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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Have You Fallen for Oral Health Misinformation?

October 22, 2017
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Posted By: Cerina W Fairfax, DDS
Oral Health Fairfax VA

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 oral health. But a few misconceptions persist:

Myth: Over half of those surveyed think it is important to brush directly after a meal.

Fact: You should actually wait for at least 30 minutes after a meal for oral hygiene. If you brush right away, you risk weakening your tooth enamel.

Myth: The majority of people believe rinsing with water after brushing is important.

Fact: Fluoride is a natural mineral that is added to your toothpaste to strengthen and protect your teeth. Wait for about 15 minutes to rinse and give the fluoride a chance to work.

Myth: Almost half thought fruit juices were better for oral health than carbonated drinks.

Fact: Fruit juice is high in sugar and acid that eats away at your teeth and causes cavities. The best approach is to keep all sugary drinks to a minimum as part of a healthy, balanced diet.

Please Call Us If You Have Questions

Keeping a healthy smile isn’t difficult, but it does require some effort on your part, so you want to make sure you are following the best practices. If you have questions for our Fairfax, VA dentist, please call our office and we will be happy to arrange a convenient appointment.

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