For such a seemingly small part of your body, the tongue plays a major role in many everyday functions, such as talking, helping you digest and taste food, and swallowing. In fact, the appearance of your tongue may speak volumes (pun slightly intended) about the state of your oral and overall health. Today, Miami dentist, Dr. Ramon Bana of Miami … Read More
Why You Can’t Afford to Ignore Bleeding Gums
One of the most common and destructive myths about oral health is that it’s normal for gums to bleed. Dr. Ramon Bana DDS would like everyone in Miami to know that this is not the case! Imagine if we weren’t talking about gums—should any part of your body start to bleed whenever you touch it? The truth about bleeding gums … Read More
Top Tips for a Healthy Smile
Many people know the importance of having a healthy smile, but what should you do to actually get your mouth healthier and keep it that way? Here are some of Dr. Ramon Bana‘s top tips for a healthy smile. Don’t Wait to Have Problems Addressed Whether you are nervous about going to the dentist or concerned about the associated costs, … Read More
Diet Soda & Dental Health: What You Need to Know
In today’s calorie-obsessed culture, it can be hard to hear the truth among all the other health-conscious noise. People are frequently misinformed and misled about the health benefits of trends such as cleanses, sugar alternatives, diets, organic vs. nonorganic, and a myriad of other common topics. Today, Miami dentist Dr. Ramon Bana DDS would like to clear up any misconceptions … 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
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
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
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
Do You Have an Abscessed Tooth?
No one wants to think about the words “abscessed tooth” applying to their own mouth, but to paraphrase Sun Tzu, it’s a good idea to know your enemy. Causes of an abscessed tooth include: Tooth decay Gum disease A cracked tooth When a tooth is compromised by one or more of these conditions, bacteria may enter the pulp of the … Read More
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 million new cases are diagnosed … Read More