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Soft Food Recipes – What to Eat After Dental Work

You did it! You got the consultation, booked the appointment, and you actually showed up on the big day. You saw the dentist and now all that has left you hungry! The question is: what can you eat after having dental work done? You need some soft food recipes! For some of us, it’s nostalgic to remember having a frozen treat after the dentist as kids.

For some of us, it’s nostalgic to remember having a frozen treat after the dentist when we were kids. Depending on how extensive your dental work is, you will need to be cautious of what you consume in the days following major dental work – and milkshakes will only get you so far.

Many foods can be troublesome after dental surgery or extensive dental work. Ask Dr. Dassani for her recommendation about specific foods and for how long you should avoid them. Dassani Dentistry in Houston can be an especially helpful resource for patients navigating what to eat after dental restoration services. Here are some ideas for soft food recipes that will treat your mouth and your body well.

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Replace Missing Teeth – Dentures & Dental Implants

So you’re missing a tooth—or a few!

An apple a day will not take care of this one, unfortunately. It’s time to consider dentures or dental implants. A variety of personal and practical factors will determine which solution is best for your new smile. Don’t feel lost among all the pros and cons of choosing a tooth-replacement plan. Dassani Dentistry in Houston is an experienced practice you can trust to help guide you on your journey from missing teeth toward a complete, natural, and healthy smile. Read more ›

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Don’t Get Kicked in the Teeth – At Least Wear a Mouth Guard

According to the American Dental Association[ http://www.ada.org/en/], at least 13% of all injuries to the mouth occur during sports activities. While helmets, shoulder pads, shin guards, and the like do a great job of protecting most of the body, Dr. Dassani would like to make sure that every athlete knows how to keep their teeth safe from harm. No Houston parent should have to worry about their child’s teeth during the game, so Dassani Dentistry would like to talk about how to take sports safety to the next level. Read more ›

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Diet Soda and Dental Health: What You Need to Know

In today’s calorie-obsessed culture, it can be hard to find the truth among all of the health-conscious noise. Often times, Houston residents are misinformed and misled about the health benefits of trends like as cleanses, sugar alternatives, diets, organic vs. nonorganic, and a myriad of other common topics. Today Dr. Dassani would like to clear up any misconceptions about dental health and diet soda. If you have any questions please call us at Dassani Dentistry. Read more ›

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The Story of Caries Prevention

If we told you that your mouth is the site of a constant battle between teeth and bacteria, would you believe us? Alright, maybe it’s not that dramatic, but the fact that Houston teeth are always at risk of developing dental caries is no exaggeration. In case you’ve never heard about caries, Dr. Dassani is going to take this opportunity to shed some light on what it is, how to stop it, and what Dassani Dentistry can do to help. Read more ›

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Are You Singing the Toothache Blues?

Are you or a loved one suffering from the toothache blues? Don’t wait around in pain for the problem to resolve itself. Although we do enjoy spending quality time with our patients at Dassani Dentistry, we don’t want any Houston residents to have to undergo dental procedures that could have been avoided. A toothache can be a sign of a much more serious problem that should be addressed immediately, but there are a few things you can do at home, in the meantime, to get temporary relief from toothache pain. Read more ›

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The Tooth About Teeth Grinding

Headaches in Houston are a dime a dozen. We all know the frustration of having your day interrupted by throbbing, shooting pains in the head. If you suffer from frequent headaches that never seem to go away, Dr. Meghna Dassani would like you to know about bruxism, or teeth grinding, a common condition that Houston residents rarely know they have. At Dassani Dentistry, we love spreading the news about all things dental health, so here is some headache information that just might change your life.

Bruxism and Headaches

You may not be aware of it, but everyone clenches and grinds their teeth at some point, to some degree. It’s a natural reaction to stress. During the day, you might catch yourself doing it and consciously stop, but during the night, you are unaware of it and will naturally grind much harder. Unfortunately, some people in Houston have such problems with bruxism that they may experience:

  • Frequent, painful headaches
  • Damaged, worn-down teeth and surrounding tissues
  • TMJ/TMD

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Caring for Your Dentures

The image of a glass full of false teeth on the nightstand is plastered all throughout popular culture. You would think that soaking your dentures in water and cleaner is sufficient, but Dr. Meghna Dassani reminds us that proper denture care requires more than just that. In fact, denture maintenance is an important part of oral health. For Houston residents who have dentures or are considering them, it is important to know exactly how they function and how to care for them. If you have any questions, please give us a call at Dassani Dentistry. Read more ›

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Relief from Dry, Chapped, & Cracked Lips

We’re no strangers to extreme temperatures and dry weather in Houston, and our lips are proof. Most of us experience chapped lips at some point during the year and it’s not uncommon to see lips that suffer from annoying, painful cracks. Here at Dassani Dentistry we are very much attuned the oral health needs of Houston, so here are a few tips from Dr. Meghna Dassani about how to keep your lips healthy, kissable, and free to eat and drink whatever you crave!

Do You Have Chapped or Cracked Lips?

If you have dry lips that are chapped, peeling, and/or cracked, you probably already know about it. However, here are some telltale signs:

  1. Sensitive or painful lips
  2. Smiling hurts
  3. You lick your lips often
  4. Your lips show clear signs of peeling or cracking
  5. You bleed from the corners of your mouth
  6. You have open sores or marks on your lips

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4 Facts about Dental Implants

Most Houston residents will lose a tooth at some point in their lives, but that doesn’t mean your smile has to suffer. There are numerous ways to fix a lost tooth, but today, Dr. Meghna Dassani would like to educate you about the best option for a healthy smile that will last a lifetime: dental implants. Here are some facts about dental implants. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation, don’t hesitate to give us at Dassani Dentistry a call.

  • Implants function just like real teeth

If you are looking for a solution that will preserve and improve the health of your mouth, implants are the way to go. Although dentures and bridges can help simulate the function of real teeth, they do not stimulate the jawbone. Implants are placed directly in the jawbone, just like the root of a tooth. As a result, they can put a stop to painful, damaging reabsorption, so that you never have to deal with that “sunken in” look. On top of that, implants are sturdier than any other form of dental appliance. Read more ›

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