Category Archives: Dental health


Sinus Pain Or Abscessed Tooth?

At Flax Dental in Atlanta, many patients come in with a toothache. In some cases, the toothache is a secondary symptom of a sinus condition. Let’s discuss the relationship. Your maxillary sinuses are very close upstairs neighbors of your top teeth. In some areas, only a sliver of tissue separates the upper tooth roots from…

Small Dental Annoyance Or Serious Problem?

In this post from Flax Dental in Atlanta we are going to talk about stomatitis. Stomatitis refers to something very common: non-specific irritations found in the mouth. It is generally caused by cold sores, gum disease, or even from biting the inside of the mouth (ouch!). Any time the membranes in the mouth become inflamed,…

Top 6 Ways To Destroy A Beautiful Smile

In this post from Flax Dental in Atlanta we look at behaviors that can damage your teeth and your dental health. 6. Be a Builder Not a Wrecker Bacteria is constantly trying to build an empire in your mouth, give it what it wants: juice, soda, chewy candy for the small crevices and hard to…

Stick Out Your Tongue!

At Flax Dental in Atlanta we diagnose and treat conditions of the teeth and gums on a daily basis. These conditions can affect the tongue. We’re using this blog post to discuss the tongue. Have you ever considered all the important things your tongue can do? It helps us talk, perceive the texture and flavor…

It’s Better To Prevent A Cavity Than Fill One

We fill a lot of cavities at Flax Dental in Atlanta. Tooth decay is a serious problem, with somewhere in the area of nine of every ten American adults having at least one cavity in their teeth. It doesn’t have to be that way. We really stress preventative dentistry as the key to good dental…

Call Them What You Will, Just Keep Them Healthy

Chompers. Pearly Whites. Dents. Gnashers. Grill. There are lots of nicknames for teeth, and that’s okay; we use them all the time, at Flax Dental in Atlanta. Whatever you call them, take good care of them so they last! Making time in your busy day to brush and floss is a habit that will pay…

What You Need To Know About Oral Cancer

Every checkup at Flax Dental in Atlanta includes a screening for oral cancer. Oral cancer refers to cancers in the tongue, mouth, lips, jaw, and throat. Oral cancer is about as serious as it gets. The American Cancer Society estimates that over 39,000 people will be diagnosed with it this year. Consider this sobering news…

Flossing For Health And Happiness

Most people know that flossing is an important part of dental health. As we like to remind our patients at Floss Dental in Atlanta GA, the value of flossing has been proven time and time again. In a nutshell, flossing is your chance to remove the food debris that a toothbrush can’t reach. Which Kind…


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