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.



Great Questions to Ask Your Child's Dentist

October 17, 2016
Posted By: Cerina W. Fairfax, DDS
Children's Dentist in Fairfax, VA Dr. Fairfax & Associates.

Your child's oral health is at the top of your list of priorities, and finding the right dentist to work with is so important for creating positive dental experiences and successful future appointments. Dr. Cerina Fairfax is your premiere children's dentist in Fairfax, VA, and best of all the entire family can see her so you won't have to waste your valuable time driving from appointment to appointment. Here are some common questions about children's dentistry we often hear.

At What Age Should My Child First Visit the Dentist?

Your child's teeth will typically begin to arrive around the age of 6-8 months old. Dr. Fairfax likes to see children as soon as those first teeth arrive, and no later than their first birthday. Our first visits will be spent helping your child acclimate to our office and feel comfortable with the instruments we use. Dr. Fairfax will count and examine your child's teeth and make you aware of any developmental issues she sees. As your child gets older we'll incorporate a cleaning into their appointment.

When Should I Start Brushing My Baby's Teeth?

Ideally, you should begin brushing your child's teeth as soon as they arrive. Not only does it keep their teeth clean, it acclimates them to brushing and sets them up for successful brushing on their own in the future.

What Can I Do at Home for My Child's Oral Health?

Leading by example is a great way for you to show your child how to maintain optimum oral health. Let them watch you brush and floss your own teeth so they can learn how to do it too and feel comfortable doing it. You will need to assist your child with brushing and flossing until around the age of 6-8 years old. We also encourage parents to bring their little ones along to their own cleaning and checkup appointments, which also helps them acclimate to our office.

Children's Dentist in Fairfax

Dr. Fairfax and her team welcome patients of all ages to our practice, and we hope to set your child up for dental success now and in the future. Contact our office today to schedule your child's next appointment.

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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