A Healthy, Beautiful Smile: Cosmetic Dentistry in San Diego

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It’s easy to get complacent about smile-friendly lifestyle choices. At Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego, we remind you that committing to oral health best practices can prevent future problems and improve your quality of life, and that cosmetic dentistry can repair the effects of neglect. Brushing Good: Brush teeth once a day. Better: Brush […]

Developing Good Dental Habits

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Developing Good Dental Habits In Hillcrest

  If you wait too long to teach your child how to brush and floss, or if you don’t make sure they are doing it enough, you’re setting yourself up for a lot of work down the road. It’s very hard to convince an older child that they should be spending two or three times […]

Peace Begins With A Smile

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Mother Theresa once said “Peace begins with a smile.” Perhaps that peace should start with the person who is smiling. How do you feel about your smile? Are you at peace with it? Are you proud to flash a wide, happy grin? Do you believe it is beautiful? Does it express your best self? Let’s […]

What is Patient-Centered Dental Care?

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What is your perception of the patient-dentist relationship? Would you characterize it as one-sided? In other words, the dentist examines the patient’s teeth, decides on the course of treatment, and performs the procedure-while the patient is an inconsequential participant. It Starts With The Atmosphere At Marcos Ortega DDS, we don’t do things that way. You […]

Why a Water Flosser Might be a Good Idea

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Today we’re reviewing the water flosser, also known as interdental cleaner, interdental irrigator, or water jet. The first water-shooting device for cleaning between teeth was developed in the early 1960’s by Colorado dentist Dr. Gerald Moyer and John Mattingly, a hydraulics engineer. The device is now known by the brand name Waterpik, though many people […]

What Have We Done For You Lately?

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At Marcos Ortega DDS, everything we do is for the well-being of our valued patients. We are devoted to offering quality, compassionate dental care tailored to each patient’s individual needs. We know that optimum oral health is a critical element of overall physical health and that dentists do more that just “drill and fill.” Like […]