DNA Appliances – More Benefits than Meets the Eye

More and more, sleep apnea patients have been turning to DNA appliances for sleep apnea relief – but there is more to DNA appliances than just alleviating and curing sleep apnea symptoms.

At Dassani Dentistry, we are proud to now offer DNA appliances to our patients. DNA appliances can not only help sleep apnea sufferers, but also improve patients’ dental and overall health.  That’s why we wanted to answer a few of the most commonly asked questions we get about DNA appliances.  Read more ›

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Brushing Harder isn’t Better

When trying to remove a grass stain from a pair of pants, sometimes you need to put some extra muscle into scrubbing the stain out. The vigorous, back and forth scrubbing can help work the stain out and leave you with a clean pair of pants. While this brute force technique can be helpful with many things, when it comes to your teeth and gums, brushing harder is definitely not the solution. 

Why should you avoid brushing too hard?
We all want to have a healthy and polished smile. And while it may seem logical that the harder you brush the more plaque and grime you’ll remove, the fact is, overbrushing is counter-productive for the health of both your teeth and gums. Read more ›

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How Dental Night Guards Can Help You

It’s common to see people wearing mouth guards in Houston for protection during all kinds of sports, such as football, basketball, and boxing – but did you know that lots of folks wear mouth guards at night for their dental health? People who grind their teeth (bruxism) and people with sleep apnea can get relief from their symptoms simply by wearing a specially-designed mouth guard at night. Dr. Dassani has helped many Houston residents improve their quality of life with night guards. Our team at Dassani Dentistry invite you to come visit us today to find out more. Read more ›

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Dental Insurance in Houston | Dr. Dassani

At Dassani Dentistry, we understand that dental insurance can be a tricky thing to navigate. Evaluating dental plans and considering deductibles, benefits, which treatments are covered, and the mountain of other information insurance companies provide can be a headache in and of itself. Dr. Dassani wants every Houston resident to have the power to control their own health, so here’s a simplified guide to the basics of dental health insurance. As always, if you have a question, don’t be afraid to give us a call! Read more ›

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Trend Alert – Oil Pulling

What is oil pulling?

Claiming to achieve everything from whiter teeth and healthier gums to decreased body aches and pains, oil pulling is the latest trend in DIY detox therapies. Newly popular among celebrities and lovers of natural health and wellness, oil pulling is a dental hygiene practice that actually dates back centuries through the Indian medical tradition Ayurveda. Simply put, oil pulling uses common plant-based oils (coconut is a favorite) in place of store-bought mouthwash. Read more ›

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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[], 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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