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.




The Role of Nutrition in Oral Health Care

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We know that proper nutrition consists of eating foods that provide nutrients you need to support good health and wellness. Over time, poor nutrition weakens your body, making it difficult to fight infection and leading to other health problems.

You may know that a balanced diet is essential for oral health, but you may not understand the connection. The fact is that if you are not getting enough of certain nutrients, it is harder for tissue in your mouth to resist periodontal infection. Because of low resistance, gum disease can also progress more rapidly than if you were following a healthy diet.

Eating Tips for A Healthier Smile

Most of us know that we ...

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New Study Shows a Link between Periodontal Disease and Kidney Disease

Periodontal Disease Treatment Fairfax VA

As we learn more about how oral health affects overall health, one thing is clear: It's never been more important to take charge of your oral health and make it a priority! We've learned that the bacteria that causes periodontal (gum) disease also can contribute to other issues in the body such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke, and respiratory illnesses. Now, emerging information is telling us that periodontal disease may also be linked with kidney disease. Your dentist in Fairfax has information on how you can protect your health.

What Is Periodontal Disease?

Gum disease occurs when the support system for your teeth, which is your bone ...

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Could Dementia and Tooth Loss Be Linked? A New Study Points to Yes

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As a dentist who is concerned about the well-being of her patients, Dr. Cerina Fairfax would like you to be aware of any new information that affects your overall health. In this case, we are talking about the link between tooth loss and dementia.

Estimates say that nearly 10 million people are diagnosed with dementia each year, and the number of people living with the disease will nearly double every 20 years.

These are sobering statistics, but what does this mean for your oral health? As it turns out, it means quite a lot. The purpose of a recent study published in the Journal of the American Geriatric Society was to ...

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Four Common Oral Care Mistakes (and How to Fix Them!)

Oral Health in Fairfax VA

The best way to avoid extensive dental treatment is to stay a step ahead of your problems with routine cleanings and exams with dentist Dr. Cerina Fairfax. But these preventive treatments are only effective when they work hand in hand with your personal oral health care routine.

Getting comfortable with a particular oral hygiene routine is easy. But you may be making some common mistakes that prevent you from getting the most out of it.

  1. Aggressive brushing – We appreciate your desire to have the healthiest smile possible, but you can only get your teeth so clean with a toothbrush and floss. Overdoing it by brushing too hard can damage gums, cause ...

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Is Your Stress Level Affecting Your Oral Health?

Oral Health in Fairfax VA

Fairfax, VA dentist Dr. Cerina Fairfax wants you to enjoy the benefits of a healthy smile. But we are learning that having a healthy smile may have as much to do with your stress levels as it does with your oral health care routine.

Stress and Your Oral Health

It is well documented that stress not only takes an emotional toll but also aggravates just about any physical problem you have. Stress has been known to worsen or increase the risk of conditions like heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and asthma.

You can now add dental problems to that list as studies have found that your stress levels can also impact on your oral ...

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The Effects of Neglecting Gum Disease

Gum Disease Treatment in Fairfax, VA

Did you know that periodontal (gum) disease affects over half of American adults in some form? The problem is that many people don't even realize they have gum disease, and this is because there aren't many signs or symptoms at first. Emerging studies have linked gum disease with other health concerns in the body such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, stroke, and high blood pressure, so there's never been a more important time to take charge of your oral health. Dr. Fairfax & Associates wants to discuss with you the effects of neglecting gum disease in Fairfax, VA.

What is Gum Disease?

When excessive plaque buildup causes your gums to separate from ...

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Elements of a Dental Cleaning

Dental Cleanings in Fairfax VA | Dr. Fairfax & Associates

Is it time for your next dental cleaning and you are looking for a dentist in Fairfax, VA? At Dr. Fairfax and Associates, we are currently welcoming new patients of all ages to join our dental family. 

The funny thing about dental cleanings is that you can never see what’s going on during the procedure. If you are wondering about the elements of a dental cleaning, keep reading!

Dental Cleaning Process

We “measure” your gum health. You will probably hear measurements such as one, two, and three during the first part of your dental cleaning. What our hygienist is measuring is the depth of the pocketing in your gums. Healthy gums cling snugly ...

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