Category Archives: Dental health

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Flax Dental Is Here For You

Flax Dental in Atlanta is staffed by committed health care professionals who want the best possible dental health for every one of our patients. With daily home care and regular checkups in our office, your teeth can last a lifetime. As you may know, the link between dental health and overall health is  well-established. That…


Want To Keep Your Enamel Healthy? Avoid Doing These 11 Things

Tooth enamel is the hardest part of the human body, but that doesn’t mean teeth are indestructable. Far from it! To keep them healthy and problem-free, the team at Flax Dental in Atlanta recommends (strongly!) you avoid the following. 1. Chewing on hard foods We’re looking at you unpopped popcorn kernels and hard candy. 2.…


A Proud Dental Practice

At Flax Dental in Atlanta we are proud to provide our community with the best dental care possible. It’s a lot of work running a dental office, but it’s an important function. We are commmitted to excellence in what we do. It is by now well-established that your dental health is linked your overall health.…


Ignoring It Won’t Make It Go Away

Are you suffering with a toothache, but ignoring the pain? It won’t get better until you have us take a look, at Flax Dental in Atlanta. Toothache pain is like an unpaid speeding ticket. Ignoring it won’t make it go away. Many dread seeking relief from a dentist because they fear the treatment will hurt…


Extraction Is Not The End Game

Have you had a tooth extracted? You may be left with a gap in your smile. Unsightly as that may be, there is more than the issue of appearance. At Flax Dental in Atlanta we can address that with a state-of-the-art dental implant. Problems With Extracted Teeth After a tooth is extracted, the bone surrounding…


Gum Health Affects Risk Of Type 2 Diabetes

There is a link between type 2 diabetes and gum disease, which is another reason to have regular cleanings and checkups at Flax Dental in Atlanta. Diabetes affects the way the body uses glucose (blood sugar). Scientists have known for a long time that people with diabetes have higher rates of gum disease. For diabetics,…


Save Your Breath

This post from Flax Dental in Atlanta focuses on a problem experienced by many people, bad breath. Bad breath, or halitosis, has several causes. The most common is poor oral hygiene. Halitosis often happens in the middle of the day, due to an inability to brush between meals. Small food pieces on the teeth, gums,…


Raise Your Dental IQ

There are simple things you can do every day to raise your Dental IQ and benefit your smile. One simple lesson from Flax Dental in Atlanta involves bacteria, and everyone’s mouth has a lot of it. But don’t worry, bacteria per se isn’t the problem. The critical thing is the balance of bacteria. This is…


A New Reason To Eat More Fish

This may sound like an unlikely cause and effect, but research suggests that eating fish with high levels of polyunsaturated fats can lower the risk of gum disease, a condition we see far too often at Flax Dental in Atlanta. As you may know, gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss in the…


What Is Lurking Under Your Gumline?

Your overall dental health depends on healthy teeth and gums. Along with regular checkups at Flax Dental in Atlanta regular brushing and flossing helps keep everything in good shape. You already know how to brush your teeth. But there are best practices that you may not be aware of. Bearing in mind that there is…


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