The 4 Stages of Gum Disease

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Gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss in adults. It’s a progressive condition, and is easily treatable in its earliest stages. In this article from Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego CA, we have put together a list of the four main stages of gum disease, in order to keep our patients aware […]

The Five Stages of a Cavity

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In this message from Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego CA we discuss something about cavities you might not know. You may have heard that once tooth enamel is eroded, it’s gone forever. This is not entirely true. In the earliest stage of enamel erosion, a cavity can be reversed. Here are the five stages […]

Tooth Bleaching Fact And Fiction

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You have probably seen ads for whitening products. In the last few years, the various terms have become indiscernible from each other. In this ocean of ads and slogans, how do you separate tooth bleaching fact from fiction? At Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego CA, we have the information you need to pick the […]

Afraid of the Dentist? 5 Ways to Reduce Dental Anxiety

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If you tense up just thinking about going to the dentist, you may benefit from sedation dentistry offered by Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego. Millions of Americans stress out when they have to see the dentist. It is referred to as dental anxiety. There is a more severe form, too, called dental phobia. In […]

Stay Out Of The Dental Danger Zone

Stay Out Of The San Diego Dental Danger Zone

You would never run a red light on a busy street, or cross over a lane of orange construction cones. But Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego warns that you might be doing some everyday things that are bad for your oral health. In this post, we’ll share some common habits that could be detrimental […]