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Alternative Text Posted July 27, 2020 / Blog, Dental Services, Patient Care
Meghna Dassani, DMD

Does My Child Have to Have a Shot to Get Dental Work?

No one of any age gets shots in their mouth for fun, and fear of needles (trypanophobia) is a documented condition. Children may fear shots because they seem so unfamiliar, with a fear of potential pain. Does your child have to have a shot to get dental work? It will depend on the procedure being […]

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Alternative Text Posted July 13, 2020 / Blog, Dental Services, Dental Technology
Meghna Dassani, DMD

Rising Oral Cancer Rates – Have You Been Screened?

The prevalence of oral cancer in America is increasing, with an estimated 49,750 people being diagnosed in 2017 alone. Of those newly diagnosed individuals, it is projected that only 57% will live 5 years beyond receiving the news. Oral cancer will cause almost 10,000 deaths annually, equating to nearly 1 person per hour. These statistics […]

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Alternative Text Posted June 27, 2020 / Blog, Dental Health
Meghna Dassani, DMD

What Can Your Teeth Tell Scientists?

There are a lot of things teeth can tell you about yourself, even more that dentists can determine during examinations, and even more that can be discovered by scientists. For example, you can often feel when you have something stuck between your teeth, or when plaque is starting to build up and you could use […]

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Alternative Text Posted June 13, 2020 / Blog, Dental Services
Meghna Dassani, DMD

Why Have a Dental Implant?

Dental implants replace an entire tooth—including the root—with a permanent replacement. Dr. Dassani can tell you it is the #1 most popular tooth replacement method in all of dentistry, but there are many reasons dental implant surgery may be recommended. Dental implants may work for you if you have one or more teeth missing, your […]

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Alternative Text Posted May 27, 2020 / Blog, Dental Health, Patient Care
Meghna Dassani, DMD

Can Bleeding Gums Cause a Heart Attack?

What is the Oral-Systemic Link? You’ve always heard that it’s important to take care of your teeth. Brush and floss every day, and see the dentist for good oral health. But did you know that your oral health could directly affect your overall health? And the road goes both ways—problems with your overall health show […]

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Alternative Text Posted May 13, 2020 / Blog, Patient Care
Meghna Dassani, DMD

Pregnancy & Your Smile

Before we begin talking about the changes pregnancy can cause in your mouth, we want you to know your smile is entirely unique and will remain so during your pregnancy, and your Houston dental team does not want you to be alarmed. We’re here to answer questions and address concerns as you need, and wish […]

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Alternative Text Posted April 27, 2020 / Blog, Dental Health
Meghna Dassani, DMD

What Are Maxillary Teeth?

The upper teeth formed along the maxillary jawbone are called “maxillary teeth” and include the top incisors, molars, premolars, and canines. Dr. Dassani shares more information about maxillary teeth below. Understanding the role of the upper teeth and caring for them properly is important in the fight against bacteria and infection in gum tissues and […]

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Alternative Text Posted April 13, 2020 / Blog, Dental Services
Meghna Dassani, DMD

ClearCorrect™: Show Off A Straighter Smile

Thousands of people have straightened their teeth with the ClearCorrect orthodontics system since 2006. Patients love the discreet appearance and easy care of these removable aligners. Treatment begins with an evaluation where Dr. Dassani takes impressions or scans of your teeth and submits the results to ClearCorrect, which then fabricates a series of aligners custom-designed […]

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Alternative Text Posted March 27, 2020 / Blog, Dental Services
Meghna Dassani, DMD

Is It Time for Braces Already?

These days, people of all ages receive orthodontic treatment, but many of us still associate braces with the awkward and angsty pre-teen and teen years. While some kids are excited about braces because they know some “cool” teenagers who have them, others may worry about how braces might look or feel. Mom and Dad are […]

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Alternative Text Posted March 13, 2020 / Blog, Dental Health, Sleep Apnea
Meghna Dassani, DMD

Do You Snore or Have Sleep Apnea? Get MAD!

We don’t mean the emotion, though you just might be feeling it if you or your loved ones have been losing sleep because of snoring or obstructive sleep apnea. MAD is the abbreviation for Mandibular Advancement Device, and it’s a type of oral appliance that could help you and your family experience restful sleep again. […]

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