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

The Secret to Getting the Most Out of Your Veneers

April 5, 2023

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Woman in orange shirt smiling with coffee in hand

Veneers have been (and continue to be) one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments. Since they can improve the size, shade, and shape of your teeth simultaneously and in as little as two visits, it’s not hard to see why either! Whether you want to fix one tooth or completely transform your smile, you’ll naturally want to make your new and improved smile last as long as possible too. Fortunately, you can with the right best practices in place. Here are a few!

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Tooth Loss & Your Face: What You Can Do to Maintain Your Appearance

March 9, 2023

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missing tooth

You’ve lost a tooth and are now faced with the reality that you need to replace it. Not only is it causing you much difficulty when eating or speaking, but you lack the self-esteem to smile confidently and worry that it might impact other nearby teeth. What you might not consider is how tooth loss affects your facial shape. To avoid an aging appearance that includes sagging and “collapse,” a dentist is here to explain what you need to do to fix the problem.

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Is It Possible to Have Diabetes and Receive Dental Implants?

February 8, 2023

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woman with diabetes

Do you have multiple missing teeth that you want to be replaced? Are you living with high blood sugar and worry that it might pose a problem with your oral health? Knowing if dental implants are possible with diabetes requires understanding your body and habits. This means meeting with your local physician as well as your local dentist. Although it is not impossible, it does require a commitment from you. Read on to discover how you can improve your smile while also managing your overall health.

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3 Tips to Ensure a Healthier Smile for 2023

January 5, 2023

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Woman showing healthy smile

A new year means another chance to commit to your New Year’s Resolutions. While some of yours may be to lose weight, get a different job, or travel more, you should also think about ways to improve your oral health and maintain it. While this might seem like a no-brainer, many people often neglect their teeth and gums, assuming problems won’t develop. A dentist in North Naples is here to explain why you should remember to take proper care of your smile and how you can do it using these three tips.

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Holiday Foods and Drinks You Shouldn’t Have with Dentures

December 6, 2022

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eggnog as a holiday food to avoid with dentures

While you have may many reasons to love this time of year, one of the best parts is the delicious food. Your new dentures allow you to eat and participate in the festivities with more confidence, but if you want to keep smiling throughout the entire holiday season and afterward, you may need to watch what you indulge in. Some holiday treats can sabotage your dentures and gums and increase your risk of getting an oral infection. Keep reading to learn what holiday foods you should not have and what is safe to eat.

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Why You Should Be Thankful for Dental Implants

November 2, 2022

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woman smiling after getting dental implants in North Naples

The holiday season is officially in full swing! Now that we’re in November, families across the country are pulling out their decorations and preparing for all the festivities that are yet to come. There is always plenty to smile about during this time of the year, especially if you’ve replaced your missing teeth with dental implants. The modern tooth loss solution provides many incredible benefits, which means there’s a lot to be thankful for. Read on to learn a few reasons why you should appreciate getting dental implants in North Naples!

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4 Tips to Remember During National Dental Hygiene Month

October 4, 2022

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Woman showing healthy smile

October is National Dental Hygiene Month, which means that dentists throughout the country are providing patients with helpful tips and tricks to keep teeth and gums looking and feeling their best. Because cavities, gum disease, and other serious problems can arise at any time, it can be beneficial to hear from a dental expert whose mission is to enhance the state of patients’ smiles. If you’re looking to improve your overall well-being, you can start with these four oral hygiene tips in North Naples.

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3 Reasons Invisalign Clear Aligners Are Ideal for Seniors

September 8, 2022

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Older woman after Invisalign in North Naples

Wanting to straighten your teeth but feel you might no longer qualify for clear aligner treatment? Is the question, “Am I too old for Invisalign in North Naples,” something you want to ask but are afraid to learn the answer to? Many older patients who are living with misaligned teeth often feel as if the hope of a healthier smile is simply no longer a possibility, and if it is, traditional braces are the only way to achieve it. The good news is that this is not the case at all. A local dentist shares three reasons Invisalign is a great option for seniors.

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Are You Able to Drink Coffee with Invisalign?

August 2, 2022

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young woman drinking coffee with Invisalign

Many people cannot start their day without a morning cup of joe. Are you someone who needs their daily brew? Even though coffee is certainly a tasty energy booster, it can be problematic if you’re undergoing Invisalign treatment. Read on to learn why you shouldn’t drink coffee while wearing your aligners and how you can still enjoy your favorite beverage!

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Can Dentures Affect Nutrition?

July 1, 2022

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man eating with dentures

Dentures are one of the most traditional methods of tooth replacement, allowing patients to enjoy a complete and fully functioning bite once again. With missing teeth, people have to limit their food choices and even resort to a soft diet. Although dentures can help you regain some chewing power, it still affects how (and what) you eat. Research suggests that these dietary adjustments could negatively affect your nutrition. In this blog post, you can learn more about the impact and how dental implants can improve your eating habits. 

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