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.




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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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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Why Did We Recommend a Crown or Bridge for You?

Dental Crowns in Fairfax VA

Restorations like dental crowns and bridges at our Fairfax, VA office are one of the most valuable services we offer. Hundreds of our patients enjoy the benefits of a renewed smile made possible by crowns and bridges.

Depending on your needs, we can expertly bring your mouth back to full oral health, function, and beauty with either type of restoration.

Nearly everyone is familiar with porcelain dental crowns and what they do. Crowns are widely used by dentists everywhere because they are a perfect solution for many dental issues. Since crowns are designed to encase a tooth fully, we commonly use them protect teeth that are weakened by extensive decay or dental ...

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Planning Your Wedding? Let’s Talk about Veneers!

Dental Veneers Fairfax VA

It’s wedding season, and brides everywhere are doing everything they can to look fabulous on the big day! While you are planning your hair, makeup, nails, and so forth, you should also think about your smile. Will it be as fresh and beautiful as you when you take the walk down the aisle?

Cosmetic dental treatments can give you the brilliant smile you have always wanted. We offer porcelain veneers at our Fairfax, VA dental office that correct a variety of flaws and look completely natural.

Why Veneers?

We understand that you may be shaking your head and thinking, “No way can I afford veneers.” But the fact is that you may ...

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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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Which Teeth Whitening Option Is Right for You?

Teeth Whitening Fairfax VA

Have you had enough of dull, drab teeth that make you feel self-conscious when you smile? Maybe you’ve already decided that professional teeth whitening is right for you but wonder which option is most suitable. 

We offer several teeth whitening treatments at our Fairfax, VA dental office, allowing you to select the option that best fits your needs.

Types of Teeth Whitening 

  • Zoom! In-Office Whitening – Are you on a tight timeline for a wedding, reunion, or other special event? In-office whitening with Zoom! is the treatment you need because we can complete the process in a one-hour visit to our office. You will be able to schedule the appointment during your ...

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