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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There's No Need for Kids to Stress about the Dentist - How We Help

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As a parent, it can be a little overwhelming to picture your toddler sitting in a dental chair. Will they be scared? How will they act? How will YOU act?

You are right to be concerned because the first few visits are crucial for setting the tone for future oral health care. Your dentist obviously plays an important role, but the success of these visits often depends on your own feelings about dental care.

A recent survey indicates that parents who suffer from dental anxiety often pass their fear onto their children. Over 1,300 parents participated in the survey, and 48% of them reported that they were afraid of the ...

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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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Have You Fallen for Oral Health Misinformation?

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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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Could Cosmetic Dentistry Affect My Dental Health

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Are you thinking of changing something about your smile? If so, you are probably more concerned with aesthetics than with oral health benefits, and that’s understandable. Wanting to look your best has nothing to do with vanity; your smile is a valuable asset that can affect the way you see yourself and the way others see you.

But cosmetic dentistry is no longer limited to services like porcelain veneers and teeth whitening. Thanks to advances in dental technology and materials, just about any treatment we perform can result in a more attractive smile.

Here are just a few of the restorative services we offer that benefit both your oral health and your ...

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Americans Want to See Their Dentist More

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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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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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