Dr. Fairfax & Associates Family Dentistry

 

 

Patient-Focused Dentistry

Thank you for choosing Dr. Fairfax & Associates. We believe that dental health is key to overall health, and our primary mission is to deliver the best and most comprehensive dental care available.

The Whole Person

We take into account the whole person when caring for our patients. From routine check-ups and cleanings to emergency care, we are committed to giving you our undivided attention.

Your Comfort Is Our Priority

From the moment you walk into our office, you can expect to feel at home. We foster a relaxed, inviting atmosphere with professional, knowledgeable, and friendly staff. Sit back, relax, and trust that your smile is in exceedingly good hands.

 
 
 

A Caring and Thorough Team

We do not believe in ‘factory-style’ dental care where patients are shuttled in and out and only see the dentist or hygienist for a few minutes during an appointment. Each appointment with us is time reserved specifically for you.

Applying the Latest Technologies

Our team is highly trained in the latest dental approaches and technologies, which allows us to provide every patient with truly personalized attention.

 

 

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Have You Fallen for Oral Health Misinformation?

Oral Health Fairfax VA

How savvy do you think you are about your oral health? Anything you do to support a healthy smile - whether it’s thorough brushings or routine visits to the dentist – is beneficial. But if you are going to put effort into maintaining good oral health, you may as well be sure you are getting the most out of it!

In conjunction with World Oral Health Day in March 2017, the FDI World Dental Foundation conducted a global survey across 12 countries that focused on the myths associated with oral hygiene practices.

Dental Myths vs. The Facts

In general, the results showed that many of those surveyed around the world have good intentions for their ...

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Americans Want to See Their Dentist More

Dentist Fairfax VA

A recent survey asked 1,000 adults over the age of 18 which health practitioner they don’t see often enough and dentists topped the list. Nearly 41% of those surveyed chose their dentist, 13% more than the next specialist – dermatologist.

Participants were also asked to rank their own oral health. Not surprisingly, those who graded their health as an “A” were 25% more likely to choose dentists as the practitioner they want to see more often.

We have always known that oral health has an impact on confidence, and the survey reinforces this with 63% of participants saying that good oral health helps them feel confident.

The Oral-Systemic Connection

The survey also found ...

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Good Oral Health: A Crucial Element of Healthy Aging

Oral Health Fairfax VA

People now are living longer than ever, which of course is great news. But time and wear take its toll on your teeth, so it is normal to experience increased dental problems as you get older. In fact, the American College of Prosthodontists estimates that as many as 23 million geriatric patients are missing all their teeth, and 12 million are missing all teeth in either an upper or lower arch.

The Oral-Systemic Connection

white paper recently published by The Gerontological Society of America recognizes the inherent connection between our oral health and systemic health. The article focuses on the benefits of including the entire medical community – medicine, dentistry, and ...

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Are Cavities Caused by Sugar? Or Bacteria?

Dental Cleaning Fairfax, VA

You know that consuming a lot of sugar is bad for your teeth, but it’s not the sugar itself that causes cavities. It’s the series of events that occur after you eat. If you want your family to enjoy optimal oral health, it’s a good idea to have some understanding of the process that takes place in your mouth when you eat.

It’s the Acid that Does the Damage

Throughout your day, food debris and saliva collect on your teeth and develop a sticky biofilm called plaque. Plaque is made up of different microbes, including bacteria, which love to feed on sugar. When you eat a sweet snack, bacteria metabolize the sugar ...

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Do You Need a Sports Guard? What You Need to Know

Sports Guard in Fairfax VA

Most sports have protective gear available. Protective pads and helmets, for example, are common.

But one area that is often overlooked is the mouth. Many sports participants are not wearing a sports guard, and they are putting their teeth at risk.

Mouth injuries—and teeth damage—are quite common during sports. Dr. Cerina Fairfax recommends that her patients in Fairfax, VA, wear a custom sports guard when they are participating in sports. It is an easy way to protect your teeth!

A Sports Guard Helps Avoid Injuries to Your Mouth

Dental injuries happen more often than you might think, and those who are playing sports are particularly vulnerable to them. You can fall or slam into ...

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What You Can Do to Get Rid of Bad Breath

Halitosis Treatment in Fairfax VA

Bad breath. Halitosis.

Whatever you call it, it’s unpleasant.

It can be temporary if you’ve had food or beverages that cause it (onions, garlic, coffee, and alcohol, for example). Smoking can also cause bad breath.

If you have bad breath that persists, however, it is not only unpleasant. It could be a sign that there is an underlying problem.

The obvious issue is poor oral hygiene, but if you floss and brush regularly and you still have bad breath, it might be an indicator of gum disease or cavities.

Whatever the reason behind the bad breath, you want to get rid of it. It might mean a trip to your Fairfax, VA, dentist to find ...

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Dental Appointment

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You take good care of your oral hygiene on a daily basis with regular brushing and flossing. You follow the recommended two visits to your dentist each year for examinations and cleanings. But are you getting the most out of your dental appointment?

Let’s take a look at the following tips to make sure you are taking full advantage of your time with the dentist at your next appointment with your dentist in Fairfax, VA.

Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Next Dental Appointment

  1. All of those questions you think of between your regular exams? Jot them down and bring them along to the dentist for your next appointment. You can ...

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