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3 Reasons Your Child Should See the Dentist Before School Starts
added on: August 18, 2017 | By: Dr. Bilal Saib
back to school baby

At our dental office in Chapel Hill, we believe preventive dentistry is the best way to protect our patients’ smiles. That’s one reason we always recommend seeing us at least every six months. And when it comes to the children in our community, we also believe in getting each one… Read More

6 Worst Habits for Your Smile
added on: July 25, 2017 | By: Dr. Bilal Saib
woman biting fingernails

We all know that eating or drinking too much sugar can cause cavities, and by now we should all be aware of the oral health risks associated with smoking or tobacco use. But these common facts aren’t the only habits that may be affecting your smile. At our dental office… Read More

Receding Gums: Causes & Treatments
added on: July 11, 2017 | By: Dr. Bilal Saib
woman indicating gum irritation

If you’ve ever noticed gum tissue appear to creep up higher and higher over time, showing off more and more of the actual tooth, you’ve seen gum recession in action. Really slow action, but nonetheless, you’ve experienced it. Gum recession is incredibly common and can be treated. But our dental… Read More

What Does Your Smile Say?
added on: June 27, 2017 | By: Dr. Bilal Saib
young woman smiling

A healthy smile is definitely a powerful tool. It can change the mood in a room. It can convey confidence and professionalism, even if you’re not feeling it. You can hear someone smiling over the phone, without even seeing their face light up. My dental office in Chapel Hill knows… Read More

“It’s Been Awhile Since I’ve Seen The Dentist. What Do I Need to Know?”
added on: June 15, 2017 | By: Dr. Bilal Saib
anxious woman in dental chair

Whether it’s been a couple of months, a couple of years, or even a couple of decades since you’ve seen your dentist in Chapel Hill, please know you’re not alone. We see patients frequently who are hesitant to schedule an appointment just because it’s been such a long time since… Read More

Posted In: Oral Health
Top 6 Worst Foods For Teeth
added on: May 18, 2017 | By: Dr. Bilal Saib
biscotti

Food is such an important part of our lives. Not only is it crucial for our health, it’s historically pretty important for our relationships too. We meet friends over dinner, we snack on the couch with loved ones while watching a movie, and we even join blind dates for a… Read More

Posted In: General, Prevention
Understanding Dental X-Rays
added on: May 10, 2017 | By: Dr. Bilal Saib
male dentist examines dental x-ray

When you come to your appointments at our dental office in Chapel Hill, there’s a good chance we may recommend taking some x-rays of your mouth. And for good reason. Dental x-rays are critical in helping us detect a number of potential oral health problems early, often making treatment easier… Read More

All About Oral Cancer
added on: April 26, 2017 | By: Dr. Bilal Saib
oral cancer awareness

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, and our dental office in Chapel Hill thought we should dedicate a blog this month to help educate our patients and community on the prevalence of oral cancer in America, what increases someone’s likelihood of developing the disease, and how to spot signs of… Read More

Posted In: General, Oral Health
5 Reasons You Can’t Get Numb at The Dentist
added on: April 18, 2017 | By: Dr. Bilal Saib
getting numb

At our dental office in Chapel Hill, we always want to ensure our patients’ comfort. One of the ways we do that is by numbing the area we need to work on before we begin treatment. But sometimes we encounter someone who has difficulty getting numb. Why is that? We… Read More

Posted In: General
In Case of a Dental Emergency, Read This Blog
added on: March 21, 2017 | By: Dr. Bilal Saib
emergency

The last thing anyone ever wants to deal with is a dental emergency. Dental emergencies, like any type of unexpected issue, can be scary, painful, and even confusing as to how to handle them. At our dental office in Chapel Hill, we want to help our patients and neighbors understand… Read More

Posted In: Prevention
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