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 Benefits of Mouthwash

July 14, 2016
Posted By: Dr. Cerina Fairfax
Mouthwash in Fairfax VA, Dr. Fairfax & Associates Family Dentistry

When considering your oral health routine, you may have wondered about the benefits of a good mouthwash. If you have checked the oral care aisle at your local department or drug store, you have probably seen that you have many choices when it comes to choosing a mouthwash. There are mouthwashes available that offer anti-cavity benefits and others that are strictly used to freshen your breath. When it comes to making a choice about mouthwash, it is good to consider the needs of your own teeth and gums.

Let’s take a look at the different mouthwashes that are available, and find out what your dentist in Fairfax VA might recommend for your specific needs.

Mouthwashes to Control Plaque

Even the most avid brusher and flosser will develop plaque, and there are mouthwashes available that help to prevent plaque from building up on teeth. As with most mouthwashes, these mouthwashes will also freshen breath, so they provide a double purpose.

Mouthwashes to Add Fluoride

Some mouthwashes have fluoride compounds, which provide extra fluoride protection to those people who might need it. Again, these mouthwashes have the added benefit of freshening your breath

Mouthwashes to Help De-Sensitize Gums

If you have particularly sensitive gums, you might benefit from a mouthwash that is designed specifically for people who have some mouth sensitivity. You will also enjoy fresher breath after using this type of mouthwash.

Some Mouthwashes Contain Alcohol

It’s important to note that some mouthwashes contain alcohol, and this can be a problem if the mouthwash is swallowed. If you are purchasing the mouthwash for young children or teenagers, you might want to consider an alcohol-free variety. In addition, mouthwash containing alcohol can potentially be abused by some recovering alcoholics.

Talk to Your Dentist About Mouthwash

Mouthwashes offer a number of different benefits, but if you are not sure which type is right for you, talk to your dentist in Fairfax VA, and ask for some suggestions. Remember to keep up with your twice yearly dental examinations and cleanings to keep your oral health in good shape. Call us for an appointment today!


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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).

Dr. Fairfax