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Posted April 13, 2023 / Blog, Patient Care
Meghna Dassani, DMD

Is Thumb Sucking Dangerous?

Thumb sucking is normal behavior for babies and young children. But just how normal? More than 75% of little ones suck their thumbs, fingers, hands, pacifiers, or other items such as the corner of a blanket during these early years. Most kids stop this behavior on their own between the ages of three and six. […]

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Posted February 13, 2023 / Blog, Patient Care
Meghna Dassani, DMD

Teens & Tobacco: Know the Risks

Today, Dr. Meghna Dassani of Dassani Dentistry wants to give teens the bottom line about tobacco use: there is no such thing as a “safe” or “safer” tobacco product. Every tobacco product contains nicotine in varying amounts—and not only is nicotine addictive, but it can also harm the brain. (Many people don’t realize the brain […]

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Posted January 27, 2023 / Blog, Patient Care
Meghna Dassani, DMD

Questions to Ask Before Special Needs Kids See the Dentist

All children are unique individuals with personal preferences, but sometimes special needs kids have a higher level of anxiety in new situations like visiting the dentist. Dentists like Dr. Megnha Dassani realize treating special needs kids requires patience and understanding, and while most dentists who treat children are capable of accommodating a variety of special […]

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Posted December 27, 2022 / Blog, Patient Care
Meghna Dassani, DMD

Why Kids Get Yellow Teeth

Most adults spend a lot of time, effort and sometimes money to keep their teeth as white as possible. White teeth are considered one of the most important aspects of physical attractiveness in modern culture. If you notice your child’s teeth looking yellow, you may have some cause for concern—but there are plenty of possible […]

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Posted December 13, 2022 / Blog, Patient Care
Meghna Dassani, DMD

Sports Drinks & Energy Drinks: Proceed with Caution

Dr. Meghna Dassani at Dassani Dentistry wants to make sure our patients know all about healthy hydration. Most people already know that soda and juice aren’t great for teeth, but now the American Academy of Pediatrics is cautioning parents and caregivers that sports and energy drinks have similar negative effects. Sports drinks are intended to […]

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Posted November 27, 2022 / Blog, Dental Health, Patient Care
Meghna Dassani, DMD

Don’t Have a Stroke – Your Dentist Can Help

You might be surprised to hear that the state of your oral health has a lot to do with preventing a stroke. There’s a certain kind of bad oral bacteria that cause gum disease, travel to other parts of your body, and cause harm. A stroke is a common but dangerous medical condition that causes […]

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Posted November 13, 2022 / Blog, Patient Care
Meghna Dassani, DMD

Is My Child’s Loose Tooth Causing Them Pain?

If you’re a parent or you’re lucky enough to work with infants and toddlers, you know that teething is not the most fun phase they’ll go through. Teeth having to push their way through gum tissue sounds rough, so it’s no surprise that as it happens, your little one will likely be sensitive and in […]

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Posted October 13, 2022 / Blog, Dental Services, Patient Care
Meghna Dassani, DMD

Take it Easy After Tooth Extraction

At Dassani Dentistry, we’re here to help you as you teach your little ones how to care for their growing and changing smiles. Sometimes our combined efforts will prevent them from needing dental treatment beyond cleanings, fluoride treatments, and sealant, but other times we might recommend extraction to get them back on track for better […]

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Posted September 13, 2022 / Blog, Patient Care
Meghna Dassani, DMD

An Alkaline Diet for Oral Health

Acids and bases might sound like something from far back in your memory, like middle-school science class, but the concept is still very applicable to every aspect of life today. The foods and beverages you consume daily have a very big effect on your oral health and overall health, for better or worse. You can […]

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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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