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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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Alternative Text Posted June 27, 2022 / Blog, Dental Health
Ramon Bana, DDS

Can Poor Oral Health Cause Diabetes?

Diabetes is a chronic and complicated disease that affects how your body processes sugar—its main source of energy. Diabetes symptoms mostly affect your heart, eyes, nerves, and kidneys, but it can affect your whole body, including your mouth. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), more than 29 million Americans have diabetes, and almost 2 […]

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Alternative Text Posted June 23, 2022 / Blog, Dental Services, Dental Technology
Ramon Bana, DDS

What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry focuses on improving the general appearance of teeth and gums. Read more below about some of the more popular cosmetic dentistry procedures and services to find out if they could be right for you. Teeth Whitening Over time, your teeth can become yellowed and stained due to age and enamel wear, acids in […]

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Alternative Text Posted June 13, 2022 / Blog, Patient Care
Ramon Bana, DDS

Updating Your Health History May Help Save Your Teeth

Although you may think of general health and dental health as two completely unrelated categories, they are much more connected than the average person suspects. Just as the information you share with your general practitioner assists them in keeping you healthy, your Miami dentist, Dr. Ramon Bana, depends on your input for optimal dental health.  […]

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Alternative Text Posted May 27, 2022 / Blog, Dental Health
Ramon Bana, DDS

Relief from Dry, Chapped & Cracked Lips

We’re no strangers to extreme temperatures and dry weather, and our lips are proof. Most of us experience chapped lips at some point during the year; it’s not uncommon to see lips suffering from annoying, painful cracks. Here at Miami Sedation & Cosmetic Dentistry we keep abreast of the oral health needs of Miami, so […]

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Alternative Text Posted May 13, 2022 / Blog, Dental Health, Patient Care
Ramon Bana, DDS

When a Toothache is Not a Toothache

Most of us have experienced a toothache. At their mildest, toothaches may cause just enough discomfort to get on your nerves and disrupt your concentration, but at their worst, they can be debilitating. Because the pain feels like it’s coming from your tooth, it’s natural to assume that all toothaches are caused by cavities, gum […]

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Alternative Text Posted April 27, 2022 / Blog, Dental Health, Dental Services
Ramon Bana, DDS

Teeth Grinding, Clenching & Bruxism

There is a good chance you have heard someone mention the term ‘bruxism’ and discuss the problems it can cause for your oral health. At the office, we talk about a lot of technical dental stuff that doesn’t necessarily concern our patients, but bruxism is something we definitely want you to know about. Stress and […]

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Alternative Text Posted April 14, 2022 / Blog, Dental Health
Ramon Bana, DDS

Oral Health Tips at Every Age

A few things are equally important for your oral health, no matter what your age or stage of life. Good nutrition, brushing and flossing habits, visiting the dentist and a little fluoride are always (always) the essentials – you won’t ever hear us say otherwise.   However, your dental hygiene routine requires unique considerations for each […]

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Alternative Text Posted March 27, 2022 / Blog, Dental Services
Ramon Bana, DDS

The Way Your Teeth Meet: Overbite Edition

Do you know the status of your occlusion? That’s the technical term used to describe the way your maxillary (upper) and mandibular (lower) teeth align. If you happen to have a bite that doesn’t connect quite right—or at all—it’s referred to as a malocclusion.  You might ask yourself, “Well, I can eat and speak without […]

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Alternative Text Posted March 13, 2022 / Blog, Dental Services
Ramon Bana, DDS

Warning Signs of Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Nicknamed for the fact that they come into your mouth and your life by the time you are mature and supposedly “wise”, wisdom teeth are simply the last set of molars that grow furthest back in your mouth. If you’re experiencing some specific pain in your gums and jaw, you may be wondering if you […]

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Alternative Text Posted February 27, 2022 / Blog, Dental Health
Ramon Bana, DDS

Do I Have Herpes? Cold Sores 101

Cold sore. Fever blister. Herpes Simplex Virus-1. These babies go by a lot of different names, but the experience is always the same: Telltale burning or itching near the lip A red bump appears a day or so later The bump becomes a cluster of blisters The blisters dry up and scab over The scab […]

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