Category Archives: Family Dentistry

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3-Point Checklist Before Your Dental Consultation

Looking for a dentist because you’re losing the battle with plaque build-up, chipped teeth, tooth pain, stains, or tooth decay? Please give us a call at Flax Dental in Atlanta. This blog post offers three steps to take before you arrive at our office. 1. Analyze your hygiene routine and gaps in technique or consistency.…


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,…


The Techno-Toothbrush

Are electric toothbrushes any better at cleaning your teeth than manual toothbrushes? It depends on who you ask, because both have their advocates. In this article from Flax Dental in Atlanta, we aren’t going to recommend one over the other. We’re just going to take a look at the world of the electric toothbrush. Electric…


Trust Doctor Flax For Accurate Dental Info

Dental patients are better informed than ever before, and it’s not surprising that much of their knowledge comes from online sources. Proactive self-education can be beneficial for you and your family, especially if it assists in living a healthy lifestyle. But at Flax Dental we caution our friends and neighbors not to rely on online…


Dental Check Up: How Often?

When is the last time you had a dental check-up? At Flax Dental in Atlanta GA, we recommend that most of our patients get a check-up every six months. for those with a higher risk of oral diseases, we advise an examination every four months. As important as healthy teeth are, you should know that…


4 Reason To Look For The ADA Seal

When you go to the store for toothpaste, mouthwash, teeth whitener, or another oral care product, the dentist at Flax Dental in Atlanta GA reminds you to always look for the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance. There are four ways the ADA seal can help you make good oral care choices for you and…


Quirky Dental Facts That May Surprise You

In this post from Flax Dental in Atlanta, we share some fun facts about dentistry. Enjoy! Many dental patients are aware that before there was formal dental training and licensing, barbers often performed dental procedures. But did you know that blacksmiths also moonlighted as dentists?1 How would you like your dental visit to involve tools…


Focusing On The Top 3 At Flax Dental

I’m Hugh Flax. I’ve been a dentist here in Atlanta, Georgia since 1987. I have found amazing people in this community. At Flax Dental, we focus on three important things as we work to be your dental provider of choice. Family We want to be the dental practice families depend on for quality care, from…


Saving Teeth

When a tooth is threatened by extreme decay, gum disease, or damage from an injury, we have to make a judgment call concerning the course of treatment. If the pulp of the tooth is infected or inflamed, a root canal at Flax Dental in Atlanta is usually the only way to save the tooth. During…


3 Tips To Make Brushing Count

Many of Dr. Hugh Flax’s patients walk in for cosmetic dentistry, or for routine checkups and cleanings. Most really want to know if they are brushing properly. Having patients come for treatment and leave with questions answered–from which toothpaste to buy to proper tools and techniques–is our business. At Flax Dental we are all about…


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