General Dentistry in Fairfax, VA

Family | Dentist in Fairfax VAThe team here at Dr. Fairfax & Associates Family Dentistry wants to make every detail of your visit with us pleasant and fulfilling. This is why we treat our patients as if they are part of our extended family.

We believe that when you are relaxed and comfortable, we can more easily provide you and your family with the best care possible, and when solid relationships are formed between a patient and dentist, it makes procedures that much easier—reducing unease naturally.

Trips to the dentist can be challenging, but we’re committed to helping you see how stress-free dental care can really be.

Dr. Cerina Fairfax has developed a reputation as a gentle and caring dentist. Many of our patients compliment her after their appointment, telling us how pleasant and stress-free their visit was. Additionally, children feel at ease here and enjoy coming to our Fairfax, VA dental office. We think you’ll be pleasantly surprised by your dental experience. Even if you have dental anxiety, we think you’ll like it here just fine.

Additionally, we make it as easy as possible for you and your family to get all the dental treatments you need with a team of professionals you know and trust. Our wide range of general, restorative, and cosmetic options offers you just about all the dental services you need here in one convenient location.

We also enjoy treating families, and Dr. Fairfax moves between the youngest and oldest patients with ease and keen knowledge about the dental issues that are common across every age group.

If you would like to schedule appointments for yourself and your family, give us a call today at (703) 273-1033, or contact us if you have any questions about our dental services. For convenience, you can also schedule online.

Meanwhile, check out a few of the questions patients ask us often about general dentistry.

Do you see children?

Starting kids off with a good feeling about dental visits is crucial. Dr. Fairfax and our team have worked with many children and know how to put them at ease by speaking to them on their level. A calm, friendly approach helps us establish trust with your child, so they feel good about visiting our office. We also instill a sense of pride in children when it comes to their oral health routine at home.

By educating children about dental care, we believe that it promotes healthy practices as they age into adulthood.

Building a great relationship with your child is our specialty and our privilege.

Routine preventive appointments, including professional cleanings and exams, are your best insurance against oral health problems in children. We also offer fluoride treatments and sealants to help strengthen your child’s teeth against cavities and infections.

Of course, Dr. Fairfax and our team are always here to fix problems when they arise, but it's better for your child’s oral health if we can avoid these problems from occurring at all. Additionally, we are here to answer any questions that you may have about your child’s dentistry in Fairfax, VA.

What types of general dentistry services do you offer?

We offer a wide variety of general family dental services that include, but are not limited to, fillings, crowns and bridges, root canals, and extractions. If you're missing teeth, we can provide you with several options, including state-of-the-art dental implants. When your teeth are as healthy as they can be, we have cosmetic dental treatments available such as Zoom! teeth whitening, veneers, and Invisalign in Fairfax, VA.

Dr. Fairfax emphasizes prevention, but she is also an expert when it comes to maintenance, filling cavities gently but effectively, using the best techniques to perform more comfortable root canals, conservative extractions, and more.

Our general dentistry options include but are not limited to:

  • Fillings—including tooth-colored fillings
  • Root canals made easy
  • CEREC same-day teeth crowns
  • Orthodontics for straight teeth without metal braces
  • Extractions when you need them
  • TMJ treatments to relieve jaw pain
  • Periodontal treatments to save your smile and your health
  • Dentures to reclaim your smile affordably

Our philosophy is that any treatments or procedures that keep your smile healthy and help maintain the integrity of your teeth is a treatment or service that we want to offer.

Can you help me if I’m feeling anxious?

Our gentle dentist works hard to make sure you and your family members are comfortable from the moment you enter our dental office. This is why we provide a family-friendly atmosphere. This even includes a toy room for children!

Once you’re in the dental chair, you can snuggle with one of our blankets and pillows and relax. Our gentle team will see to your dental issues—numbing the area thoroughly for invasive dental work—and you’re treatment or procedure will be completed in no time.

Do I need dental x-rays?

Yes. Your Fairfax, VA 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 during x-rays.

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 five 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.

Do you treat dental emergencies or have extended hours?Family | Dentist in Fairfax VA

Getting high-quality dental care shouldn't be complicated, which is why we offer early morning hours every Tuesday to help assist with busy schedules. If you or your child has an emergency or you're in pain, we can usually make arrangements to see them the same day. We want to provide you and your family with the relief you need as quickly as possible.

Do you take my insurance?

We’re all concerned with the cost of treatment and insurance coverage these days. At Dr. Fairfax & Associates Family Dentistry, we work with most PPO dental plans and will file your claim for your convenience. Are you interested in learning about other payment options for out-of-pocket expenses? A member of our team will be happy to discuss CareCredit interest-free financing. 

Another option we offer for making your dental treatment more affordable is our in-house discount dental plan. Discount dentistry in Fairfax, VA includes annual exams and cleanings, x-rays as needed, and discounts on services. Let our receptionist know if you're interested in learning more about this program.

Call to Arrange Appointments

It would be our pleasure to welcome you and your loved ones into our Fairfax, VA dental family. Give us a call to schedule family appointments for dental exams and cleanings—or get in touch with us if you any questions or concerns.

The team at Dr. Fairfax & Associates Family Dentistry look forward to hearing from you soon!