Chapel Hill NC Dentist Blog


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…


Selecting the Best Dental Products

To maintain good oral hygiene you need to start with the best dental products. With so many to choose from – how do you know which products are right for you? Whether it’s a powered or a manual toothbrush, you…


Reduce Bone Loss with Dental Implants

The replacement of missing teeth has been an important facet of modern dentistry. Developing more life-like and stable treatment options has remained an important focus of both restorative and cosmetic dentistry. Implant dentistry now offers patients tooth replacement that is…


Family Dental Care: Establish Healthy Habits Early

Tarheel Family Dentistry is committed to the long-term oral health and wellness of our young patients. Dr. Sarah Cook and our dental care team offer compassionate, experienced family dentistry in Chapel Hill, NC. We recommend that children start healthy oral…