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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.

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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.

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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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There's No Need for Kids to Stress about the Dentist - How We Help

December 15, 2017
Posted By: Dr. Cerina Fairfax
Children's Top Dentist in Fairfax, VA

As a parent, it can be a little overwhelming to picture your toddler sitting in a dental chair. Will they be scared? How will they act? How will YOU act?

You are right to be concerned because the first few visits are crucial for setting the tone for future oral health care. Your dentist obviously plays an important role, but the success of these visits often depends on your own feelings about dental care.

A recent survey indicates that parents who suffer from dental anxiety often pass their fear onto their children. Over 1,300 parents participated in the survey, and 48% of them reported that they were afraid of the dentist. Interestingly, about 47% of the children surveyed also expressed fear about dental visits. This can cause a lifetime dread of dental visits, which will result in ongoing oral health problems.

If you don’t want your child to be saddled with the same fear you experience, here are a few things to keep in mind:

Start Young

The American Dental Association recommends visits when the first tooth appears, but no later than the first birthday. Arrange with your dentist to stop by for a few casual visits just to meet the dentist and get used to unfamiliar surroundings.

Keep It to Yourself

It’s essential that your child not pick up on your fears. Resist the urge to share past experiences and inadvertently pass your anxious feelings on to your child.

Stay Positive

It may be impossible for you to imagine a dental visit as fun. But your job is to help your child see dental visits as an exciting adventure, not a chore to be endured. Avoid words like “hurt,” “pain,” and “needles.” Instead, focus on developing a positive association with dentistry for your child.

Find a Fairfax Dentist You’re Comfortable With

If you live in Fairfax, VA and are looking for an experienced children’s dentist, please call Dr. Fairfax & Associates. We will be more than happy to arrange a time for you and your child to visit our office. Our team of caring professionals will work with your child to ensure they get the best possible start with their oral health care.

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