Five Facts About Enamel Erosion

enamel erosion treatment San Diego

This post from Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego CA is about your tooth enamel, and how you can best protect it. Our teeth work hard and are constantly under assault. It’s no wonder that nature encases them with an armor of enamel – the hardest substance in the body. Sadly, enamel erosion is extremely […]

No Cavities? Thank Your Parents

how to prevent cavities San Diego

At Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego CA, we stay on top of new discoveries in the exciting field of dentistry and occasionally share interesting facts with our patients. Today’s post focuses on new findings in a compelling field of research: genetic dentistry. According to Mary L. Marazita, director of the Center for Craniofacial and […]

Don’t Like Dental Visits? Go Anyway.

Helping San Diego Love Dental Visits

It’s no secret that many dread going to the dentist. Whether they associate dental visits with shame, pain, or financial drain, they avoid it at all costs. At Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego CA , we encourage all our patients to see their dentist regularly. This way, you can prevent more uncomfortable dental procedures, […]

How Tooth Grinding Can Damage Your Smile

tooth grinding treatment San Diego

Teeth grinding is a common behavior among people of all ages. Known formally as bruxism, it is when someone involuntarily clenches or grinds their teeth. It can have serious consequences, but is treatable at Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego CA. Teeth grinding can occur during the day or night and can affect children and […]

Teen Teeth: Adolescent Oral Health

 adolescent dental issues

If you are a teenager or the parent of a teenager, this Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego CA post is for you. We’ll discuss dental issues of special concern to adolescents. Dental risks for teens include both developmental and lifestyle-related factors. At our practice, we see decay and gum disease far too often in […]