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Alternative Text Posted August 27, 2021 / Blog, Patient Care
Meghna Dassani, DMD

Benzocaine is Not Safe for Teething!

Benzocaine has been an over-the-counter local dental anesthetic for people of all ages for many years. It is available in most drugstores, often under product names such as Anbesol®, Orajel™ , Hurricaine®, and Baby Orajel™.  Recently, the use of benzocaine has been linked to a rare but serious condition called methemoglobinemia, a disorder that reduces […]

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Alternative Text Posted July 27, 2021 / Blog, Patient Care
Meghna Dassani, DMD

Baby Bottles & Water: It’s Complicated

Dr. Meghna Dassani wants to tackle the issue of babies and water intake in today’s blog. Of course, water is the healthiest beverage available for kids and adults, particularly when it comes to oral hygiene, but in babies less than six months of age, water is a no-no.   Until babies are six months old, they […]

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

Animal-Assisted Therapy & Dentistry

Assistance animals prescribed for many different conditions and situations have become a frequent topic of discussion in recent years. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, many businesses must allow service animals to accompany disabled individuals into any public area of a facility. For example, a hospital would allow the presence of a service animal in […]

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Alternative Text 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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Alternative Text Posted May 27, 2021 / Blog, Patient Care
Meghna Dassani, DMD

Pregnant Moms & Oral Health: Brushing & Flossing for Two

There are so many things to be concerned about when you find out you’re expecting. Eating right, taking enough vitamins, getting enough rest, telling your husband there is absolutely no way you are naming your firstborn son Bud Light… but what about your teeth? There’s an old saying—“you lose a tooth for every baby”—but those […]

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

Keys to Successful Dental Visits for Kids

There are very few people in the world who would choose going to the dentist as their favorite thing to do, and kids are no exception. Here are a few tips to help ensure a more successful dental visit for your child: Encourage age-appropriate daily oral hygiene routines at home. The best checkups are the […]

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Alternative Text Posted February 27, 2021 / Blog, Patient Care
Meghna Dassani, DMD

Help! My Child is Terrified of the Dentist

If you’re the parent of a young child, you know their brains are similar to sponges that soak up everything around them—especially in their first five years, which neuroscientists say is when they’ll do the most learning and developing in their entire life.  At this formative time, your child may amaze you with what they […]

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

Is Your Lipstick Aging You?

Dassani Dentistry believes that natural beauty comes first. Our priority is for you to feel comfortable in your smile, and nothing should hold you back from laughing and grinning each day. Many different dental treatments can bring you this lifelong confidence.  But we also know that the right makeup can enhance your natural beauty. It’s […]

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Alternative Text Posted January 27, 2021 / Blog, Patient Care
Meghna Dassani, DMD

How Do I Answer My Child’s Dental Questions?

Kids aren’t afraid to ask questions about everything under the sun, and teeth are just one of the many mysteries they will ponder. At Dassani Dentistry, our pediatric patients come up with some of the most interesting questions we hear—and we hear questions all day!  Most of the time, kids’ questions about teeth are fairly […]

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Alternative Text Posted December 13, 2020 / Blog, Patient Care
Meghna Dassani, DMD

Have You Been Avoiding the Dentist?

We’ve all got our reasons. Money. Time. The fear of pain. Juggling insurance. Facing one more reminder that we really should be flossing more. Any of these might cause us to avoid and put off regular visits to the dentist. Has it been so long since you saw a dentist that you’re not even sure […]

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