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Alternative Text Posted August 27, 2022 / Blog, Dental Health
Meghna Dassani, DMD

Can Children Get Receding Gums?

Receding gums (also known as gingival recession in the field of dentistry) are not uncommon in adults ages 40 and older, but children can also experience this progressive loss of gum tissue as young as age 7.  Left untreated, gum recession can expose tooth roots and lead to pain and sensitivity. While causes of gum […]

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Alternative Text Posted August 13, 2022 / Blog, Dental Health
Meghna Dassani, DMD

The Oral-Systemic Link: Risk Factors for Tooth Decay

Did you know the same plaque that decays your teeth can cause major heart problems? What if you could fight plaque and heart failure both by improving your oral health? Dassani Dentistry in Houston is here to tell you more! Someone dies from a heart attack every minute, according to the American Heart Association, and […]

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Alternative Text Posted July 16, 2022 / Blog, Dental Health
Meghna Dassani, DMD

Gingivitis: Are Your Gums Trying to Tell You Something?

Gingivitis, very simply, is an inflammation of your gums. (Any time a medical term ends with “itis” it means inflammation.) Gingivitis varies in severity and can look a few different ways. Very bad gingivitis leads to periodontal (gum) disease.  Gingivitis is common and affects many, rather, most adults. But with good oral hygiene and the […]

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Alternative Text Posted June 13, 2022 / Blog, Dental Health
Meghna Dassani, DMD

Sugar: Teeth’s Worst Nightmare

People in the United States eat more sugar than any other country in the world. (Fortunately, we also have some of the best dentists in the world.) You hear it all the time: “sugar rots your teeth.” But is it true? What exactly does sugar do to your teeth and why is it so bad? […]

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Alternative Text Posted May 27, 2022 / Blog, Dental Health, Patient Care
Meghna Dassani, DMD

Can Dry Socket Be Deadly?

The dreaded words of warning for anyone who has a tooth extraction: dry socket. A dry socket is a painful complication after a routine treatment like an extraction, but it can be avoided if you’re careful, and it definitely won’t kill you. Read more below from Houston dentist, Dr. Meghna Dassani, on what a dry […]

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Alternative Text Posted March 27, 2022 / Blog, Dental Health
Meghna Dassani, DMD

Hot on the Trail with Oral Pathology

When it comes to your oral health, we hope you never have any pains or problems. Good preventive care will help you always feel your best! But even with the best habits, dental problems do happen. In that case, oral pathology is the science and medicine that helps diagnose and treat whatever is making you […]

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Alternative Text Posted February 27, 2022 / Blog, Dental Health
Meghna Dassani, DMD

The Smoking Gun: Tobacco & Oral Health

They say not everything natural is good for you. Nature has many poisons that humans have experimented with and learned the hard way to avoid. Tobacco is a popular plant that we’ve learned can really do a number on your health. Using tobacco is a personal and communal practice that can be really hard to […]

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Alternative Text Posted February 13, 2022 / Blog, Dental Health
Meghna Dassani, DMD

This Film Can Wreak Havoc on Your Child’s Smile

We’re not talking about a movie, but a hardened substance on your child’s teeth called tartar or calculus—another slightly confusing term, right? No math equations here, except maybe Plaque + Time = Tartar.   That’s right, tartar begins as plaque, which is the accumulation of tiny food particles and bacteria. Our mouths are home to upwards […]

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Alternative Text Posted January 27, 2022 / Blog, Dental Health
Meghna Dassani, DMD

Can My Child Skip Visits to the Dentist?

You may think of our team at Dassani Dentistry as part of your child’s defensive line keeping them safe from gum disease and tooth decay, but we’re also myth busters! You’ve probably heard one of the most common misconceptions we have to challenge: dentistry isn’t important until after children lose their baby teeth.  The truth […]

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Alternative Text Posted January 13, 2022 / Blog, Dental Health
Meghna Dassani, DMD

Oral Hygiene for Families on the Go

Today’s families seem to be busier than they were in the past—lots of homework, extracurricular activities, and hopefully, some quality time spent with the family. Here are a few ideas from Dr. Meghna Dassani to make consistent oral hygiene a little more convenient: Brushing teeth in the shower:  as hard as it is to get […]

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