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Gum Disease Affects Half of American Adults

Periodontal disease is a common oral health condition that affects half of American adults over 30, and is the leading cause of tooth loss in the developed world. This disease, also called gum disease or periodontitis, is linked to several…

3 Reasons to Restore Your Smile

While you may not like the appearance of overcrowded, chipped, crooked, or missing teeth, there are actually several reasons why it’s important to consider restorative dentistry. Some dental problems can actually have a long-term impact on your overall health. Chapel…

Is Charcoal Toothpaste Safe?

Activated charcoal has been incorporated into many commercially-available cosmetics products such as face wash, makeup, and now, even toothpaste. It’s marketed in toothpaste as a way to naturally whiten teeth, but does it actually work or is it a gimmick…

How to Clean Your Toothbrush

Your toothbrush spends around four minutes a day in your mouth, so you need to make sure it’s clean and stored properly, and know when to retire it. Dr. James P. Furgurson and Dr. Nathan O. White of Chapel Hill,…

How to Floss Correctly

Most people know how important it is to brush their teeth twice a day as part of their oral hygiene regimen. But what most people “brush” over is flossing. Brushing your teeth only removes the bacteria and leftover food particles…

Help Your Kids Smile To Impress This School Year

It’s that time of year again! Parents are rejoicing and kids are groaning, which means it’s back-to-school time! As you check off your back-to-school to-do list with school supply shopping and planning school lunches, make sure a visit to Chapel…