Is Tooth Decay Contagious?

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Your mouth has a thriving community of bacteria. There are from 200-300 types. But relatively few cause tooth decay. Bacteria that cause cavities are in the Streptococcus Mutans family. The bacteria mix with sugar. This mixture creates a powerful acid. The acid reduces the calcium in tooth enamel. When the bacteria stays on teeth, it […]

Innovative Implants For Confident Smiles

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Many individuals have experienced an improvement in self-confidence with a dental implant treatment at Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego. Nothing gives us more satisfaction than helping individuals dramatically improve their smile and overall self-assurance. We Offer The Latest Implant Options We provide the latest dental implants to correct dental problems and restore teeth. In addition […]

Super Smiles For Life

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Your child should be naturally proud of his or her smile. It expresses joy, laughter, and fun! To make sure your child has a healthy and appealing smile, start early. Really early. We recommend a child’s first dental visit when their first tooth erupts. An early check is the first step in preventing issues and […]

For A Healthier Smile, Stop Doing This

Categories: Dental health
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The team at Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego would like to discuss how to have a healthy smile. Here is a list of what NOT to do. Chewing sugared gum all day. Cavities, a sore jaw, or issues with your bridgework may result. If you must chew, select gum with Xylitol. Drinking soda and energy […]

Tooth Knocked Out? Call 619-295-4545 ASAP!

Categories: Dental Emergency
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It may sound like a catastrophe to many San Diego area dental patients, but having a tooth knocked out doesn’t always mean you’ll need cosmetic dentistry to fix your smile. If you can keep a cool head and remember a few simple instructions, chances are your tooth can be saved. The most important things for patients […]

Gritting Your Teeth: Stress And Your Smile

Categories: Dental health
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The team at Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego cares about your smile. Did you know that stress can also impact your oral health?  Here are some dental problems linked to stress. Canker and Cold Sores Cold sores are a symptom of the herpes simplex virus. Scientists don’t know exactly what causes canker sores but suspect […]

3 Ways to Minimize Candy Intake at Parties

At Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego, we understand how hard it is to avoid sweets altogether at parties and other gatherings. We encourage healthy living for all of our patients. Here are 3 quick tips to help you minimize candy intake at parties: Have a healthy snack before you go. You’re less likely to […]

Reinvent Yourself With A Smile Makeover

Categories: Cosmetic Dentistry
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A smile makeover can boost your confidence for an upcoming job interview, promotion or new relationship. The process may include teeth whitening, invisible braces, veneers, dental implants, or gum tissue graft surgery. We want to create the perfect smile for you at Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego where we create beautiful smiles for our cosmetic dentistry […]

Beautiful Teeth Without Breaking The Bank

Categories: Cosmetic Dentistry
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At Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego, our smile redesign patients believe that life-changing cosmetic dentistry is a worthwhile investment. Indeed, for most people, the value of a healthy smile is something you can’t measure in dollars.  We recognize, however, that cosmetic dentistry is not cheap. Do you have to spend thousands of dollars to […]