Dr. Mark Makram's Blog
April 6, 2017
If you have gum disease, you’re certainly not the only one. In fact, you’re among the majority of American adults dealing with bleeding, tender gums and persistent bad breath. But how much do you really know about the condition? Take some time to read through Dr. Mark Makram’s FAQ with everything you need to know about gum disease in Naples.
March 7, 2017
It looks like spring is arriving sooner than ever in much of the US. As Floridians, we love the warm weather, but it’s also a little strange — and we say when it seems like things in the world are just a little out of whack, your smile shouldn’t be one of them. Your dentist, Dr. Mark Makram, provides porcelain veneers in Naples. So why not celebrate this early-bird spring by giving your smile the makeover it deserves?
February 2, 2017
Gum disease is extremely common. So common, in fact, that nearly 50% of all adults in the U.S. have a form of it, with many being completely unaware. This is because in its initial stages, it is very subtle, with symptoms being red, swollen, or slightly sore gums. These can be surprisingly easy to miss, which can lead to advanced gum disease, called periodontitis. Not only is it terrible for your gums and teeth, but it has also been shown to be strongly linked to diabetes, heart disease, and dementia. In the past, many patients needed surgical intervention to treat the infection. However, Dr. Mark Makram can now offer a faster, less invasive solution thanks to PerioLase in Naples. (more…)
January 17, 2017
If merely thinking about visiting the dentist sends you into a nervous panic, you certainly aren’t alone. Patients of all ages experience some amount of dental fear and/or anxiety. But when your nerves interfere with your ability to receive the preventive care that keeps teeth and gums healthy, it’s time to visit the sedation dentist in Naples. Dr. Mark M. Makram offers oral and IV sedation to help you relax through your upcoming dental treatment.
December 27, 2016
When people lose teeth because of extensive decay, injury or gum disease, smile gaps cause problems with eating, speech and personal appearance. Dr. Mark M, Makram, implant and cosmetic dentist in Naples, FL, creates well-fitting and functioning dentures perfect for patient’s needs and preferences.
October 14, 2016
You’re sitting looking at your half-eaten sandwich in disbelief. Your jaw feels like you just completed one of those eating challenges on TV. The kind that features a burger with 20 patties and enough fries to feed a family of 4. Yours is just a simple sandwich and some apple slices, but you can feel your jaw throbbing nonetheless. You might be suffering from TMJ pain, or pain in the jaw joints. The question now is what can you do about it? Dr. Makram wants you know about your options for TMJ therapy in Naples. (more…)
August 6, 2016
If you have always wanted a straighter smile, you have an alternative to traditional metal braces. Invisalign has quickly become the preferred orthodontic treatment among both patients and dentists. Invisalign is a discreet treatment that uses clear aligner trays instead of wires and brackets. As a result, you will have a nearly invisible treatment while getting the straighter smile you have always wanted. As your dentist for Invisalign in Naples, Dr. Mark M. Makram recommends Invisalign to his patients due to the exceptional benefits the treatment offers.
July 7, 2016
Tooth discoloration is a common complaint with more than 32 percent of people concerned about the appearance of their teeth. When your teeth begin to discolor, many choose to turn to over-the-counter whitening kits because they are affordable and convenient; however, only a little over 50 percent of people see any type of results and the results don’t last. The only effective way to whiten your teeth to your desired results is with professional teeth whitening. Professional teeth whitening in Naples will give you a brighter, whiter smile with lasting results in as little as one appointment.
June 1, 2016
School’s out for the summer! And with the end of the school year comes more family leisure time, more time to play outside for the kids and less time it seems to pay attention to the health and safety of those precious little smiles. To get the summer off to a good start, Naples family dentist Dr. Makram would like to offer some tips on how parents can best protect their children’s teeth and smiles.
May 2, 2016
If you’re embarrassed to even look at your smile in the mirror, then we can only imagine what you must feel when you’re with friends and family. There’s absolutely no reason to feel that way. Dr. Makram and his team offer full-mouth reconstruction in Naples, so you can confidently and comfortably speak and chew again.