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Be Glad Doctor Flax Has X-Ray Vision

It’s not extremely pleasant. You have to put on the heavy apron, hold an awkward piece of film in your mouth and sit really, really still while your dentist’s assistant takes x-rays. Is it really needed? Absolutely! No question about it. Your dentist can’t see everything that is going on with your teeth, bone, and…


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…


Adequate Results vs. Incredible Results

An Atlanta cosmetic surgeon has specialized schooling in addition to the training a general surgeon completes. Likewise, a true cosmetic dentist has completed rigorous courses in addition to dental school. Of course, many Atlanta general dentists offer cosmetic dentistry treatment. Teeth whitening, crowns, porcelain veneers, and dental bonding are some of the common procedures in…


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…


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…


Missing Pieces In The Mouth?

A 500-piece Eiffel Tower puzzle is still easy to recognize with 32 pieces missing. A 50-piece bunny puzzle will probably still give warm fuzzies without 3 or 4 pieces in place. But, A 32-piece dental puzzle is just not finished without ALL of the pieces. If you’re missing teeth, cutting your mouth on chipped edges,…


Dental Veneers: 7 Fast Fixes For Atlanta Smiles

Hi! Welcome to the Flax Dental dental blog where we take the time to answer some of the questions dental patients are curious about. Today we are focusing on fabulous veneers, which are used extensively in cosmetic dentistry. Dental veneers (also called laminates) are custom made to permanently cover the front part of one or…


Flax Dental Cosmetic Dentistry – A Reason To Smile

Hello, friends of Flax Dental! If you haven’t visited our blog in a while, we welcome you. It has been an extraordinary month at our state-of-the-art Atlanta dentistry practice. We continue to achieve amazing results with our precision smile makeovers. If you have never seen our photo gallery of actual dentistry smile makeover patients, you…


What You See And What You Don’t

If you have had restorations, orthodontia, or a complete smile transformation, you want people to notice the final outcome – your brilliant smile. There is a lot, however, that is going on behind the scenes. Today’s post talks about three essential smile makeover components that are not readily apparent when you smile, but are often…


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