October 17, 2017
Believe it or not, your parents may have passed along genetics that determine more than your height or hair color. Your genes can actually determine a few different aspects of your smile.
That’s right, oral health issues can start from your parents or even your grandparents. That means you may be at higher risk for developing certain oral health conditions, despite how good your dental hygiene practices are. To get a better understanding of what dental genes are affected, your dentist has created this week’s blog post for you.
September 16, 2017
We here at Mosaic Smiles love bringing our patients — and friends! — out to spend time together every now and then. It’s even better when there’s something delicious on the menu — and on August 27, we partnered up with sister practice Vienna Smiles to hold a barbecue at Nottoway Park. There was great food, fun, and plenty of smiles to go around!
August 31, 2017
The Mosaic Smiles team cares deeply about our community. As a trusted provider of superior dental care for families and individuals of all ages and stages of life, your dentist in Fairfax knows everyone needs quality dentistry — but not everyone can pay for it. That’s why we are happy to partner with Vienna Smiles to host the Dentistry From the Heart event every year!
July 18, 2017
Mosaic Smiles has always kept our patient-professional relationships high on our priority list. If you haven’t had the chance to meet your Fairfax dentist, you’ll have the opportunity to get to know Dr. Hisham Barakat and Dr. Aly Eldgeddawi to be more than just your preventive care specialist. Plan to attend our Summer BBQ at Nottoway Park on Sunday, August 27th from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm. You can RSVP here! It’ll be a day full of fun, food, and free activities for the whole family.
May 23, 2017
Just how important is an oral cancer screening? Consider these statistics from the Oral Cancer Foundation:
- More than 49,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer this year
- Of those, only slightly more than half will be alive in 5 years
- Oral cancer will cause more 9,750 deaths this year, killing roughly 1 person per hour, 24 hours per day
Those are only three of the reasons why your Fairfax dentist at Mosaic Smiles performs an oral cancer screening at each one of your dental checkups. This important procedure is not necessarily part of a checkup at every dentist’s office. We, however, are 100 percent dedicated to both your oral and general health. In fact, we use VELscope®, an advanced dental technology that allows cancerous and pre-cancerous lesions to be spotted earlier. Read on to learn more about VELscope, the signs or oral cancer and what you can do to reduce your risk.
April 18, 2017
Does going to the dentist make your stomach tie up with knots? Whether it’s the sights, sounds, or smells of the dental office that disturb you, this fear is very real and unfortunately it keeps many patients from getting the dental care they need. Did you know that while millions of Americans feel uncomfortable about dental visits, around 5% suffer from a severe phobia? Whether you just need to “take the edge off” to relax at your appointment, or you suffer from debilitating fear, your trusted team at Mosaic Smiles has solutions for you. Your Fairfax sedation dentist discusses how you can manage your dental anxiety.
March 15, 2017
Do you have a sweet tooth? Like most people, you probably never stop to think about where the sugar that makes those treats taste great comes from. But, at Mosaic Smiles we know all about the lives of Haitian and Dominican sugarcane fieldworkers who make only $5 a day for their backbreaking labor. With such low pay, they can barely afford basic necessities and many people struggle with even getting medical care. Dental care is a luxury for them – that’s why Mosaic Smiles is going to send one lucky staff member to the Dominican Republic to provide free oral healthcare to these worthy patients. We’ll donate our time and skills, but we need your help to make this happen – so support your compassionate family dentist in Fairfax, VA by donating to your favorite team member.