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Alternative Text Posted May 27, 2022 / Blog, Dental Health, Patient Care
Meghna Dassani, DMD

Can Dry Socket Be Deadly?

The dreaded words of warning for anyone who has a tooth extraction: dry socket. A dry socket is a painful complication after a routine treatment like an extraction, but it can be avoided if you’re careful, and it definitely won’t kill you. Read more below from Houston dentist, Dr. Meghna Dassani, on what a dry […]

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Alternative Text Posted April 27, 2022 / Blog, Patient Care
Meghna Dassani, DMD

Brushing Your Teeth – Are You Doing It Wrong?

Did you know that certain times of day might be better for brushing than others? While it’s always recommended to brush your teeth twice per day, and floss once per day, your timing is also important.  If you love your pearly whites and want to keep them around as long as possible (because face it, […]

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Alternative Text Posted April 13, 2022 / Blog, Patient Care
Meghna Dassani, DMD

How to Choose the Right Pediatric Dentist for Your Child

Being the parent of a little one (or a couple or a few) means making a lot of decisions each day—what to dress them in, what to feed them, what books to read, toys to purchase, schools in your district. There are also a lot of questions you’ll ask, such as: “How do I care […]

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Alternative Text Posted March 13, 2022 / Blog, Patient Care
Meghna Dassani, DMD

Applesauce to Zucchini: What Should I Eat After Dental Surgery?

If you need dental surgery, you may have a lot of questions and concerns. How much will it cost? How much will it hurt? Who is going to drive me home? And perhaps most importantly, what can I eat? Recovery can seem a lot more stressful if you don’t stock up on acceptable soft foods […]

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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 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 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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