Category Archives: Health & Wellness Dentistry

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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…


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 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…


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…


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…


How Often Should I Replace My Toothbrush?

As you stand over your bathroom sink and meditate on the frayed bristles of a favorite toothbrush, do you wonder if the time has come to replace it? It’s a good question, and Flax Dental, your dentist in Atlanta GA, has an answer. The more we use a toothbrush, the more comfortable it gets, kind…


Chronic Sleep Problems?

What is sleep apnea? It’s a potentially health-threatening condition in which your breathing periodically stops as you sleep. We can provide treatment at Flax Dental in Atlanta. Wondering if your health issues are a result of sleep apnea? Read through these common symptoms. They may help you determine if you need to go see your…


What Makes Our Smiles Unique

EVERY PERSON IS BORN with their own unique smile. Some smile with all of their teeth, some only show the top row, and some don’t show their teeth at all, and a smile can come in all shapes and sizes and still be genuine. We can also end up with smiles that look a lot…


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