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Summertime & Invisalign: Will They Get in the Way of Each Other?

July 2, 2024

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two friends walking on the beach together

Summertime is in full swing, which means you’re likely planning trips to the beach with your friends, making traveling plans, and doing your best to get the most out of the beautiful sunny weather. To many people, the idea of starting an orthodontic treatment like Invisalign sounds like a surefire way to ruin the season. However, that’s simply not the case. Read on to learn why starting Invisalign during the summer won’t ruin your existing plans.


4 Reasons Why Summer is the Best Time to Invest in Dental Implants

June 4, 2024

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a couple walking on a beach together

Investing in a whole and healthy smile by replacing your missing teeth is a big decision to make, especially during summertime! You may expect that undergoing a treatment like getting dental implants will impede your ability to get the most out of the beautiful weather and planned vacations, but that’s actually not the case. Read on for four reasons why summertime is an excellent time to decide to invest in your smile.


Sun, Sand, and Smiles: Your Guide to Getting Beach-Ready with Cosmetic Dentistry

May 6, 2024

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Patient smiling with family on beach after cosmetic dentistry

As the sun begins to shine brighter and temperatures rise, beach season beckons with the promise of relaxation and fun. While you’re busy planning your beach outings and picking out the perfect swimsuit, don’t forget about your smile! A confident grin is the perfect accessory for any beach day and cosmetic dentistry can help you achieve it. Continue reading to learn how.


3 Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Treatments to Boost Your Appearance

April 1, 2024

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Woman showing healthy smile

Most people are not born with teeth and gums that look picture-perfect; however, there are ways to improve your appearance. With so many different cosmetic dentistry treatments available, it may be difficult to choose which one matches your unique goals. This is especially true if you prefer something that doesn’t require extensive procedures and prolonged healing times. If you’re interested in boosting your smile’s aesthetics in a minimally invasive way, here are three services to consider.


How To: Give Your Teeth a Spring Cleaning

March 7, 2024

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Bamboo toothbrushes in toothbrush holder

Although Floridians enjoy gorgeous weather year-round, you might be tempted to do some spring cleaning as summertime approaches. Whether it’s finally taking down your holiday décor, tidying up your patio, or clearing out your garage, it’s important that you don’t skip over your oral hygiene regimen. With this in mind, keep reading for a few ways you can give your teeth a spring cleaning this year!


What is That Smell? Why Your Dentures Have an Odor

February 7, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — drmakram @ 12:49 am
full dentures

Wearing custom dentures may have you feeling more confident in your appearance as well as in your ability to eat certain foods and speak clearly. But if you’ve recently noticed a foul odor coming from your mouth, it may not be the garlic or onions you just finished. Instead, it could be that your dentures are giving off a displeasing aroma. To prevent others from keeping their distance, find out why this problem occurs and what you can do to avoid it.


Why You Shouldn’t Wait to Schedule Your First Dental Visit of 2024

January 2, 2024

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a patient attending their dental checkup

The new year is finally here, which means you probably have all sorts of new goals, resolutions, and plans that you’re hoping to tackle in the upcoming months! But before you get too caught up in the hustle and bustle of 2024, something you might want to find time for is your next dental checkup! Planning and attending this visit will set your smile up for long-term success, and it’s in your best interest to go early in the year. Here are a few reasons why.


Cheers to the Season: 3 Holiday Drinks That Can be Hard on Your Teeth

December 6, 2023

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friends cheering with holiday drinks

The holiday season is synonymous with joy, festivities, and (of course) indulgent treats. While enjoying holiday drinks is a tradition, it’s incredibly important to be mindful of the impact some of these delightful beverages can have on your oral health. In this blog, you’ll learn which popular holiday drinks might pose a challenge to your teeth and offer tips on maintaining a healthy, radiant smile throughout the season.


4 Tips for a Tooth-Friendly Turkey Day

November 3, 2023

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Beautiful Thanksgiving tablescape in backyard

Although it may feel like summer was only a few weeks ago, it’s already time to prepare for Thanksgiving! In addition to making travel arrangements, planning the dishes, and going grocery shopping, there is something else you should keep in mind: your smile. After all, you definitely don’t want to start 2024 with a mouthful of cavities. With this in mind, here are a few tips for a tooth-friendly Thanksgiving.


3 Ways to Protect Your Smile From Your Sweet Tooth This Halloween

October 4, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drmakram @ 6:13 pm
a bowl of Halloween candy

There’s no denying that Halloween trick-or-treat bags will pour out this year with some of the most delicious and satisfying sweet treats. In fact, it may be difficult for you not to swipe a few of your favorites after your kid goes to bed. Saying no to your sweet tooth can be difficult, especially around the holidays, but it’s not impossible. Discover three ways you can safeguard your smile and avoid putting your oral health at risk this Halloween.

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