Be Glad We Have X-Ray Vision

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During a dental checkup at Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego we do a thorough inspection of your teeth and gums. But visual inspections can’t tell us everything we need to know, which is why we take x-rays. For most patients, we update our x-rays once a year. They help us to make accurate diagnoses […]

Floss Pick Facts For San Diego

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At Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego, we urge all our patients to keep their teeth as clean as possible. But we know a lot of them want convenience. That’s why so many use floss picks instead of conventional dental floss. These little tools are quite handy. They usually have a handle that is pointed […]

Marcos Ortega DDS Treats 3 Urgent Dental Issues

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Our mouth and teeth work hard for us. Consider how much they experience day after day. It’s not surprising that occasionally problems arise. In an urgent situation, remember that Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego offers emergency dentistry. Here are three of the most common urgent care issues: 1. Abscessed Tooth An abscess is a […]

Is Grandpa Smiling?

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How are Americans doing when it comes to the dental health of those who are sixty-five and over? Well, at Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego, we have some good news and bad news. The Good News: Tooth decay rates in older Americans has decreased in the past thirty years. The Bad News: 25% of […]