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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 January 13, 2021 / Blog, Dental Health
Ramon Bana, DDS

Lemon Juice – The Good, The Bad, & The Sour

In a great tale of opposites, lemon juice can be both acidic and basic, or alkaline. Read on to find out why people are talking about this, and what it means for your oral and overall health. What Is pH & Why Does It Matter? Drinking lemon juice (usually diluted in a glass of water […]

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Alternative Text Posted December 13, 2020 / Blog, Dental Health
Ramon Bana, DDS

Have You Been Avoiding the Dentist?

We’ve all got our reasons. Money. Time. The fear of pain. Juggling insurance. Facing one more reminder that we really should be flossing more. Any of these might cause us to avoid and put off regular visits to the dentist. Has it been so long since you saw a dentist that you’re not even sure […]

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Alternative Text Posted November 27, 2020 / Blog, Dental Health
Ramon Bana, DDS

Crack Down on Cracked Tooth Syndrome

Cracked tooth syndrome (CTS), also known as cracked cusp syndrome or split tooth syndrome, is a painful condition that results from a crack in one of your teeth. CTS can mean anything from a tiny hairline split in the crown to a fracture that goes all the way to the root.  If you have a […]

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Alternative Text Posted June 27, 2020 / Blog, Dental Health
Ramon Bana, DDS

Dental Inlays & Onlays

Cracked, broken, and decayed teeth require restoration or they will break down further until they become infected and/or require extraction. At Miami Cosmetic and Sedation Dentistry, our goal is to preserve your natural teeth for as long as possible. Depending on the extent and location of the damage, we will likely recommend an inlay, onlay, […]

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Alternative Text Posted February 13, 2020 / Blog, Dental Health
Ramon Bana, DDS

I Had Braces, Now My Jaw Hurts: Can Orthodontics Cause TMJ?

You had braces when you were younger and never experienced any jaw pain or other TMJ symptoms prior. Then, after you completed your orthodontic treatment, you developed a pain in your jaw, maybe accompanied by popping, locking, clenching and grinding. Maybe you developed these symptoms shortly after having your braces removed, maybe it was a […]

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Alternative Text Posted December 13, 2019 / Dental Health
Ramon Bana, DDS

Should I Be Screening Myself for Oral Cancer?

In a word: Ab-so-lute-ly! Pretend those hyphens are the “clapping hands” emoji because we want to emphasize how important it is to get up close and personal with your mouth in the interests of oral cancer detection. Currently, oral cancer kills one person in the United States per hour. The reason it’s so deadly is […]

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Alternative Text Posted July 25, 2018 / Dental Health
Ramon Bana, DDS

Top 5 Most Common Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments

Top 5 Most Common Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments Cosmetic dentistry is an industry that is growing very quickly, and that is especially true in a city like Miami, FL. Miami is a city of aesthetics. Most of its residents wear fashionable clothing, stay trim, and do everything they can to look good. One avenue that they […]

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Alternative Text Posted February 5, 2017 / Dental Health
Ramon Bana, DDS

I Have Anxiety About The Dentist

I Have Anxiety About The Dentist Do you feel anxiety about going to the dentist? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Many people feel nervous about going to the dentist. Putting off your visit to the dentist can be detrimental to your oral health and exacerbate issues that could have been easily resolved. Dentistry has come […]

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Alternative Text Posted July 31, 2016 / Dental Health
Ramon Bana, DDS

What is the Best Option to Replace a Tooth

What is the Best Option to Replace a Tooth? Many patients ask us – What is the best option to replace a tooth? Implants are typically considered the best option for restoring a missing tooth both aesthetically and durability wise. A dental implant fitted with a crown is a long lasting option that can be […]

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