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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 Health And Beauty Consequences Of Missing Teeth

Today’s post focuses on missing teeth and bone health, and what we can do about it dental implants in Atlanta. Our teeth have many vital functions. We need them to chew our food, talk, and smile. But have you ever considered their role in holding up your face? When we lose teeth, the bone around…


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,…


Quirky Dental Facts That May Surprise You

In this post from Flax Dental in Atlanta, we share some fun facts about dentistry. Enjoy! Many dental patients are aware that before there was formal dental training and licensing, barbers often performed dental procedures. But did you know that blacksmiths also moonlighted as dentists?1 How would you like your dental visit to involve tools…


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…


Top 5 Do’s And Don’ts Of Dental Hygiene

Welcome to the blog of Flax Dental, your dentist in Atlanta. We want to deliver some easy tips for oral hygiene. 1.Do… remember, as you brush your teeth, you are just clearing the plaque away before it turns to tartar. A gentle toothbrushing at the proper angle can gently clean the bacteria away. Once plaque has progressed…


Focusing On The Top 3 At Flax Dental

I’m Hugh Flax. I’ve been a dentist here in Atlanta, Georgia since 1987. I have found amazing people in this community. At Flax Dental, we focus on three important things as we work to be your dental provider of choice. Family We want to be the dental practice families depend on for quality care, from…


Do You Have The Most Common Dental Problem?

At Flax Dental in Atlanta, we restore decayed teeth to create smiles that are healthy and beautiful. If you have one or more teeth with a cavity, it’s time to give us a call so we can take care of them. Dr. Hugh Flax has been restoring teeth since 1987. Ongoing training is essential to remain at…


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…


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…


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