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!
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)
Whether you’ve never been thrilled with your smile, or it lacks the luster it once had, bonding is a multipurpose cosmetic and restorative dental procedure that can be performed on patients of all ages. Bonding has the capability to fill gaps, correct damage, and refurbish the overall structure and look of your teeth. Patrick Fields,… (Read More)
Pulp is found in the center of each tooth and consists of tissue, nerves, and blood vessels, which work together to provide oxygen and nutrients that keep them healthy and strong. If one or more teeth suffer a traumatic injury or decay, the pulp can become inflamed or infected. When this happens in a child’s… (Read More)
You might be surprised to hear that the state of your oral health has a lot to do with preventing a stroke. There’s a certain kind of bad oral bacteria that cause gum disease, travel to other parts of your body, and cause harm. A stroke is a common but dangerous medical condition that causes… (Read More)
Biofilm is quite literally a “film” or layer of biological matter that forms on teeth, in sink pipes, on river rocks, and more. Biofilm is made of many different things. Think of it as concrete, which contains cement as well as a slew of other materials. It’s likely you’ve been aware of biofilm on your… (Read More)
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