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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.

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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14 Dental Problems and Diseases That You Should Know About

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Last updated 23 March 2021.

Dental health is an essential part of your oral health, but it is also crucial to your overall wellbeing. If you do not brush and floss regularly, it can lead to different dental problems, such as cavities and gum disease. At the same time, it can affect your heart and contribute to heart disease. Studies have also shown the relevance of poor dental health to diabetes and cancer. (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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Dental Care When Pregnant: What’s Allowed and What’s Not

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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…)

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The Effects of Alcohol, Soda and Coffee on Your Teeth

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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.

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How Braces Go To Work

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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.

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