You Should Worry if Any of These 3 Things Happen in Your Mouth

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1. You drink a cold beverage and—yowza—it generates a shooting pain! When a cavity has eroded enamel it eventually contacts the layer under the enamel. This is called the dentin. The dentin contains tiny tubules. A cold (or acidic) liquid that flows into the tubules can get close enough to the nerve to make you […]

How Do Implant Dentures Work?

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Many men and women know that a permanent tooth implant is an ideal tooth restoration. Some don’t realize, however, that two or more can support a partial or full denture. This can be a less expensive option than having numerous implants while still providing many benefits as compared to conventional dentures. Today’s article answers the […]

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 […]

Innovative Implants For Confident Smiles

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Many individuals have experienced an improvement in self-confidence with a dental implant treatment at Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego. Nothing gives us more satisfaction than helping individuals dramatically improve their smile and overall self-assurance. We Offer The Latest Implant Options We provide the latest dental implants to correct dental problems and restore teeth. In addition […]

Restorative Dentistry in San Diego

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This post looks at one of the miracles of modern science: restorative dentistry. At Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego, we define this as restoring your teeth to a healthy, functional, pleasing condition. Say you were a biomedical engineer working in dentistry before the advent of dental restorations. The men and women of your generation […]

Overcoming Anxiety With Gentle Dental At Marcos Ortega DDS

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Dental anxiety and the more severe dental phobia impact many people, including some of our patients here at Marcos Ortega DDS. Today’s post answers some questions asked about this important topic. What are the long-term consequences of dental anxiety and dental phobia? The most detrimental consequence is when a dental phobic patient delays dental care […]

Keeping Patients Calm Since 1986

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Are you or a family member apprehensive about going to the dentist? Has a past experience with pain or discomfort caused you to start panicking when you think about having your teeth worked on? Have you neglected going to the dentist and fear the amount of work that might need to be carried out? If […]