Category Archives: Dental health

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6 Good Reasons To Visit Your Dentist More Often

Most people visit the dentist about once each year. As many as forty percent of Americans see their dentist less often; some go as long as five years between visits! At Flax Dental in Atlanta we recommend a checkup every six months. Here are six great reasons to visit us more frequently. 1. Oral Cancer…


Health Habits To Keep You Smiling

In this post from Flax Dental in Atlanta we focus on behaviors that influence dental health. Of course, regular brushing and flossing are two important habits for healthy teeth, but there are many more things we can do to keep a healthy smile. Diet Do’s Do eat a nutritious diet with a variety of foods.…


4 Oral Ailments To Discuss With Your Dentist

This article is about some of the most frequent conditions that should be discussed with us, at Flax Dental in Atlanta. There is a solution for each one of these issues. Tooth Decay. This is easily the most common dental problem. Tooth decay, or cavities, occur when plaque combines with the sugars and/or starches in…


Root Canal vs Dental Implant

In this post from Flax Dental in Atlanta we are going to talk about root canals, tooth extraction, and dental implants. When a tooth’s nerve and pulp becomes infected, we make a judgment call: whether to try saving the tooth with root canal therapy, or extracting it. Sometimes patients think an extraction is the best…


Persistent Dry Mouth?

Dry mouth is a condition in which your salivary glands don’t produce enough saliva, leaving you with a persistent dry feeling in your mouth. If you experience this, be sure to tell us at Flax Dental in Atlanta. The medical term for dry mouth is xerostomia, which is pronounced zero-STOE-me-uh. It’s a known side effect…


Super Smiles Have Strong Enamel

Did you know that enamel is the hardest substance in the body? It’s true! Found on the outer surface of your teeth, enamel is meant to last a lifetime, and with the help of regular checkups at Flax Dental in Atlanta, it can. Enamel may be super strong, but you still have to do your…


Modern Dentistry In Atlanta With No Oxen Hooves

One of the essential habits of good dental health is daily brushing with an effective toothpaste. There is a wide variety of toothpastes available. At Flax Dental in Atlanta we recommend you use one with the ADA seal. That seal ensures that the toothpaste has been tested, claims are being met, and the ingredients are…


A Youthful Smile At Any Age

Aging is an inescapable fact of life. While some of the challenges that come with it cannot be avoided, others can. At Flax Dental in Atlanta, we help patients of all ages with their dental health issues. Dental problems that are common with aging include missing teeth, gum recession, tooth damage, and yellowed enamel. In…


Have Your Dessert!

Do you have a sweet tooth? Join the club. For many of our patients at Flax Dental in Atlanta, it’s not realistic to recommend avoiding sugary treats. If you fit that category, here is something useful to know: eating sweets at certain times is better for your teeth than others. For instance, when you eat…


Let Us Ease Your Dental Anxiety

If you tense up just thinking about going to the dentist, you may benefit from sedation dentistry offered by Flax Dental in Atlanta. Millions of Americans stress out when they have to see the dentist. It is referred to as dental anxiety. There is a more severe form, too, called dental phobia. In both, some…


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