Category Archives: Health

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…


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…


Are All Carbs Created Equal?

Hello, I am Doctor Hugh Flax of Flax Dental in Atlanta. Today, we are focusing on diet and oral health. I’m sure you brush and floss regularly and hopefully visit your dental practice for needed cleanings, but did you know that making small but essential changes to your diet can improve your oral health? Most people…


3 Ways To Keep Your Mouth Happy!

Hi. I’m Doctor Hugh Flax, an experienced dentist here in Atlanta. It is my goal to help my patients have optimum oral health, and today I would like to talk about something else associated with our mouths that doesn’t get as much attention as cavities or cosmetic dentistry: it’s our sense of taste. A happy…


Dental Care For ICU Patients Lowers Infection Risk

Hi, I’m Doctor Hugh Flax of Flax Dental, holistic dentist in the Atlanta area. Today’s post focuses on an article that appeared recently on ScienceDaily.com. The article describes a study of Brazilian ICU patients that compared infection rates of those who received enhanced oral care instead of routine oral care. The patients who received the…



Are Good Teeth Inherited?

Many aspects of your overall health are given to you before you take your first breath. There are various aspects of your general health, physical shape and condition, and potential future concerns that are determined ahead of time. From the amount of hair on your head to the types of medical concerns you may have,…


5 Tips to Help You Sleep!

1. Maintain a sleep schedule Many of us work odd hours or try to multitask by staying up late to finish projects. This negatively impacts your body’s natural rhythm, the result being a failed sleep pattern. The solution is to set a regular time to go to sleep and wake up and, crucially, to maintain the same schedule on…


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…


The Ice Bucket Challenge

It’s everywhere. In the news, in Tweets, in feeds, on Facebook, trending everywhere. It’s the #IceBucketChallenge, or the Ice Bucket Challenge. The concept is simple: when an individual is challenged, they have 24 hours either to donate $100 to research for ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (a.k.a. Lou Gehrig’s Disease) OR get ice water dumped on…


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