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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.

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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Is Your Stress Level Affecting Your Oral Health?

May 17, 2017
Posted By: Dr. Cerina Fairfax
Oral Health in Fairfax VA

Fairfax, VA dentist Dr. Cerina Fairfax wants you to enjoy the benefits of a healthy smile. But we are learning that having a healthy smile may have as much to do with your stress levels as it does with your oral health care routine.

Stress and Your Oral Health

It is well documented that stress not only takes an emotional toll but also aggravates just about any physical problem you have. Stress has been known to worsen or increase the risk of conditions like heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and asthma.

You can now add dental problems to that list as studies have found that your stress levels can also impact on your oral health. A study published in the journal Contemporary Clinical Dentistry shows a clear relationship between a stressful life event and dental issues. Stress affects your oral health because it affects your immune system, and it’s a short trip between immune disorders and dental disease.

In some cases, dentists have linked dental disease back to high levels of stress in some of their patients. When the patient’s stressors are removed, the disease goes away – in some cases without any treatment at all.

Minimize Your Stress

It’s impossible to eliminate all stress from your life, but now you have another good reason to learn how to reduce and manage it. But please don’t make the mistake of thinking that you probably have dental problems just because you are stressed out.

Dental Cleanings in Fairfax

You still need to protect your oral health with routine professional cleanings and exams so we can ensure that your mouth stays healthy. However, you should let us know if you are experiencing any abnormally high stress so we can monitor your oral health for any signs of changes. Please call your Fairfax dentist to arrange an appointment for your next routine cleaning! 

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