Infant And Toddler Teeth Q&A

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Today’s post is for new San Diego parents. It contains beneficial counsel about caring for baby’s and toddler’s teeth. How should I clean my toddler’s teeth? For infants, gently clean their gums with a piece of gauze or soft cloth. The ADA does not recommend any toothpaste for infants. When your child is three, a […]

Implants vs. Bridges: Know The Facts

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Hello San Diego visitors, welcome to Marcos Ortega DDS. Let’s talk about a traditional tooth replacement option common in San Diego: dental bridges. While dental bridges have restored smiles for generations of people, they are not without drawbacks. Many people with dental bridges find it impossible to keep the small areas around and under the […]

Super Smiles For Life

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Your child should be naturally proud of his or her smile. It expresses joy, laughter, and fun! To make sure your child has a healthy and appealing smile, start early. Really early. We recommend a child’s first dental visit when their first tooth erupts. An early check is the first step in preventing issues and […]

5 Simple Ways To Avoid A Cracked Tooth

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Cracked teeth can be painful, unattractive, and costly to repair, especially if you need emergency dental care. Today’s post in the Marcos Ortega DDS San Diego dental blog contains an easy-to-follow list of tips to keep your teeth whole and strong. Don’t chew on hard things. People should steer clear of ice, hard candies, hard […]

7 Steps For A Healthy Smile

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This post from Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego looks at getting and keepinng dental health. When Benjamin Franklin said “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” nearly three hundred years ago, he meant fire safety. But like all timeless quotes, it applies to much of modern life, particularly dental health. Keeping […]

Here’s Why You Should Visit The Dentist

Why Visit The Dentist?

At Marcos Ortega DDS, your premier general and cosmetic dentistry practice in the San Diego area, we firmly believe that visits to the dentist are a vital part of your personal health. Wondering why? Well, teeth won’t stay healthy without consistent dental visits. From the obvious functional utility to the important cosmetic nature of teeth, you literally can’t […]