What the Color of Your Teeth Says About Your Health

The protective enamel surface of your teeth has a naturally bluish-white tinge. The inner portion of your teeth, the dentin, is naturally yellowish or tannish gray. In strong, young, healthy teeth, the layers of enamel hide the dinginess of the dentin. Aging, your lifestyle, and certain drugs and diseases may discolor your teeth, leaving them looking yellow, brown, green, or... read more »

Do Adults Need Annual Dentist Visits?

Although the American Dental Association recommends that all children and adults receive dental exams and cleanings twice a year, only 52.3% of adults report visiting the dentist twice a year. Even though you might be tempted to skip your annual dentist visit, Dr. Anuradha Beri and Dr. Zia Rizvi at Mosaic Dental in Sterling, Virginia, want you to know why these appointments are important, even if... read more »

The Dangers of an Impacted Wisdom Tooth

Wisdom teeth become impacted when they erupt partially or get stuck underneath the gums and push against the surrounding teeth. Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars, and they usually erupt during early adulthood. Due to jaw shrinkage, however, wisdom teeth often don’t have enough room to erupt, which can lead to crowding and infections. Initially, many experts blamed... read more »

Is Sleep Apnea Dangerous?

When was the last time you enjoyed a peaceful, restful night’s sleep? If you can’t remember the last time, you’re in the unfortunate category of many other American adults who can’t get the quality sleep they need. If you aren’t getting 7-9 hours of sleep each night, you could be jeopardizing your health. One common cause for this lack of quality... read more »