Category: Oral Health

The process of root canal treatment can be confusing and often frightening. Root canals have long been the punch-line of jokes or the plot of a horror story told by friends or coworkers.  This horror is not from the root canal procedure itself, but from the pain of a toothache. A toothache can sometimes mean […]

What age do children need to be visiting the dentist is a question many have asked, but rarely get a good answer. As children grow up there have long been very specific dates and ages for everything from immunizations to physicals and more. There have not been these same direct answers for when to take […]

The question of what to eat often comes up following wisdom teeth removal. The surprising fact is that there are very few rules for eating following wisdom teeth extractions. Having wisdom teeth extractions with Dr. Q in Monrovia means you can continue to eat and drink most things that you love. The most important thing you can […]

Does Wisdom Teeth Removal Require Surgery? The prospect of having teeth removed can always come with questions and concerns. Dr. Q and her team are often asked if wisdom teeth removal requires surgery. As human beings, we are all made wonderfully yet different. No two of us are the same and that is how you will be […]

Let’s be honest with each other. We both know going to the dentist isn’t exactly everyone’s favorite activity. In fact, most of us tend to put off going to the dentist as long as possible, but unfortunately, postponing a visit isn’t likely to make dental problems go away any time soon. Like any other medical […]

Oral cancer affects so many people in the United States. It is a deadly disease that hurts so many families around the country. Dr. Charlyn Quiec and her team are proud to team up with The Oral Cancer Foundation to help raise awareness about Oral Cancer throughout the month of April. It is estimated that […]

Your goal is straighter teeth and a great smile. Both braces and Invisalign® may be potential treatment options, and you may already be familiar with some of the advantages that the latter option offers. As an Invisalign dentist, Dr. Q often discusses these benefits with patients who are good candidates for the treatment. Typically, patients […]

Parents want the best for their children, and oral health is no exception. Fortunately, it’s easy to develop good dental behavior for kids. Here, Monrovia dentist Dr. Q offers her advice for parents and children from birth through the early years. Get started even before your baby has teeth. Infant newborns may not have pearly […]

While traditional implant surgery uses a “two stage placement” that takes the surgery to complete in six months, immediate loading or “same day loading” allows completing the procedure the same day. Conventional dental implants require the gums and bones to heal before a crown could be fixed on the implant. The main disadvantage of this […]

Dr. Q Dental may recommend porcelain veneers for patients who have chipped, damaged, or discolored teeth or teeth that are misaligned and not a fit for the Invisalign® treatment. Porcelain veneers can replace the visible portion of your teeth with a thin, tooth-colored layer. Veneers have a lot of advantages: They can address a variety […]