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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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Posted November 12, 2021 / Blog, Dental Health
Meghna Dassani, DMD

Oral Anatomy 101

Welcome to your mouth! A healthy mouth is necessary for a healthy life. You might be surprised how many different parts work together to make your mouth function. Read more below from Dr. Meghna Dassani in Houston to get an in-depth look at the human mouth and how it works. Teeth The look and function […]

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Posted October 27, 2021 / Blog, Dental Health, Patient Care
Meghna Dassani, DMD

Why Haven’t My Child’s Permanent Teeth Come In?

If your child’s permanent adult teeth haven’t emerged in a timely manner, you may wonder if there is a reason to worry. Dassani Dentistry would like to share a few possible reasons permanent adult teeth can be delayed.  Is There Enough Space for the New Teeth to Grow? The most common reason for permanent teeth […]

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Posted September 27, 2021 / Blog, Dental Health
Meghna Dassani, DMD

Does Your Child Have Painful Sores in Their Mouth? This Virus Could be the Cause

You’ve probably heard the phrase, “Open mouth, insert foot” to describe a moment in which someone’s said something they wish they hadn’t, but have you heard of Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease?  Despite it being a relatively common virus, it’s one that makes a lot of parents furrow their brow in confusion. Maybe the awareness […]

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Posted August 13, 2021 / Blog, Dental Health
Meghna Dassani, DMD

Can Poor Oral Health Cause Diabetes?

Diabetes is a chronic and complicated disease that affects how your body processes sugar—its main source of energy. Diabetes symptoms mostly affect your heart, eyes, nerves, and kidneys, but it can affect your whole body, including your mouth. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), more than 29 million Americans have diabetes, and almost 2 […]

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Posted June 27, 2021 / Blog, Dental Health, Patient Care
Meghna Dassani, DMD

No Tradesies: Packing Mouth-Healthy Lunches for Kiddos

Breakfast is always being touted as the most important meal of the day—and for good reason! It’s important for families to kickstart their day with nutrients that will help them power through school, work, socializing, sports, homework… does anyone else feel exhausted just thinking about it all?  The right foods in your child’s lunch can […]

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Posted June 13, 2021 / Blog, Dental Health
Meghna Dassani, DMD

Help Your Little Superhero Fight Bad Breath Bugs

Bad breath stinks, doesn’t it? Pardon the silly pun, but we think some icebreakers (get it, like the mint?) can make it easier to jump into what might be less than comfortable subjects. How do we know it isn’t a comfortable subject? Well, the fear of bad breath is so common, there’s even a name […]

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Posted April 27, 2021 / Blog, Dental Health
Meghna Dassani, DMD

Dry Mouth: Nothing to Spit At

Can you imagine a 2-liter bottle of your favorite soda? Now imagine that same bottle filled with spit. That’s approximately how much saliva the average adult produces in their mouth every day! It may be gross, but it’s definitely important. Saliva is a normal body fluid that’s crucial for oral health and overall wellness.  If […]

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Posted April 13, 2021 / Blog, Dental Health
Meghna Dassani, DMD

4 Ways to Prevent Tooth Decay in Children

As a parent, you only want what’s best for your little one. Whether you’re a new mom navigating the waters of caring for your firstborn, or a seasoned pro ready to start your own family softball team (sorry neighbor kids, all positions are filled), preventing tooth decay in kids is never an easy feat.  Because […]

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Posted November 13, 2020 / Blog, Dental Health
Meghna Dassani, DMD

Why Does My Jaw Hurt?

If your jaw clicks when it opens, or you can’t fully open it, or you have pain in your face and trouble chewing, then you’re among the 15% of Americans who have chronic jaw pain. Your jaw joint is called the temporomandibular joint, or TMJ. The name comes from the jaw’s role to connect your […]

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