Juice is refreshing and can be very delicious. Sadly, juice is not necessary for a balanced diet due to its very high sugar content and acidity. When consumed frequently, juice can become a contributor to one of the leading causes of tooth decay in children. High levels of sugar content found in juice can be […]

Aria MediSpa, Yoga & Wellness Center provides an authentic European spa experience right here in Northern Virginia. Unique and effective treatments will take you on a fascinating journey of discovery to optimal health. Fresh orchids welcome you at the entrance. From the soothing Serenity Zone to the Himalayan rock salt-walled heated yoga studio, you will […]

With the end of the year approaching, it is time to make sure you take advantage of the dental benefits that you have invested into your child’s dental insurance policy. On average, the yearly maximum is renewed every calendar year on January 1st of each year. Unfortunately, insurance companies do not allow you to roll […]

Why is important to know if your child is snoring? Is their face developing correctly? Does their airway have the anatomical support needed? Why the initiative to create the Facial and Airway Development Center? Nothing is more beautiful than seeing your child grow, arising to new opportunities while maintaining their health. However, when your child […]

THE CONNECTION BETWEEN THE SPECIALTIES OF: Pediatric Dental Medicine, Sleep Medicine & Orthodontics Dr. Rishita Jaju, specialist in pediatric dentistry gives Dr. Calkins and our community  her insight into the relationship between sleep-disordered breathing, pediatric dentistry and the specialty of orthodontics.

Craniofacial Orthopedics’ Role. As member of the Northern Virginia Airway Group, Dr. Calkins, Specialist in Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics, focuses on the correct function, growth and development of the craniofacial complex. In Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB), a decrease in the lumen of the upper airway happens during sleep. Children can have airflow limitations such as apnea, […]

The gradual wasting away of the body over the course of decades is not a necessary or normal component of aging. Rather, it is the natural outcome of a lifetime of unenlightened choices. Through unhealthy choices you may actually function and be aging biologically at the same level as someone 15-20 years older. The question […]

What is the connection with Early Orthopedic and/or Orthodontic Intervention? As parents we see our little ones with lips of her face separated at rest or while they sleep. The first indication of mouth breathing is when a child sleeps with unsealed lips, this is also associated with anterior tongue rest posture. Both positions soon […]