At City Oasis Dental we are committed to providing the highest quality dental care in a comfortable and relaxed spa environment beyond your expectations.
Dr. Jennifer Lai loves to create beautiful smiles. Her unique and comprehensive treatment approach is tailored to each individual’s specific needs. Dr. Jennifer believes trust and proper communication is the key to optimum clinical success and patient satisfaction. She is more than happy to go the extra mile to ensure her patients are well taken care of. Dr. Jennifer is a firm believer in continuing education and modern technology, these give her the tools to compliment her skills to create a life-long healthy smile you will love and be confident to show.
Our dynamic team will ensure you are comfortable and confident with the complete oral health care you are receiving and will continue to receive.
So come on in and enjoy our complimentary aromatherapy, snacks and beverages, as well as heat and message dental chairs. Watch a movie or listen to your favourite music channels during your dental treatment, or escape to our serenity room at the back of the office for some peace and quiet, and enjoy a nice refreshing hot towel at the end of your visit. At City Oasis Dental, we want you to look forward to your next visit.
We provide variety of dental services including general and cosmetic dentistry, Invisalign, wire/brackets orthodontic treatment, whitening, BOTOX therapy, implant dentistry, and laser therapy. For a more detailed description, please visit our website at www.cityoasisdental.com.
Education and Training
Doctor of Dental Surgery (University of Toronto)
Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO)
Jennifer Lai's Expert Contributions
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 always...
The water irrigation system is a great way to replace flossing. Generally speaking, airflosser (Sonicare) and most water irrigation system can replace about 80-90% effectiveness as the good old flossing, providing you are flossing correctly with your techniques. Since flossing is quite technique sensitive, and not everyone is flossing the right way, airflosser is a great way to help you improve your daily oral care if using it consistently....just like flossing. However, I still recommend my clients to try flossing once a while even you are using an airflosser daily. READ MORE
It's very hard for me to judge without looking at your current occlusion. Also even with a single tooth malocclusion, it really have to depends on the degrees of rotation, the location of the tooth and also which tooth it is?? Therefore, I cannot fully answer your question. I highly recommend you to ask your dentist for an assessment to give you a better advice. Also braces is not the only option for correcting mal-alignment anymore. Discuss with your dentist if clear aligners, removable appliances or braces will be the most suitable option for you. Hope this helps. READ MORE
I understand it can be quite frustrating for you when you are trying to do everything you can, but still getting unsatisfactory results. The amount of plaque accumulation can depends on various factors. Including the mucous consistency of your saliva, the pH balance in your mouth, your personal habit (smoker or not?), and of course, diet and oral hygiene habits. So try to make sure you keep yourself always hydrated, and consider always rinse out your mouth after a meal or snack. Maybe consider getting an air-flosser or water irrigation system to help with your flossing routine, especially if you have any sort of orthodontic fixed retainers in the back of your teeth. I hope this helps. Good luck. READ MORE
Hello, sorry to hear about your friend as a dry socket can be very painful and uncomfortable. A dry socket is a break down of the blood clot during the healing process. When the blood clot is dissolved or dislodged prematurely, the exposed bone and nerve ending can be irritated by the surrounding environment. It is a self resolvable process, however, it can be quit painful in the meantime. Usually about 10-14 days. If it gets really bad, please go to your dentist for medical dressing to place in the socket till the area is healed. Also OTC Advil or Tylenol as needed for the discomfort. Hope this helps. Good luck. READ MORE
Sorry to hear about your issues. As tooth sensitivity can be really uncomfortable and can starts to affect your day to day life. What to eat, what to avoid. However, without a more detailed examination, it is hard for me to judge what will be the cause of your sensitivity. Is there a cavity, or just recession and generalized sensitivity. Is there any abrasion/abfrection involved. As the appropriate treatment and recommended will be different depending on your clinical condition. Please contact your dentist again to rule out other potential causes of sensitivity and go from there. Thanks READ MORE
When is the last time you have a proper hygiene/cleaning appointment done? Healthy tissue should not bleed. Such as the palm of your hands. It will be quite concerning if you wash your hands and your hands start to bleed right? So please go visit your dentist at your nearest convenience. Bleeding gum is usually an indication of inflammation. Do not stop flossing because of the gum bleeds, it usually gets better once the tartar or the source of the issues are taking care of. But please go see your dentist as most inflammation of the gum is treatable. However, if left untreated, your surrounding bony structure can also be affect and at that point (periodontitis), it will be an irreversible process. Good luck. READ MORE
Areas of expertise and specialization
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
Professional Society Memberships
- Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO), Ontario Dental Association (ODA), American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI), Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), International Association of Orthodontics (IAO)
What do you attribute your success to?
I will not be where I am today without the unconditional support and love of my mother. I was raised by a single parent, my mom. She was a hard working woman with an incredible heart. Ever since I was a kid, I have always looked up to her about how hard she worked in order to support the family. I have always wantede to make her proud and be like her someday.
So my dream did not come from nowhere, as my mom is a dentist herself!
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- Dental Sealants May Present BPA in Saliva
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- Snoring Problem? This Dentist May Have the Solution
Dentists can actually be extremely useful to determine why patients are snoring. Many would normally ignore snoring, as it has often been pushed aside as a "joke". But, in reality, it should be a cause of concern.A worrying fact about snoring is that people take it as something normal until it is...
- Denture Creams Can Cause Nerve Damage
A number of recent reports show that overuse of denture creams and other products leads to nerve damage. The major reason behind this damage is zinc poisoning from the products. Zinc is an important mineral required by the body, but the amount of zinc is usually balanced with that of copper. People...
- Healthy Teeth for a Healthy Life
Studies have shown that infection and inflammation of the oral cavity correlates with other medical conditions, like a heart attack or dementia, and can cause serious health concerns over a period of time. Although the causes and effects between oral health and health conditions are not yet...
- 8 Helpful Tips to Protect Tooth Enamel
Enamel, the hard coating on the surface of the teeth, is designed to last long even though wear and tear occurs throughout one's lifetime. “This is the hardest substance in the body," says Leslie Seldin, DDS, a spokesperson for the American Dental Association. There are a number of ways by which...
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