It Doesn’t Take Long To Beautify Your Smile

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At Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego, we can improve your smile with cosmetic dentistry by restoring cracked or discolored teeth, by straightening them, or even by replacing those that are missing. We all want to have the best possible smiles, but cosmetic dentistry is more than just appearance. Straight teeth are easier to care […]

Not Your Mother’s Jewelry: 5 Reasons Tongue Piercings Are Dangerous

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Let’s get right to it; while tongue, cheek, and lip piercings are “so in” right now, here’s five reasons to keep piercings where they belong—in your ears: Excessive drooling—YIKES! Chipped teeth Infection (some even in places you wouldn’t think can get infected) Hypersensitivity to metal Nerve damage Drooling Lip and tongue piercings may make you […]

Are Dentures The Only Answer For Extensive Tooth Loss?

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At Marcos Ortega DDS, we restore smiles for patients with severe tooth loss. What is total mouth reconstruction? Modern restorative dentistry makes total mouth reconstruction a reality! Total mouth reconstruction restores all the teeth with dental implants and/or implant-anchored dentures. What are dental implants? Dental implants are strong, functional, and naturally-looking restorations Dental implants replace the tooth […]

Infant And Toddler Teeth Q&A

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Today’s post is for new San Diego parents. It contains beneficial counsel about caring for baby’s and toddler’s teeth. How should I clean my toddler’s teeth? For infants, gently clean their gums with a piece of gauze or soft cloth. The ADA does not recommend any toothpaste for infants. When your child is three, a […]