Tongue Talk – To Scrape or Not to Scrape?

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

Crowning Glory: Esthetic Dental Crowns

The first known dental crowns were made as far back as 200 A.D. when Etruscans used gold to create crowns and bridges. Can you imagine what the process must have been like without the technology we have now? If you’d rather not, we can’t blame you! Thanks to digital x-rays and impressions, dentists today can create crowns that blend in … Read More

5 Reasons Why Professional Teeth Whitening Is A Great Way to Brighten Your Smile

When you feel great about your teeth, you’ll smile bigger, feel more confident, and love taking pictures again. Teeth whitening is one quick way to make any grin more attractive, but some patients wonder if they can get good results at home instead of taking a trip to the dentist’s office. While DIY-ing the whitening process can seem appealing, heading … Read More

How to Achieve a Picture-Perfect Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry

When you have an imperfection in your smile, it can make you self-conscious about your appearance. A lack of confidence doesn’t just impact your day-to-day life, it can also impact the way that you carry yourself every day. You deserve a life where you are not limited by your smile, and one solution is cosmetic dentistry. There are a variety … Read More

Your Guide to Invisalign

What is Invisalign Invisalign has quickly become one of the most popular options for getting the smile of your dreams. This treatment involves a series of clear, removable aligners that gradually shift your teeth over some time. Invisalign offers a more aesthetically pleasing option for straightening your teeth when compared to traditional metal braces. Lets learn more about this treatment … Read More

Filling in the Gaps: Restoring Your Smile & Quality of Life

Life is full of unexpected surprises, and while we’d love for all of them to be smile-inducing, that’s not entirely realistic—and there may be many reasons you hide your smile. If you’re hiding your smile because of one or more missing teeth, we want you to know you’re not alone. In fact, 120 million people in the U.S. are missing … Read More

Understanding Restorative Dentistry

In short, restorative dentistry focuses on repairing your teeth or restoring your smile. This category of dentistry offers many different options for repairing damage ranging from minor chips and cracks to major damage caused by trauma or severe decay. Restorative dentistry isn’t only about aesthetics—it can also restore functionality, prevent further damage, and even improve your speech and ability to … Read More

What Is Sedation Dentistry?

Going to the dentist can make people anxious, sometimes to the point where they might not even want to attend their appointment. However, with sedation dentistry, that fear can be put to ease and make the appointment feel like a breeze. Sedation dentistry is the practice of applying a moderate level of sedation. You’re still awake, so you’re not “going … Read More

The Good, The Bad & The Crossbite

If your teeth or jaw don’t line up well with each other, you may have a crossbite. Miami dentist, Dr. Ramon Bana explains more about this condition, its effects, and what you can do to treat it below. A Good Bite In a perfect world, your teeth would all be straight, and your upper jaw would rest nicely on top … Read More

What You Need to Know About Dental Implants

Are you thinking about replacing your missing teeth or tooth with dental implants? If your answer is yes, then you might have some questions! Are dental implants the best choice for teeth replacement? Am I a good candidate for the procedure? Are the implants expensive? Will they restore my natural look? To help with some of these frequently asked questions, … Read More