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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The Role of Nutrition in Oral Health Care

September 10, 2017
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Posted By: Cerina W Fairfax, DDS
Oral Health Fairfax VA

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 need to follow proper nutrition, but sometimes our eating habits get a little haphazard. Maintaining a balanced diet means eating a variety of foods from each of the five major food groups and, of course, limiting the snacks you eat. Here are a few tips to help you make healthier food choices:

  • If you like to snack, plan accordingly. Instead of a chocolate bar, keep plenty of healthy alternatives like raw vegetables, cheese, or fruit on hand.
  • Plan a lot of your nutrition around a meal because saliva that’s released helps to wash away food from your mouth, minimizing the effect of acid on your teeth. 
  • Some studies also show a connection between gum disease and a low intake of vitamin C. Choosing fruits and vegetables high in vitamin C, like fresh fruit, tomatoes, and broccoli contributes to a healthier diet and healthier gums.

Please Call Our Office to Learn More

If you live in the 22031 area and are looking for a dentist to answer your questions, please call Dr. Fairfax & Associates Family Dentistry. We will be more than happy to arrange an appointment for an exam so we can answer all your oral health questions.

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