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Peter A. Pate, DDS Dental Blog

March 4, 2022

How Do I Keep My Dentures Clean and Shiny?

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person holding dentures in Atlanta

Now that you’re wearing your dentures, you can finally celebrate having your fully restored smile again! While they’re important for providing structure to your missing teeth and improving your dental health, you also want to be sure they remain as dazzling as the day you first got them. Read on to learn a couple major ways to whiten dentures and what you should avoid when keeping them clean.


January 4, 2022

What Are Some Potential Complications from Ill-Fitting Dentures?

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mature man discussing dentures with dentist

Dentures can be a great solution for missing teeth. They allow patients to smile, speak, and eat with full confidence once again! It’s crucial to have your dentures regularly examined by your dentist in Buckhead to keep your oral health in optimal condition. Otherwise, they can lose their secure fit and result in problems beyond poor aesthetics and inconvenience. If you’re a denture wearer, read along to learn some complications that can arise from ill-fitting dentures.


September 7, 2021

Questions You Should Ask at Your Dental Implant Consultation

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talking during dental implant consultation

If you have missing teeth, you’re probably researching your solutions to replace them. Dental implants are an excellent option to consider! It’s one of the best methods for tooth replacement, giving patients a smile that looks, feels, and acts just like their old one. However, it’s a major treatment that requires surgery – so the decision to get them should not be made lightly. At your dental implant consultation, ask your dentist these questions to make sure it’s the right choice for you.  


June 29, 2021

3 Summer Foods to Eat Carefully if You Have Dental Implants

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a happy family hanging out at a grillout

If you’re like most folks, summertime is all about enjoying yourself and gorging on the most satisfying seasonal foods at backyard barbecues with friends and family. Even though you have a sturdy and strong set of dental implant restorations, it’s still important to be mindful of what you eat and how you eat it. Read on to learn about three summer foods to eat with caution and how you can protect your dental implants during each of your seasonal outings.


February 18, 2021

5 Reasons to Schedule a Dental Cleaning Early

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Woman having a dental cleaning.

Believe it or not, 2021 is already here. As you pack up your holiday decorations, your life is about to get busy as you resume your daily responsibilities. Although your schedule might be a little more hectic, take the time to visit your dentist for a dental cleaning. While it may not seem like a priority, there are 5 benefits of visiting your dentist early in the year.


December 3, 2020

How Much Does Sedation Dentistry Cost?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_pate @ 1:05 pm
Set of teeth next to pink piggy bank

Does the thought of visiting the dentist make you extremely nervous or stressed? You are not alone. According to the Academy of General Dentistry, an estimated 40 million Americans skip trips to the dentist out of fear. Fortunately, sedation dentistry can help eliminate your anxiety and ensure you get the dental care you need. Worried about how much this peace of mind will cost? Keep reading to learn more about the cost of sedation dentistry and why it’s a great deal for those who need it.


October 27, 2020

5 Signs That Oral Conscious Sedation Is Right for You

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_pate @ 5:29 pm
young woman in dental chair giving thumbs up before receiving oral conscious sedation

For most people, going to the dentist isn’t exactly in their top ten favorite activities, but they can usually tolerate routine checkups and cleanings. However, some people become so anxious at the thought of getting dental work done that they avoid seeing their dentist at all. If this sounds like you, know that you’re not alone. In fact, dental anxiety is so common that many dentists offer a few sedation options to soothe your nerves. With oral conscious sedation, for example, taking a pill before your procedure can leave you relaxed and calm enough to make your treatment a breeze. Here are five signs that you’re a good candidate for oral conscious sedation.

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