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Peter A. Pate, DDS Dental Blog

December 18, 2022

4 Common Winter Mouth Issues

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_pate @ 9:54 pm

Laughing woman in winter clothingThe holiday season is here, which means beautiful decorations, warm meals, and plenty of time spent with friends and family. However, it also means colder weather. Frigid temperatures can cause your skin and hair to become dry, but chapped cheeks aren’t the only concern. Winter can also affect your smile, but cracked lips and a dry mouth don’t have to damper the season’s festivities. Here’s how you can combat 4 common winter mouth issues.


November 3, 2022

The Link Between Cranberries & Oral Health

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_pate @ 5:50 pm

It’s hard to not be excited about Thanksgiving, especially if you’re a fan of food! But amidst all of the delicious dishes and foods that are often enjoyed around this time of year, there’s one item that you should definitely consider adding to your plate: cranberries! These awesome little berries don’t just add tons of flavor to your meal, but they can also benefit your smile! Keep reading to learn more from your dentist in Atlanta.


October 8, 2022

4 Shocking Oral Health Statistics

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_pate @ 11:22 pm

Scared man with hands in airDid you know your mouth is the gateway to your body? Your oral and general health are closely entwined. Research has found connections between various dental issues and certain medical conditions, which means a healthy smile is more important than ever. While you might believe your teeth and gums are healthy, here are 4 shocking facts about oral health you should know. 


September 8, 2022

What’s the History of Teeth Whitening?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_pate @ 4:08 pm
A young man undergoing teeth whitening

In recent years, professional teeth whitening has gotten quite popular. After all, the treatment makes enamel six to eight shades whiter in little time! However, did you know the field hasn’t always been this effective? It actually took thousands of years to reach its current form. Until recently, in fact, most of history’s teeth whitening amounted to trial and error. To learn more, here’s a summary of how this cosmetic procedure evolved to what it is today.


August 11, 2022

Why Are Temporary Veneers Necessary?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_pate @ 10:30 pm

Temporary veneer in front of toothIf you’re ready to turn the smile of your dreams into reality, porcelain veneers may be the solution for you. You can address several imperfections using one procedure. You don’t have to worry about an invasive or painful treatment plan. You can walk out of your dental office with a picture-perfect smile after just 2 appointments. However, you’re going to need temporary veneers for a couple of weeks. Although you’ll only need them for a short time, they are essential for your treatment plan, and here’s why. 


July 28, 2022

Can Swimming Pools Harm Your Smile?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_pate @ 10:55 pm

Woman with hat sitting in swimming poolDiving into a pool is a great way to stay fit or cool off on a hot day, but is swimming bad for your teeth? Chlorine is added to swimming pools to kill germs and waterborne diseases. Although it can help protect you from harmful pathogens, prolonged exposure to chlorinated water can leave a lasting mark on your smile. Whether you’re an avid swimmer or only take a dip occasionally, here’s how you can protect your smile.


June 9, 2022

Careful! These Foods Can Easily Chip Your Teeth

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_pate @ 12:53 am
person eating popcorn

No matter how well you take care of your teeth, a dental emergency can strike when you least expect it to. For some people, it can happen while snacking on their favorite food! The good news is you can avoid these unwanted incidents by eating carefully. In this blog post, we’ll explain which popular (and surprising) foods can easily chip your teeth and send you straight to your emergency dentist in Atlanta.  

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