Why a Root Canal Is Not Something To Fear

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This post from Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego addresses one of the most feared dental procedures: the root canal. If you find out you need a root canal, don’t panic. When we recommend this procedure, it’s to repair and save a damaged or infected tooth. Why do people fear root canals? Simple: they have […]

Implants Prevent Denture-Related Health Problems

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 25% of adults over 65 have no remaining teeth. Many people with missing no teeth choose conventional dentures. But there is a better, state-of-the-art alternative at Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego. Problems With Dentures Conventional dentures usually fit properly at first. But the mouth changes […]

Protect Your Enamel, Protect Your Teeth

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This message from Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego is about tooth enamel. Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the body, and well-suited to protect your teeth. If you keep your tooth enamel healthy, you will avoid many dental ailments. Your risk of getting cavities goes way down. Your teeth will be less likely […]

A Missing Tooth Can Lead to Bone Loss

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Dental implants from Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego support teeth so lifelike, patients have been known to forget some of their teeth aren’t real. That’s now natural their look and function is. Those simple facts are enough to make most people choose dental implants if they need to replace one or more of their […]

Save Your Breath

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This post from Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego focuses on a problem experienced by many people, bad breath. Bad breath, or halitosis, has several causes. The most common is poor oral hygiene. Halitosis often happens in the middle of the day, due to an inability to brush between meals. Small food pieces on the […]

7 Surprising Causes Of Bad Breath

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Anyone with chronic bad breath understands the embarrassment and frustration associated with this condition. As unpleasant as it is, rest assured we can help at Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego. There are several possible causes for bad breath, some that you may overlook: Poor oral hygiene Digestive problems Systemic infection Bacteria on dentures Gum […]