Category Archives: Gum Disease Prevention

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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…


If My Gums Bleed, Should I Stop Flossing?

If your gums bleed when you floss your teeth, should you drop flossing from your dental health routine? We’re asked about this from time to time at Flax Dental in Atlanta. Our answer is short and sweet: “No!” Bleeding is probably a sign that you need to clean your teeth and gums more thoroughly—not leave…


5 Critical Things To Know About Periodontal Disease

Gum disease is an inflammation or infection of the gums. For the most part, it is preventable. This condition is becoming so common in the US that it has been called a ‘health crisis’ by the ADA. Fortunately, periodontal disease can be treated at Flax Dental in Atlanta. Here are some important things to know…


Preventing Gum Disease At Flax Dental

Run your tongue along the gumline behind your lower front teeth. Do you feel a ridge? This is probably tartar or dental calculus. And that, the team at Flax Dental in Atlanta cautions, could be an early step on the road to gum disease. Even if you brush and floss regularly, plaque and tartar can…


Getting to the Heart of Gum Disease Prevention

What is Gum Disease? Gum disease. We’ve all heard about it. Most of us know that it could cause our gums to bleed. Some may even recognize gum disease as a factor in the problem of bad breath. There is so much more to this prevalent oral condition. Not only is it the leading cause…


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