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.




Too Old for Ortho? Think Again!

Invisalign Fairfax VA

There’s a common misconception that orthodontic treatment is for children and teens. Most adults feel that if they missed out on orthodontic treatment as a child, they are pretty much out of luck.

It’s true that you see more kids in braces than adults. One reason is that we can catch orthodontic problems early and provide appropriate interventive treatment. Another is that many parents who didn’t get orthodontic treatment want to give their kids the opportunity they didn’t have. They sacrifice their treatment so their children can get the care they need.

However, these things certainly don’t mean adults—even older adults—cannot be treated. Today more and more adults understand the esthetic 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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Invisalign: A Straighter Smile in 3 Steps

Invisalign in Fairfax, VA

First impressions are important in your social life and business settings. Everything matters – your hair, skin, clothes, and especially your smile. It’s unfortunate that people judge you by appearance, but it’s just a fact of life.

A beautiful, healthy smile attracts others to you because they perceive you to be confident and intelligent. If you have an esthetic flaw like crooked teeth, you might want to consider contacting an Invisalign dentist in Fairfax to see if this short-term orthodontic treatment is right for you.

Invisalign treatment is easy and comfortable, and we can get you started in three simple steps:

  1. Arrange a Consultation: During the planning stage, Dr. Cerina Fairfax will perform ...

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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

Dentistry in Fairfax VA

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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5 Signs That Might Mean You Need a Root Canal

Root Canal Treatment Fairfax VA

We understand that just the mere thought of having a root canal sends many people into a panic. It’s understandable; although it’s unwarranted, root canals have gotten a bad reputation for decades.

That’s unfortunate because root canal therapy at our Fairfax, VA dental office is a vital service that is needed to save a damaged tooth. One myth we want to do away with is that the procedure itself is painful. In fact, root canals don’t cause pain; they relieve it. Think about it – if you have ever gone to the dentist with root canal pain, you know that the moment the local anesthesia takes effect you feel ...

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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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