If you’re a new mom or about to be one, you’re likely already used to putting your needs second to the needs of this beautiful new little person in your life – but maintaining good oral hygiene is still important for keeping you and your baby in tiptop shape. If something happens and you need dental work, it shouldn’t prevent … Read More
Are You Singing the Toothache Blues?
Are you or a loved one suffering from the toothache blues? Don’t wait around in pain for the problem to resolve itself. Although we do enjoy spending quality time with our patients at Miami Sedation and Cosmetic Dentistry, we don’t want any Miami residents to have to undergo unnecessary dental procedures. A toothache can indicate a much more serious problem … Read More
How to Clean Teeth Like a Dentist
Oral hygiene is the foundation of good dental health. Brushing and flossing regularly is the best way to keep your smile healthy and clean. Consider this your personal cleaning tutorial on the art of dental hygiene, instructed by Dr. Ramon Bana & Dr. Andrew Brattain and the skillful hygienists at Miami Sedation and Cosmetic Dentistry. Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Floss & Mouthwash Before … Read More
Pregnant Moms & Oral Health: Brushing & Flossing for Two
There are so many things to be concerned about when you find out you’re expecting. Eating right, taking enough vitamins, getting enough rest, telling your husband there is absolutely no way you are naming your firstborn son Bud Light… but what about your teeth? There’s an old saying—“you lose a tooth for every baby”—but those beliefs are outdated, thank goodness! … Read More
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 socket is, how to avoid … Read More
Chocolate is Good for Oral Health – True or False?
Most of us were taught when we were kids that sweets like chocolate will rot your teeth. While this may remain true for some types of our favorite sweet snack, that doesn’t mean we have to take it off the menu altogether. In fact, recent studies have found that dark chocolate, containing high percentages of cocoa, may actually be beneficial … Read More
Soft Food Recipes – What to Eat After Dental Work
You did it! You got the consultation, booked the appointment, and you actually showed up on the big day. You saw the dentist and now all that has left you hungry! The question is: what can you eat after having dental work done? You need some soft food recipes! For some of us, it’s nostalgic to remember having a frozen … Read More
Good, Clean, Wholesome Family Dentistry
You love your teeth. You brush them twice a day, floss once a day, and see your dentist regularly. Right? We love your teeth, too! In fact, there’s so much to know about caring for your oral health that dentistry has quite a few categories of specialties and different kinds of dentists. The primary dentist in your life should be … Read More
Science Rules: Fun Crafts & Oral Health Experiments for Kids
At Miami Sedation and Cosmetic Dentistry, we know your little one’s smile fills you with joy and pride; smiles are a source of joy and pride for us, too! We cherish the opportunity to help build a foundation that will ensure your child has a healthy smile for life. But, we know before they become oral hygiene pros, they’re not … Read More
Do You Hate Needles?
If you fear shots, injections, or medical needles in general, you may be suffering from trypanophobia—and an estimated 10 percent of Americans share the same aversion. The general public calls it “needle phobia” but the DSM-IV classified it as a specific phobia of medical needles as of 1994. Dr. Ramon Bana understands these fears, and Miami Sedation & Cosmetic Dentistry … Read More