Informative Dental Blogs

Emerging Wisdom Teeth in Teens: A Comprehensive Guide for Parents

Bayareaosm Dental offers expert wisdom teeth extraction for teens by Dr. Brian Sun in Modesto, San Jose, San Leandro, Stockton, and Alameda, CA.

Dental Implants and Bone Health: Your Comprehensive Guide

dental implants preserve bone health and enhance your smile.

What You Should Do When Your Tooth Is Knocked Out

You never expect to have a tooth knocked out of your smile, but unfortunately, this is a reality that millions and millions of people in America have to face through absolutely no fault of their own.

What are the causes of bad breath

Bad breath, also known as halitosis, can be a cause of awkward situations. If you have this problem, then you will want to know what is causing bad breath. This article discusses the most common reasons for bad breath.

What is dry socket and how can you prevent it

You may have heard your surgeon warning you about a painful condition called dry socket. If you are preparing for a tooth extraction, then you NEED to be aware of this condition and what you can do to prevent it. Read on if you want to prevent dry socket and the accompanying pain.

What is dental phobia and how anesthesia helps

While a lot of people think that only children suffer fear of surgeons and that they will eventually “grow out of it”, the reality is that dental phobia effects right around 75% of all Americans – so much so that many of these Americans won’t even get basic, preventative dental care because of their fears.

What are the benefits of smiling

A smile is one of the most appealing sights that we can see. However, more than just visually appealing, there are also many health benefits of smiling that will increase our well-being. Just think, you can receive all these benefits just from changing your facial expressions! So why not discover some tips on how your health can benefit from smiling.

Signs your wisdom teeth are emerging

Your wisdom teeth are also known as your third set of molars. They usually appear when you reach the age of 17 or up to the age of 25. At this age you are older and (usually) wiser than when the other adult teeth emerged, hence the name. Around the age of six years old, your first molars appear, and when around twelve the second set usually appears.

Tips And Tricks To Recover Faster From Oral Surgery

Even necessary oral surgeries are going to involve a lot of stress, a lot of headaches, and a lot of hassle – and there’s always going to be a bit of a recovery timeline even if the procedure is relatively minor in the grand scheme of things.

How will a facial fracture affect my teeth

Your face is one of the most vulnerable parts of your body. It’s made up of fragile bones that we tend to protect almost automatically with the threat of injury. Broken bones can easily occur in the eye socket, lower jaw, or frontal bone.

How often should I go to the surgeon

Regular dental visits (twice) a year are recommended for most patients as part of your good oral care. During your check-up, you will be seen by both a hygienist and a surgeon.

How to recover well after a tooth extraction

Annually, millions of Americans will undergo tooth extractions. The reasons for a tooth extraction vary from person to person. One possible reason is wisdom teeth that are growing in a problematic manner. Other reasons could be damage related to dental traumas or teeth that have become too decayed to preserve with a root canal or dental crown.

How to treat gingivitis and periodontitis

All of us know brushing and flossing your teeth is essential to good oral care. When you do, have you ever noticed a few drops of blood in the sink? This can be alarming! What is your body trying to tell you?

How to keep your kids teeth healthy

It’s natural for every parent to want their children to have healthy teeth. Good dental habits that are taught while they have their baby teeth will likely help them care for their adult teeth. So how can you help your child get into a good routine of cleaning their teeth?

How to floss your teeth

Flossing is one of the main essential oral health practices. You should floss your teeth at least once a day, according to the American Dental Association (ADA). Flossing should be accompanied with brushing your teeth, rinsing with mouthwash, and chewing sugar-free gum between meals.

How does smoking affect my oral health

Many people are aware that smoking can cause cancers in the lung and throat. Yet there is less awareness on how smoking tobacco and other tobacco products can affect your oral health.

How often should I change my toothbrush

Almost everything we use needs maintenance, repairs, or replacement. Your toothbrush is no different! Our toothbrush is there to keep our teeth clean and help to remove plaque, but when is it time for a change?

How often should I brush my teeth

Life is busier than ever, and it is becoming increasingly more difficult to remember all the things that need doing. One important thing you shouldn’t forget to do is to brush your teeth.

Common signs and symptoms of Oral Cancer

While it’s never good news to receive a cancer diagnosis, the Oral Cancer Foundation reports that over 57% of everyone in the United States diagnosed with oral cancer survives after five years.

Help with overcoming dental phobias with anesthesia

If you feel nervous, anxious, or uncomfortable about moving forward with dental surgery – or any dental work whatsoever, for that matter – because of dental phobias it’s important to understand that you are nowhere near alone.

Highlighting the different varieties of dental anesthesia options available

With literally hundreds of millions of people in the United States reporting that they get at least a little bit nervous about visiting the surgeon.

Emerging wisdom teeth signs and symptoms

Most adults will develop their third set of molars between the ages of 17 and 21. This third set of molars are more commonly referred to as your wisdom teeth.

Different types of anesthesia

At some point during our life, we may need to have some form of oral surgery. No matter what the procedure is there is always going to be some level of pain no matter how skilled the surgeon is.Thankfully, the options available to reduce pain as well as fear and anxiety are safer and more effective than ever before.

Commonplace facial injuries

Each year, millions of Americans find themselves with a dental emergency on their hands. Facial trauma is incredibly common, one of the most common reasons people seek out medical assistance from emergency rooms and emergency medical clinics. In fact, 5 million teeth are knocked out every year (on average) in the US alone!

Common oral diseases

You may be surprised at how common oral diseases are. More than half of all Americans have a degree of periodontal gum disease and annually 37,000 Americans are diagnosed with oral cancer. However, you can protect yourself by learning about the most common diseases and their early symptoms.

8 surprising problems because of missing teeth

If you are missing one or more teeth, then you are not alone. The American Dental Association has published figures that show the average adult between the ages of 20 and 64 have as many as three missing teeth. Many try to ignore the fact they have a missing tooth, dismissing it as a mere cosmetic problem.

5 reasons to choose Dental Implants instead of Dentures

A pearly white smile can increase confidence as you talk, smile and eat. However, one survey suggests that around 178 million Americans are missing at least one of their teeth and as many as 40 million are missing all of their teeth. If you are one of them, then you are likely considering the best way to get back that confidence again.