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Peter A. Pate, DDS Dental Blog

June 7, 2023

3 Reasons to Get a Dental Checkup Before Going on Vacation

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_pate @ 3:53 am
dentist talking to their patient

Summer is in full swing, and it’s a great time to take a trip somewhere nice. Maybe you want to go to a tropical location and sit by the beach, or maybe you want to go somewhere colder where you can beat the heat.

In either case, there’s one thing that would be a good idea to do wherever you decide to go: visit your dentist! If you want to know why that is, here are a few reasons you should get a dental checkup before you leave.


May 5, 2023

Can I Get Cavities on My Veneers?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_pate @ 4:15 pm
young person with a beautiful smile

If you’re looking to turn a less-than-stellar smile into something that you’d be happy to show off to people, veneers can do that for you. These thin porcelain shells are almost like magic shields that protect your teeth from the outside world.

You might even wonder whether veneers could protect you from cavities. If you’re curious, here’s what you should know about the relationship between these cosmetics and tooth decay.


March 5, 2023

How to Make the Most of Your Veneers

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_pate @ 3:21 am
young adult with a beautiful smile

If you’ve long suffered from cosmetic problems with your teeth, veneers can give your grin a completely new lease on life! You can go from chipped, cracked, or misaligned teeth to a perfect, Hollywood-ready smile in as little as two appointments.

While you can get them fairly quickly, you probably hope that they’ll last for a very long time. If you want to get the most out of your veneers, here are some good ways to take care of them.


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.

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