Blog

Wisdom Teeth Complications

Complications caused by wisdom teeth pushing on other teeth.

Wisdom teeth (or the third molars) are the last set of teeth to grow or erupt.

They normally appear anywhere from 17 to 25 years. You can find them at the end of both the upper and lower gums, usually one on each side. Most people tend to have up to four wisdom teeth. It may be rare, but some individuals can have more than four. (more…)

Read more

Questions to Ask Your Orthodontist Before Treatment

A young lady holding up a set of teeth and retainers.

Starting orthodontic treatment feels a little different to most of our patients. Some patients are excited about the potential changes and the prospect of a beautiful smile. Other times we meet patients who are fearful of dental treatment and nervous about orthodontic care. Usually, our patients fall somewhere in the middle of the two extremes. (more…)

Read more

What Patients Need to Know about Dental Appointments and COVID-19

A COVID19 website banner used for a website.

After the COVID-19 was declared a pandemic, many efforts to “flatten the curve” have been put into place. People and businesses around the globe continue to see the wide-ranging impacts of this coronavirus on everyday lives. Oasis Orthodontics participates by taking proactive measures to help slow the increasing numbers of those affected. (more…)

Read more

Orthodontics and Evolving Technology

And image generated by a cone beam computed tomograph.

Three-dimensional technology is transforming the world. The advances in 3D technology make it possible to bring even the most fantastic dreams to life. From concepts and designs to manufacturing, CAD/CAM technology has made inroads in virtually every field and industry, from automotive and aerospace to engineering and entertainment. (more…)

Read more

An Orthodontist’s Guide to Mouthwash

Pouring moth wash into a cap ready to be used.

A proper mouth care routine is required for dental health. It should consist of two essentials: brushing and flossing. In some cases, you may need to use mouthwash. A common question, however, is whether or not everyone needs to use the product.

(more…)

Read more

12 Dental Problems and Diseases That You Should Know About

A lady feeling her mouth after taking a sip of coffee.

No one needs to tell you that dental problems are not fun. You do not want them to happen to you, but you know that they can affect anyone. The good news is that you can prevent these dental problems easily. Brushing your teeth at least twice a day and flossing daily are two of the best ways to prevent oral disorders. You should also eat the right foods and make sure you visit your dentist regularly. (more…)

Read more

Should You Buy Fluoride-Free Toothpaste?

toothpaste on a toothbrush

The number of options when you purchase a toothpaste product can be quite overwhelming. Should you stay away from a whitening toothpaste or are they safe? Should you choose to control tartar first or focus on the fluoride content? Perhaps both would be better?

Read more

Dental Care When Pregnant: What’s Allowed and What’s Not

A young family all receiving dental while the lady is pregnant.

Pregnant women have many things to think and worry about. The least they need at this time is another question that should be answered right away. Can they still visit a dentist? When you are pregnant, it is not the time to slack on your dental needs.

Pregnancy is a busy time for you. You have your trips to the doctor and other responsibilities, such as setting up the nursery. With all these jobs to fulfil, there is one thing you should not forget about: your oral health. Visiting your dentist should still be a part of your pregnancy to-do list. Therefore, it means that you have your regular dental checks while you are expecting. (more…)

Read more

The Effects of Alcohol, Soda and Coffee on Your Teeth

various bottles of alcohol

Have you ever thought about the way you drink and how it could be affecting your dental health? All of this is put under the spotlight in this helpful guide, as we take a look at alcohol, coffee & soda, and the ways they could be damaging your teeth.

Read more

How Braces Go To Work

A model to show patients how their braces work

We all know braces are used to straighten teeth, but do you know how they do it? We have written this useful guide on exactly what goes on in your mouth, what components go into a set of braces and everything else you need to know.

Read more