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!
If you have a crooked tooth, odd spaces between your teeth or a poor bite, you might be considering all of your orthodontic options. Orthodontics is a specialty in dentistry that realigns your bite and teeth for the best possible look and function. Did you know that our ancestors actually had naturally larger jaws? This… (Read More)
At Patrick Fields, DDS, we take pride in staying ahead of the curve when it comes to the latest and greatest in dental treatments and technologies. That’s why we think dental “lasers” are truly smashing. And if you’re worried about paying one million dollars, rest assured laser treatments are more accessible and affordable than ever…. (Read More)
Accidents are never planned and rarely anticipated, but good dental care is always ready and available 24/7. Like all medical emergencies, dental emergencies require quality care, and fast! Here’s what to do if you think you have a dental emergency on your hands. What is a Dental Emergency? If you are in a lot of… (Read More)
Having a great smile is a privilege that everyone should enjoy. The confidence that comes from having genuine pride in your pearly whites is irreplaceable. However, many of us struggle with imperfections in our teeth. Broken, chipped, cracked, stained, and crooked teeth can really put a damper on your smile. At Patrick Fields, DDS General… (Read More)
As specialists in facial anatomy and esthetics, an increasing number of dentists are taking their skills into the world of Botox. Often associated just with appearances, Botox can be equally as therapeutic as cosmetic. Botox is a purified protein that irons out wrinkles by attaching to a muscle and preventing it from contracting. (Muscle contracting… (Read More)
Your Mouth: A Picture of Health Did you know that when a dentist looks at your mouth, they can tell a lot more than just how often you’re brushing? It’s true—your oral health is like a window into your lifestyle and habits. Patrick Fields, DDS should know. We’ve seen mouths from all over Cabot in… (Read More)
If you’ve ever gone too long between brushing your teeth, you know how slimy and dirty your teeth can feel. Some people lovingly call this layer of grime “teeth sweaters.” But it has a real name: plaque. Plaque is common but it can cause poor oral health if you ignore it. Read below for more… (Read More)
Unusual shapes and growths can be alarming anywhere in the body. If you’ve noticed hard bumps growing in your mouth, you might have oral tori. What are Oral Tori? Tori (or a single torus) are bumps in the mouth made of bone tissue covered by gum tissue. They grow slowly and some people have them… (Read More)
Originally created for people unable to consume regular sugars, alternative and artificial sweeteners have become extremely popular in all kinds of different products. From chewing gum to diet soda, Cabot dentist Dr. Patrick Fields wants you to know which of these options are best for your dental and general health – so here are the… (Read More)
Most people are aware of Botox® being used for cosmetic purposes and thus believe it to be administered only by cosmetic surgeons and others in the field of esthetics. However, Botox has been found and effectively used to relieve pain associated with TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders including chronic headaches and migraines, and because many dentists… (Read More)
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