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Peter A. Pate, DDS Dental Blog

December 3, 2019

5 Ways to Protect Your Smile Throughout the Holidays

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a family smiling The holidays are a great time for family, friends, great food, and making wonderful memories. It’s also a time for overindulging in some tasty treats that can wreak havoc on your teeth and gums. With so many sweet, starchy, crunchy, and chewy goodies, your smile can go from healthy and beautiful to decayed and dull fairly quick. To prevent this from happening to you, hear from a dentist in Buckhead who shares 5 ways to protect your smile this holiday season.


November 21, 2019

Why You Really Should Use Your Dental Insurance Benefits Before 2020

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Tooth and calculatorJanuary is getting very close; have you used your dental insurance benefits yet? Many people don’t realize that they might save a lot of money – hundreds of dollars, in many cases – by making an appointment before the end of the year (which is when your benefits reset if your plan uses the calendar year). Here’s why using these benefits will always be preferable to losing them.


October 21, 2019

Repairing Your Smile: The Dental Implant Process

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Dental ImplantIf you have missing teeth to replace, you’ll probably have some questions. How painful is it to get dental implants? How long will it take? What will recovery be like? Your dentist in Buckhead is here to answer any questions you have so that you can feel confident when the time comes to rebuild your smile. Here’s what you need to know about the dental implant process.


July 19, 2019

What’s It Like to Get Dental Implants in Buckhead?

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Dental Implant with TeethYour dentist has suggested that you get a dental implant to fill in the gap in your smile. It certainly sounds like a great solution – it’ll let you eat what you want, it’ll keep the jawbone strong, and you won’t have to worry about it slipping like you would with dentures. That said, you find that you’re still a bit nervous about having surgery done in your mouth; however, there’s no need to worry. Here’s what you need to know about getting dental implants in Buckhead.


May 21, 2019

Treat Gum Disease in Buckhead with Periodontal Deep Cleaning

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Smiling patient in officeYou’re constantly warned by dentists about gum disease. You know the mantra: brush and floss at least twice a day to get rid of plaque-causing bacteria. You feel like you’ve done a pretty good job of sticking to that routine. But did you know that sometimes despite your best efforts, bacteria can still build up in your gums? When you have gum disease in Buckhead, you’re beyond the point where brushing and flossing can solve the problem. Fortunately, the disease can be treated in its early stages with periodontal treatment, or deep cleaning; read to learn more about when and how this procedure can help save your smile.


April 10, 2019

Periodontal Therapy in Buckhead Can Stop Bleeding Gums

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blood and toothpaste going down sink drainThis morning, as you were spitting a mouthful of toothpaste swirled with blood into the sink after brushing, you decided enough is enough. Between your irritated gums and your untamable bad breath, you wonder if there’s anything you can do to help ease your discomfort. After some googling, you realize these symptoms could be a result of the early stages of gum disease, and it could only get worse from here if left untreated. Luckily, periodontal therapy in Buckhead can help you keep a close eye on your mouth and stop gum disease in its tracks. Read on to learn more about the risk factors for periodontal disease and treatment options available to you.  (more…)

March 10, 2019

Protect the Environment – Work with an Eco-Friendly Dentist in Buckhead!

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digital x-ray image of teethThankfully, over the years, more and more people have become aware of their role in protecting the environment. If you too share a desire to be eco-friendlier, then your dentist in Buckhead provides the types of services that fit your responsible outlook on the world. Read on to learn about the different ways your dentist maintains an environmentally-responsible practice!


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