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Alternative Text Posted May 13, 2021 / Blog, Dental Services
Meghna Dassani, DMD

Special Needs Dentistry: Everyone Deserves a Healthy Smile!

The Americans with Disabilities Act defines disability as a “physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.” (Specific examples of major life activities addressed by the ADA include functions such as caring for one’s self, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing and learning.)  Disabilities may be congenital (present […]

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Alternative Text Posted March 27, 2021 / Blog, Dental Services
Meghna Dassani, DMD

Tongue Tied: Does My Baby Need a Frenectomy?

But first, what’s a frenum? Or is it frenulum? The short answer is, they’re one and the same—a small fold of muscular tissue that prevents an organ in the body from moving too far. There are several in the body, but the two we’ll be discussing today are located in the mouth—labial frenum and lingual […]

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

Good, Clean, Wholesome Family Dentistry

You love your teeth. You brush them twice a day, floss once a day, and see your dentist regularly. Right? We love your teeth, too! In fact, there’s so much to know about caring for your oral health that dentistry has quite a few categories of specialties and different kinds of dentists. The primary dentist […]

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

Professional Dental Cleanings Make a Big Difference

You’ve been hearing it for years – “make sure to visit Dr. Meghna Dassani twice a year for your regular cleanings.” Just in case you’ve ever wondered why regular dental cleanings are so important, Dassani Dentistry would like to take this opportunity to let Houston residents in on some information you don’t often hear. Let […]

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

Salivary Diagnostics: What Can Your Saliva Reveal?

If you’ve tuned in to any crime scene investigation shows, you’ve probably heard of salivary testing, but did you know it’s becoming increasingly common in dental offices? Salivary testing has a bright future in medicine because of how much it can tell us about your state of health—both oral and overall. One of the reasons […]

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

Bonding: A Perfect Smile is Always in Style

Whether you’ve never been thrilled with your smile, or it lacks the luster it once had, dental bonding is a multipurpose cosmetic and restorative dental procedure that can be performed on patients of all ages. Bonding has the capability to fill gaps, correct damage, and refurbish the overall structure and look of your teeth. Dassani […]

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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 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 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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