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.

 

 

The Importance of Regular Dental Cleanings

September 29, 2016
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Posted By: Dr. Cerina Fairfax
Dental Cleaning in Fairfax VA, Dr. Fairfax & Associates Family Dentistry

Going to the dentist can sometimes feel like an inconvenience, especially when it takes time out of your busy day. You may wonder if it's truly necessary to go to these appointments twice per year. Is it really that important? The answer is yes! It's extremely important, and here's why: oral health has been liked with your overall health and can actually contribute to other serious health concerns such as diabetes, stroke and cardiovascular disease. There's never been a better time to take charge of your health and well being and your dentist in Fairfax, VA can help!

What Happens at Your Regular Cleaning and Checkup?

Besides cleaning and polishing your teeth, your dental hygienist is also removing excessive plaque build up that hasn't been eliminated through regular brushing and flossing. Plaque buildup can cause oral health issues such as periodontal (gum) disease and tooth decay, which we'll also screen you for at your regular appointments. Believe it or not, your dentist can detect signs of these issues much earlier than you can, which means less invasive and less costly treatment for you.

What is Periodontal Disease?

When plaque and tartar buildup cause your gums to separate from your teeth, it allows harmful bacteria to descend below your gum line. This bacteria causes your tissues and bone to become infected, and this is known as gum disease. The bacteria from gum disease can also enter your bloodstream and travel to other areas of your body, this is what contributes to inflammation and those other health issues in the body. If left untreated, this infection will eventually destroy your gum tissue and bone, which will lead to tooth loss. Did you know that periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in American adults?

If we can detect gum disease in its early stage, known as gingivitis, we can often treat it with a thorough professional cleaning and improved home care. Periodontitis, which is the advanced stage of gum disease, requires a deeper cleaning known as scaling and root planing in order to remove plaque and tartar buildup from beneath your gums.

Gum Disease Treatment in Fairfax

Your health is too important to risk! Get to your regular dental appointment, or call us now to schedule.

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We hope that you and all those dear to you are safe and healthy. Thank you all so much for your outreach over these last few weeks. We have been so encouraged by every call, email, appointment rescheduled, and the support you continue to send us with your account payments. Our practice depends on you!

This has been a challenging time for everyone, but the good news is that we’ll be here! We are weathering this well and we plan to resume regular office hours and routine patient care on May 18th. We are monitoring news and updates from the CDC, VDH, VDA and remain committed to following their recommendations and maintaining a safe environment for you and our staff.

We are hard at work developing the new procedures that will be in place when we return.  Your continued patience and grace as we navigate our new normal has not gone unnoticed and we are immensely grateful for your support.  Please take care of yourselves and your smiles. We can’t wait to see you again!

Our online practice portal is always open. You can log in at www.patientconnect365.com to look up past appointments, pay your bill, and access our office forms and documents. We wish you all good health. Please know that we will get through this together!

In the meantime, if you are having a dental emergency or concern, I’m available via text or call directly on my personal cell (703-582-8059).
 
Warmly,

Dr. Fairfax