Category Archives: Dentistry

The Health And Beauty Consequences Of Missing Teeth

Today’s post focuses on missing teeth and bone health, and what we can do about it dental implants in Atlanta. Our teeth have many vital functions. We need them to chew our food, talk, and smile. But have you ever considered their role in holding up your face? When we lose teeth, the bone around…


Do You Have The Most Common Dental Problem?

At Flax Dental in Atlanta, we restore decayed teeth to create smiles that are healthy and beautiful. If you have one or more teeth with a cavity, it’s time to give us a call so we can take care of them. Dr. Hugh Flax has been restoring teeth since 1987. Ongoing training is essential to remain at…


Test your tooth care knowledge

Let’s start right out with a question: a recent survey conducted among single people revealed the body part deemed most important when considering potential dates and mates. Do you know what it is? Answer: Teeth are one of the first things other people notice about you Your teeth (and your smile) could be helping or…


A Successful Dental Career Built out of Love for his Mom

A person’s career choices can easily be influenced by childhood experiences that leave a lasting impact. This is definitely true for Dr. Hugh Flax, DDS. Dr. Flax’s passion for serving the dental profession started during his childhood. Growing up in the 1970’s, Dr. Flax observed the severe dental fears from which his mother suffered. “If you’ve…


3D Printing Is Coming To Dental Offices

Imagine walking into your dentist’s office and having something ready for you in an hour, such as a dental crown. Crazy right? Something like that would normally take a week or more to get made. Your mold must be sent to a lab, then made in the lab, then sent back to the dentist. It’s…


2014: A Year In Dentistry

In today’s blog post, we are going to discuss the best dental stories of 2014. We may have covered some of these stories in full detail in the past, but here’s an overview of our favorites.   India doctors remove 232 teeth from boy’s mouth Our first story is about a 17 year old boy in…


Dr. Flax Receives Awards and Commendation!

Whoa there, Dr. Flax!  Your one and only favorite Atlanta dentist is mighty popular lately.  He’s earned a new prestigious membership, been featured in an online publication, and earned a big award.  Check him out!   ICOI Membership. ICOI is an organization and stands for International Congress for Oral Implantologists.   Dr. Flax has recently…


Halloween Treats You DON’T Want To Buy!

Halloween is just a week away folks!  It’s almost time for getting dressed up, Halloween costume parties, and trick-or-treating!  So, about that last part.  You remember being a kid I’m sure, when you’d go trick-or-treating and someone would be offering candy that you didnt recognize — some that  looked downright nasty!   These days, you…


The Great Toothpaste Controversy

There’s somewhat of a controversy stirring in the dental world. It has to do with toothpaste and it’s an issue that has divided dentists. Right now, there is still no consensus. What’s the issue at stake? The tiny beads found in many popular toothpastes, most notably Crest. Toothpaste Controversy: Polyethylene Beads Polyethylene plastic beads became…


Awesome Dental Trivia

Trivia can at times feel, well, trivial. Other times it’s fun and enlightening. We hope the latter is true when you check out these awesome dental trivia facts about animals. Some are more enlightening than others, but they’re all fun. Animals Cats have 30 teeth. Dogs top them with 42. But the mosquito has them…


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