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 symptoms. What Causes TMD/TMJ? Temporomandibular … Read More

The Oral-Systemic Link: Risk Factors for Tooth Decay

Did you know the same plaque that decays your teeth can cause major heart problems? What if you could fight plaque and heart failure both by improving your oral health? Dr. Ramon Bana DDS in Miami is here to tell you more! Someone dies from a heart attack every minute, according to the American Heart Association, and most heart attacks … Read More

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 traditional braces, while eliminating some … Read More

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 Bana DDS’s chair adds up, … Read More

Your Guide To Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry is a branch of dentistry that aims to improve the appearance of teeth and gums. It can be used to change the color, shape and size of your teeth. Cosmetic dentists also repair damaged teeth, fix gaps between teeth and straighten crooked or misaligned teeth. Cosmetic dentistry is not just about aesthetics; it’s also about improving oral health. … Read More

What Are Dental Implants?

If you have lost a tooth, there are numerous different ways that you can replace it and restore your smile. One of the most popular solutions is dental implants. Dental implants have been used for multiple decades to replace teeth permanently. Despite their popularity, there are still misconceptions about how they work, how they are installed, and how to maintain … Read More

A Guide to Cavity Prevention

Imagine this – you have come to see Miami dentist, Dr. Ramon Bana for a cleaning and routine checkup. The cleaning goes well, but then Dr. Bana tells you that you have a cavity. You’ve been dreading the possibility of this news and now you fear that something must be wrong, since you have been brushing and flossing regularly.  At … Read More

What Is Gum Contouring?

There are many different ways to beautify your smile and feel more confident. If you have always felt self-conscious about your grin or worried that your smile is “gummy” and distracts from the rest of your face, one of the potential solutions is gum contouring. Here’s what every patient should know about gum contouring. What Is Gum Contouring? Gum contouring … Read More

Dry Mouth: Nothing to Spit At

Can you imagine a 2-liter bottle of your favorite soda? Now imagine that same bottle filled with spit. That’s approximately how much saliva the average adult produces in their mouth every day! It may be gross, but it’s definitely important. Saliva is a normal body fluid that’s crucial for oral health and overall wellness.  If you struggle to make enough … Read More

What Does a Cosmetic Dentist Do?

Cosmetic dentistry is a branch of dentistry that focuses on improving the aesthetics and function of your mouth, teeth, gums, and overall smile. Dental implants, crowns, veneers, and teeth whitening are a few examples of cosmetic dental procedures. These types of procedures can help to regain confidence and self-esteem. Here are a few cosmetic services offered by Miami Sedation & … Read More