Most San Diego residents know that frequently eating foods high in sugar can cause cavities. Therefore, it’s important to limit candy, soda, cookies, etc. Also, remember that frequency is as dangerous as the amount of sugar. Research has found that a higher frequency in sugar consumption may lead to demineralization more than the amount of […]
Dry Mouth Can Cause Dental Problems
A decline of saliva flow resulting in a dry mouth is a common issue, especially among older individuals. Dry mouth is not only uncomfortable, but it can also cause tooth damage. Saliva is needed to keep the mouth lubricated, wash the food from teeth, and neutralize the acids that can cause plaque. Extensive decay can […]
How to Prevent Tooth Decay In San Diego
Tooth decay, also known as “dental caries,” is a common dental problem that affects people of all ages in Hillcrest, Mission Hills, and Bankers Hill. It occurs when bacteria in the mouth break down the sugars in food and produce acid, which erodes the enamel on teeth. Over time, this erosion can lead to cavities, […]
Optimum Oral Health Includes Exams and Cleanings
If you’ve ever visited our blog here at Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego CA, you’ve probably heard the advice to have dental visits and cleanings twice a year. In fact, dental professionals have been advising the twice-yearly frequency for over 50 years. The American Dental Association counsels individuals to visit their dentist twice a […]
Is The Humble Toothbrush Obsolete?
Are manual toothbrushes obsolete? Would you believe people have been asking that question for more than fifty years? At Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego CA, we assure you that the answer is no. When it comes to maintaining your dental health, an old school manual toothbrush is one of your best friends. “Wait a […]
Been A While Since You’ve Visited The Dentist?
At Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego CA we are committed to the highest standards of dental care, and to the experience our patients have in our office. If it’s been a while since you’ve had a checkup, we invite you to give us a call to schedule one. Communication is one of our biggest […]