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.

 

 

Do I need dental x-rays?

Dental Services in Fairfax Yes. Your dentist is responsible for caring for your teeth, gums, and jawbones as they relate to your teeth and gums. We cannot see or detect hidden changes, developments, or abnormalities in your teeth and jawbones without dental x-rays.

We share your concerns about dental x-rays, and we take every precaution and safeguard to minimize your radiation exposure:

  • We follow a conservative schedule for diagnostic surveys.
  • We use only digital film, which requires the lowest amount of exposure time and therefore has the least amount of radiation.
  • We focus on technique and placement to eliminate the need for re-takes and additional exposure.
  • We provide each patient with a lead radiation apron prior to x-rays being taken.

Check-up x-rays are taken only when indicated and under the following schedule:

  • No new pathology for 18 months:  X-rays every 12 months
  • No new pathology for 36 months:  X-rays every 18–24 months
  • Full mouth survey:  X-rays every 5 years or as indicated

We seek to render the most professional care using state-of-the-art practices and consistent with the standard of care. Dental treatment without necessary dental x-rays is unacceptable, sub-standard, negligent care.

If you still have questions about dental x-rays, please don’t hesitate to contact our Fairfax dental office. We’ll be happy to speak with you and put your mind at ease about our dental x-rays.