Category Archives: Cosmetic Dentistry

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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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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Take home whitening in 15 minutes a day to whiter teeth

Now you can take home a professional whitening kit that can whiten your teeth for 15 minutes a day only with the new Tres White formula.  We have patients  who love it.  It can be used for 7 to 10 … Continue reading

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