Aesthetic Smile Dental Center
Marilou Toquero, DDS:
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Aesthetic Smile Dental Center
Marilou Toquero, DDS
Lakewood, CA

★★★★★

33 REVIEWS
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DENTAL TREATMENTS OFFERED

A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:

Dental cleaning

White fillings

Crowns

Inlays & onlays

Bridges

Braces

Clear aligners

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

Sedation dentistry

TMJ treatment

Sleep apnea therapy

Dental implants

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Offers Invisalign®? Yes

OFFICE HOURS

Monday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Tuesday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Thursday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Friday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

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Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Olivia H. from Long Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Dr. Toquero and her staff are the most professional, kind, and gentle people in the business. I’m so glad I found them because I had several awful experiences before I made an appointment with them. I wasn’t sure I’d make them my permanent dental office, but after the first visit, I knew I could trust them with my dental health. They’re straightforward and honest with their billing. It’s been a challenge finding an honest office because my previous office was SHADY. They’re also very gentle during every procedure and they make you feel at ease. My husband no longer hates going to the dentist because, as he put it, it’s the first time a cleaning did not hurt. I’ve never had an aversion to dentists, but I have to agree that I don’t feel nervous with Dr. Toquero’s team.
Everyone here treats you like an old friend and not just like another patient. Unlike many other offices, they don’t act inconvenienced when you need explanations or to reschedule. Their friendly smiles are welcomed! One of the most important reasons why I chose to stay here is that Dr. Toquero’s dental work is clean and professional. You can’t see where I’ve got work done unlike my previous work. She even fixed other dentists’ work for me!

Jay D (Source: Google)

★★★★★

This is the best dental office I have ever been to. The staff is great and courteous and will do whatever they can to get you the appointment that works for you. And Dr Marilou is awesome. I have never had any issues with this office and they make my dental checkups enjoyable. I highly recommend Aesthetic Dental.

Sam Lim (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Honest and Helpful! Consultation with Aesthetic Smile ~  I came in because of the great reviews. I’ve been planning to get my brother and my braces done, unfortunately they only do Invisalign, too bad because their service seemed outstanding.  Dr. Toquero was honest with our expectation, and didn’t impose this procedure even though she could have, which would have only corrected the aesthetic, but would take too long, or may not even correct my cross bite. My brother has a similar case that requires a more drastic approach. Instead she was helpful, for our best interest she referred a couple competitors of hers, and offered to check up on the work afterwords. We do not have dental coverage for ortho, and have been saving for these procedures.Dr. Toquero and her staff were both helpful and honest with their consultation and referral. Thank you for your time!

Dora F. from Bellflower, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I need to say that Aesthetic Smile Dental Center is just great, Dr. Toquero and her staff are very professional and knowledgeable. They really take care of you and make you feel very comfortable. The facility is modern and has new technology and I love how clean the facility is kept. They are simply the best!

Christina Martin (Source: Google)

★★★★★

I hadn’t been to the dentist in over 10 years so, I was a bit hesitant to go to just anyone, knowing that I had so much work that needed to be done. I found Dr. Toquero on Yelp! and she had so many great reviews! After 1 cleaning and 4 fillings…I found my forever dentist 😉 Staff is always friendly, on point with questions and Dr. Toquero was informative and professional (not to mention very friendly); just what I look for!! I will refer her to anyone I know!!

Yriafeam T. from Long Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I was scared of dentist growing up, I always make up excuses not see my dentist . Going to Aesthetic Smile changed that. I have the best dentist ever, she treats her patients with extra care.  Not only they have a great dentist, they also have the best staff who always greets and assists you with a smile.  They’re all very friendly They always make you feel comfortable and at home. I’m glad I found this gem.

Joy O. from Lakewood, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I came in here for consultation. Scheduling was very easy. They would give you dates & time that can work with your schedule. The office has a very welcoming atmosphere. The design and cleanliness of the whole office is perfect. It is bright, very clean, airy & roomy. All assistants/office personnel are smiling. Since it was my first time in their office, they give me a quick tour. I met with the main dentist. I must say, she was very friendly & professional. I became comfortable right away discussing what I wanted to do. She gave me a quick answer if that can be covered by insurance or not. And she also told me what NEEDS to be done. She’s the type of dentist that I wanted. She would recommend treatments and would give you straight answers. I would highly recommend her for my relatives & friends & people looking for a dentist that has a genuine care for their patients.

Stephnie R. from Casa Grande, AZ (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I’m TERRIFIED of dentists.I came here and told them my issue. My wisdom tooth was growing in and it seemed to have ruined the tooth next to it.They took approximately 400,000 xrays and pictures of my teeth. The Dr. came in and looked at it, asked me questions and realized that there wasn’t a lot she would be able to do. She recommended I went to an oral surgeon for the wisdom tooth and to a root canal specialist for my root canal.  She told me that while she COULD do these things, she knows that it would be better for me to go to specialists.She’s honest and caring and that’s exactly what I was hoping for.

Maria C. from San Dimas, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

This review has been long overdue.  I have been a patient of Dr. Toquero for at least 4 years now. This dental office is a complete package.  It is very clean/organized, people are very friendly and Dr. Toquero is the best that I have came across with so far.   She manages my expectations by educating me on the procedure to be done.  And for some reason, she has certain techniques that lessen my pain/sensitivity of the actual injection and drilling which other dentist don’t seem to exercise. Another thing that i like about her, during the procedure, she takes my mind off it so i wouldn’t feel tired and bored the whole time.  She adds personal touches to her professional services. These little things tell me that she cares for her patients and she wants them to have a good experience at the dental office (as a lot of people are terrified to go to the dentist, i am one of them).She definitely knows her stuff and performs it very well!  I am very glad to have found this dental office.

C J. from Santa Clarita, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

GREATEST DENTAL OFFICE EVER!!!I have been to over 4 Dental Offices in the past 5 years and I have no need to switch again.  This office is 2 years old, the nicest looking office I have ever seen, you feel like your at a Glen Ivy Spa when you walk in.  The office staff is some of the frienliest ladies I have ever met, and Dr. Toquero is a very pretty, sweet, knowledgable dentist.PROS:– High Tech Office– Beautiful designed Office– Friendly Staff– Great Dentist– Great Prices and takes all insurance– Great Location on Carson / Lakewood / Paramount CONS: – NONE !!!

E Y. from Long Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

If Nordstrom were in the dental business, this is what their clinic will look like.  Very modern and clean, and the staff, including Dr Toquero herself, makes sure that the patient is taken care of.  So glad I found this place. BTW, the Norstrom reference is for the atmosphere, the people, and the quality of service.  Regarding prices, the value is unbelievable, and in this regard the pricing is more in line with Target than Nordstrom.

V H. from Compton, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Marilou is THEE BEST she makes you feel so comfortable, almost like family. After moving to So Cal I was in need of a dentist ASAP. The decor is wonderful and the cleanliness of the office is superb. I was in awe when I realized that they have been at this office for 3 years it looks brand spanking new…….And to all the yelpers out there in the Lakewood area Marilou and her crew are the BOMB.COM

Kirsten W. from Lakewood, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

My entire experience with Aesthetic Smile and Dr. Toquero was more than I could have hoped for. My dental implant came out (out of nowhere!) and I had not yet chosen a dentist, having moved to LA from Northern CA. Worst Nightmare. I was forced to find an office that could get me in ASAP and relied on yelp to point me in the right direction.After one phone call to Aesthetic Smile, I was already feeling relieved, but continued my search to get a feel for other offices (prices, how quickly they could see me, etc) to see what else was out there. After about 4-5 other phone calls, I was positive that the only place I felt comfortable going was Aesthetic Smile.I walked in and immediately noticed how clean the place was. I was helped by Carol, (who I spoke to on the phone) and she was just as helpful and kind as she had been on the phone. I was incredibly nervous, but everyone was very nice and I was in an exam room right away.Everyone I interacted with was very welcoming and my nerves were quickly put to rest. Dr. Toquero came in shortly and explained everything as she went, which anyone can appreciate. I was even laughing during my appointment which is the LAST thing I ever thought I would do in a dental chair. It honestly felt like I was shooting the breeze with some old friends by the end of my appointment. Before I knew it my implant was fixed and I was headed out the door without feeling like I just purchased a new car (very affordable/reasonable prices!)Regardless of what you need done, this is the place to go. I would recommend this place to any of my family or friends in a heartbeat. So what are you waiting for? Quit reading reviews and call Aesthetic Smile Dental Center!

Thea F. from Long Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Dr Toquero is my favorite dentist in the world. I usually hate the dentist, but after 2 chipped front teeth, I had to make an emergency visit to the dentist. I called about 10 offices before I found one I felt good about, and when I walked into the office, I knew I had made the right choice. The lobby/waiting area is very calming, immaculate, aesthetically pleasing and comforting. I am a tattoo artist and I’m very paranoid about the cleaning procedures and sterilization of any place that deals with blood or bodily fluids, so when I walked into my room after the tour (the entire place is absolutely gorgeous! it looks like a spa!) I was pleased to see barrier film on everything the doctor and assistants would be coming into contact with. wrapped keyboard, sleeves on instruments, sterile pouches still sealed with processed instruments, and not once did I see any cross contamination. Go them!!! The staff was very friendly and warm, I wasn’t nervous or uneasy for one second. They even have flat screen TVs for you to watch while you undergo your procedure. Plus, they are all so sweet and funny. I highly recommend this place to ANYBODY. I’m 20 minutes away and it’s so worth the drive. The pricing is fair, and I never felt taken advantage of, especially since I have no dental insurance. If you need a dentist, this is your girl.

T C. from Long Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Dr. Toquero is the best! She is very gentle, and even makes my 10-year old comfortable. The office is brightly colored, fresh and open and the staff is very friendly. If you are someone who just doesn’t like dentists, like I am, this is the dentist for you. For the first time in my life, I can actually say that I like (and trust!) my dentist!

Raul C. from Long Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Very great place of business! the layout and deco is nice. My experience was superb from the receptionist, x-ray tech , dentist and assistance were very professional and attentive. The only set back is the method they use for x-ray’s which is nice and high tech but harsh on people with small mouths:( , its not their fault and they go out of their way to make your visit very very pleasant. I will return for work . Thank you Aesthetic Smile !!!

Roxanne B. from Las Vegas, NV (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

OMG. I’ve never felt more cared for at a Dentist’s office in my Life! Dr Marilou is such a sweet person and she genuinely cares for her patients. Her staff is wonderful too. She is very gentle, She did some Major dental procedures and I didn’t feel much of anything, during the numbing she asked if I wanted the assistant to hold my hand! So sweet and caring. All the reviews may seem exaggerated but she really is the best and worth EVERY PENNY! So glad I found her.

Moses Levy (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Moses, had teeth whiting procedure done. The process was painless and was wonderful, I now have white 81 year old teeth. Had bridge work also, came out great……..going back to replace 4 lower teeth that are scuntched . Keep up the great work. moses levy

Marisa G. from Long Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

My new favorite people! This dental staff is awesome.  Everyone from the front desk to Dr. Toquero is friendly, comforting, and extremely skilled in each of their crafts.  I needed two new front teeth due to them being chipped.  And within  3 weeks I had my new teeth and my smile back! I can’t say enough about everyone here. I will definitely recommend them to everyone I know. Thank you again Dr. Toquero!!

Tino O. from Downey, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

We’ve been with Marilou some years now and my kids came of age where they could use braces. Marilou had previously referred us to a local orthodontist, but after about a year, we had still not gone. Then she told us about a new service she was qualified to perform called “fast braces”. OH MY FRIGGIN GOODNESS. I was a little reluctant to try something I had never heard of before, but did some research, learned the process, and found this had actually been around for quite some time. We decided to try it on my eldest (least favorite son) with the worst grill Mother Nature could have designed. Only six months later, his teeth are straight and braces will be coming off soon. We’ve been super happy with the process and would recommend to anyone in need. I’m totally doing this with my other, more handsome son, now that we know how how quick and easy this is.

Pamela C. from Hawthorne, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I went in because I was having pain from my wisdom tooth and out although you usually do need an appointment to see the dentist. Out of all the places I called this was the only place that told me if I was in pain, they would take me in. All the staff was super friendly and professional. One of the best dentist that I’ve been to for sure

Grace C. from Long Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I was referred to Dr Toquero for my post implants crown on the front tooth and Lower molar in July 2016. What an amazing staff and customer service. Dr. Toquero is definitely a perfectionist and wants nothing but the best for your one of kind smile. Every time I arrived for my appts they were ready for me. The staff was very professional. They all have a great chemistry making the experience top notched.  She made sure the color and translucency of my front tooth was up to par and when we were not satisfied she returned it to the crown maker to make it more detailed and specific to my original color and translucency. Today she performed bonding on my other teeth so that it can compliment the beautiful implant crown giving me a more beautiful smile. She also noted that I had a cavity on my right bottom tooth which was not noted by my dentist (another dentist company) at yesterday cleaning. He assured me I had no cavity. Unfortunately, I have HMO insurance and cannot change it until open enrollment in June 2017. But as soon as open enrollment opens I will be changing my insurance to PPO and will be switching to primarily seeing Dr Toquero and her staff. They have earned my trust and will be referring her to everyone ESP those who lives in Long Beach area.

Gracelle Ann A. from Long Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I haven’t been in the dentist for over 4 years. I never went because 1st it is so expensive second just hate going to the dentist. I just went today because I am concerned that my teeth might start falling one by one if I don’t take care of it. So I found Aesthetic Smile Dental online through Yelp.They have a special for first time patients which is affordable; it includes the cleaning, xray & exam. I was in a hurry and the staff made sure I get out of time. The dental hygienist is not there so the dentist cleaned my teeth. I hate any grinding sound, but Dr. Toquero is so gentle. My teeth and mouth in general feels so clean. Long story short I will be bringing my husband here and she will be my regular dentist. Thank you Dr. Toquero and rest of the staff.

Zahir C. from Lakewood, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I loved my experience at Marilou’s dentistry. It’s been some time since I’ve been to the dentist and always tended to hang on to my old dentist for comfort issues but the distance became a hassle so I decided to look near home. I was hesitant because I had tried a another place. Well Marilou and her staff was great! They where get attentive and gentle with every procedure. It also seems like she has a great relationship with her employees. I didn’t feel like my work was rushed, everything was explained to me, and my concerns where acknowledged. Before my initial appointment I was told my coverage so I didn’t feel like I was being over charged or tricked into paying something. This place is also very professional and they work with your schedule. I would recommend anyone around this area to go here! Also the actual office is very clean.

Stephen W. from Lakewood, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

This place is hands down the best service I have ever received ever.  Its difficult to express how much appreciate Aesthetic Smile.  They are funny, inviting, friendly I imagine going to this dental office what it must have been like going to the bar in the sitcom “Cheers”, only you get to go maybe 2-3 times a year tops.  3 for me cause I have neglected my teeth and im trying to get them back into good shape.  This place is amazing.  Every single person in there is absolutely perfect in my mind.  I just over heard someone say “you aren’t going to yell at me?”  they don’t judge you there, they just smile crack jokes and make you feel warm inside.  If you have been neglecting your teeth and are afraid of going to the dentist give Dr. Toquero a call seriously.  You will be so glad you did.  It will be the easiest way for you go get your mouth back into a healthy state.  Honestly this dental office is absolutely brilliant.  (seriously thank you everybody at Aesthetic Smile, I think im going to start adding you into my Christmas shopping list, absolute best)

Lorna D. from Lakewood, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

As a resident of the local area for over 30 years I unfortunately ended up with a dentist that I just did not like,  which in turn resulted in my not liking to go to the dentist!  I had a dental emergency and called at 8:00 am on a Saturday, after deciding to use YELP to find a new dentist.   They squeezed me in the very same day.  I went back for some follow up work a few days later and could not be happier with Dr. Toquero and her entire staff.  Decorations aside (the office is beautiful and super clean) the service and treatment were top notch.  I found my new dentist just a few miles from my home and am glad to be able to share my good fortune with others.

Jonathan L. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

My mom’s front tooth fell out today (Sunday).  As you can imagine, trying to find a dentist on a Sunday is nearly next to impossible.  I called around and left a ton of messages with a few dentists.  Dr. Toquero called back within 10 minutes and said that she would be able to see my mom.  Hooray!  When we arrived, she was very accommodating and personable and she was able to take care of my mom’s tooth.  I was really impressed and am considering making her my regular dentist.

Joanna M. from Long Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I went through 3 awful dentists in a row until I finally found Dr. T.  Like the other reviews say “She is the best!”  The staff are also very nice and remember their patients’ names after only one visit.  Beautiful office, fun staff; it’s more like visting with your friends instead of merely having dental work done.

Felicia L. from Plano, TX (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I’m new to this city and was in search of a new dentist. Luckily I saw a 5 star rated dental practice very close to my house… win! Actually my boyfriend was the one who was looking for a dentist first so I recommended this place to him, and after his experience he highly recommended it back to me. So in a few weeks later I came for my own visit and was greeted by their friendly staff. The establishment is very clean, inviting, and bright… and the tools they use are of the latest technology. Dr. Toquero is very welcoming and friendly, and the rest of the staff are the same. They made sure I was comfortable during the entire visit, and also had friendly conversation. They did a complete examination of my teeth and gave me suggestions of how to maintain my teeth, as every dentistry should do. Overall, I really do like this practice mainly due to their thorough work and examination for my dental needs, and the overall friendly service they provide here. I highly recommend this place for your dental needs 🙂

Frances G. from Lakewood, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

What a find!  After having the same dentist for almost 10 years, and reading nothing but bad reviews about the office recently, I decided to change to a new one.  I found Dr. Toquero here on Yelp.  Her office is minutes from my house. Very easy make an appointment, the office itself looks brand-spanking new even though she has been here for a little over 2 years.  The staff is friendly and my first visit included a tour of the place.  She chose very nice colors for the walls, it made me feel relaxed and very spa-like.  Dr. Toquero is a sweet and knowledgeable dentist, very professional and polite.  She explained everything she was doing thoroughly and also didn’t try to force any unnecessary treatments on me, which I felt was VERY important.  Great first experience overall and I will definitely be keeping my next appointment in 6 months for a routine cleaning.  She and her staff are excellent and I would highly recommend her to anyone!

Bretagne N. from Fullerton, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Best dentist I have ever been too, which is saying a lot as I am VERY cautious of dentists. But Dr. Marilou Toquero is so honest, kind and works with you to make your dental experience optimum! Even when I was living in Oregon I still came down for my 2-3 dental appointments per year. I am speechless really, there is only great satisfaction in walking through Aesthetic Smiles doors.

Kirsten W. from Lakewood, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

My entire experience with Aesthetic Smile and Dr. Toquero was more than I could have hoped for. My dental implant came out (out of nowhere!) and I had not yet chosen a dentist, having moved to LA from Northern CA. Worst Nightmare. I was forced to find an office that could get me in ASAP and relied on yelp to point me in the right direction. After one phone call to Aesthetic Smile, I was already feeling relieved, but continued my search to get a feel for other offices (prices, how quickly they could see me, etc) to see what else was out there. After about 4-5 other phone calls, I was positive that the only place I felt comfortable going was Aesthetic Smile.I walked in and immediately noticed how clean the place was. I was helped by Carol, (who I spoke to on the phone) and she was just as helpful and kind as she had been on the phone. I was incredibly nervous, but everyone was very nice and I was in an exam room right away. Everyone I interacted with was very welcoming and my nerves were quickly put to rest. Dr. Toquero came in shortly and explained everything as she went, which anyone can appreciate. I was even laughing during my appointment which is the LAST thing I ever thought I would do in a dental chair. It honestly felt like I was shooting the breeze with some old friends by the end of my appointment. Before I knew it my implant was fixed and I was headed out the door without feeling like I just purchased a new car (very affordable/reasonable prices!) Regardless of what you need done, this is the place to go. I would recommend this place to any of my family or friends in a heartbeat. So what are you waiting for? Quit reading reviews and call Aesthetic Smile Dental Center!

Elizabeth V. from Long Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Aesthetic Smile Dental Center Not only is it a nice, techno-advanced place, but they put out great deals and coupons for services such as whitening ( I got lucky with a price under $200.) And their regular cleaning prices are affordable too.They do their best to get you familiar with the layout of the office and the staff is friendly and CALM knowing that dentist visits aren’t fun, usually.I “lost” my previous dentist because I lost my insurance. Hold up your hand if you are in the same boat? And it wasn’t like I was in love with the previous place. It’s funny that we rely on dental insurance but then are limited to certain providers. Having to go out and look around was one of the best lessons I’ve had in a long time. I made the calls to a few places off of advertisements or word of mouth and the pricing out there is crazy! Some places you can tell are just for the benefit of the owner and their rent payment is figured into your bill. Mostly, I went off the attitude of the staff. If I was being treated badly over the phone, I could only imagine how I would be treated in person. The friendliest call was here at Aesthetic Smile.I had a great cleaning experience, great x-ray technician, and the other visit for whitening was well explained and they checked up on me often. I have to get personal here. I have a small jaw and a lot of teeth. I’ve had x-ray technicians in other places bring me to tears when they jam x-ray film in my mouth and cut my gums because they don’t care that it’s not the right size. This was the first place that realized before the film was put in my mouth that the adult size was not going to fit. Any idea how special I felt to be treated with care? (And then I was angry at all the other places because they all could have treated me with that kind of care.) A top-notch experience and I can’t say enough about the friendly, patient, and professional staff.  They “under promise and over deliver” while never trying to up-sell their services, and this is a wonderful atmosphere since I’ve been to places that have tried to be pushy or make a situation out to be more of an emergency than it really was. Marilou and her staff are knowledgeable and take the time to explain everything they are going to do or to answer your questions completely. It’s on the corner mini-mall strip next to the golf course on Carson (between the intersection of Lakewood & Carson and Paramount & Carson.)

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