Is It Safe to Visit the Dentist While Pregnant
Regular dental cleaning and check-up is recommended twice per year if no issues or concerns are present, though the schedule for your individual needs may differ based on your health and any problems that may be presenting.
Many patients ask if it’s safe to go to the dentist while preg... Click here to read more Posted on Tue, 4 Sep 2018
The Many Faces of Invisalign
Invisalign is an orthodontic clear liner system which have become a top alternative to the wire and bracket brace system for correcting teeth positioning.
How It Works
The first step is to schedule a consultation with your dentist to ensure that Invisalign is the correct choice for you.
Then, a serie... Click here to read more Posted on Mon, 23 Jul 2018
An Ounce of Prevention Is Worth a Pound of Cure
The age-old idiom ‘an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure’ holds true for dental care that’s important and preventative, but perhaps not urgent and thus, easy to forget about until it does become an urgent care matter.
As your life in this modern age is busy ... Click here to read more Posted on Wed, 27 Jun 2018
Is it Time to Power Up Your Brushing?
Whether to take your brushing from manual to power is a question you may have asked yourself during your oral hygiene routine.
Read on for things to consider when making your decision.
The Pros of Power
The top selling point for a powered brush over a manual brush i... Click here to read more Posted on Tue, 29 May 2018
Xylitol – A Delicious Sugar Substitute That’s Good For You!
What is it?
A sugar substitute that looks and tastes like sugar - but won't spike your blood sugar levels - Xylitol has been increasing in popularity in recent years as we become more aware of the host of problems associated with added sugars in our diets.
An all-nat... Click here to read more Posted on Tue, 22 May 2018
The Connection between Oral Hygiene and Whole Body Wellness
When you think about going to the dentist, you may be thinking only about your teeth. But proper dental care is so much more than that.
Making checkups and cleanings at the dentist a regular part of your healthcare routine is an investment in your overall health and well... Click here to read more Posted on Tue, 8 May 2018
Everything you need to know about fluoride
Fluoride has been a hot topic in Canada and in dental offices, and many patients are left wondering what side of the fluoride debate they should be on. Should they use fluoride, or not? As dentists, we are very pro fluoride – it’s a great tool to help with your overall oral health and very... Click here to read more Posted on Tue, 1 May 2018
The Efficacy of Flossing
There have been several Canadian news reports about a U.S. story questioning the efficacy of flossing, citing the lack of evidence supporting the practice. The story was initially published by the Associated Press and has been carried by media sources across Canada. Here is what you need to know.
This is a ... Click here to read more Posted on Sun, 7 Aug 2016
Dental Care for Pre-Schoolers and Young Children
My name is Dr. Jennifer Lai and I have two children aged 2.5 and 4.5. My Mother and Grandfather were both dentists, I literally grew up in a dental office, so I am passionate about Dentistry. I own and operate a full service Dental Clinic, City Oasis Dental. If you eve... Click here to read more Posted on Thu, 19 May 2016
Is BOTOX covered by my Insurance?
Is BOTOX covered by Insurance? That is a question that constantly comes up at our dental office, and the answer is always the same; it might be…
Tempo mandibular disorder (TMD) – The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the name of the joint located on either side of your head, just in front of you... Click here to read more Posted on Wed, 27 Apr 2016
How to Care for Your Teeth After Invisalign Treatment
Many people visit their dentist or orthodontist each year in hopes of finding out how they can straighten their teeth. Whether it is your first attempt as an adolescent or third attempt as an adult, gone are the days where there is only one option to get your teeth aligned. Metal br... Click here to read more Posted on Thu, 14 Apr 2016
How To Tell The Difference Between A Toothache And An Earache
Experiencing a toothache or an earache can be irritating and painful, but not knowing how to identify whether you are experiencing a toothache or an earache can be even more irritating and painful. Failing to tell the difference between these aches can lead to neither of them ... Click here to read more Posted on Thu, 14 Apr 2016
What To Expect When Getting Your Invisalign?
Invisalign is an orthodontic straightening system that does not have the stereotypical esthetic concerns associated with traditional braces. Instead, the treatment uses a series of clear, plastic, custom-made aligners that are worn minimum 22-hours a day and changed every two weeks. These al... Click here to read more Posted on Thu, 14 Apr 2016
3 Ways To Relax At The Dentist
Fear of visiting the dentist is hardly new. Millions of children and adults have been afraid of going in for a checkup for ages, and the dental profession as a whole is often perceived in a bit of a negative light for this reason. The truth is, getting your teeth cleaned doesn’t need to be a scary expe... Click here to read more Posted on Tue, 23 Feb 2016
3 Benefits Of Scaling You Didn't Know About
No matter how well you take care of your teeth, plaque and tartar buildup are inevitable for everyone. Bacteria colonies form in our mouths every time we eat or drink, and while brushing, flossing, and using mouthwash are an effective strategy for getting rid of most of these particles, some al... Click here to read more Posted on Tue, 23 Feb 2016
3 Ways To Actually Enjoy Your Dentist Visit
For as long as dentistry has been associated with drills, unusual smells, and disturbing sounds, it’s been seen as a frightening affair. However, some Dentists are very keen on improving this notion so you don’t have to dread going for a dental checkup or treatment. The idea is to create ... Click here to read more Posted on Sun, 14 Feb 2016
5 Signs You May Have Gum Disease
Gum disease (a.k.a. Periodontal disease) is a bacterial infection resulting from the buildup of plaque on the teeth. As the plaque hardens on tooth enamel, it irritates the gums, resulting in many unpleasant symptoms. At an early stage, the condition is referred to as gingivitis, which is the inflammati... Click here to read more Posted on Sun, 14 Feb 2016
Bridges VS. Implants: What Do You Need?
The great debate for tooth replacement continues to focus on two time-tested treatments: bridges and implants. Most patients have no clue as to what option is best for their specific dental needs, thus making the process more confusing and time-consuming.
While your dentist will indeed discus... Click here to read more Posted on Mon, 18 Jan 2016
How Does Botox Help Stop Clenching Your Jaw?
It’s a stressful world, and it seems to get increasingly stressful by the day. While meditation, yoga, massages and similar relaxation methods are essential in keeping a calm, centered life, it’s not always easy to fit them in.
Unfortunately, stress and other factors such as disharmo... Click here to read more Posted on Mon, 18 Jan 2016