Tuesday, 27 June 2017

A straight smile in only 9 months!

A lot can happen in 9 months. But, typically, when you decide to embark on the journey of straightening teeth, you assume the treatment time will be a year and a half to two years. That's what the Matheny family assumed when they came to Irmo Smiles for their son's orthodontic consultation. Dr. Jim Raman had another idea for Mat. Upon examining his teeth, Dr. Raman created a treatment plan that included using the Insignia system braces with the AcceleDent Aura appliance. Focused on comfort, effectiveness and speed, Dr. Raman's plan was implemented. With dedication and commitment, Mat followed Dr. Raman's instructions. Using the AcceleDent Aura for only 20 minutes per day and documenting his progress along the way, Mat achieved a beautiful smile in only 9 months. Take a look at Mat's smile before braces and his smile today. With the right team on your side, you can have amazing results and may be able to enjoy that special "braces off" day sooner. Results. Fast. Let's make this simple. Give Irmo Smiles a call today.

Before

After only 9 months of treatment


Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Find out why dental care is different for senior citizens.

Learn more about what the American Dental Association has to say about dental care for senior citizens.


The above video is found on the American Dental Association YouTube Channel.

Irmo Smiles
Misti Raman, DMD
Jim Raman, DMD  
7321 St. Andrews Road

Irmo, SC 29063   
(803) 212-0996  
IrmoSmiles.com

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Finally! Dental insurance terms explained in plain language. Click here.

Learn more about what the American Dental Association has to say about dental plans.


The above video is found on the American Dental Association YouTube Channel.

Irmo Smiles
Misti Raman, DMD
Jim Raman, DMD  
7321 St. Andrews Road

Irmo, SC 29063   
(803) 212-0996  
IrmoSmiles.com

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

4 Ways Smoking Will Destroy Your Smile

Learn more about what the American Dental Association has to say about about quitting smoking.


The above video is found on the American Dental Association YouTube Channel.

Irmo Smiles
Misti Raman, DMD
Jim Raman, DMD  
7321 St. Andrews Road

Irmo, SC 29063   
(803) 212-0996  
IrmoSmiles.com

Saturday, 21 January 2017

What is a Cavity and What Causes Tooth Decay?

What to Know About Cavities and Tooth Decay

While cavities are very common dental problems in both children and adults, they can be prevented. Find out what you need to know to stay ahead of cavities. 

What Exactly Is a Cavity? 
It’s actually pretty simple. Decay (or softening of enamel) happens over time and the result is a cavity-a defect left in the tooth. Teeth are covered with a hard protective top layer called enamel. But once the enamel is weakened by acids produced by bacteria, a pit or cavity is formed in or on the tooth surface. 

What Causes Cavities and Tooth Decay?
While it’s ultimately acid-producing bacteria that leads to cavity formation, the most common cause of bacterial growth is inadequate daily brushing and flossing. Certain foods (carbs) and sugary drinks contribute to cavity formation-bacteria metabolize these carbohydrates and sugars and produce cavity-forming acids. 

To read the entire article visit OralB.com.

Irmo Smiles
Misti Raman, DMD
Jim Raman, DMD  
7321 St. Andrews Road

Irmo, SC 29063   
(803) 212-0996  
IrmoSmiles.com

Saturday, 14 January 2017

The Difference Between Plaque and Tartar

Lots of people ask their dental professional if there’s a difference between plaque and tartar-and it’s a great question. Both plaque and tartar buildup are common dental problems. Significant plaque buildup can result in tooth decay and gum disease. Tartar is calcified plaque. Arming yourself with the facts can help you be smarter about how you care for your teeth. 

The Facts About Plaque
Plaque is sticky, colorless film containing bacteria that builds up naturally on tooth surfaces and especially along the gum line within four to 12 hours after brushing. Sugars in food and drinks can combine with plaque bacteria to release acids. These acids attack tooth enamel and break it down, which can then create cavities. Plaque bacteria can also contribute to gum disease, like gingivitis. Regular brushing and flossing are your most effective tools in the fight against plaque. If it’s not removed daily, plaque eventually accumulates and hardens into tartar.  

To read the entire article visit OralB.com.

Irmo Smiles
Misti Raman, DMD
Jim Raman, DMD  
7321 St. Andrews Road

Irmo, SC 29063   
(803) 212-0996  
IrmoSmiles.com