Happy New Year from all of us at Fields Family Dental! FFD will be closed December 31st and January 1st. We will re-open at 9am on Wednesday, January 2nd. If you have a dental emergency please email Dr. Fields at FieldsFamilyDental@gmail.com. We hope everyone has a Happy New Year!
Happy Holidays from Fields Family Dental! Fields Family Dental will be closed December 24-26th. We will re-open at 9am on Thursday, December 27th. If you have a dental emergency please email Dr. Fields at FieldsFamilyDental@gmail.com. We hope everyone has a wonderful holiday!
2018 will soon be coming to a close, and so will your dental benefits. Unlike medical insurance, healthcare flexible spending accounts and most dental insurance plans do not roll over to the following year. As such, any unused benefits dollars for 2018 will be lost. These benefits, as well as healthcare flexible spending accounts, may expire December 31, 2018.
Call us at 410-672-3501 or email us at FieldsFamilyDental@gmail.com to schedule your cleaning, exam and any other dental procedures as soon as possible in order to fully utilize your 2018 dental insurance benefits. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
Fields Family Dental will be closed on Thursday, November 22nd and Friday, November 23rd to observe the Thanksgiving Holiday. We will re-open Monday, November 26th at 8:30am. If you have a dental emergency while we are away please email us at FieldsFamilyDental@gmail.com. We hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!
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.
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.
Moderation is key - teach your kids about moderate early on, only allow 1-2 pieces of candy per day.
Eat first - before you venture out to trick-or-treat, make sure to eat a well-balanced meal.
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.
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!!
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
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!
New patient special includes:
- Comprehensive exam
- Check-up x-rays
- Gum evaluation
- Oral cancer screening
(*New patients only. In the absence of periodontal disease. Not valid with insurance or any other offers.)
It's Dental Assistant Recognition Week. We are so thankful for our awesome dental assistants: Christina, Paul, Laura and Ashley. We love our dental assistants and truly appreciate all of their helpfulness and dedication!
1. You have pain - Pain or swelling in your mouth can mean a number of things. The dentist can check to make sure it's not a serious problem and alleviate your pain.
2. Your gums are acting up - If your gums are puffy, bleed when you brush, or your have a family history of gum disease it's time to set up an appointment with the dentist.
3. You try to hide your smile - There are several cosmetic options available including Invisalign, teeth whitening, and veneers. We want to give everyone a perfect smile.
4. You’ve had work done - If you have fillings, crowns, root canals, implants or bridges, see the dentist regularly to make sure everything looks good.
5. You have on going medical issues - Make your dentist part of your medical team, especially if you are being treated for diabetes, cardiovascular disease, eating disorders or are undergoing medical therapy (such as chemotherapy).
6. You are pregnant - Pregnant women are prone to bleeding gums so it's important to come for regular cleanings and check-ups while pregnant. Some insurance will even pay for an extra cleaning while you are pregnant. Give us a call so we can check how many cleanings you are eligible for while you're pregnant.
7. You use any kind of tobacco - From bad breath to oral cancer, cigarettes and chewing tobacco are harmful to your overall health. When you come in for a check-up and cleaning every 6 months the dentist will do an oral cancer screening as part of your visit.
8. You have dry mouth - Dry mouth can cause multiple cavities to appear in a short time. If you are experiencing dry mouth, the dentist can check for cavities and give you tips on how to help you cope with your condition.
9. You have trouble eating - Difficulty chewing or swallowing is not normal or sustainable, if you are having issues eating visit the dentist as soon as possible.
10. You have jaw pain or trouble sleeping - If you have issues with jaw pain, popping in your TMJ joint or trouble sleeping you need to see the dentist. You may need a night guard, TMJ evaluation or sleep study to help with these issues.
11. You have sores in your mouth - If there's something that doesn’t look or feel right in your mouth, the dentist should examine any mouth sore that lasts a week or longer. Types of mouth sores include canker sores, cold sores, leukoplakia and candidiasis. They vary in their severity and causes. Mouth sores could be the symptom of a disease or disorder; infection from bacteria, viruses or fungus or result from irritation caused by braces, dentures or the sharp edge of a broken tooth or filling
12. You need a professional dental cleaning - The American Dental Association recommends cleanings every 6 months, even for the healthiest of patients. Your dental insurance will cover a cleaning every 6 months or possibly more. Call us to see how many cleanings you are eligible for this year!
Call us at 410-672-3501 or email us at FieldsFamilyDental@gmail.com to set up an appointment!
From the American Dental Association
Happy New Year from all of us at Fields Family Dental! Our office has invested in a brand-new CEREC Omnicam, the latest camera scanning technology. The Omnicam is a small powder-free color camera that takes 3D images in natural color with pinpoint accuracy. The images are imported into a computer that makes a 3D model of your teeth surfaces that can be used to make crowns, bridges, night guards, Invisalign, partial dentures, veneers, inlays, and onlays. The CEREC also has a milling unit, you can leave with a completed crown in about 2 hours.
Our patients will now benefit from:
- Increased comfort: No more biting into gooey impression material or putty molds.
- Better treatment: Accurate 3D images can be created in minutes, no powder is required.
- More convenience: For most crowns, no need for temporary fittings and second appointments. Treatments can often be completed the same day.