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Posted May 13, 2024 / Blog, Dental Health
Meghna Dassani, DMD

Teeth Grinding, Clenching & Bruxism

There is a good chance you have heard someone mention the term ‘bruxism’ and discuss the problems it can cause for your oral health. At the office, we talk about a lot of technical dental stuff that doesn’t necessarily concern our patients, but bruxism is something we definitely want you to know about. Stress and […]

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Posted March 13, 2024 / Blog, Dental Health
Meghna Dassani, DMD

Why Are My Baby’s Teeth Stained?

As brand-new humans, it seems logical that babies and children would have gleaming white teeth to go along with their bright eyes and soft skin. Baby teeth—also called primary teeth—generally do appear whiter than adult permanent teeth because they are more calcified. However,  it is not uncommon for a child’s teeth to appear less than […]

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Posted February 13, 2024 / Blog, Dental Health
Meghna Dassani, DMD

Do You Have an Abscessed Tooth?

No one wants to think about the words “abscessed tooth” applying to their own mouth, but to paraphrase Sun Tzu, it’s a good idea to know your enemy. Causes of an abscessed tooth include: Tooth decay Gum disease A cracked tooth When a tooth is compromised by one or more of these conditions, bacteria may […]

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Posted December 13, 2023 / Blog, Dental Health, Patient Care
Meghna Dassani, DMD

Bad Breath: When Morning Breath Becomes Halitosis

It’s often said that a true friend will tell you if you have bad breath. Bad breath, formally known as halitosis, is embarrassing and can hold you back from truly enjoying your life and social situations. Like a good friend, Dassani Dentistry in Houston will tell it to you straight. Read more below to determine […]

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Posted November 27, 2023 / Blog, Dental Health
Meghna Dassani, DMD

What’s a Pulpotomy? Pain Relief for Tiny Teeth

The pulp is found in the center of each tooth and consists of tissue, nerves, and blood vessels, which work together to provide oxygen and nutrients that keep them healthy and strong. If one or more teeth suffer a traumatic injury or decay, the pulp can become inflamed or infected. When this happens in a […]

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Posted November 13, 2023 / Blog, Dental Health, Patient Care
Meghna Dassani, DMD

Should I Be Screening Myself for Oral Cancer?

In a word: Ab-so-lute-ly! Pretend those hyphens are the “clapping hands” emoji, because we want to emphasize how important it is to get up close and personal with your mouth in the interests of oral cancer detection.  Currently, oral cancer kills one person in the United States per hour. The reason it’s so deadly is […]

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Posted July 27, 2023 / Blog, Dental Health
Meghna Dassani, DMD

Healthy Mouth, Healthy Heart

We all know that it’s important to take care of our health, but that’s often easier said than done. Health and hygiene routines are an investment of your time every day. So, wouldn’t it be great if you could accomplish more by actually doing less?  As it turns out, when it comes to oral health […]

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Posted May 17, 2023 / Blog, Dental Health
Meghna Dassani, DMD

Five Tips To Prevent Gum Disease

Healthy gums are the foundation of a beautiful smile, and it’s very important to take all necessary steps to prevent gum disease. Gum disease is a bacterial infection that affects the gums and bones that support your teeth. Without proper treatment, gum disease can lead to tooth loss and other serious health complications. However, gum […]

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Posted May 4, 2023 / Blog, Dental Health
Meghna Dassani, DMD

A Healthy Mouth Starts With Healthy Gums: A Guide to Preventing and Treating Gum Disease

Gum disease, a.k.a. periodontal disease, is a bacterial infection that affects the gums and bones that support your teeth. It is very common and without proper treatment, it can lead to tooth loss and other serious health complications. At Dassani Dentistry in Houston, TX we understand the impact gum disease can have on your overall […]

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Posted November 27, 2022 / Blog, Dental Health, Patient Care
Meghna Dassani, DMD

Don’t Have a Stroke – Your Dentist Can Help

You might be surprised to hear that the state of your oral health has a lot to do with preventing a stroke. There’s a certain kind of bad oral bacteria that cause gum disease, travel to other parts of your body, and cause harm. A stroke is a common but dangerous medical condition that causes […]

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