The Challenge Of Dental Hygiene in San Diego

Dental Hygiene in San Diego

There is no doubt about it – it is harder to keep your teeth clean if you wear braces. It’s unfortunate when patients with braces develop tooth decay while simultaneously trying to improve their smile with braces. A classic example of one step forward and two steps back. The Perfect Environment The brackets and wires […]

Six 10-Second Healthy Tooth Helps

Categories: Oral Health
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It doesn’t have to take a lot of time to improve your oral hygiene. In fact, you can form a new habit to benefit your oral health in 10 seconds. I’m Dr. Marcos Ortega with Marcos Ortega DDS and I’m happy to offer my patients 6 ways to add vital dental care to each day in […]

Healthy Habits To Keep You Smiling

Categories: Oral Health
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In today’s post, we will focus on important behaviors that impact oral health. Of course, effective brushing and flossing are two important habits for healthy teeth, but there are many more things we can do to preserve a healthy smile. Diet Do’s Do eat a nutritious diet with a variety of foods. This is required […]

Why a Water Flosser Might be a Good Idea

Categories: Oral Health
San Diego should I use waterpik?

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 […]

If My Gums Bleed, Should I Stop Flossing?

Categories: Oral Health
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This is an important question occasionally asked by patients at Marcos Ortega DDS. The answer, however, is “No!” Bleeding is probably a sign that you need to clean your teeth and gums more thoroughly – not leave them alone. It is impossible to clean effectively between teeth without using floss or an interdental brush. If […]

Everything You Never Wanted To Know About Saliva

Categories: Oral Health
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Hello, my name is Dr. Marcos Ortega and I want to welcome you to my San Diego dental blog. My dental practice, Marcos Ortega DDS, wants to help our Hillcrest, Mission Hills, and Bankers Hill patients to be knowledgeable about oral health issues. Today we are going to discuss the complexity and importance of your […]

Find A Few Minutes To Floss

Categories: Oral Health
San Diego family dentistry

One common excuse often given by people who don’t floss is that the practice is difficult to fit into their daily schedule. If you’ve found this to be true, and feel like you are too busy to floss, here are some suggestions for when to fit this essential dental health habit into your day. The […]