Author Archives: Thu-Nga Ortega, DDS, MAGD

About Thu-Nga Ortega, DDS, MAGD

General, cosmetic and geriatric dentist in Fairfax, Virginia. I believe in providing the most conservative dental care in the most comfortable setting. My care for my patients is my utmost importance. I have been a dentist for over 24 years and was the founder and CEO of Dental Cosmetix. Here conservative dentistry yields the most beautiful and health smiles. I have been awarded the FAGD (Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry in 2007) and then the MAGD ( Master of the Academy of General Dentistry in 2017). I am skilled in providing all facets of dentistry so patients can have all procedures done in one office without being sent to other office for other treatments.

Geriatric Dentistry

As a patient gets older and they are diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer, they tend to pay less attention to their dental care.  As these patients become dependent on others to care for their teeth, their teeth may become more … Continue reading

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What Does FAGD and MAGD Mean After a Dentist’s Name?

Dental Cosmetix: Thu-Nga Ortega, DDS, MAGD 10721 Main St, Suite 2200, Fairfax, Virginia (703) 352-3900 Have you ever seen the acronyms FAGD or MAGD after a dentist’s name? These acronyms aren’t just a few meaningless letters, but labels of great … Continue reading

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How Can I Brighten My Smile?

Your wedding is coming up and you want your smile to be its brightest.  Tooth bleaching is not just for the movie stars.  Many people have had their teeth bleached, and many more are thinking about it.  There is a … Continue reading

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Why You Shouldn’t be Scared of Going to the Dentist (Sedation Dentistry)

Although dentistry has changed so much in the past years, for so many Americans, going to the dentist is a frightful event.  A visit to the dentist should be relaxing and comfortable.  Unfortunately, approximately 145 million people still avoid the … Continue reading

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What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

The term “cosmetic” usually brings up images of make-up, beauty salons, or plastic surgery.  “Cosmetic,” when applied to dentistry, is not so elective as these other terms may imply.  Dental Implants are considered cosmetic, as well as veneers, all-porcelain crowns, … Continue reading

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Are Silver Fillings bad for you?

Are silver fillings bad for you and should you remove all silver fillings? These are common questions that are proposed by our patients. The ADA and FDA comments are that they are safe despite allegations that they leak mercury. We … Continue reading

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Gluten Intolerance and Edema Remedy

Be aware that even though you may be on a gluten-free diet, sometimes, you can still have swelling.  Gluten free products, sometimes have other grains in it that may be GMO (genetically modified organism) ( I will blog about this … Continue reading

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Open Enrollment and Flexible spending

It’s that time of the year again, OPEN ENROLLMENT!  Many patients over the years have asked us to help suggest which dental plan they should pick in order to continue to come to our office.  We have over the years … Continue reading

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Gluten Intolerance and edema

I have been battling edema and stomach bloating for over 10 years without much resolution.  There are days where my body, hands, face and extremities swell to the point that it is very uncomfortable.  I seem to appear very healthy … Continue reading

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Dental Insurance Plans which Pay Lower than National Average

During these tough economic times, many large companies are cutting costs by changing their insurance plan coverage for their employees to a very low paying plan.  Employers are looking to cut costs at the expense of their employees.  These plans pay very … Continue reading

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