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

Malocclusion: Sometimes It Bites

Malocclusion is the dental term for misaligned teeth, a common condition affecting about 200,000 people in the United States every year. Many seek cosmetic solutions to feel better about their smiles, but there are also negative health consequences including pain and discomfort that result from improperly aligned teeth.  The most severe cases may require surgical […]

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Alternative Text Posted December 13, 2021 / Blog, Patient Care
Meghna Dassani, DMD

Down Syndrome & Dental Issues

Today, Dr. Meghna Dassani of Dassani Dentistry would like to discuss the unique dental characteristics of those with Down Syndrome. First teeth may arrive later. Children who have Down syndrome can get their first teeth anywhere from 12 to 24 months of age; they may not have a complete set of baby teeth until age […]

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Alternative Text Posted November 26, 2021 / Blog, Patient Care
Meghna Dassani, DMD

Late for an Important Date: When Baby Teeth Don’t Fall Out

Most kids lose their baby teeth—also called primary teeth—in a distinct sequence at set intervals.  Children’s baby teeth come out naturally starting around age six, becoming progressively looser as they fall out (sometimes with a little extra wiggling because the Tooth Fairy is expected to visit).  Sometimes baby tooth loss doesn’t happen in the usual […]

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

Can Children Have Gum Disease?

The smallest smiles in your family are as vulnerable to oral health issues as you are—likely even more so! Your oral hygiene regimen may already be thorough enough to keep your teeth free from cavities and your gums safe from gingivitis, but young ones typically need help brushing and flossing for years before their skills match […]

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