Dr. Mark Makram's Blog
November 2, 2018
Thanksgiving is coming up, which typically means you’ll be seeing more family and eating a lot more food in one sitting. With celebrations like these, it’s easy to get carried away and let your oral care routine go by the wayside. That means you just might develop cavity by December if you aren’t careful.
With this in mind, a dentist in North Naples wanted to highlight a few foods that are safe to eat and enjoy, as well as give tips to protect you and your family’s oral health.
October 3, 2018
When we think of orthodontics, the first thought that comes to mind is teenagers with a mouth full of metal hardware. At that age, it seems more acceptable since parents want to provide their kids a healthier and more attractive smile if they can. Unfortunately, the appearance of braces doesn’t seem to translate well as an adult.
If you’re an adult trying to straighten teeth, but would rather do so more discreetly, Invisalign in North Naples may be right for you!
September 5, 2018
Once September rolls around, companies begin marketing the heck out of pumpkin and it’s close relative pumpkin spice. Technically, pumpkin spice contains no pumpkin in it whatsoever, but that doesn’t mean you won’t eat a slice of pumpkin pie or another pumpkin flavored treat in the near future. This has dentists and people asking: Is pumpkin good or bad for your teeth?
To keep you informed, take note of the following products and whether they could put your smile at risk this fall from a dentist in North Naples.
August 1, 2018
Do you suspect that you grind your teeth at night? If so, you’re not alone – it’s estimated that about 10% of adults experience nighttime bruxism (another name for grinding). Unfortunately, there’s not much you can do to control what happens while you sleep, but that doesn’t mean you can’t protect your teeth from the negative impact of grinding! There are multiple ways a dentist in North Naples can help you minimize the effects of this common behavior. In this blog, you’ll learn about the causes of grinding, how it can impact your teeth and how you can stop the habit altogether!
July 4, 2018
Everyone wants a brilliant, Hollywood-ready smile, which is why so many people flock to the aisle at the grocery store that has all of the teeth whitening products. However, these OTC options usually offer mediocre results at best, and it may be several weeks before you notice any difference in the way your smile looks. Fortunately, there is a better option — professional Zoom! teeth whitening in North Naples. Let’s talk more about this amazing treatment.
June 4, 2018
Ah, summer — the time for popsicles by the pool and long nights under the stars. This is a great time of year, when we get to slow down and just relax for a second. But as tempting as it can be to throw all your cares to the side for a bit while on vacation, that can spell trouble for oral health. You are as vulnerable as ever to tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral health hazards during June, July, and August. Protect your smile with these 4 summer tips from your dentist in North Naples!
May 1, 2018
Did you know that your cosmetic dentist in North Naples can transform your smile from top to bottom? Many patients don’t enjoy the way their smile looks, even if it’s healthy. That’s where smile makeovers come into play. With smile makeovers, you can get exactly the smile you’re looking for. Whether it’s a smile you see from a celebrity or just the one you used to have when you were younger, your dentist can make it happen!
April 3, 2018
Many people don’t realize the versatility that dental restorations can provide. Not only are they great at restoring your appearance, but they protect your remaining teeth and gums from contracting dental disease. Without dental crowns in North Naples, you’d be vulnerable to infection. This only increases the chances of needing a root canal or even tooth extraction.
If you’re hesitant on getting dental crowns, take a moment to learn about the many benefits they provide. According to your dentist, it’s about more than looks; your oral health is at stake.
March 3, 2018
As the grip of winter begins to loosen and the possibilities of spring emerge from its shadows, you begin to reflect on what improvements you’d like to make with yourself. And as you move down your list, arriving at your health, you decide to take a different approach then you have in the past. The change you are considering is to make your oral health prominent in your quest for wellness. Thus, you want to know what you should be doing to protect your mouth, teeth and gums. Thankfully, your dentist in North Naples has 5 simple practices that you can incorporate into your lifestyle to ensure that you meet your goals.
February 21, 2018
If you have one or more missing teeth, you know how frustrating it can be to look at yourself in the mirror and see that gap in your smile. You might also have trouble enjoying your favorite foods like you used to. Fortunately, there are several tooth replacement methods available that are able to restore your smile! Many people have already benefited greatly from dentures in Naples, which come with several significant advantages.