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Today is National #ChildHealthDay! The day recognizes the care and guidance children need to grow strong and healthy. Ea...
10/04/2021

Today is National #ChildHealthDay! The day recognizes the care and guidance children need to grow strong and healthy. Each child deserves to be the healthiest he or she can be. The American Dental Association recommends that the first dental visit take place within six months after the first tooth appears, but no later than a child's first
birthday.

Today is National #ChildHealthDay! The day recognizes the care and guidance children need to grow strong and healthy. Each child deserves to be the healthiest he or she can be. The American Dental Association recommends that the first dental visit take place within six months after the first tooth appears, but no later than a child's first
birthday.

There is "no health without oral health." Many systemic diseases first manifest themselves orally in the form of various...
10/01/2021
Understanding Mouth Inflammation

There is "no health without oral health." Many systemic diseases first manifest themselves orally in the form of various types of mouth inflammation. Learn about how visiting a dental professional for oral assessment is important and the key to early prevention.
https://www.colgate.com/en-us/oral-health/adult-oral-care/understanding-mouth-inflammation?fbclid=IwAR3B9gyl3p0gwdBcYVyiH3mbh0AOAZcOSK34pBUek1fjQ5By-6SK5RMBRQs

Learn about the kinds of mouth inflammation and how your dental professional can help prevent and treat mouth sores and redness.

Teeth whitening is a cosmetic procedure. Unfortunately, most insurance - even dental insurance - does not cover cosmetic...
09/27/2021
Does My Insurance Cover Teeth Whitening? What Are the Options? - Dental Health Society

Teeth whitening is a cosmetic procedure. Unfortunately, most insurance - even dental insurance - does not cover cosmetic dentistry. A lack of insurance coverage does not have to rule out whiter teeth. There are things that you can do to lower the costs of teeth whitening.
https://dentalhealthsociety.com/teeth-whitening/does-my-insurance-cover-teeth-whitening-what-are-the-options/?fbclid=IwAR3GxEkz5jIVhsFCoFttWwsPjAlB1vDVD8MGrjHE7UixMCX1ns5wfRcqxic

Since it's a cosmetic procedure, dental insurance doesn't cover teeth whitening. Luckily, there are ways to achieve a whiter smile for less.

Did you know September is National Gum Care Month? It’s a great time to brush up on the habits that can keep your mouth ...
09/21/2021

Did you know September is National Gum Care Month? It’s a great time to brush up on the habits that can keep your mouth healthy and clean: Brush twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste, floss regularly and come visit us every 6 months for a good cleaning. #GumCareMonth #BrushandFloss

Did you know September is National Gum Care Month? It’s a great time to brush up on the habits that can keep your mouth healthy and clean: Brush twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste, floss regularly and come visit us every 6 months for a good cleaning. #GumCareMonth #BrushandFloss

National Hispanic Heritage Month honors the culture of both Hispanic and Latino Americans as we celebrate heritage roote...
09/13/2021

National Hispanic Heritage Month honors the culture of both Hispanic and Latino Americans as we celebrate heritage rooted in all Latin American countries. We celebrate the history and countless contributions that the Latinxs community has made to the nation. #HispanicHeritageMonth

National Hispanic Heritage Month honors the culture of both Hispanic and Latino Americans as we celebrate heritage rooted in all Latin American countries. We celebrate the history and countless contributions that the Latinxs community has made to the nation. #HispanicHeritageMonth

Today is National Senior Citizen’s Day! Here are some ways you can celebrate today; have a conversation with a loved one...
08/23/2021

Today is National Senior Citizen’s Day! Here are some ways you can celebrate today; have a conversation with a loved one, start a family history project, and cook dinner together! What are some of your favorite ways to spend time with the senior citizens in your life? #NationalSeniorCitizensDay

Today is National Senior Citizen’s Day! Here are some ways you can celebrate today; have a conversation with a loved one, start a family history project, and cook dinner together! What are some of your favorite ways to spend time with the senior citizens in your life? #NationalSeniorCitizensDay

The best way to keep your teeth, gums, and mouth in good health is through regular and effective teeth cleaning. Not onl...
08/18/2021
Clean Teeth: How to Clean Your Teeth for a Healthy Mouth

The best way to keep your teeth, gums, and mouth in good health is through regular and effective teeth cleaning. Not only will good teeth cleaning keep you in good oral health and hygiene, it will also help keep your mouth feeling fresh, prevent bad breath, and can help keep your teeth white and bright. In addition to your regular oral hygiene routine, most dental professionals recommend professional teeth cleaning.
https://crest.com/en-us/oral-health/life-stages/adults/clean-teeth-how-clean-your-teeth-healthy-mouth?fbclid=IwAR3kU99JgJRNWFYQvi8wgAbrwPssU-uij0D1Iox_6y-_K-AxR_1qHdrgkf4

Learn how to clean your teeth. Whether it's brushing, flossing, rinsing, or even a professional cleaning, find out how to keep your teeth clean at Crest.com

You've probably heard about the connection between bones and calcium since you were a child. Still, calcium is one of th...
08/04/2021
These Foods Contain Calcium (And May Strengthen Your Teeth)

You've probably heard about the connection between bones and calcium since you were a child. Still, calcium is one of the most important nutrients to help keep your teeth healthy. The following foods contain calcium and may help keep your teeth (and your bones) healthy as you age.
https://www.colgate.com/en-us/oral-health/nutrition-and-oral-health/these-foods-contain-calcium-and-may-strengthen-your-teeth?fbclid=IwAR1EP5GIgy1Z5bLTG-BVIJPnFJ_fzvF7EgiK8N_wtqN7JCCK-8GPJeUPXsg

While teeth aren't bones, they still benefit from calcium. These foods contain calcium that, when worked into your diet, will keep your tooth enamel strong.

Did you know that both coffee and tea can cause lasting discoloration on your teeth? You can reduce staining by practici...
07/27/2021
Does Tea Stain Teeth?

Did you know that both coffee and tea can cause lasting discoloration on your teeth? You can reduce staining by practicing healthy oral care habits, like by drinking a cup of water after you’re done with your beverage! Learn more in the article below.
https://www.colgate.com/en-us/oral-health/teeth-whitening/does-tea-stain-teeth?fbclid=IwAR02FCjyfB-5EKK1-Ty1cU0cyraXzM2WHY87s0csofcD4u74dK2xCp2aiDM

We know that coffe can stain those pearly whites, but does tea stain teeth? The answer is yes. In fact, tea might be even more… Read more at Colgate.com

Flossing daily is the best way to remove food particles and plaque from between your teeth, helping to prevent decay. Al...
07/14/2021
Adding Flossing to Your Routine | Colgate®

Flossing daily is the best way to remove food particles and plaque from between your teeth, helping to prevent decay. Although it may be a tedious task, flossing helps to keep your teeth healthy and your breath fresh!
https://www.colgate.com/en-us/oral-health/brushing-and-flossing/adding-flossing-teeth-to-your-daily-routine?fbclid=IwAR2qCYg_VWWRZvfczTpywVKummP8X94OOrxm5MwP8nhbmUquMN91UCSXjLc

Flossing is important in maintaining healthy gums and preventing periodontal disease, as well. Learn more here.

Dental fillings are the most common treatment for tooth decay. Some minor pain and discomfort is normal after fillings. ...
07/09/2021
Severe Pain After a Filling: What to Do? - Dental Health Society

Dental fillings are the most common treatment for tooth decay. Some minor pain and discomfort is normal after fillings. But what if the pain goes away and then returns? Check out the blog below for the signs that it is time to call the dentist for a follow-up appointment.
https://dentalhealthsociety.com/fillings/severe-pain-after-a-filling-what-to-do/?fbclid=IwAR2XEycE2TDkpNqwrsUh8EQe1cgz1jS5Aq_RCbwdE4HxorfGGeDsPc8GRWg

Dental fillings are a common procedure, and a little pain afterward is normal. But what if you're experiencing severe pain?

It’s officially summer! We are ready to enjoy the warm weather, sunshine, and popsicles! What are your plans this summer...
06/25/2021

It’s officially summer! We are ready to enjoy the warm weather, sunshine, and popsicles! What are your plans this summer?

It’s officially summer! We are ready to enjoy the warm weather, sunshine, and popsicles! What are your plans this summer?

A huge part of Invisalign’s appeal is that they’re less noticeable than braces. But they’re not completely invisible. Ho...
06/21/2021
What Invisalign Looks Like, and If It’s Right for You - Dental Health Society

A huge part of Invisalign’s appeal is that they’re less noticeable than braces. But they’re not completely invisible. How easy is it for people to know you’re wearing them? #Invisalign #ClearAligners
https://dentalhealthsociety.com/invisalign/what-invisalign-looks-like-and-if-its-right-for-you/?fbclid=IwAR0IWOaGUCIrzpVTwvPH3sIwBEd6T-xFBSdifJ_XmhJRKwpe3VGT7mOun7M

What Invisalign looks like is a big selling point for the clear aligners. How easy is it for people to tell that you’re wearing them?

If you think you have a cavity, don't put off getting it checked out – it won't go away on its own, and it can lead to m...
06/11/2021
Can Cavities Go Away by Themselves? Why No One Should Put Off Dental Care - Dental Health Society

If you think you have a cavity, don't put off getting it checked out – it won't go away on its own, and it can lead to more problems.
https://dentalhealthsociety.com/general/can-cavities-go-away-by-themselves-why-no-one-should-put-off-dental-care/?fbclid=IwAR2GFdtkpIh1RSaMUwD2qzALsSZX49UVAz5IsRzDAN2GXk1Vrw27HiUSfHU

Cavities won't go away on their own and should be treated as a dental emergency: left untreated, they can cause more serious issues.

A huge part of Invisalign’s appeal is that they’re less noticeable than braces. But they’re not completely invisible. Ho...
06/01/2021
What Invisalign Looks Like, and If It’s Right for You - Dental Health Society

A huge part of Invisalign’s appeal is that they’re less noticeable than braces. But they’re not completely invisible. How easy is it for people to know you’re wearing them? #Invisalign #ClearAligners
https://dentalhealthsociety.com/invisalign/what-invisalign-looks-like-and-if-its-right-for-you/?fbclid=IwAR0W7V6gzqQPaN_vIBXxfdzKbQQOPpYcYIx2QDMCuifGlo75MG04EydInLg

What Invisalign looks like is a big selling point for the clear aligners. How easy is it for people to tell that you’re wearing them?

If you have unused dental benefits, don’t let them go to waste. Call us today to schedule your appointment!
05/06/2021

If you have unused dental benefits, don’t let them go to waste. Call us today to schedule your appointment!

If you have unused dental benefits, don’t let them go to waste. Call us today to schedule your appointment!

t’s May which means it’s Save Your Tooth Month! What do you do to take care of your mouth and teeth? Our team recommends...
05/03/2021

t’s May which means it’s Save Your Tooth Month! What do you do to take care of your mouth and teeth? Our team recommends maintaining your oral health through routine dental visits! Call today to schedule yours. #SYTM2021 #SaveYourToothMonth

t’s May which means it’s Save Your Tooth Month! What do you do to take care of your mouth and teeth? Our team recommends maintaining your oral health through routine dental visits! Call today to schedule yours. #SYTM2021 #SaveYourToothMonth

If you think you have a cavity, don't put off getting it checked out – it won't go away on its own, and it can lead to m...
04/26/2021
Can Cavities Go Away by Themselves? Why No One Should Put Off Dental Care - Dental Health Society

If you think you have a cavity, don't put off getting it checked out – it won't go away on its own, and it can lead to more problems.
https://dentalhealthsociety.com/general/can-cavities-go-away-by-themselves-why-no-one-should-put-off-dental-care/?fbclid=IwAR2_ewJLcJgGfdZyETpFpuu0TnM8DicqKMFG80BcgXxEJEUlw3VvRoizMYU

Cavities won't go away on their own and should be treated as a dental emergency: left untreated, they can cause more serious issues.

Many people would never go days without brushing their teeth, yet many retainer and mouthguard wearers go for long perio...
04/19/2021
How to clean your retainer: Eight helpful tips

Many people would never go days without brushing their teeth, yet many retainer and mouthguard wearers go for long periods without cleaning them. This article mentions 8 tips to help you make sure your retainer/mouthguard is free from bacteria before its next use. #FacialProtection #NationalFacialProtectionMonth
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/317894?fbclid=IwAR05k4QGJeg3DrtlIy51CB_cOOet9JJ7qrxGuHNHHoptVMfdTWrEkm6N2fQ#_noHeaderPrefixedContent

A retainer is used to help preserve the shape of a person's teeth and gums as part of orthodontic work. However, it is important to clean them, as the bacteria that can build up on teeth may also build up on a retainer. When should a retainer be cleaned, and what are the myths about retainer cleanin...

Are you looking for a way to improve your overall oral health? One way to help improve your oral health is by kicking yo...
04/12/2021
How To Stop Drinking Soda: Five Ways To Kick Your Soda Habit And Improve Your Oral Health

Are you looking for a way to improve your overall oral health? One way to help improve your oral health is by kicking your soda or sugary beverage drinking habit! Kicking any habit can be quite the challenge, and the key is to set small, achievable goals to make an overall lifestyle change. Check out the article below for more helpful tips and tricks on how to stop drinking soda or sugary beverages!
https://www.colgate.com/en-us/oral-health/nutrition-and-oral-health/how-to-stop-drinking-soda-five-ways-to-kick-your-soda-habit-and-improve-your-oral-health?fbclid=IwAR2S4o-BKJnkzNneqJc23dJpXXMTcbfNNX2SHh3A3-AgTyW29bMNrIV9vRA

By understanding how a daily soda habit affects your health, you can easily learn how to stop drinking soda and maintain an enjoyable diet.

Stress is a part of everyday life, and too much of it can directly affect your oral health. This month, become aware of ...
04/07/2021
6 Ways Stress Can Affect Your Oral Health

Stress is a part of everyday life, and too much of it can directly affect your oral health. This month, become aware of what stresses you to help recognize and better manage your stressors, improving your overall health! #StressAwarenessMonth
https://www.healthgrades.com/right-care/oral-health/6-ways-stress-can-affect-your-oral-health?fbclid=IwAR2tARsDb4fSf4N9MZEyuSChZ24V62Pp6zmVSIhVn-O1aidQavSFX0lhWas

Long-term stress can hurt your health. However, it doesn't affect just your physical and emotional health. It can be bad for your teeth and mouth, too. Keep in mind these six stress-related conditions that can affect your oral health—and ways to minimize or prevent them altogether.

Our team is celebrating Oral Cancer Awareness Month this April. Do your part by scheduling your annual oral cancer scree...
04/05/2021

Our team is celebrating Oral Cancer Awareness Month this April. Do your part by scheduling your annual oral cancer screening this month! #OralCancerAwareness

Some medications can affect your oral health by causing negative side effects, such as dry mouth. Untreated, dry mouth c...
03/31/2021
Can Medications Have An Effect On My Oral Health?

Some medications can affect your oral health by causing negative side effects, such as dry mouth. Untreated, dry mouth can increase your chances of getting a cavity because your saliva helps to wash away food and acidity from your teeth. If you’re experiencing changes to your oral health as a result of new medication, give us a call and we would be happy to help discuss a solution that is right for you!
https://www.colgate.com/en-us/oral-health/dry-mouth/can-medications-have-an-effect-on-my-oral-health?fbclid=IwAR0FwE4xa4WXolT1eaIOdcoinRIPvEWFrumwyFAt3hQgv3ay7hcEnHGioOw

Yes, medications can have oral side effects — dry mouth being the most common. Be sure to tell your dentist about any medications that you're taking.

Teeth grinding at night isn’t just disrupting your sleep—it can be wrecking your teeth too. Here’s what you can do to st...
03/25/2021
How to Stop Teeth Grinding While Asleep - Dental Health Society

Teeth grinding at night isn’t just disrupting your sleep—it can be wrecking your teeth too. Here’s what you can do to stop it
https://dentalhealthsociety.com/oral-health/how-to-stop-teeth-grinding-while-asleep/?fbclid=IwAR1SChgQMC8cbPbuNteJ6Ud8f-jwfg_3nq-mKXJtE-GK1kAuJZ7ecPfNAeY

Teeth grinding while asleep can cause headaches, disruption of sleep, jaw pain, and dental health issues. Here’s what you can do to stop it.

Whether you’ve put your oral health on hold while you navigated life’s challenges or didn’t think you could fit it into ...
03/08/2021

Whether you’ve put your oral health on hold while you navigated life’s challenges or didn’t think you could fit it into your budget, we’re here to help. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment!

Whether you’ve put your oral health on hold while you navigated life’s challenges or didn’t think you could fit it into your budget, we’re here to help. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment!

What you eat matters, and this National Nutrition Month our team wants to make sure that you have the facts you need to ...
03/02/2021
Top 9 Foods That Damage Your Teeth - American Dental Association

What you eat matters, and this National Nutrition Month our team wants to make sure that you have the facts you need to recognize those foods that can damage your teeth! Although these tasty treats are great in moderation, make sure to brush your teeth after eating the foods shown in the article below 😁.
https://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/nutrition/food-tips/9-Foods-That-Damage-Your-Teeth?fbclid=IwAR3-yJo3gP862BpNKO1PdBO8Hr2XP_6zeHfqCILgalnSpZFM0WC7dPummxA

Who doesn’t love the nice, satisfying crunch of a potato chip? Unfortunately potato chips are filled with starch, which tends to get trapped in your teeth. If you choose to indulge in snacks like these, take extra care when you floss that day to remove all the food particles that can lead to plaqu...

What you eat matters, and this National Nutrition Month our team wants to make sure that you have the facts you need to ...
03/01/2021
Top 9 Foods That Damage Your Teeth - American Dental Association

What you eat matters, and this National Nutrition Month our team wants to make sure that you have the facts you need to recognize those foods that can damage your teeth! Although these tasty treats are great in moderation, make sure to brush your teeth after eating the foods shown in the article below 😁.
https://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/nutrition/food-tips/9-Foods-That-Damage-Your-Teeth?fbclid=IwAR2pLhWwcGKnrOxscujYW_oRKV9Jci6h_VN1WKs_4RU6NwQgsJX8oektT8g

Who doesn’t love the nice, satisfying crunch of a potato chip? Unfortunately potato chips are filled with starch, which tends to get trapped in your teeth. If you choose to indulge in snacks like these, take extra care when you floss that day to remove all the food particles that can lead to plaqu...

Address

3025 Hamaker Ct #420
Fairfax, VA
22031

Near Dunn Loring Metro Station

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 4pm
Tuesday 9am - 4pm
Wednesday 9am - 4pm
Thursday 9am - 4pm
Friday 9am - 4pm
Saturday 9am - 1pm

Telephone

(703) 208-2244

Products

Opalescence Teeth Whitening, Invislign for Adults & Teenagers, Fillings, All-ceramic crowns, New Patients.

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Merrifield Dental Associates

Our dental office in Merrifield (Fairfax) Virginia near the Mosaic District was founded with you in mind and we take every step possible to make sure you are comfortable from the moment you step into our office. We use the latest state of art technologies to aid us in providing top quality dental care you deserve.

Our unrushed atmosphere allows us to spend more time with each patient discussing their oral health needs in detail. Spending the maximum amount of time with each patient helps us better understand your needs and helps you in achieving the healthy and beautiful smile you always wanted. Being a family dental practice, we are caring and compassionate to your concerns and needs.

We will always do what we can to help you financially. We are in network with most major dental insurance companies and will work with you in maximizing your dental insurance benefits. We also offer different financing options to help you cover what the insurance companies do not cover.

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