Is It Growing In Your Mouth?

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Plaque is that filmy stuff that forms on teeth. Since it is caused by the breakdown of the foods we eat, plaque formation is a constant process. And that’s why we keep reminding our patients to brush and floss twice a day, at Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego. The plaque process goes something like […]

What Does Your Saliva Reveal?

In  this blog post from Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego we examine saliva, and its role in your dental health. Don’t be squeamish! Saliva is mostly water. No surprise there. A small portion of it, though, is made up of enzymes, antibacterial substances, mucus, and minerals. The ideal pH balance of the mouth is […]

What If My Child Loses Their Baby Teeth Too Early?

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Primary teeth are vital. Your child needs them to speak. Your son or daughter needs them to eat. A healthy smile improves self-esteem for everyone—young and old. Plus, those little teeth preserve space for the permanent teeth to come in and take their place. When pre-teens lose their baby teeth a long time before their […]