Pediatric Examination Protocol

Dr. Liliana Calkins Health & Wellness

If you have concerns that your child might be experiencing complications with their sleep and airway function, when they come in for a consultation there is an examination protocol that we follow to further inspect these concerns.  Typical examination protocol already includes looking at the face, eyes, nose, lips, tongue, teeth and gums, and the oropharyngeal area. We follow the …

2021 Top Medical Professionals

TysonsToday Staff Health & Wellness

Whether you are looking for a dentist specializing in smile makeovers, a surgeon to address your back pain, or a doctor of women’s health you can trust the individuals that are profiled in the following pages. Review their qualifications and you will know that we have found for you the TOP professionals in their respective fields. TOP DENTIST | Cosmetic …

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 …

What does it take to incorporate a new healthy habit?

Jennifer Smith, MS, RDN Health & Wellness, Lifestyle

Generally speaking, change goes through many stages from pre-contemplation to continued commitment. Everyone has different motivations for change. Making a small change, rather than a drastic one can be easier for many people. There is even some evidence to back up this theory. The National Institute of Health’s “Changing Your Habits for Better Health” handout has some terrific ways to …

How Dentist Offices Are Keeping Patients Safe

DR. RISHITA JAJU Health & Wellness

Adjustments to Office Procedures Due to COVID-19 Can you believe that it has been more than 6 months since the coronavirus pandemic forced the public to suspend routine care and ‘non-essential’ dentist visits?  And worse! We’ve found that those who avoided seeking necessary dental care have experienced adverse outcomes to their health! But there is good news!  Since reopening, dental …

Smile Wonders Dental Care Membership Plan

DR. RISHITA JAJU Health & Wellness

No Dental Insurance?We have you Covered! Join our Membership Plan and SAVE TODAY! Our Membership Plan provides the professional oral care you want at an affordable price! By offering the plan directly to you, we remove the cost and hassle of a middleman. We keep it simple, pass the savings to you, and focus on your oral care! Benefits start …

How Corrective Jaw Surgery Can Double the Size of Your Airway

Airway and Sleep Group Health & Wellness

According to Ravi Agarwal, DDS, an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, patients often turn to corrective jaw surgery to correct irregularities in their jaw and teeth to improve chewing, speaking, and appearance. However, an additional condition that many people don’t realize corrective jaw surgery can improve airway to combat the effects of obstructive sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea, or when people repeatedly …

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 …