Wedding season is upon us! If your big day is coming up quickly, we extend our heartfelt congratulations. Of course, even if you’re not getting married, the chances are good that you’ve been invited to at least one wedding this year. Regardless of if you’re a regular guest, part of the bridal party, or the bride or groom, you’re going to want to look your best when the photographer starts taking snapshots. Your cosmetic dentist in Buckhead offers several services that can enable you to smile with confidence.
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If you don’t feel like you have a “perfect smile,” don’t worry – you’re not alone! Some people were born with issues that have always bothered them, such as some teeth that are smaller or shaped differently than others. Other people have problems that developed later in life, like staining or decay, that have damaged their smile over time.
But since very few people naturally have a gorgeous smile, how is it that everyone seems to have one these days? Two words: cosmetic dentistry! A very common procedure that cosmetic dentists turn to is porcelain veneers in Buckhead. So, what are they and how can be they maintained over the long-term? Keep reading to find out!
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When it comes to what patients want from cosmetic dentistry, the phrase, “Kill two birds with one stone,” comes to mind. The idea that just one procedure can correct multiple cosmetic issues at the same time is really appealing to most people. If that same procedure also lasts and looks great for many years, that’s even better!
If you haven’t guessed already, porcelain veneers in Buckhead is one procedure that does it all. Veneers not only provide you with an outstanding cosmetic result, they also resist staining and repair damaged enamel as well. Keep reading to find out more!
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On Thursday, we celebrate one of the favorite holidays for children: Halloween. Between trick-or-treating, classroom parties, and city-wide fall festivals, children are given access to an exorbitant amount of sugary sweets to eat over the course of the next few months. Parents know that eating assorted candies can be detrimental to oral health, as sugar damages teeth by causing cavities. Halloween is the perfect opportunity for parents to help their children learn healthy dental habits. Dr. Pate offers these practical tips for keeping your children’s mouths healthy on Halloween and year-round.
1. Teach Moderation
Deprivation makes candy seem more irresistible to children, which can encourage them to sneak candy later. On Halloween, allow your child to choose 5-10 small pieces of his favorite candy, and store the rest. Then, you can easily monitor the amount of candy your child eats in the weeks following. (more…)
Are you hoping to catch someone under the mistletoe this season? Kissing under the branches and berries of a mistletoe sprig has been a worldwide tradition for generations, perhaps longer (the origins of the ritual are vague). Many people still find the tradition fresh and exciting every year, and you may be among those surprised with a kiss. If so, you’ll want to ensure that the person kissing you remembers the moment for the right reason. Atlanta dentist Dr. Peter Pate gives you these tips to ensure that your mouth remains kissable and ready for those mistletoe surprises.
Tips to a Kissable Mouth
- To keep your breath consistently fresh, your toothbrush and floss are your best friends. Oral bacteria, the culprits that bring tooth decay and gum disease, can also bring bad breath. Brushing and flossing your teeth at least twice a day will help control the bacterial population, inhibiting the number of germs available to pass gas in your mouth. (more…)
For many people, the first thought that October brings to mind is Halloween and the hordes of candy that will inevitably assault their oral health. However, there is another reason to celebrate October as the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) marks National Dental Hygiene Month. Since most of us have been instructed to care for our teeth since childhood, oral hygiene may not seem like a problem. Yet, gum disease still affects over 75% of adults in America, and over 90% of adults under the age of 60 have had at least one cavity in their permanent teeth. To help lower these statistics, at least among our patients and readers, Atlanta dentist Peter A. Pate, outlines the basics of proper oral health care.
Good Dental Hygiene Practices
While most of us can say that we brush our teeth every day (we hope!), not everyone knows that there is a right and wrong way to brush your teeth. One of the most common tooth brushing mistakes is brushing too quickly, or not thoroughly enough. (more…)
October is an important month for more than just the ghouls and goblins that roam the street on Halloween. It is also National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time to promote diligence and awareness of the most common cancer diagnosed among women. Studies conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO) indicate a strong connection between the presence of gum disease and the development of breast cancer. To help raise awareness of the epidemic, your Atlanta dentist, Dr. Peter Pate and his team share some facts about breast cancer while debunking some of the more popular myths surrounding the disease.
Breast Cancer—The Facts
MYTH: Breast cancer is not as deadly as most cancers, since it only affects the breasts.
TRUTH: Every year, over 220,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer in America. Of those, over 40,000 cases will be fatal. Cancer, no matter what part of the body it affects, is a deadly disease and should never be underestimated.
MYTH: Men do not get breast cancer. It only affects women. (more…)