A Deeper Dental Cleaning: Scaling & Root Planing

Teeth are typically the first thing that comes to mind for people when they hear the words dentist or dentistry, which makes sense—the root word dent actually means tooth! However, your teeth require healthy gums to hold them in place. Did you know gum disease is the leading cause of adult tooth loss? That’s why it’s important for us to … Read More

Dental Friends with Benefits

At Miami Sedation & Cosmetic Dentistry, our goal is to make your dental visits as pleasant as possible. Part of this effort includes taking the complication out of utilizing your insurance benefits. Dr. Ramon Bana knows there can be confusing terms and stipulations in insurance plans that can be a barrier between you and the care you need. We aim … Read More

Dental Implants & New Teeth the Same Day? Inconceivable!

Many people face tooth loss and are unsure of their options. Tooth loss is difficult socially as well as physically. When you lose a tooth, you also lose the bone that supported the tooth—it simply stops growing since it’s no longer needed. After that bone disappears, your jawbone will continue to shrink away as well, which spells trouble for the … Read More

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 decade later. Either way, could … Read More

Botox® Cosmetic: A Perfect Finishing Touch for Your Smile

Botox® at the Dentist!? Botox® Cosmetic is a prescription medication injected strategically into specific facial muscles to temporarily soften the appearance of moderate to severe forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet, and frown lines between the eyebrows. This minimally invasive facial rejuvenation treatment has become extremely popular and is offered at many types of businesses that cater to physical aesthetics – from … Read More

Same Day Dentistry – Too Good to Be True?

In a world of same-day shipping and same day photo prints, your dental restorations can now be same day services too! This is thanks to CEREC® milling machines and digital imaging technology. CEREC is short for “ceramic reconstruction”. This technology has been around since the early 1980s and it’s only gotten better with time, for both dentists and patients. CEREC … Read More

How To Find The Best Dentist in Miami

Having a good dentist is one of those things you don’t worry about; when you have one but is very discouraging when you don’t. You know you should be getting your regular cleanings, but if you don’t have a regular dental office to go to, it is easy to put those cleanings off of your to do list. Finding a … Read More

When Do Babies Start Teething?

When Do Babies Start Teething? Your Ultimate Guide To The Teething Process Teething can be a long, difficult process. What can you expect, and when do children usually begin teething? Find out by reading this article from the office of Ramon Bana, DDS! The Stages Of Teething Teething has a number of distinct stages, characterized by which teeth are emerging … Read More

What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?

What Is Cosmetic Dentistry? Defining Cosmetic Dentistry The Miami cosmetic dentistry industry is booming, and it’s no mystery why. The coastal city of Miami is home to many residents that want to look their absolute best. They choose fashionable clothing, try to stay in shape, and often times, get cosmetic dentistry procedures. Cosmetic dentistry is a term we’ve all heard … Read More

Choosing A Dentist In Miami FL

Choosing A Dentist In Miami, FL Why Reputation Matters Choosing a dentist is often treated as a low priority task. Patients don’t put much time or thought into the process and will select one almost at random. Patients will sometimes choose a dentist based off of just one reference or an advertisement. This is not a smart strategy. Selecting the … Read More