Category Archives: Dental health

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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…



Sleep Dentistry At Flax Dental

Dental appointments are stressful for some people. For some it can get so bad that they avoid the dentist altogether, which has the regretable effect of putting their dental health at risk. At Flax Dental in Atlanta we provide sedation dentistry, so those who need extra help getting the dental care they need. Sedation dentistry…


Tell Your Dentist Which Prescription Meds You Are Taking

It’s standard practice for healthcare providers to find out which medications their patients are taking. At Flax Dental in Atlanta our patients sometimes wonder why we ask them about prescription medications before their dental visit.   Here’s why: Some medications—prescription or over-the-counter—can impact oral health or dental treatment.   Bleeding Issues   Heparin/warfarin and other…


The Five Stages of a Cavity

This post from Flax Dental in Atlanta looks at the stages of tooth decay. You may have heard that once tooth enamel has eroded, it’s gone forever. This is not completely true. In the earliest stage of enamel erosion, a cavity can actually be reversed. Reverse a cavity before it needs a filling If you…


Think You May Have A Cavity?

To maintain good dental health, your teeth need a lot of good ol’-fashioned TLC. But even when we do our best, bacteria can sneak in and cause tooth decay. At Flax Dental in Atlanta, we would be happy to take care of your dental issues. Few of us go through life without getting a cavity.…


How Long Can You Use a Toothbrush?

Have you replaced your toothbrush lately? You don’t have to answer that. At Flax Dental in Atlanta we recommend replacing your toothbrush every three months. Too many people wait too long to get a new toothbrush, which can be bad for their dental health. It’s one of the reasons why most dentists hand out free…


How Does Your Overall Health Affect Your Smile?

Good dental health means having healthy teeth and gums. Maintaining it is something that you have to work at every day. It can be a real balancing act: using the right oral care products, your personal oral care habits, and seeing us at Flax Dental in Atlanta twice a year. Did you know your dental…


How To Make Brushing Your Teeth A Habit

Brushing and flossing your teeth twice a day is one of the best things you can do to maintain good dental health. You’ve probably heard us say that more than once, at Flax Dental in Atlanta. Not many patients like to admit it, but studies show that some people have a hard time working regular…


Beating Horrible Halitosis

Bad breath is no fun at all, but there are things you can do to combat it. If bad breath is an issue for you or a loved one, talk to us about it at Flax Dental in Atlanta. Common, garden-variety bad breath is caused by the things we eat and drink. Food debris builds…


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