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Oasis and TLC Provide Dental Care in Guatemala

Change for Children’s Dental Brigade to Comitancillo, Guatemala was a whirlwind adventure. Between TLC Family Dental and Oasis Family Dental, five team members, including Dr. Sharma, Heather, Nadia, Nicole and Tracy, travelled to the Guatemalan Highlands to provide free dental care to many children (and some adults) who are not able to obtain regular access […]

Upcoming Trip to Guatemala

In two weeks time, members of Oasis Family Dental Centre and TLC Family Dental Centre will be heading to Comitancillo, Guatemala with Change For Children to give dental care to those in need. The villages that the brigade will visit do not have access to dental or health care, and many are living with constant […]

Dental Care Made Affordable

We know that dental work can be expensive. We also know that it can be easy to put your dental needs on the back burner. Poor dental health can lead to health issues in other systems of your body. Dental infections, if left untreated, can spread to other areas of the body and be potentially […]

How can my diabetes affect my oral health

Diabetes can have a detrimental effect on many aspects of your body, including your mouth. Studies have shown that those with diabetes are more prone to caries (tooth decay), dry mouth, periodontal disease (gum disease), delayed healing and more. The more uncontrolled the diabetes, the more prevalent these issues become. Some of these conditions aren’t […]

Oasis Dental’s Annual Kids Day 2016

Oasis Family Dental Centre held their annual “Kids Day” this past Saturday, September 24 and it was a huge success. We saw just under 100 patients for their routine dental exams and hygiene appointments! Along with their routine appointments, we supplied the children and their parents with oral hygiene instruction as well as how to […]

What is a cavity?

A cavity is the result of the demineralization of tooth structure. It is typically what your dentist is referring to when they are discussing caries. Enamel makes up the hard, durable outer surface of a tooth. Enamel gives our teeth shape. Dentin is the next layer of tooth structure beneath the enamel. Dentin is a […]

My teeth do not hurt. Why do I need to go to the Dentist?

The feeling of dental pain is often the end result of long-standing oral disease. Regular dental examinations can catch and assess common problems early on in the disease process. This early  detection of dental or soft tissue disease can potentially save you from more expensive dental procedures or unrelenting pain. Dental examinations involve much more […]

Dental Brigades

In February 2016, members of Oasis Family Dental and TLC Dental Centre volunteered with Change for Children and attended dental brigades in Bosawas Biosphere Reserve and Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua. Fellow volunteer and journalist, Max Maudie has written up a great piece about his experience.  Volunteer Change for Children dental brigade makes great smiles better in […]

At what age should I bring my child to the dental office for their first visit?

It is recommended by the Canadian Dental Association to schedule your child’s first visit to the dentist within the first 6 months of the eruption of their first tooth or by the age of one year. The age of one year is a dynamic and exciting time for the growth and development of your child’s […]

I have some missing teeth, what are some of my options to replace them?

Partial edentulism (missing teeth) can present a variety of problems for many people. Tooth loss can be the result of caries, trauma or periodontal disease to name a few and can create problems for the remaining teeth. There are many options to replace missing teeth, For most patients there is usually more than one treatment […]