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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 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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Alternative Text Posted April 13, 2021 / Blog, Dental Health, Patient Care
Ramon Bana, DDS

Can Dry Socket Be Deadly?

The dreaded words of warning for anyone who has a tooth extraction: dry socket. A dry socket is a painful complication after a routine treatment like an extraction, but it can be avoided if you’re careful, and it definitely won’t kill you. Read more below from Miami dentist, Dr. Ramon Bana, on what a dry […]

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

Can Gum Disease Cause Birth Defects?

What is Gum Disease? The short answer: gum disease is a common gum infection that can become very problematic, but you can prevent it! The long answer: all the tissues in your body have a self-defense mechanism called “inflammation.” When bacteria build up in your mouth, your gum tissue will inflame to try and kill […]

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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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