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Dr. Q Discusses COVID Vaccine Roll Out

To say that the last few months have brought disruption would be a significant understatement. And yet, thankfully, it looks like the COVID-19 endgame may be in sight. Throughout the State of California, the first round of vaccinations is being rolled out to front-line healthcare workers and at-risk patient groups. This is excellent news, a reason for gratitude and hope....
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What to Do When Sinus Issues Cause Tooth Pain

There’s nothing worse than tooth pain- that dreadful, ongoing ache affects everything you do and can make your life a nightmare. If you’ve ever had a toothache, you know what we’re talking about. Toothaches are a common thing and can be the result of something as simple as sensitivity to hot or cold fluids or a crack in the tooth. Another obvious cause of a......
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Toothache Disappeared; Do I Still Need to See My Dentist?

Toothaches can be very debilitating when they occur, crippling the function of other parts of the body as well. They may occur as a result of tooth decay, an abscessed tooth, and infected gum, repetitive motions of the gum/teeth, or a damaged filling. Depending on the exact cause, a toothache might mysteriously disappear, leaving you with the feeling that all is now fine with the......
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The Consequences of Leaving an Abscessed Tooth

Oral health is so important, and even with regular checkups and care from Sierra Madre dentist, Dr. Q, there can be the odd issue. When most of us think of dental problems, we think cavities, which are relatively easy to detect and often just as easy to fix. What many people don’t realize, however, is that there are certain conditions such as abscessed teeth that,......
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Easy 5 Step Oral Hygiene Routine

Practicing good oral hygiene is a necessity for Monrovia patients as it ensures that our teeth, jawbone, and gums are well taken care of and in good condition for a very long time. Having good oral hygiene plays a key role in our overall well-being as we make use of our teeth to carry out a lot of activities in our daily lives. Firstly, we......
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4 Ways To Prevent Plaque Buildup

Plaque is a sticky, colorless bacterial film which sticks to the teeth and gums. When felt with the tip of the tongue, it has a fuzzy feeling and is noticeable when you haven’t brushed your teeth. Plaque is very harmful to your dental health and should not be allowed to build up since it’s made up of bacterial constituents which produce acidic waste. Bacteria is......
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Three Reasons Removing Plaque from Your Mouth Is Imperative for Your Oral Hygiene

If teeth are not cleaned regularly, the bacteria present in our mouth and from food particles forms a thin film on our teeth; commonly known as plaque. Regular visits to the dentist can help keep your teeth looking sparkling and healthy. In fact, without cleaning, plaque can get build-up quickly leading to inflamed and infected gums; which often results in a lot of pain and......
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Should I Use Mouthwash Regularly?

Many of our patients at Dr. Q Dental in Monrovia are curious to learn our professional recommendations regarding such basic questions as how often to brush, what type of toothbrushes are most recommended by dentists, and which toothpastes are ideal for warding off tooth decay and gum disease. One common question our patients often pose is regarding the use of mouthwash and its effectiveness in......
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Is Tooth Decay Reversible?

Tooth decay is the result of accumulated harmful oral bacteria that affects the overall health of the teeth and gums, causing cavities and other problems in dental health.  This condition develops when the teeth are not properly cleaned on a regular basis, or when plaque develops just beneath the gum line, causing weakening of the teeth and gums, and encouraging the proliferation of harmful bacteria......
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How Can Diet Contribute To Tooth Decay?

We’ve all heard about the harmful effects that candy and sugary treats may have on oral health and the fact that these types of foods contribute to tooth decay and cavities.  At Dr. Q Dental, we also make our Monrovia-area patients aware that optimal oral health is a gateway to improving the overall health of your entire body, and diet has a lot to do......
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