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Your teeth are built to take a serious amount of pressure. To protect them, your teeth are coated in a super-strong substance called enamel. The enamel on your teeth also protects your teeth from decay, infection, and cavities. However, there are some things that your teeth are just not built to handle. We want to […]

The tongue is one of the most neglected parts of the mouth when it comes to dental hygiene. But it’s easy to see why. Many of our Monrovia patients tell us that their dentist has told them since they were kids to brush their teeth at least twice a day. But rarely do patients get […]

While it is always the goal to save our patients’ natural teeth, there are certain cases when extracting (removing) the tooth is the best course of action. With extreme decay, infection, or trauma, removing the tooth entirely is sometimes the only route to go. When a tooth is removed, the next question is how to […]

Cavities are almost certainly the top concern for our patients when it comes to their oral health. From a very early age we are all taught that we need to brush and floss our teeth every day so that we can avoid getting cavities filled at the dentist. Monrovia patients that discover they need to […]

We will be joining the Lupus Foundation of America’s 2017 Walk to End Lupus on 6/3! For those of you that don’t know, lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body (skin, joints, and/or organs). In lupus, something goes wrong with the immune system, which is the part of […]

Nobody likes to have a toothache. But, it seems like from time to time, we all get one. What most Monrovia patients don’t know, is that there can be several causes of tooth pain, which is why it’s important that you visit Monrovia dentist Dr. Q any time you have a toothache so she can […]

Nearly all of us have felt the pain of a toothache or teeth that are sensitive to hot, cold, sugary and/or spicy food and beverages. And for some of us, that pain has caused us to make an extra trip to the dentist, to try to figure out how to resolve the pain. But, what […]

You might think that since your child only has his or her baby teeth, that you don’t need to worry about tooth decay. Unfortunately, that thought is incorrect. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, 48% of children ages 2 to 11 will develop tooth decay, or a cavity, in their baby […]

Every year, Monrovia dentist Dr. Q treats patients for tooth and mouth injuries. 80% of tooth injuries affect one of the two front teeth, and mouth injures can include damage to the tongue, inner cheek, and lips. But, what exactly causes tooth and mouth injuries? Is there anything you can do to prevent them? Read […]

If you are about to have an infected tooth extracted in Monrovia, or have suffered a tooth injury and lost your tooth, you probably have several questions about dental implants. What are dental implants made of? How do I take good care of my dental implants? And can dental implants still get cavities? Dental Implants […]