Dr. Mark Makram's Blog
December 13, 2017
If you’ve always had fairly good oral health, a toothache might be a foreign experience for you. When that discomfort begins in your mouth, you might even try to ignore it or treat it with over the counter pain medications and hope it goes away. A toothache, though, is nothing to take lightly. It can be a symptom of some serious oral health problems. Your dentist is here to discuss the symptoms of toothaches as well as some potential causes.
November 17, 2017
Can you believe the holidays are right around the corner? It’s many people’s favorite time of year—mainly for food! Dinner parties, sweet treats, and the infamous holiday popcorn tins sold at just about any grocery store are just a few things that make a great holiday season.
With so many great foods that require you to use your teeth, it’s important to stay prepared for a dental accidents—even during the holidays. If your tooth cracked on a popcorn kernel, would you know what to do? Your emergency dentist in North Naples is here to help you.
September 13, 2017
Tom Cruise, Hilary Duff, Zac Efron, Ben Affleck, Miley Cyrus, and Nicholas Cage are just a few of the Hollywood names that come to mind when you think of beautiful smiles. Did you know that these stars didn’t always have the dazzling grins you know them for today? It’s true! In fact, most have relied on cosmetic dentistry, and more specifically porcelain veneers for their dazzling teeth. Would you like to know how porcelain veneers can enhance your pearly whites?
August 8, 2017
Dr. Makram understands that for you the worst part of tooth loss is the affect it has on the appearance of your smile. Of course, he wants you to be satisfied and happy with your smile, so replacement is always recommended. However, you still need to decide which tooth replacement option is best for you. While a bridge, a partial or a full denture all do a fine job, nothing beats dental implants. These replacements substitute for both the root and crown of a missing tooth and are, therefore, the closest imitation of what Mother Nature intended for your smile. Read on to learn more about the many benefits of dental implants in North Naples.
July 7, 2017
Dental veneers are a wonderful investment — and if you’ve recently had veneers in North Naples, you will want to make sure you’re protecting your new restorations to enjoy a beautiful, confident smile for as long as possible. But how can you keep veneers from cracking, breaking, and staining? It’s easy when you follow Dr. Mark Makram’s expert advice. Stick around, because we’ve got our top 5 veneer maintenance tips in this week’s blog post!
June 7, 2017
Just because you’ve matured, doesn’t mean you’re too old to straighten your smile. In fact, if straighter teeth have been on your mind heavy lately, you may be heading in the best directing for both your oral health and your confidence. Instead of being embarrassed with crooked teeth—or even metal brackets and wires for that matter—try Invisalign clear braces in Naples. Dr. Mark M. Makram offers a revolutionary way to correct the positioning of your teeth without your friends, coworkers—practically anybody—from ever knowing with clear braces.
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.