Do You Need Dental Implants?

Are you sick of messy denture adhesives and slippage when you’re eating or talking? Are dealing with the pain of a broken or severely cracked tooth? Maybe dental implants can solve these problems for you? No matter which situation describes …
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What is TMJ?

When people say “I have TMJ” they mostly mean that they are suffering from a TMJ disorder. Your temporomandibular joints, called TMJ, make it possible to open and close your mouth. Your TMJ, located on either side of your skull, …
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Know the Signs of Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease is a common dental ailment that affects one out of every two American adults that are 30 years old and older. It’s no small thing. In fact, periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is the leading cause …
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3 Facts About Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are notorious for causing anxiety in patients even before they’ve experienced symptoms. Some patients may never have problems with their wisdom teeth, but it’s one of the most dreaded procedures in oral health. New Bern dentist Dr. J …
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Tips To Help Cope With Dental Fear

Dealing with dental fear can be a tough situation to deal with. Dental fear also inhibits patients from receiving the dental care they need. Dr. Stephen Hoard understands dental fear can be a debilitating issue and works closely with patients …
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The Importance Of Flossing

Are you flossing? If your answer is no, you are not alone. Many patients forget to floss or don’t understand the importance of daily flossing. Like brushing, flossing helps remove bacteria and debris that is left in the mouth after …
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Is Reflux Affecting Your Oral Health?

Acid reflux, GERD, and heartburn are common complaints for many patients today. There are a variety of reasons why someone may experience these common health concerns from genetics to medications to lifestyle habits. Dr. J. Stephen Hoard wants to remind …
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Why Floss Your Teeth Daily?

We all listen carefully during our routine dental visits to the oral hygiene tips that New Bern dentistDr. Stephen Hoard and his staff offer aimed at preventing tooth decay and other dental problems. We commit to a healthy daily routine …
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Tips for Children’s Dental Health Month

February is Children’s Dental Health Month and we would like to bring your awareness to your children’s teeth and the importance of keeping them strong and healthy. Family dentists, including Dr. Hoard recommend that children begin routine dental visits around the …
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Quit Smoking for Your Dental Health Too!

We are all aware of the harmful effects of smoking on our bodies but did you realize how damaging tobacco can be on your teeth?  As if the threat of cancer and heart disease wasn’t enough to make you finally …
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