At Patrick Fields, DDS General Dentistry, we're committed to sharing our dental knowledge so patients have the tools to better understand and take control of their health. Education is the key that leads to making healthy choices. We love learning and we hope you do, too!
Twice each month, Dr. Fields features blog articles about a wide range of oral health topics, from sleeping better to the links between gum disease and different health conditions. Sometimes we focus on technology or other trends in dentistry. We hope the blogs we share will spark your curiosity and empower you to ask questions, start dialogue and make better overall health decisions for you and your family. Feel free to share, comment, and join the conversation!
The idea of whitening your teeth with turmeric may seem odd at first—after all, it is the spice that gives Indian curry (and everything else it touches) its vivid yellow-orange color—but turmeric has also been used as a natural teeth whitener in India and other parts of the world for many years. Turmeric’s antimicrobial properties… (Read More)
A hole in your smile is never a positive thing. It negatively affects physical appearance, eating, speaking, and your overall sense of confidence and well-being. Let Patrick Fields, DDS bridge the gap between where you are with your smile and where you want to be! A missing tooth or teeth can also cause jaw pain… (Read More)
But first, what’s a frenum? Or is it frenulum? The short answer is, they’re one and the same—a small fold of muscular tissue that prevents an organ in the body from moving too far. There are several in the body, but the two we’ll be discussing today are located in the mouth—labial frenum and lingual… (Read More)
Many parents wonder how to get—and keep—their kids interested in brushing their teeth. A wall chart with stickers may be enough, but some kids get bored more easily than others (especially in today’s digital age). While you may wish at times that your kids didn’t spend so much time online, technology does offer some positives… (Read More)
Nicknamed for the fact that they come into your mouth and your life by the time you are mature and supposedly “wise”, wisdom teeth are simply the last set of molars that grow furthest back in your mouth. If you’re experiencing some specific pain in your gums and jaw, you may be wondering if you… (Read More)
Welcome to your mouth! A healthy mouth is necessary for a healthy life. You might be surprised how many different parts work together to make your mouth function. Read more below from Dr. Fields in Cabot to get an in-depth look at the human mouth and how it works. Teeth The look and function of… (Read More)
Thumb sucking is normal behavior for Cabot babies and young children. But just how normal? More than 75% of little ones suck their thumbs, fingers, hands, pacifiers, or other items such as the corner of a blanket during these early years. Most kids stop this behavior on their own between the ages of three and… (Read More)
I See a Toothbrush & I Want to Paint It Black You’ve probably seen some ads, videos, or articles online about activated charcoal toothpaste, accompanied by people brushing with black mouths—to whiten their teeth? Sounds counterintuitive, right? Dr. Fields of Patrick Fields, DDS General Dentistry wants to share some information on a trend you may… (Read More)
There are so many things to be concerned about when you find out you’re expecting. Eating right, taking enough vitamins, getting enough rest, telling your husband there is absolutely no way you are naming your firstborn son Bud Light… but what about your teeth? There’s an old saying—“you lose a tooth for every baby”—but those… (Read More)
As a parent, you only want what’s best for your little one. Whether you’re a new mom navigating the waters of caring for your first-born, or a seasoned pro ready to start your own family softball team (sorry neighbor kids, all the positions are filled), preventing tooth decay in kids is never an easy feat…. (Read More)
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