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.




Choosing a Great Dentist vs a Good One

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Are you looking for a new dentist for your family because you recently relocated or are simply interested in making a change? If so, prepare yourself to do a little research. You can best achieve optimal oral health when there is a familiar, skilled professional who you feel comfortable turning to with your questions and concerns.

Schedule Some "Interviews"

There are many highly-qualified professionals you can turn to, but what do you look for beyond that? The qualities that make a great dentist differ from one person to the next. This is why you need to develop your own specific list of what’s most important to you and your family. Then plan ...

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Oral Cancer: A New Epidemic

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Cancer is not a topic that anyone likes to talk about, but recently there has been a spike in the cases of oral cancer diagnosed, particularly in men.

This sudden increase is related to HPV, or human papillomavirus, the primary cause of oropharyngeal cancers, certain types of head and neck cancers. Between 20011 and 2014, 11 million men and 3 million women were actively infected with oral HPV. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, during that time, nearly 40,000 people each year were diagnosed with HPV-related cancer.

HPV is a sexually transmitted infection, but those who smoke tobacco or marijuana are also at a higher risk for developing the ...

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What You Need to Know Right Now about Your Dental Insurance

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Have you ever wondered why medical insurance doesn't cover your dental care? It’s well established that our mouths are the gateway to our bodies, so what’s the disconnect?

It wasn’t until 1840 that an “official” dental college (Baltimore College of Dental Surgery) even existed. At that time dentistry was proposed as a medical specialty and rejected. The first dental practice was established in Alabama in 1841, but 20 years passed before the American Dental Association (ADA) was formed.

This indifference toward dentistry is still reflected today in the lack of medical coverage for dental treatment. And even if you have dental insurance, you aren’t a lot better off because keeping monthly premiums affordable ...

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The Harmful Effects of Sugar on Your Teeth

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We've all heard that sugar is bad for our teeth because it causes tooth decay. But are you aware of how that actually happens? It's not sugar itself that causes cavities, but rather the harmful bacteria in your mouth use sugar as a fuel to create the acids that eat through your enamel causing tooth decay and eventually cavities. The good news is that there are steps you can take to combat and even reverse the harmful effects of sugar on your teeth. Your dentist in Fairfax, VA shares some ideas.

Limit Your Snacks During the Day

Did you know that snacking throughout the day can put you at a higher risk ...

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Choosing the Right Dentist in Fairfax, VA for Your Family

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Picking your family’s dentist is a big responsibility. Your oral health is a big part of your overall health, and you want someone who will both take it seriously and make your dental visits enjoyable. Going to the dentist shouldn’t be something you dread!

If you’re looking for a dentist in 22031 or other neighboring zip codes, we hope you’ll keep Dr. Cerina Fairfax in mind – and not just because she has the same name as our beautiful city!

Dr. Fairfax was named the outstanding graduate of the last decade by VCU School of Dentistry!

We know that this is also on the banner on the front page of our website, but ...

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Tobacco and Your Oral Health

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Smoking and chewing tobacco have negative impacts on many areas of your health, not the least of which is your oral health. While lung cancer and other respiratory complications are some of the more well known and major effects, your teeth and gums can also be heavily affected. Here's what you should know about the effects of tobacco use:

  • Mouth cancer: While many people are aware of lung cancer, mouth cancer is another common result of chewing or smoking tobacco, and the results are just as devastating. 
  • Tooth decay: Tobacco use increases your risk of tooth decay, and with so many other risk factors for tooth decay, it's hardly difficult to have this issue. ...

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