Chapel Hill NC Dentist Blog


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…


Tarheel Dentistry Patient Reviews

Led by Dr. Todd Robinson, our dental care team at Tarheel Dentistry. is dedicated to helping you maintain, restore, or enhance your natural smile. You can call our Chapel Hill, NC dental office at (919) 551-8847. Learn what our patients…


Patient Safety & New Office Protocol

Dear Current and Future Patients: We hope this letter finds you and your family in good health. Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our lives…


The Importance of Oral Health

Not receiving the appropriate routine or even restorative dental care can greatly impact your oral health. At Tarheel Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Todd Robinson and his team want their patients to maintain their teeth and gums even in quarantine.…


COVID-19 and Emergency Dental Care

Dr. Todd Robinson is a dentist in Chapel Hill, NC that is dedicated to patient health. During this difficult time, many people are feeling stressed, which can lead to oral health problems like teeth clenching and grinding, mouth sores, and…


Know the Warning Signs of Gum Disease

Periodontal disease, also known as periodontitis or gum disease, is a common dental ailment that affects one out of every two American adults aged 30 and over. That is a significant number. In fact, periodontitis is the leading cause of…