Can I Objectively Evaluate My Smile?

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A beautiful and healthy smile can be your best physical attribute. After all, your smile is one of the first things people notice about you. At Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego we use cosmetic dentistry to help our patients get fabulous smiles. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. If you look at […]

Bad Breath Q & A

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In this blog post from Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego, we have some answers to frequent questions about bad breath. Q. My wife says my breath is repulsive, but I brush twice a day. Shouldn’t that be enough? A. Bacteria can propagate and stink in hidden crevices that can only be reached with floss. […]

Why a Root Canal Is Not Something To Fear

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This post from Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego addresses one of the most feared dental procedures: the root canal. If you find out you need a root canal, don’t panic. When we recommend this procedure, it’s to repair and save a damaged or infected tooth. Why do people fear root canals? Simple: they have […]

Implants Prevent Denture-Related Health Problems

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 25% of adults over 65 have no remaining teeth. Many people with missing no teeth choose conventional dentures. But there is a better, state-of-the-art alternative at Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego. Problems With Dentures Conventional dentures usually fit properly at first. But the mouth changes […]

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 […]

A Missing Tooth Can Lead to Bone Loss

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Dental implants from Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego support teeth so lifelike, patients have been known to forget some of their teeth aren’t real. That’s now natural their look and function is. Those simple facts are enough to make most people choose dental implants if they need to replace one or more of their […]

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 […]

Super Smiles Have Strong Enamel

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Did you know that enamel is the hardest substance in the body? It’s true! Found on the outer surface of your teeth, enamel is meant to last a lifetime, and with the help of regular checkups at Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego, it can. Enamel may be super strong, but you have to take […]