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Benefits of Gum Tissue Redesign

Did you know the health and aesthetics of your gums can have an impact of framing your picture-perfect smile just as much as your teeth do? While your teeth may be perfect, your gums could be deterring your smile’s true potential. Excessive gum tissue can result in the dreaded “gummy” smile, making your teeth look…


Brush a Tooth, Save a Heart

It might sound peculiar, but your body’s overall wellness depends on a clean and healthy mouth that is free from infection. The body can thrive when the mouth is free of inflammation, which can spread throughout your organs. Why does having a healthy mouth affect your entire well-being? Multiple scientific studies have proven your oral…



The Evolution of Tooth Decay

How many times do you hear that you should “brush more” or “floss more”? Of course, brushing and flossing helps prevent tooth decay to ensure excellent oral and periodontal health by removing harmful bacteria. However, the activity in your mouth is easily influenced by the drinks and foods you consume, and the amount of stress…


Atlanta Cosmetic Dentistry Experts Encourage You To Smile Pink

  October has been designated Breast Cancer Awareness Month in an effort to raise awareness and support for finding a cure. In providing Atlanta with superior cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Flax shows his support in raising breast cancer awareness not only during October, but throughout the year—with Smile Pink. This foundation is comprised of a number…


DO YOU KNOW HOW TO SAVE A TOOTH?

Here’s a great strategy to possibly avoid the need to replace a tooth: We are always available to serve our many patients. When emergencies arise (such as an urgent event like knocking out a front tooth), acting fast with a little “dental CPR” can make the difference between “life or death” for the tooth. Watch this…


YOUR SALIVA CAN MAKE YOU WELL

Recently, my friend and colleague from the Kois Center Dr. Doug Thompson of Detroit,MI spoke to a group here in Atlanta. He shared some of the latest techniques in “periodontal medicine” which has been well documented in improving your health by eliminating the inflammation caused by gum disease. One of the key techniques testing your saliva…


THE ADVANTAGES OF ATLANTA DENTAL IMPLANTS

   WHAT ARE THE PSYCHOLOGIC, ESTHETIC AND FUNCTIONAL CONSEQUENCES OF TOOTH LOSS? FACIAL BONE LOSS AND PREMATURE AGING—-CAN LOSING TEETH MAKE YOU LOOK OLDER? The very important issue of facial bone loss following tooth extraction has been grossly neglected in dentistry. The devastating consequences of this kind of bone loss are multifaceted and complex,…


WORN TEETH CAN MAKE YOU OLD

GET YOUNG AGAIN AT FLAX DENTAL Because stress in today’s world has become so common, we are finding many patients “wear” their stress on their teeth (pun intended). Reversing the effects of aging and stress is something that requires much skill and planning. Spending time to find out “why” these changes occur is critical to…


ORAL THROAT CANCER SILENCES A WEIGHTY VOICE

Sadly the world lost a great talent last week with death of drummer/ vocalist Levon Helm after long battle with throat cancer at Sloan Kettering that robbed him of his voice over the last 5 years and ultimately taking his life. Personally and professionally, I feel a huge loss. His music was iconic to me since high…


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