Sparkling Smiles With Safe Bleaching

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Sparkling smiles are more attractive than dull and yellow ones: you won’t get much disagreement there. Everybody likes to see a pleasing smile, and having beautiful teeth is also good for your self esteem. At Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego, we create sparkling smiles every day with cosmetic dentistry. Unfortunately our teeth lose their […]

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 […]

9 Things To Know About CEREC Crowns

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CEREC stands for “Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics.” The “chairside” refers to the dentist’s chair. What is CEREC? Dental practices with CEREC technology have a state-of-the-art milling machine that fabricates tooth restorations CEREC dentists use CAD/CAM software to create custom crowns that fit perfectly CEREC crowns are designed, manufactured, and placed in the same […]

You Know It When You See It

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You may not be able to articulate why all the characteristics blend in perfect harmony. We’re talking about a beautiful smile. At Marcos Ortega DDS, beautiful smiles are our specialty. We provide tooth implants and other cosmetic dental procedures for complete smile makeovers. You may be surprised at how many design elements Dr. Ortega must […]

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 […]