Keeping You Comfortable

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At Marcos Ortega DDS, we make a conscious effort to help our patients feel comfortable. Though our chairs are cushy as can be, we are not only talking about physical comfort here. We are talking about emotional comfort. In other words, peace of mind. Here are four ways we are committed to your peace of […]

Is Tooth Decay Contagious?

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Your mouth has a thriving community of bacteria. There are from 200-300 types. But relatively few cause tooth decay. Bacteria that cause cavities are in the Streptococcus Mutans family. The bacteria mix with sugar. This mixture creates a powerful acid. The acid reduces the calcium in tooth enamel. When the bacteria stays on teeth, it […]

Know The Facts About Oral Piercings

Categories: Oral Health
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Body piercings are a common form of self-expression seen around San Diego. At Marcos Ortega DDS, we encourage our patients to enhance their smiles in the healthiest way. Today’s post is for those who currently have an oral piercing or are considering one. Unfortunately, these piercings and the jewelry they use can lead to serious problemswith not only your […]

6 Things You Should Know Before Having Oral Surgery in San Diego

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When it comes to preparing for oral surgery in San Diego,  the patients of Marcos Ortega DDS are given 6 important instructions to get them through from start to finish. First – Choose Wisely Understanding the pros and cons of a procedure helps you attain the ideal outcome. This essential knowledge about your dental experience […]

Oral Health in San Diego: Smoking And Vaping

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A recent study on the impacts of e-cigarettes on oral health in San Diego has more bad news for individuals who believe vaping is less risky than smoking traditional cigarettes. In a study published in the journal Oncotarget, analysts concluded that e-cigarettes may cause chronic inflammation and irreversible cellular weakening. These conditions, in turn, can bring about […]

Replace Old Dental Fillings in Hillcrest

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Superficial cuts in the skin vanish without a trace, infections are eradicated with antibiotics, broken bones mend, and inflamed tissues abate. Our teeth, unfortunately, can’t regenerate. Decay can be halted in its progress, but scientists are still years away from actual enamel regeneration. That’s why the team at Marcos Ortega DDS strongly emphasizes preventative dentistry. […]