Happy Halloween from Fields Family Dental in Odenton


We hope you have a wonderful Halloween. Here are some tips to help you and your family enjoy Halloween this year without any added guilt.

  1. Be selective - while candy is generally not necessarily good for you, there are some better choices then others. Try to pick candy that has less sugar and won’t stick to your teeth.

  2. Moderation is key - teach your kids about moderate early on, only allow 1-2 pieces of candy per day.

  3. Eat first - before you venture out to trick-or-treat, make sure to eat a well-balanced meal.

  4. Keep hydrated - encourage your children to keep taking sips of water in between their treats. This will help to wash down all of the bad bacteria they may have floating in their mouth.

  5. Brush, floss, repeat - it’s extra important to brush and floss all that candy and sugar away!

To set up your post-Halloween dental cleaning call 410-672-3501 or email FieldsFamilyDental@gmail.com. Have a Happy Halloween!!

Invisalign in Odenton, MD

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Do you want to straighten your teeth? Braces are one way to get straighter teeth. Traditional orthodontics requires brackets and wires, which effectively move the teeth into position. Braces are not your only option for improving your smile.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign uses clear retainers to move your teeth without the need for metal brackets and wires. Invisalign consists of a series of clean plastic aligners, which move your teeth by putting pressure and guiding the teeth into a new position. The aligners fit your teeth so closely that they are nearly invisible.

What problems can Invisalign fix?

Invisalign can fix most orthodontic problems including:

  • Crowded or crooked teeth

  • Spacing or gaps

  • Crossbite (when your lower teeth do not fit inside the upper teeth, instead, the lower tooth or teeth are sit outside the upper teeth)

  • Deep overbite (when upper front teeth completely cover the lower teeth)

Benefits of Invisalign

  • More comfortable

  • Removable

  • Virtually invisible

  • Easier to eat

  • Easier to clean your teeth

  • Lower risk of cavities and gum disease

  • You can whitening your teeth as you straighten them

Call us 410-672-3501 or email us at FieldsFamilyDental@gmail.com to set up your Invisalign consult today!

How often do I need to come in a professional dental cleaning?

Why should you visit your dentist twice per year?

Your oral care is a combination of home-care (brushing and flossing) as well as visiting your dentist or hygienist for a professional cleaning. Brushing and flossing at home are vitally important to maintaining a beautiful smile but regular dental check-ups are equally important to identify gum disease and other health concerns related to your head, neck and mouth. When we perform a dental check-up we are not only checking your teeth and gums, we are also checking your neck and mouth for oral cancer.

Why do some patients need to come more often for professional dental cleanings?

Most patients only need to come in for two cleanings per year but there are many individual that need to come 3 or 4 times per years. Reasons people may need to come in more often include:

  • Smokers
  • Periodontal disease
  • Diabetes
  • Immunocompromised
  • Pregnant women (many insurances allow an extra cleaning when pregnant)
  • People who are prone to cavities and plaque build-up

Can some patients be seen annually instead of every 6 months? 

Yes, patients that have minimal plaque build-up and low risk of cavities can be seen annually.

Dental care should be personalized to fit your dental needs. The dentist and hygienist will come up a plan which best fits you. All people develop plaque at different rates so some people need to come every 3 months and others need to come every 12 months. Your dental professional will decide how often you need to come in for cleanings.

Are you due for your next dental check-up and cleaning? Give us a call at 410-672-3501 or send an email to FieldsFamilyDental@gmail.com. We look forward to seeing you soon!