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Same Day Tooth Replacement in Chapel Hill, NC

Many tooth replacement options take place over the course of a few weeks or months, but there is a treatment available that replaces missing teeth in just one day. Tarheel Family Dentistry uses same-day dental implants and temporary crowns to…


Why Do My Teeth Hurt?

Anyone who has ever had a toothache knows the sooner it can be relieved, the better. Feeling pain in your teeth is not normal and can be a warning that there is a serious problem that needs to be addressed.…


5 Dental Care Tips for Your Summer Vacation

During the summer, many people are thrown off their normal routines, and that can include their oral care routine. It’s easy to forget about or skip steps in your oral health routine. As you enjoy summer activities such as camping,…


Are Dental Implants Safe?

The dental implants procedure is a surgery, but don’t let that scare you. Modern dental technology has made dental implants a safe and effective procedure with few risks. Implants are one of the strongest and most reliable methods of tooth…


How to Have the Best Oral Health

Even if you don’t have complex dental concerns and have excellent oral hygiene, it’s still important to visit your dentist every six months and stay vigilant about your mouth health. This allows your dentist to check on your teeth, gums,…


How To Get Whiter Teeth

Many people wish their smiles were whiter and brighter. At Tarheel Family Dentistry, we offer our patients professional whitening treatment so they can look their best. But how do teeth become discolored in the first place? Causes of Discolored Teeth Teeth may…


Do I Really Need A Custom Fitted Mouth Guard?

Whether you are an active adult still involved in sporting activities or have a child that is involved in sports, such as baseball, basketball, football, lacrosse, then you can help preserve your smile with a custom-fitted mouthguard. You may be…


Understanding Gum Disease

Gum disease – also known as periodontal disease – is the inflammation of gums (gingivitis), which eventually causes gum, teeth and oral bone tissue deterioration. It is the leading cause of tooth loss and poor oral health among patients today. Routine…


Dental Fillings

Having a mouth filled with damaged teeth or cavities can decrease your self-esteem. Tarheel Family Dentistry offers dental fillings as a cosmetic option to repair your damaged teeth or fill your cavities. Dental fillings will not only help improve your…


The Effects of Teeth Grinding

Teeth grinding (medically called bruxism) occurs during sleep and is linked to other health issues such as sleep apnea. Chronic teeth grinding may result in loosening or the loss of teeth and can even cause fracturing or may wear the…