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 […]

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 […]

Dead Or Just Sick?

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Since teeth don’t grow and the enamel is not made of living cells, it’s easy to forget that teeth are alive. We are reminded of this when we have a toothache, or sudden sensitivity to hot or cold food. Like other organs, teeth need a blood supply to stay alive and healthy. At Marcos Ortega […]

9 Tips For Preventing Gum Disease

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Gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss in the United States. But it is a preventable disease, and also treatable, at Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego. Here are some simple ways to keep your teeth and gums healthy. Brush your teeth for two to three minutes, at least twice a day, with […]

Great Reasons to Floss Your Teeth

Three Great Reasons to Floss Your Teeth by Marcos Ortega DDS

Flossing can be a bit of a chore. It takes a little extra time, and if you haven’t flossed in a while, it can even be painful. It’s no wonder our team at Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego is constantly reminding our patients to brush and floss! Flossing is vital to your dental health. […]