The Oasis Dental Blog

What is saliva testing?

By Fiona Ligertwood (edited and created by Kristen Kizer) What is saliva? Saliva is a natural disinfectant that protects teeth and gums. It helps prevent decay, tooth enamel erosion, gum recession, and has many more important attributes. Another one of saliva’s roles is to keep the pH of the mouth balanced. How does our mouth […]

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What is a Tooth Cavity?

A cavity is an opening or hole in a tooth where it has begun to decay, and which allows infection-causing bacteria to enter the tooth. Tooth decay is usually caused by a combination of factors including poor oral hygiene, snacking frequently, or consuming too many sugary or acidic drinks. Tooth decay is unfortunately very common […]

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What is Digital Smile Design and How Can It Help You?

Cosmetic dentistry is extremely popular but imagine if you could see and even try in your new smile before you begin any treatment. With digital smile design, you can, eliminating any concerns you may have about the outcome of treatment! Digital scans capture your teeth and facial features, showing how you look when you smile, […]

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Quadrant Dentistry – What is it and How Will it Benefit You?

If you need an extensive amount of dental treatment, it can seem a little daunting, but this is where quadrant dentistry can be helpful. Quadrant dentistry can save you time, money, and discomfort. What is Quadrant Dentistry? Imagine your mouth is divided into four quarters: upper left, upper right, lower left, lower right. Each quarter […]

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