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.

How do Dentures Work?

Dentures are intended for Houston residents who have lost most or all of their teeth. Dentures are removable dental appliances that look nearly identical to natural teeth. They also function the same way, allowing folks with little or no remaining teeth to eat and speak normally. In addition to improving oral health, facial structure, and smile, having a good set of dentures can mean a world of difference for your general health.

How to Care for Your Dentures

Although dentures are not real teeth, they require similar care to keep them clean, safe, and functioning properly. If you have dentures, keeping them clean is an important part of your oral health. Here are some tips on how to care for your dentures:

  • Clean your dentures every day by soaking them in cleaning solution. Creams and pastes can be rough on dentures and do not work as well as a decent soak.
  • Make sure to rinse your dentures thoroughly before putting them back into your mouth.
  • Do not put any denture cleaning products in your mouth. All creams, pastes, gels, and solutions are intended for the dentures only.
  • Don’t ever boil your dentures. Although it is common to think of boiling water as the ultimate disinfectant, it will harm your dentures, causing them to warp.
  • You may soak your dentures in bleach solutions (diluted), but limit exposure to 10 minutes.

Thinking about Dentures?

Come and visit us at Dassani Dentistry for a consultation! Dr. Meghna Dassani will help you explore your options and get the wonderful smile you’ve always wanted.

Sources

http://www.dentaltown.com/dentaltown/Blogs.aspx?action=VIEWPOST&b=48&bp=691&v=1

http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/d/Dentures

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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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Professional Dental Cleanings Make a Big Difference

You’ve been hearing it for years – “make sure to visit Dr. Meghna Dassani twice a year for your regular cleanings.” Just in case you’ve ever wondered why regular dental cleanings are so important, we at Dassani Dentistry would like to take this opportunity to let Houston residents in on some information you don’t often hear. Let this article serve as your personal guide to the benefits of getting your teeth cleaned.

If you have any questions or find that you are suddenly inspired to visit Dr. Meghna Dassani for a cleaning, feel free to give us a call!

Why You Should Get Your Teeth Professionally Cleaned Read more ›

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Fun Dental Facts…Did You Know?

Sure, dentistry is serious medicine, and daily dental hygiene is a top priority. But teeth can be pretty fun, too! And fascinating. For starters, have you ever seen the full sets of baby teeth and adult teeth present in a child’s head x-ray? Go ahead, look it up.

Dassani Dentistry in Houston treats our patients professionally and joyfully, because teeth are cool. Take Dr. Meghna Dassani’s word for it, there’s much to learn and admire about even the most average set of teeth.

Facts About People& Teeth 

  • According to a survey by Time Magazine, 59% of people would rather visit the dentist than have to listen to one end of a cell-phone conversation.

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Need a Tooth Extraction? Don’t Be Afraid!

We’ve all had a toothache at some point at some point or another. While you should always consult your Houston dentist, it’s not always a serious problem. Often, the issue can be fixed with a filling or a root canal. However, many Houston residents have found themselves in a situation where the tooth is not salvageable, and the only solution is for Dr. Meghna Dassani to perform an extraction, or remove the tooth. Today, Dr. Meghna Dassani at Dassani Dentistry would like to talk about what you can expect from an extraction and why it’s not something to fear! Read more ›

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The Science of Tooth Decay

If you’ve visited our blog before, you know that we love to talk about tooth decay. The chances are, everyone in Houston has had or will have tooth decay at one point. It is classified by the National Institutes of Health as the most prevalent disease in the world. Today we’re going to talk about a few of the factors involved in causing tooth decay and what you and Dr. Meghna Dassani can do to protect your smile.

The unique makeup of your teeth

Even within your own mouth, teeth vary widely in shape, size, and the quality and consistency of enamel formation. Some teeth are harder than others, and some, especially molars, may have deep fissures that can trap decay-causing bacteria. Additionally, defects in way enamel forms can cause yellow or brown areas on your teeth that are more susceptible to caries (tooth decay). Read more ›

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