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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…


Not Happy With Your Atlanta Dentist?

Hello! Welcome to Flax Dental in Atlanta, Georgia. We provide innovative general and cosmetic dentistry for the whole family. Our services include: cosmetic dentistry dental implants sedation dentistry general dentistry Immediate care for dental emergencies Strong, natural looking restorations A clean, comfortable, and friendly dental atmosphere to make your experience as pleasant as possible I…


The Flax Dental Guide To Dental X-Rays

Don’t know a periapical from a bitewing? Today’s Atlanta dental blog takes a look at dental x-rays. Panoramic If you have ever stood in a huge camera apparatus and struggled to stay motionless while an automated camera made one slow pass around your head, then you have had a panoramic x-ray taken of your mouth.…


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…


Ouch! Are Your Teeth Sensitive?

For those of you who feel pain when you sip your morning coffee or who cringe each time you brush or floss, Flax Dental is here for you. Dr. Hugh Flax has been treating this common trouble since 1987. The first line of defense against tooth sensitivity is proper oral hygiene. Incorrect brushing and over-brushing…


Helping Teeth Survive Adolescence

As young men and women progress toward complete independence, some make questionable choices when it comes to health and oral hygiene. You may know teens who skip meals or eat ramen noodles for lunch and dinner. Some spend more hours on Instagram than sleeping. Braces can hinder proper brushing. Eating disorders such as bulimia can…


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