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Part of our mission at Miami Sedation & Cosmetic Surgery is to have the most well-informed patients in Miami, Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, Brickell, and The Roads. We will post information here to help you make the best decisions for you and your family’s oral care. From preventing cavities to how your oral health impacts your overall health – we will keep you in the know. You’ll be able to impress your friends and family with your extensive knowledge of all things dental!

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Posted February 3, 2023 / Blog, Dental Services
Ramon Bana, DDS

Confidence & Cosmetic Dentistry

A person’s smile is often one of the first things we notice about them and a bright, healthy-looking smile radiates confidence. However, for those of us who weren’t naturally blessed with a million-dollar Hollywood smile that lights up the room, achieving a knockout smile requires more than just brushing and flossing. That’s where cosmetic dentistry […]

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Posted January 27, 2023 / Blog, Patient Care
Ramon Bana, DDS

Are Your Teeth Safe from Coffee Stains?

First things first, put your worries away! We are not about to tell you that your coffee drinking days are over. We know that each shot of caffeine is crucial and we cherish our coffee, too! Here at Miami Sedation & Cosmetic Dentistry, we want to educate you on what causes coffee stains and what […]

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Posted January 17, 2023 / Blog, Dental Services, Dental Technology
Ramon Bana, DDS

What Is Sedation Dentistry?

Going to the dentist can make people anxious, sometimes to the point where they might not even want to attend their appointment. However, with sedation dentistry, that fear can be put to ease and make the appointment feel like a breeze. Sedation dentistry is the practice of applying a moderate level of sedation. You’re still […]

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Posted January 13, 2023 / Blog, Patient Care
Ramon Bana, DDS

An Alkaline Diet for Oral Health

Acids and bases might sound like something from far back in your memory, like middle-school science class, but the concept is still very applicable to every aspect of life today. The foods and beverages you consume daily have a very big effect on your oral health and overall health, for better or worse. You can […]

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Posted January 6, 2023 / Blog, Dental Services
Ramon Bana, DDS

Common Types of Oral Surgery

There are many different types of oral surgery. Some involve operating on the teeth, gums, or jaw, while others focus on the surrounding oral or facial structures. Some of the most common oral surgeries are listed below. Extraction Extraction is the most common type of oral surgery. Often, your dentist may recommend tooth extraction when […]

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Posted December 27, 2022 / Blog, Patient Care
Ramon Bana, DDS

Bacteria: The Good, the Bad & the Neutral

Living in a land of antibacterial gels, soaps, plastics, and even fabrics, it might surprise you to hear that tons of bacteria live in your mouth every day, and they aren’t all bad! In fact, some play an important role in keeping up your overall health.  Some oral bacteria, however, can cause serious problems and […]

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Posted December 21, 2022 / Blog
Ramon Bana, DDS

What is TMD/TMJ?

Temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) are a variety of jaw conditions accompanied by a host of painful and uncomfortable symptoms. TMDs can be short-term and resolve on their own; however, sometimes they can be chronic and cause long-lasting issues that require medical attention. Keep reading to learn more about TMD/TMJ and how to recognize the signs and […]

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Posted November 30, 2022 / Blog
Ramon Bana, DDS

Invisalign vs. Invisalign Teen

When it comes to orthodontic treatments, the two most popular ways to improve your smile are traditional braces and Invisalign clear aligners. Over the past few years, Invisalign has become even more popular thanks to the Invisalign Teen option. This additional product makes it easier for teenagers to experience the benefits of clear aligners over […]

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Posted November 27, 2022 / Blog, Dental Health, Dental Services
Ramon Bana, DDS

Is it Ever Too Late for Dental Work?

Let’s be honest. If you are like most people, you’ve probably put off going to the dentist at one time or another. Some of us have even avoided seeing a dentist for years at a time. Research shows one in three Americans avoids going to the dentist regularly. As the time spent away from Ramon […]

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