HEALTH & WELLNESS

The Dental Connection

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 […]

Treating Lip and Tongue-Ties

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 […]

Waking up in Pain:  Symptoms of TMJ?

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 […]

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

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 […]

Disinfecting Your Home if Someone is Sick

As part of your everyday prevention actions clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects. For example: tables, counter tops, light switches, doorknobs, and cabinet handles. Wear disposable gloves to clean and disinfect. Clean Clean surfaces using soap and water. Practice routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces. High touch surfaces include: Tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, […]

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 […]

Sealants Can Prevent Cavities!

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 […]

Caring for Patients One at a Time

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 […]