It Doesn’t Take Long To Beautify Your Smile

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At Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego, we can improve your smile with cosmetic dentistry by restoring cracked or discolored teeth, by straightening them, or even by replacing those that are missing. We all want to have the best possible smiles, but cosmetic dentistry is more than just appearance. Straight teeth are easier to care […]

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 […]

What Does Your Saliva Reveal?

In  this blog post from Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego we examine saliva, and its role in your dental health. Don’t be squeamish! Saliva is mostly water. No surprise there. A small portion of it, though, is made up of enzymes, antibacterial substances, mucus, and minerals. The ideal pH balance of the mouth is […]