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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.

15 Foods That Are Surprisingly Good for the Teeth

Smiling woman with set of perfect teeh holding a green apple.

It is no secret that the best way to have healthy teeth is to have good oral hygiene. That means brushing teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and flossing at least once daily. Everyone also knows that eating sugary and sticky foods can affect teeth and gum health. It is why parents always warn their kids to stay away from candy. As adults, we should avoid those foods, as well.

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Baby Teeth and Why They Are Important

Baby showing two front teeth.

Before we get adult or permanent teeth, we first have baby teeth. Everyone goes through this phase. It’s why it is essential to know about baby teeth, especially if you are about to become a parent or already are one. But you do not have to be a parent to be informed about this topic. (more…)

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The Health Benefits of Straight Teeth

A lady with straight teeth posing for a smile.

Your smile can significantly improve, giving you the confidence boost you might not even know you needed. But did you know that there is more to it than aesthetics? Your straight pearly whites come with great health benefits, too. (more…)

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Abnormal Eruption of Teeth: Definition, Causes, and Treatment

A middle aged man with his hands on his jaw where a sore tooth area is.

Orthodontic problems can happen to anyone – whether you are a child, an adolescent, or an adult. It even occurs to those who wore braces at an early age. The reason behind it is quite simple. Teeth are quite mobile, perhaps even more than you think.

In fact, teeth move almost every day in response to the activities that you do, such as eating, chewing gum or hard candies, and teeth grinding while sleeping. The movements are, of course, gradual, which is why you do not notice them. (more…)

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Orthodontist Vs Dentist and Other Related Professions

Anthony from Oasis Orthodontics with a patient giving treatment.

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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A Detailed Look at Invisalign and Its Costs

A row of Invisalign retainers used to straighten teeth long term

Invisalign is probably the most popular alternative to conventional braces out there. It is a type of aligners that offers many perks. This blog post gives you all the information you need about Invisalign and also alternatives such as the Spark clear aligner system we also offer. We will focus on its benefits, why it is a great choice, and most importantly, we will answer how much it will cost you.

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10 Most Common Orthodontic Problems in Children

Boy child opening mouth having Orthodontic treatment

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

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…)

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Kingsley Orthodontics is now called Oasis Orthodontics. We are now operating in two locations: Clarkson and Kingsley.