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Smile For Your Health!

THERE ARE SO MANY things that can make us smile, from seeing an old friend to watching a good movie to randomly remembering a great joke we heard years ago. Well, we’re about to give you another reason to smile: it’s good for your health! That’s right, smiling has actual health benefits, so prepare to…


The Negative Effects Of Mouth-Breathing

WE ALL KNOW WHAT it’s like to have a cold, with a nose so stuffy that you can’t breathe through it. At times like that, we breathe through our mouths instead, and that’s pretty much how it should work. Mouth-breathing is an emergency backup, not the default. There are many negative effects of mouth-breathing full-time,…


Taking Care Of Your Toothbrush

WE ALL USE TOOTHBRUSHES to take care of our teeth, but what are we doing to take care of our toothbrushes? It’s critical that our toothbrushes remain in good condition so they can do their jobs of keeping our teeth healthy, which is why we’re dedicating a blog post to giving our patients tips on…


Weight Loss And Oral Health

MAINTAINING GOOD ORAL HEALTH is a goal we should all be striving to achieve each and every day. Not only does this help us to feel like our best selves; having good oral health is reduces our risk of developing a variety of conditions and diseases! Brushing, flossing, tongue-cleaning, and regular dental visits are all…


Grinding Bruxism To A Halt

GRINDING OR CLENCHING YOUR teeth is a pretty normal thing to do when you’re annoyed or stressed, and that’s nothing to worry about. However, if you grind your teeth on a more regular basis, whether asleep or awake, it can become a serious problem. This kind of chronic teeth-grinding is known as bruxism. Why Does…


Can You Handle A Dental Emergency?

At Flax Dental in Atlanta, we hope you never need emergency dental care. It’s critical, however, to know what to do in an emergency situation. Here is a quiz on dental emergencies and other oral issues. 1. One of the wires on your braces breaks. What do you do? a. Cut off the loose piece.…


How Can You Improve Your Smile Quickly?

With porcelain veneers, you can revamp your smile without significant restorative dental work. Porcelain veneers are glass-like, wafer-thin covers that are attached to the front of your teeth. Porcelain has been used in dentistry for many years because no other restorative material is such an excellent match for natural tooth enamel. Porcelain is translucent and…


What Does A Missing Tooth Say About You?

When you meet someone in Atlanta who is missing a front tooth, what does that say to you? Do you wonder if they were in an accident? Do you automatically start making assumptions about their income, level of education and overall physical health? Though it is extremely unfair, we are often judged (and misjudged) by…


What Is Crown Lengthening?

Perfect smiles created at Flax Dental often require crown lengthening. Crown lengthening surgery is a safe and effective procedure that exposes more of the visible part of the tooth. Some patients undergo crown lengthening surgery at Flax Dental to alter their gummy smile. A gummy smile refers to upper teeth that appear too short because…


Keeping Dental Patients Comfortable

To state the obvious, nobody enjoys pain. Doctor Flax knows this, and that is why the warm dental team at Flax Dental have made patient comfort our top priority. In conjunction with creating a calm environment, we have various medications that can decrease and even eliminate pain associated with different dental procedures to give you a more…


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