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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What You Can Do to Get Rid of Bad Breath

March 10, 2017
Posted By: Dr. Cerina Fairfax
Halitosis Treatment in Fairfax VA

Bad breath. Halitosis.

Whatever you call it, it’s unpleasant.

It can be temporary if you’ve had food or beverages that cause it (onions, garlic, coffee, and alcohol, for example). Smoking can also cause bad breath.

If you have bad breath that persists, however, it is not only unpleasant. It could be a sign that there is an underlying problem.

The obvious issue is poor oral hygiene, but if you floss and brush regularly and you still have bad breath, it might be an indicator of gum disease or cavities.

Whatever the reason behind the bad breath, you want to get rid of it. It might mean a trip to your Fairfax, VA, dentist to find out if there is an underlying disorder that needs to be addressed.

How to Get Rid of Bad Breath

It’s easy to understand how bad breath happens when you think about the hundreds of bacteria that live in our mouths. They can live on our tongues or below our gum line, causing unpleasant odors.

Here are some suggestions for getting rid of those odors:

  • Make sure you see your dentist regularly for cleanings and examinations.
  • Brush your teeth after every meal. Floss at least once a day.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Swap out your toothbrush every couple of months.
  • Use an alcohol-free mouthwash.
  • Chew gum with xylitol.

You can also try chewing on a sprig of fresh mint, basil, parsley, or cilantro. A piece of washed lemon or orange rind can also freshen your breath.

Denture-wearers should be sure to remove their appliances every night and clean thoroughly.

Give Us a Call Today!

If you are suffering from bad breath in Fairfax, VA, give your dentist at Dr. Fairfax and Associates a call! We can rule out any serious problems for your bad breath and give you suggestions on what to do if it persists.


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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