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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…

How To Improve Your Gum Health

Healthy gums support healthy teeth. When your gums are in poor health, your oral health may begin to suffer. Gum disease remains one of the most diagnosed dental concerns. When periodontal disease (gum disease) is left untreated, patients may experience…

Dental Implants

What is a dental implant? Dental implants mimic the natural tooth root and serve as an anchor for a dental crown. Dental implants secured by dental crowns can be used to replace a singular tooth. At Chapel Hill Family and…