Dr. Elaine Chow
Dr. Elaine Chow is a passionate & experienced dentist, and the owner of Oasis Dental. Upon graduating from St. Patrick’s High School in Thunder Bay, Dr. Chow chose to study at the University of Manitoba where she completed her undergraduate studies and received her Doctorate of Dental Medicine.
Upon graduation in 2005, she set her sights on building her career through working in large centres such as the Greater Toronto Area. Having family ties in Thunder Bay, and wishing to bring exceptional dental care to her hometown, Dr. Chow saw an opportunity to return home to create her own dental practice in 2009. Three years later, through hard work and dedication,our Thunder Bay dentist transformed a former church into an expansive, modern dental clinic that employs 17 people and assists hundreds of families in Northwestern Ontario.
Today, Dr. Chow is a strong advocate for education and the pursuit of excellence. She strongly believes in the continual investment towards innovative technology and state of the art dental care. Elaine and her team travel extensively to stay educated and on top of the latest techniques in dental health.
In addition to looking after her own patients, our Thunder Bay dentist thrives on giving back to the community. A former competitive diver, Dr. Chow believes in supporting various sporting initiatives and promoting the healthy development of children and youth.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I choose the right implant dentist?
You should choose a new dentist based on their experience and qualifications as well as the feeling you get when you’re in their office. It’s important to not only choose someone who shows extensive knowledge regarding their field but someone who’ll make you feel comfortable during your appointment. You’re not just another patient — you’re a person with unique smile needs.
Which questions should I have ready for my implant dentist?
It’s important to have questions ready for your dentist during your initial visit to see if they’re the right match for you and your smile. Some of these questions include:
- What are your qualifications?
- How can you help my smile with dental implants?
- What type of toothbrush and toothpaste should I use?
- What foods or drinks are bad for my teeth?
What are some general tips for maintaining oral health at home?
Typically, a good at-home oral hygiene routine consists of brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing daily, and rinsing with mouthwash. It’s recommended that you use a soft-bristled toothbrush because hard bristles can cause damage to your teeth. Your dentist can recommend different types of oral hygiene practices based on your aftercare or smile’s unique needs.
What will happen if I don’t visit my primary dentist?
Not visiting the dentist can put you at risk of severe dental issues like gum disease. It’s recommended that you visit your dentist every six months or twice a year to ensure that your smile is free of any plaque or harmful bacteria. If it’s been a while since your last dentist visit, schedule an appointment as soon as possible to get your oral health back on track.