Do Your Best to Prevent Cavities

If you do your best to prevent cavities, then you are setting your smile up for a healthier future. Cavities can put a strain on your oral health and cause conditions like tooth loss and gum disease. Fortunately, cavities can be prevented. To help you learn how to avoid cavities in your smile, our dentist, Dr. Carrie Sessom with Riverwalk... 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 »

Dental Sealants Can Be Applied Following Your Routine Dental Checkup

The American Dental Association recommends having a dental checkup performed twice each year. This simple appointment will clean and polish your teeth to help prevent cavities and periodontal health problems. Dr. Carrie Sessom will then examine your mouth for any signs of tooth decay, gum disease, or other oral health problems. If he finds an area of concern, he will... read more »

A Minor Dental Fracture Will Require Timely Treatment

Small dental fractures, can come from any number of different sources. A bad habit of using your teeth to open packaging, or chewing on stray objects can increase your chances of suffering a chip to one of your front teeth. If you unconsciously grind your teeth at night, without the protection of a dental guard, you could also be at... read more »

Tooth Sensitivity Toothpaste Might Obscure Symptoms of a Condition Requiring Dental Care

Discomfort in your teeth when you consume certain foods and beverages can impact your lifestyle choices, as well as your enjoyment of life. While you might find some relief from a special toothpaste, chances are the underlying cause can worsen, leading to more significant oral health problems. Tooth sensitivity could potentially by demineralization or tooth enamel erosion. The pervasive nature... read more »