Chapel Hill NC Dentist Blog

Jun
16

Why is Your Gum Health Important?

The health of your gums can not only impact your oral health but your overall health. Not visiting the dentist regularly, taking certain medications and existing medical conditions can increase your chance of developing gum problems. Gum infection or damage…

May
03

Dental Crown Q&A

Dental crowns are a versatile restorative treatment for patients who have discolored or damaged teeth. They cover entire teeth like a cap. Dental implants and implant restorations are also completed with dental crowns that cover prosthetic teeth. Dr. Todd Robinson…

Apr
06

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…

Mar
15

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…

Feb
15

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…

Jan
29

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…

Dec
21

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…

Nov
19

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…

Oct
27

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…

Sep
24

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…