Advanced Dental Technology At Marcos Ortega DDS

Categories: Dental health
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Dental technology is ever evolving. Dental crowns and dental implants in San Diego look like “real teeth” because of the advances made in lasers, x-rays and other applications. Following are some of the state of the art technology that helps Marcos Ortega DDS better serve their patients. CAD/CAM CAD (computer-aided design) and CAM (computer-aided manufacturing) are […]

How Much Do You Know About Gum Disease?

Categories: Gum Disease
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A healthy smile needs decay-free teeth and healthy gums. At Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego, we’ve seen a variety of issues in our patients’ gums. Which of the items below are risk factors for gum disease (periodontitis)? a. Pregnancy b. Overbite c. Diabetes d. Heredity All of the above. Pregnancy, menopause, or any other condition […]

Are You At Risk For Bone Recession?

Categories: Dental health
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A healthy smile needs decay-free teeth and healthy gums, as well as a healthy jawbone. Our teeth need a strong firm foundation to remain healthy and beautiful. At Marcos Ortega DDS we’ve seen a variety of issues in our patients’ jaw health. Today’s post looks at bone recession. Occasionally, a patient experiences bone recession in […]

Avoid Sports Injuries: Protect Those Teeth!

Categories: Dental Emergency
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At Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego, we provide comprehensive full service dentistry for patients. We want to raise awareness of the importance of athletic mouth protection. Patients should think of custom mouthguards as a critical part of their protective gear. Did you know- over 5 million teeth are knocked out per year? Many of […]

Missing Pieces In The Mouth Puzzle For San Diego

Categories: Cosmetic Dentistry
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A 500-piece Eiffel Tower puzzle is still easy to recognize with 32 pieces missing. But, a 32-piece dental puzzle is just not complete without ALL of the pieces. If you’re missing teeth, consider a dental implant from Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego If you’re missing teeth, cutting your mouth on chipped edges of teeth, struggling with […]

The Health And Beauty Consequences Of Missing Teeth

Categories: Dental Implants
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Today’s blog post from Marcos Ortega, DDS, focuses on missing teeth and dental implants. Our teeth have many important functions. We need them to chew our food, talk, and smile. But have you ever considered their role in holding up your face? When we lose teeth, the bone around the site of the extraction begins […]

Know The Facts About Oral Piercings

Categories: Oral Health
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Body piercings are a common form of self-expression seen around San Diego. At Marcos Ortega DDS, we encourage our patients to enhance their smiles in the healthiest way. Today’s post is for those who currently have an oral piercing or are considering one. Unfortunately, these piercings and the jewelry they use can lead to serious problemswith not only your […]

Beating Horrible Halitosis

Categories: Dental health
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Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego would like to share with you some insights about halitosis. Halitosis, or bad breath, can be embarrassing when it happens. Poor oral hygiene is often the cause. Make sure you schedule your preventive visits and teeth cleaning with us twice a year. Brushing just the teeth may not remove particles […]

Get Those Teeth In Shape!

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Porcelain veneers are one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures used and it’s not difficult to see why. There are many common dental problems that Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego can treat with this technique. Do you have chipped or broken teeth? Do you have teeth that have gaps in between them? You might […]

Why You Should Take Snoring Seriously

Categories: Snoring

Snoring isn’t just an annoyance. It can have considerable health consequences. Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego can help. What is Snoring? Snoring is caused by an an airway obstruction in the throat or nasal cavity. The obstruction can be caused by: Poor muscle tone in the throat and tongue—when muscles relax they can collapse onto […]