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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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