There is no question that regular visits to your dentist for routine cleanings and preventive dental care are crucial to maintaining healthy teeth and gums and contributing to a healthy, radiant smile.  Nonetheless, there are also a number of healthy habits you can perform at home daily to maintain the health and beauty of your […]

Among the many common ailments that we often treat at Dr. Q Dental, serving patients in the Duarte and Monrovia region of California is dry mouth.  This very common condition may not only make such basic oral functions as speaking, eating, and swallowing difficult and uncomfortable, it can also lead to bad breath, as well […]

Many of our patients in the Monrovia area of California come to Dr. Q Dental complaining of symptoms of bad breath that are not only embarrassing, but also uncomfortable, and may signal the presence of harmful oral bacteria that can lead to tooth decay and gum disease.  For the benefit of our Monrovia-area patients and […]

Being able to flash a beautiful, shimmering white smile is something that many of our Monrovia patients dream about. It shows that you’re healthy and also can be a big boost of confidence for your career and social life. While our teeth start off when we’re young as a brilliant white color, there are many […]

Millions of Americans suffer from missing teeth. One of the absolute best methods to replace a missing tooth is with a procedure called dental implants. Monrovia patients get a wide variety of benefits with dental implants over other options like bridges and dentures. While dental implants are a terrific way to restore your teeth, patients […]

One of the biggest pieces of misinformation about cavities has to do with sugar. Almost all of our Monrovia patients tell us that they’ve been told by their parents since their childhood that sugar will “rot your teeth.” But is that actually true? In this blog post we want to examine exactly what sugar does […]

Some of our favorite foods and beverages also contribute heavily to staining your teeth. Foods like berries, pasta sauce, popsicles, and drinks like wine, coffee, and tea can all cause discoloration of your teeth. One of the most effective methods to brighten up your smile is teeth whitening. But there’s another way to prevent stains […]

Our mouths are home to billions of bacteria. Some of them are good and do things like fight bad breath. But others of them are bad. This harmful bacteria quickly forms a thin layer of plaque on your teeth called plaque. In this blog post we want to look at whether or not this plaque […]

When you wake up in the morning you probably notice that not only will you have a case of “morning breath,” but also your teeth may feel like they have a sticky layer covering them. While we sleep, the billions of bacteria in our mouths form a layer on top of the teeth that is […]

Our teeth have to be incredibly strong to withstand the daily demands of chewing and biting. But despite their toughness, our teeth are susceptible to staining and discoloration. While there are many different factors that can cause stains on our teeth, the foods and beverages that we eat and drink are the main culprits. We’re […]