Be Glad We Have X-Ray Vision

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During a dental checkup at Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego we do a thorough inspection of your teeth and gums. But visual inspections can’t tell us everything we need to know, which is why we take x-rays. For most patients, we update our x-rays once a year. They help us to make accurate diagnoses […]

Floss Pick Facts For San Diego

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At Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego, we urge all our patients to keep their teeth as clean as possible. But we know a lot of them want convenience. That’s why so many use floss picks instead of conventional dental floss. These little tools are quite handy. They usually have a handle that is pointed […]

Is Grandpa Smiling?

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How are Americans doing when it comes to the dental health of those who are sixty-five and over? Well, at Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego, we have some good news and bad news. The Good News: Tooth decay rates in older Americans has decreased in the past thirty years. The Bad News: 25% of […]

Is It Growing In Your Mouth?

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Plaque is that filmy stuff that forms on teeth. Since it is caused by the breakdown of the foods we eat, plaque formation is a constant process. And that’s why we keep reminding our patients to brush and floss twice a day, at Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego. The plaque process goes something like […]