The Five Stages of a Cavity

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In this message from Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego we discuss something about cavities you might not know. You may have heard that once tooth enamel is eroded, it’s gone forever. This is not entirely true. In the earliest stage of enamel erosion, a cavity can be reversed. Here are the five stages of […]

Tooth Bleaching Fact And Fiction

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You have probably seen ads for whitening products. In the last few years, the various terms have become indiscernible from each other. In this ocean of ads and slogans, how do you separate tooth bleaching fact from fiction? At Marcos Orgega DDS in San Diego CA, we have the information you need to pick the […]

Afraid of the Dentist? 5 Ways to Reduce Dental Anxiety

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If you tense up just thinking about going to the dentist, you may benefit from sedation dentistry offered by Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego. Millions of Americans stress out when they have to see the dentist. It is referred to as dental anxiety. There is a more severe form, too, called dental phobia. In […]

Stay Out Of The Dental Danger Zone

Stay Out Of The San Diego Dental Danger Zone

You would never run a red light on a busy street, or cross over a lane of orange construction cones. But Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego warns that you might be doing some everyday things that are bad for your oral health. In this post, we’ll share some common habits that could be detrimental […]

Are There Drawbacks to Dental Implants?

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Dental implants might sound like some futuristic solution to missing teeth. But they’ve become part of mainstream dentistry, and are available at Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego. Most patients have a lot of questions about dental implants, once they seriously begin to consider them. Are there any drawbacks to implants? Are they safe? Experimental? […]

Are You Watching For Cavities?

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Tooth decay is one of the most common health problems there is. Are you doing everything you can to prevent it? In this post from Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego we have some practical ideas that can help. Avoid Refined Sugar This one is probably obvious, but avoiding sugar should be your number one […]