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.

 

 

Here's What Happens When You Ignore a Tooth Cavity

June 30, 2020
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Posted By: Fairfax & Associates Family Dentistry

It may seem that only children get dental cavities, but tooth decay impacts people of all ages. Fortunately, dental cavities can be caught early if you follow specific guidelines put forward by the American Dental Association (ADA). The ADA has found that twice-yearly dental exams and teeth cleanings lower your risks for oral health conditions like cavities and gum disease. Your dentist in Fairfax agrees with these findings.

Dental exams help your dentist spot issues early before they become costly or time-consuming. Teeth cleanings get rid of the tartar and bacteria that lead to oral health conditions like cavities and gum disease.

Preventive and General Dentistry in Fairfax

Preventive dentistry is proactive, but general dentistry is maintenance driven. General dentistry considers everything from dental fillings to treat cavities to root canals to eliminate pain and restore tooth health. General dentistry plays a crucial role in your long-term oral health because it repairs dental health issues.

When you Ignore Tooth Cavities

Often, you can’t see a dental cavity—they tend to start small, which is why dental exams are crucial. As a cavity grows, you may notice a spot on your tooth or an indentation when you run your tongue over the area. You may think that because the cavity is not causing pain that it can wait, but here is what happens when you don’t seek treatment for a tooth cavity:

  • The cavity increases in size, compromising your tooth’s stability
  • The cavity deepens and may lead to a brittle tooth and even a fracture
  • The decay reaches your nerve, and you require a root canal or in severe cases an extraction

Schedule Your Next Dental Exam with Our Fairfax Dentist

If you haven’t visited the dentist in a while, or if it’s time for your next preventive checkup, contact a member of our dental team to schedule your next exam.

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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