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.




3 Reasons to Stop Biting Your Nails That Have Nothing to Do with How Your Fingers Look

Woman Biting Nails | General Dentistry in FAirfax

Do you bite your nails and wish you could stop? You’re not alone; estimates suggest that 20 to 30 percent of the population have a nail-biting habit.

Many people associate nail-biting with anxiety, but other motivating factors include boredom, frustration, intense concentration, and even hunger. You may worry about the habit because it’s unappealing and painful, but numerous studies reveal a connection between nail biting and increased dental oral and general health conditions.

Increased Exposure to Bacteria

Even if you wash your hands thoroughly, your fingernails still harbor all sorts of germs that spread to your teeth, tongue, and gums. This isn’t just gross; it can be downright deadly. One study shows that ...

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Jaw Pain? It Might Be TMJ...

TMJ Treatment Fairfax VA

Do you often awaken with pain in the jaw, neck, head, or shoulders? All of these are symptoms that could be related to pain in your temporomandibular joint, or TMJ. You may hear these symptoms referred to as TMJ. However, TMJ refers to the temporomandibular joint itself. When there’s a problem with this joint, we call it Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, or TMD.

If chronic pain is disrupting your life, Dr. Cerina Fairfax may be able to help with simple, non-invasive TMJ treatment.

What Causes TMJ Disorders?

You can find your temporomandibular joint if you place your fingers in front of your mouth and move your jaw up and down. For various reasons ...

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Night Guards for TMJ Treatment

Night Guards in Fairfax VA

Teeth grinding can be a real pain! If you’re grinding and clenching your teeth, you may experience frequent headaches, soreness in your jaw, and tension in your shoulders.

At our Fairfax, VA dental office, we are pleased to offer treatment for these symptoms that are related to TMJ.

What is TMJ?

Your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a hinge joint that connects the upper and lower jaws. When there’s a problem with the function of this joint, dentists refer to it as temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). Most people, however, refer to it simply as TMJ. There are a number of conditions that can cause pain in the jaw joint. They often include teeth ...

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