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Brush Up On Your Cavity Basics

Flax Dental patients use the word “cavity” often when discussing oral health practices. Along with teeth whitening and other cosmetic dentistry procedures, cavities are a hot topic. At Flax Dental we think it’s great that people in the Atlanta area are so conscious of their teeth, and we feel that having a better understanding of…


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…


Spotlight-Ready Smiles From Flax Dental In Atlanta, Georgia

A mouth full of unattractive teeth can really distract from a beautiful person’s appearance. Having a red-carpet-worthy smile can bring you increased satisfaction and confidence in your social interactions with your distinguished A-list friends. This smile, however, doesn’t have to have a celebrity price tag. Five-star yet affordable cosmetic dentistry and VIP treatment has been…


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…


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