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Mark M. Makram, D.D.S. Blog

How Veneers Can Give You a Beach-Worthy Smile

May 7, 2021

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a young woman standing on the beach and smiling while holding a hand fan

Are you preparing for an upcoming vacation getaway with family or friends? Do you want to capture photo-worthy moments that will last a lifetime? Want to look back at those photos one day and be happy with your smile? You can! With veneers in North Naples, you can rid your teeth of any flaws and embrace the renewed confidence you deserve. Read on to learn how these thin porcelain restorations can get you ready for a fun and exciting summer.

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4 Ways to Minimize Stress and Improve Your Smile During the Pandemic

April 7, 2021

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a young woman sitting behind her laptop and feeling stressed because of work

It’s no surprise that the COVID-19 pandemic is causing more children and adults to experience stress like never before. For more than a year, the way we go to work or school, interact with others, and simply function day-in and day-out has drastically changed, resulting in significant changes to our physical, mental, and emotional health. Unfortunately, the mind and body are not the only areas negatively impacted. Your mouth is also vulnerable. If you want to find ways to prevent stress during COVID in North Naples, a local dentist shares 4 things you can do to minimize the anxiety and worry in your life, safeguard your smile, and improve your overall health and wellbeing.

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How to Enjoy St. Patrick’s Day Without Harming Your Teeth

March 4, 2021

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a green top hat, bow tie, pipe, beer, nuts, and a small pot of gold for St. Patrick’s Day

Even if you’re not Irish, there’s a good chance you plan to enjoy the festivities surrounding St. Patrick’s Day in North Naples. From the hearty food and celebratory dancing to raising a toast of your favorite alcoholic beverage and shouting, “Sláinte,” it’s a day full of fun and maybe even a little bit of luck, but if you’re not careful, your indulgences can spell disaster for your teeth. Before you start planning your St. Patty’s Day party, learn what you can do to enjoy the celebrations without harming your smile.

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Teeth Whitening: How to Ace Valentine’s Day with a Brighter, Whiter Smile

February 2, 2021

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a young woman wearing a cream sweater and showing off her brighter smile

Is the guy you’re dating taking you out for Valentine’s Day? Whether he’s taking you to a fancy restaurant or treating you to an elegant home-cooked meal, it’s natural for you to want to look your best. Although you may have the perfect outfit selected already, what can you do about your smile? Read on to discover how teeth whitening in North Naples can give you the look you desire for an unforgettable evening.

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4 Tips for a Healthier Smile This Year

January 7, 2021

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a young woman eating a salad and smiling while surrounded by various fruits and orange juice

It’s officially 2021! If you’re like most people, you’ve either started your New Year’s Resolutions in North Naples or are waiting until the next “Monday” to begin. Whether it is to shed a few pounds, focus on self-care, or look for a bigger and better job, the changes that come with the start of a new year can be endless. If you’re looking to add one more resolution to your list, why not consider ways to improve your oral health? Read on to hear from a dentist who shares 4 helpful tips to start seeing a healthier, more beautiful smile this year.

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Give Thanks for Your Dental Implants This Season!

December 3, 2020

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an older woman sitting in dentist’s chair pleased with her new dental implants

What are you thankful for this year? If you’re like most people, the first thing that may come to mind is that it’s almost over! It’s safe to say that 2020 won’t be missed, but if you continue to count your blessings amid a global pandemic, you might also say family, friends, and even good health. But what your smile? If you’re living with dental implants in North Naples, you have a lot more to be grateful for than you think. Read on to learn why you should also be giving thanks for this permanent tooth replacement solution.

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How to Show Your Teeth You Care This Thanksgiving

November 4, 2020

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a young woman standing outside among the fall leaves and smiling

Having optimal holiday oral health in North Naples is essential if you want to enjoy the foods you love, converse with family and friends, and feel confident when taking pre- and post-dinner photos. But if you want to avoid the potential for cavities, gum disease, or a serious dental injury this season, let a local dentist share a few tips that will ensure your smile remains in tip-top shape this Thanksgiving.

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Avoid Bleeding Gums: Why Your Six-Month Checkup is Important

October 7, 2020

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an up-close image of a gloved finger pointing to a person’s gums that appear red, swollen, and are bleeding

Learning you have gum disease in North Naples may not be the greatest news you’ll hear from your dentist. Depending on the severity, it is possible you can easily reverse the symptoms with regular cleanings and practicing good oral habits at home. However, if conditions are more advanced and resulting in gum pocket formations, weakening bone, loose teeth, you may be on the brink of a more serious problem that can negatively impact your health and weaken your immune system. As a result, you may be more susceptible to contracting COVID-19. If you want to avoid bleeding gums and enjoy a healthier smile and body, learn why your six-month checkups and cleanings are crucial during this time.

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How Changes in Your Diet Can Extend the Life of Your Veneers

September 3, 2020

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an up-close image of a woman’s smile that is exposing her top row of veneers

Veneers in North Naples are one of the most popular and transformative cosmetic treatments available. Offering individuals a way to fully conceal some of the most unfortunate imperfections (i.e. stains, cracks, gaps, minor misalignments), this safe and effective solution is known to produce outstanding, beautiful, and natural-appearing results. While the process for placement is an investment in time and money, it’s no surprise that you want your new and improved smile to last as long as possible. So, what can you do? A dentist shares how changing your diet can extend the lifespan of your veneers for longer than you might think.

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5 Common Questions Asked by At-Risk Patients

August 5, 2020

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an elderly woman wearing a  face mask and glasses

Do you have a compromised immune system? Are you over the age of 65? If you fall into either of these categories, you are considered to be most “at-risk” for contracting COVID-19. This highly contagious virus has caused a global pandemic, forcing people throughout the world to remain at home, wear face masks when venturing out for basic necessities, and practice the newly-coined term “social distancing” when around others. For months, dentist offices closed, seeing only patients with dental emergencies, but now that they’re open, you may be wondering, “Is it safe?” Read on to hear from a dentist in North Naples who is answering some of the most common concerns of at-risk patients like yourself.

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