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What is Dental Sedation?

Do you or a loved one have dental fear and anxiety? Dr. Todd Robinson and his dental team are passionate about helping patients get the care they need. They help find the right dental treatments that suit each patient's oral…


How Dental Fillings Treat Cavities

Dental fillings are used as part of a conservative treatment plan to treat damaged and weakened teeth. A tooth filling is used when a tooth is weakened because of cracks, chips, breaks, cavities. We use white fillings which are made…


What is Dental Prophylaxis?

A dental prophylaxis is a thorough dental cleaning that we provide for patients. Most patients receive a dental cleaning twice a year during routine appointments. Dental prophylaxis can also include a dental exam, fluoride treatment, or scaling and root planing…


Gum Disease Risk Factors

If your gums bleed when you brush and floss, it may be a sign of gum disease or periodontitis. Periodontitis is linked to the development of health problems such as diabetes, stroke, and heart disease. However, regular preventative dental care…


Dr. Todd Robinson Reviews

Dr. Todd Robinson is a member of the American Dental Association and the North Carolina Dental Society. He is dedicated to providing high-quality, comprehensive dental solutions to patients in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and the surrounding areas. By providing complete…


Can Sports Mouthguards Treat Teeth Grinding?

Custom sports mouthguards are used to protect teeth during contact sports. However, sports mouthguards cannot treat bruxism, or teeth clenching and grinding. Dental mouthguards, or nightguards, are worn at night to stop tooth damage caused by bruxism. Although they seem…


How to Handle a Dental Emergency

In the event of a dental emergency, please call Tarheel Dentistry at (919) 551-8847 as soon as possible so we can get you the care you need. Common dental emergencies to be aware of include a severe toothache, broken dental…


How to Improve Your Gum Health

Patients who neglect their gum health are at risk of developing further dental problems, including periodontitis, or gum disease. Gum disease can affect the health and function of your teeth and gums, as well as the supporting bone structure. At…


In the Know: Tooth Extractions

Two top reasons for tooth extractions are damaged or decayed teeth. If teeth are not properly aligned, or if a tooth cannot pass through the gums, it will have to be removed. Other reasons for tooth extractions include severe pain…


Why is Flossing So Important?

Flossing is a frequently skipped step of a home oral health routine, yet flossing every day can help prevent serious health conditions such as severe gum disease. While you may not enjoy having to floss every day, there are many…