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Oral Health

Life wouldn’t be so great without a healthy mouth. It’s what you use when eating, talking, and even something as simple as catching your breath after rigorous activity. To a certain extent, these tasks are dependent on healthy teeth and gums.

According to a study by the Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health (ARCPOH), one in three Australians has untreated tooth decay. But 90% of adults have some form of this dental problem. And that is just one oral issue. It means that we could do better. The key is to be educated properly about oral health and how it can be improved.

Let us start by brushing twice and flossing daily – but it is just the beginning. There are more ways to keep your oral health robust for years to come. For example, visiting your dentist and orthodontist should be a part of your regular dental routine. Heed the advice that you get whenever you see these dental professionals to keep your teeth clean and free from cavities.

What many people do not know is that taking care of oral health is essential to general health. For instance, there is a strong connection between dental and heart health. By keeping your mouth healthy, you can also protect your heart from certain issues. Also, if you have diabetes, it is crucial to see a doctor and help control the disease.

There are simple ways to improve or at least maintain oral health, such as avoiding any tobacco products, limiting caffeinated and alcoholic drinks, and drinking water. A common misconception is that people should only go to an orthodontist if they need to get their teeth straightened. While an orthodontist does specialise in this aspect, this professional can also provide different services to enhance and maintain oral health.

Brush up on the dental care essentials using our oral health guides and tips on the blog.

How to Brush Your Teeth with Braces

One of the most common questions to our specialist orthodontist, Dr Anthony Hopkins gets when patients are starting orthodontic treatment with braces is “How do I brush my teeth?”. This is a very valid question, as before starting treatment, brushing your teeth seems like second nature, something you do twice a day without giving too much thought to the process.


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Maintaining Your Best Smile With A Retainer

Often when people think about braces, or clear aligner treatment such as Invisalign, they are under the assumption that their treatment results after 24 months are ‘fixed’ or ‘permanent’. In some ways this is true, however in order to maintain the best possible smile and tooth alignment position, a retainer is required after your treatment has concluded, for a duration recommended by your orthodontist.


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How to Keep Your Children’s Teeth Healthy

Little girl having a dental check-up.

Every parent wants their child to have the perfect teeth. That generally means straight pearly whites with no tooth decay. But is it achievable? We’re here to tell you that it’s not as difficult as you may think. With your help, there are a few practical steps that you can take to ensure that your child grows up with healthy teeth, gums, and mouth.


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Teens and Crooked Teeth: What Every Parent Needs to Know

Girl with crooked teeth.

Parents only want the best for their children. If you’re a parent, you certainly agree with this statement. You want your child to grow up happy, healthy, and confident. But many things can hold them back from achieving your goals for them, including crooked teeth. When teeth are not straight, your child may want to hide their teeth, choosing not to smile.


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