Risk Factors for Gum Disease

Gum disease, which may be the most common dental disease we treat, affects about half of the total percentage of adults in the United States. While much of what causes gum disease comes down to which food choices we make, there are also a number of risk factors you should be aware of. Here are some you can review. The... read more »

Effects of Gum Disease

Perhaps the most common disorder we care for at Riverwalk Dental Spa is gum disease, an infection of the gums. Periodontal disease impacts an immense percentage of the population, but with suitable brushing and flossing, you can protect yourself from it. Learn more about gum disease by reading on. Some of the first effects of periodontal disease include bleeding gums... read more »

A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Smile

The complex device that is your body can be influenced by many factors, including your diet. It can not only have an effect on your physical health, but your dental health, as well. Dr. Carrie Sessom advocates giving fastidious consideration to the foods you eat and drinks you consume as well as altering your diet to help avert cavities or... read more »

The Connection Between Diabetes and Gum Disease

Studies show there is a link between blood sugar control and gum disease. How does this work and what can you do about it? It is a fact of life that your mouth will be a hotel for bad bacteria. However, if you are vigilant, you can decide how many, when and where in your mouth they can stay. If... read more »

The Benefits of Flossing

Sometimes flossing seems like a troubling task that you would rather not do, right? Well, unfortunately, you’re not alone. Many people skip their flossing routines because they would much rather brush. This can be extremely damaging for the smile and oral health, especially because flossing is vital. So, please do your best to floss at least once a day. To... read more »

A Bridge That Feels Loose Needs Your Dentist’s Attention

Dental bridge restorations are typically cemented onto the anchoring abutments with a special dental-grade adhesive. This will bond them in place for many years to come. Yet there are still times when an oral accident, a dental trauma, or poor periodontal health could cause complications. This could potentially weaken the connection between the bridge and the abutments, making your dental... read more »