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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!

Dental Health

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 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 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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Alternative Text Posted July 27, 2021 / Blog, Dental Health, Patient Care
Ramon Bana, DDS

Breastfeeding & Dental Work

If you’re a new mom or about to be one, you’re likely already used to putting your needs second to the needs of this beautiful new little person in your life – but maintaining good oral hygiene is still important for keeping you and your baby in tiptop shape.  If something happens and you need […]

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Alternative Text Posted July 13, 2021 / Blog, Dental Health
Ramon Bana, DDS

Could Brushing & Flossing Prevent a Heart Attack?

A lot of healthy lifestyle choices benefit more than one system within your body. Eating well, exercising, good sleep, and fresh air all support a lot of your physical needs. So, it shouldn’t be surprising that what hurts one area of your health can easily hurt another area, too. An important (though less known) connection […]

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Alternative Text Posted May 27, 2021 / Blog, Dental Health
Ramon Bana, DDS

Fun Dental Facts – Did You Know?

Dentistry is serious medicine, and daily oral hygiene is a top priority. But teeth can be pretty fun, too—not to mention fascinating. For starters, have you ever seen the full sets of baby teeth and adult teeth present in a child’s head x-ray? Go ahead, look it up. There are tons of interesting dental facts […]

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Alternative Text Posted May 13, 2021 / Blog, Dental Health
Ramon Bana, DDS

Oral Anatomy 101

Welcome to your mouth! A healthy mouth is necessary for a healthy life. You might be surprised how many different parts work together to make your mouth function. Read more below from Dr. Ramon Bana in Miami to get an in-depth look at the human mouth and how it works.   Teeth The look and […]

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