel more confident when you interact with people in business or social settings. Here are 5 things Marcos Ortega DDS recommends when it comes to teeth whitening: Meet with your dentist for a consultation first. There are […]

Developing Good Dental Habits

Categories: General Dentistry
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  If you wait too long to teach your child how to brush and floss, or if you don’t make sure they are doing it enough, you’re setting yourself up for a lot of work down the road. It’s very hard to convince an older child that they should be spending two or three times […]

Six 10-Second Healthy Tooth Helps

Categories: Oral Health
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It doesn’t have to take a lot of time to improve your oral hygiene. In fact, you can form a new habit to benefit your oral health in 10 seconds. I’m Dr. Marcos Ortega with Marcos Ortega DDS and I’m happy to offer my patients 6 ways to add vital dental care to each day in […]

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 […]

Treatment For Sensitive Teeth

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For those people who feel pain when you sip your morning coffee or who cringe each time you brush or floss, Marcos Ortega DDS is here for you. Dr. Ortega has been treating this common issue since 1986. The first line of defense against tooth sensitivity is proper oral hygiene. Incorrect brushing and over-brushing can […]

What is Patient-Centered Dental Care?

Categories: General Dentistry
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What is your perception of the patient-dentist relationship? Would you characterize it as one-sided? In other words, the dentist examines the patient’s teeth, decides on the course of treatment, and performs the procedure-while the patient is an inconsequential participant. It Starts With The Atmosphere At Marcos Ortega DDS, we don’t do things that way. You […]

Overcoming Anxiety With Gentle Dental At Marcos Ortega DDS

Categories: Sedation Dentistry
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Dental anxiety and the more severe dental phobia impact many people, including some of our patients here at Marcos Ortega DDS. Today’s post answers some questions asked about this important topic. What are the long-term consequences of dental anxiety and dental phobia? The most detrimental consequence is when a dental phobic patient delays dental care […]

Why a Water Flosser Might be a Good Idea

Categories: General Dentistry
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Today we’re reviewing the water flosser, also known as interdental cleaner, interdental irrigator, or water jet. The first water-shooting device for cleaning between teeth was developed in the early 1960’s by Colorado dentist Dr. Gerald Moyer and John Mattingly, a hydraulics engineer. The device is now known by the brand name Waterpik, though many people […]

San Diego, California Cosmetic Dentistry Marcos Ortega DDS provides cosmetic dentistry, sedation dentistry, and emergency dental care in the San Diego, CA area. Experience our high quality professional dental care for healthier teeth and a beautiful smile!

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