It’s common to see people wearing mouth guards in Houston for protection during all kinds of sports, such as football, basketball, and boxing – but did you know that lots of folks wear mouth guards at night for their dental health? People who grind their teeth (bruxism) and people with sleep apnea can get relief from their symptoms simply by wearing a specially-designed mouth guard at night. Dr. Dassani has helped many Houston residents improve their quality of life with night guards. Our team at Dassani Dentistry invite you to come visit us today to find out more. Read more ›
At Dassani Dentistry, we understand that dental insurance can be a tricky thing to navigate. Evaluating dental plans and considering deductibles, benefits, which treatments are covered, and the mountain of other information insurance companies provide can be a headache in and of itself. Dr. Dassani wants every Houston resident to have the power to control their own health, so here’s a simplified guide to the basics of dental health insurance. As always, if you have a question, don’t be afraid to give us a call! Read more ›
What is oil pulling?
Claiming to achieve everything from whiter teeth and healthier gums to decreased body aches and pains, oil pulling is the latest trend in DIY detox therapies. Newly popular among celebrities and lovers of natural health and wellness, oil pulling is a dental hygiene practice that actually dates back centuries through the Indian medical tradition Ayurveda. Simply put, oil pulling uses common plant-based oils (coconut is a favorite) in place of store-bought mouthwash. Read more ›
You did it! You got the consultation, booked the appointment, and you actually showed up on the big day. You saw the dentist and now all that has left you hungry! The question is: what can you eat after having dental work done? You need some soft food recipes! For some of us, it’s nostalgic to remember having a frozen treat after the dentist as kids.
For some of us, it’s nostalgic to remember having a frozen treat after the dentist when we were kids. Depending on how extensive your dental work is, you will need to be cautious of what you consume in the days following major dental work – and milkshakes will only get you so far.
Many foods can be troublesome after dental surgery or extensive dental work. Ask Dr. Dassani for her recommendation about specific foods and for how long you should avoid them. Dassani Dentistry in Houston can be an especially helpful resource for patients navigating what to eat after dental restoration services. Here are some ideas for soft food recipes that will treat your mouth and your body well.
So you’re missing a tooth—or a few!
An apple a day will not take care of this one, unfortunately. It’s time to consider dentures or dental implants. A variety of personal and practical factors will determine which solution is best for your new smile. Don’t feel lost among all the pros and cons of choosing a tooth-replacement plan. Dassani Dentistry in Houston is an experienced practice you can trust to help guide you on your journey from missing teeth toward a complete, natural, and healthy smile. Read more ›
According to the American Dental Association[ http://www.ada.org/en/], at least 13% of all injuries to the mouth occur during sports activities. While helmets, shoulder pads, shin guards, and the like do a great job of protecting most of the body, Dr. Dassani would like to make sure that every athlete knows how to keep their teeth safe from harm. No Houston parent should have to worry about their child’s teeth during the game, so Dassani Dentistry would like to talk about how to take sports safety to the next level. Read more ›
In today’s calorie-obsessed culture, it can be hard to find the truth among all of the health-conscious noise. Often times, Houston residents are misinformed and misled about the health benefits of trends like as cleanses, sugar alternatives, diets, organic vs. nonorganic, and a myriad of other common topics. Today Dr. Dassani would like to clear up any misconceptions about dental health and diet soda. If you have any questions please call us at Dassani Dentistry. Read more ›
If we told you that your mouth is the site of a constant battle between teeth and bacteria, would you believe us? Alright, maybe it’s not that dramatic, but the fact that Houston teeth are always at risk of developing dental caries is no exaggeration. In case you’ve never heard about caries, Dr. Dassani is going to take this opportunity to shed some light on what it is, how to stop it, and what Dassani Dentistry can do to help. Read more ›
Are you or a loved one suffering from the toothache blues? Don’t wait around in pain for the problem to resolve itself. Although we do enjoy spending quality time with our patients at Dassani Dentistry, we don’t want any Houston residents to have to undergo dental procedures that could have been avoided. A toothache can be a sign of a much more serious problem that should be addressed immediately, but there are a few things you can do at home, in the meantime, to get temporary relief from toothache pain. Read more ›
Headaches in Houston are a dime a dozen. We all know the frustration of having your day interrupted by throbbing, shooting pains in the head. If you suffer from frequent headaches that never seem to go away, Dr. Meghna Dassani would like you to know about bruxism, or teeth grinding, a common condition that Houston residents rarely know they have. At Dassani Dentistry, we love spreading the news about all things dental health, so here is some headache information that just might change your life.
Bruxism and Headaches
You may not be aware of it, but everyone clenches and grinds their teeth at some point, to some degree. It’s a natural reaction to stress. During the day, you might catch yourself doing it and consciously stop, but during the night, you are unaware of it and will naturally grind much harder. Unfortunately, some people in Houston have such problems with bruxism that they may experience:
- Frequent, painful headaches
- Damaged, worn-down teeth and surrounding tissues
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