The Dental Connection

TysonsToday Staff Health & Wellness

Top-Rated Area Dental Professionals All of us who live and work in Northern Virginia are extremely fortunate to have top dental practitioners who have chosen this area to deliver their quality services. Whether you are looking for a dentist specializing in smile makeovers, dental implants, or oral & maxillofacial surgery, you can trust the individuals here to be your “Dental …

Treating Lip and Tongue-Ties

Dr. Rishita Jaju Health & Wellness

Feeding a baby comfortably and efficiently is the most important aspect of a newborn’s life and a precious experience for a new mom. A normal frenum is a connective band bringing two soft tissue pieces together. In some cases, if that band connects too low or tight it may result in a condition known as a Tongue-Tie or a Lip-Tie.  …

Waking up in Pain: Symptoms of TMJ?

Dr. Liliana L.C.Calkins. D.D.S. Health & Wellness

Waking up in pain is the worst! You should feel refreshed after sleep, however when you have temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJD), you can wake up feeling anything but rejuvenated.  TMJD, often known as TMJ, is unique to each person, and the symptoms and causes are specific to the individual. One of the first ways to start addressing your disorder is …

Coronavirus Exposure Notification App Launches In Virginia

Emily Leayman Around Town, Health & Wellness

Via the Patch By  Emily Leayman The Virginia Department of Health’s COVIDWISE app notifies someone if they’ve been around a person who tested positive. The Virginia Department of Health has launched an app to notify people of potential contact with confirmed coronavirus cases. The COVIDWISE app sends an alert if a person has been close to a person who tested …

Smile Wonders Thanks the Sponsors of Give Kids a Smile® Day

Dr. Rishita Jaju Health & Wellness

Dr. Rishita Jaju of Smile Wonders and her team opened the doors of her Reston-area pediatric dental practice on February 29th to host Give Kids a Smile® Day and to provide free dental care to those in need.  We would love to thank our partners and sponsors that made this day possible:  For their help and support: Dr. Anh Dang …

Covid-19: What It Is and What To Do

Information from the CDC Health & Wellness

The Centers for Disease Control is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in China and which has now been detected in more than 100 locations internationally, including in the United States. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated …

Sealants Can Prevent Cavities!

Dr. Rishita Jaju Health & Wellness

Did you know that dental sealants can prevent cavities (tooth decay) for many years? Parents can elect to have their dentist cover the hard to reach molars in the back of their children’s mouths to protect the chewing surfaces from cavities for years at a time. Sealants provide a protective shield that blocks out germs and food. Once applied, sealants …

CBD—What’s all the fuss?

Lauren Simmons Health & Wellness

CBD wellness products are all the rage, but not all CBD is created equal. It’s natural that people are cautious when considering what new products to add to their daily routine.  Important aspects of any new addition are information and awareness. With more and more retailers carrying CBD products it’s important to understand the fundamentals so you can make informed …

Caring for Patients One at a Time

Analiese Kreutzer Health & Wellness

Have you ever planned a dental appointment during your lunch break only to arrive and be kept waiting? Or received promotional mail from your dentist’s office and wondered if they even know you’re a patient and how much their marketing efforts raise their prices? Some dentists seem to emphasize quantity, focusing on bigger practices with more patients, but that can …

Coronavirus: What You Should Know

Tall Oaks Assisted Living Health & Wellness

News about the Coronavirus is being reported daily. Fortunately, the Centers for Disease Control is indicating that the outbreak risk to the American public is low. Regardless, we want to assure you that we are working diligently to protect the health of our residents, families, and staff. Protecting Our Residents’ Health We are currently taking these precautionary measures: Providing hand …