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Teeth and your overall oral health are exciting topics. This blog is created to inform and educate our readers and potential customers when it comes to orthodontics and their oral health. We have categorised each blog post so you can easily find what you are looking for.

When you want to learn more about braces, such as how braces work or which type of braces is best for you, we have these topics covered. Aside from braces, we also talk about other treatments. Here at Oasis Orthodontics, we have seen a wide variety of cases in patients, from complications with their wisdom teeth to orthodontic problems in children.

What about dental hygiene? Good oral hygiene goes hand in hand with orthodontics. If you do not take care of your dental health by practising good oral habits, your braces or any orthodontic treatment will not be successful. It is why we want to share articles about how you can take care of your oral health. For instance, you may be fond of drinking coffee, soda, or alcohol, but did you know that they can have adverse effects on your teeth?

Browse our information-rich blog posts to discover more about teeth and dental health.

Orthodontist Vs Dentist and Other Related Professions

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There is a huge distinction between an orthodontist and dentist. However, many people are still confused. This blog post will help put an end to that confusion once and for all. If you are among those who do not know the difference between an orthodontist or an orthodontic specialist and a dentist, then you have come to the right place. (more…)

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What is the Trios Scanner in Orthodontics and How is It Used?

Trios Scanner images taken of Levi's mouth prior to getting braces and aligners.

The Trios Scanner is an intraoral scanner from 3Shape. Basically, what it does as an intraoral scanner (IOS) is that it captures optical impressions directly.

Since the 18th century, dentists have turned to conventional impression methods to come up with a 3D representation of a patient’s dental tissues. However, the latest technologies have called for a change. Newer impression materials surfaced. There were also some issues with high-expansion dental stones, particularly with its error-prone results. The existing methods also required the services of a better and more high-tech laboratory. (more…)

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10 Most Common Orthodontic Problems in Children

The goal of orthodontics is to address problems in the alignment of the teeth and jaws. Many people, especially parents, do not take their children to an orthodontist for a variety of reasons. Some think these issues will simply fix themselves, while others believe it is better to wait until adulthood. (more…)

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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…)

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Questions to Ask Your Orthodontist Before Treatment

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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…)

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

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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…)

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Orthodontics and Evolving Technology

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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…)

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An Orthodontist’s Guide to Mouthwash

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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.

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12 Dental Problems and Diseases That You Should Know About

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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…)

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Should You Buy Fluoride-Free Toothpaste?

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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?

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