Ideally, dentistry is preventive. Dr. Hoard provides a comprehensive range of services and procedures designed to prevent tooth decay and gum disease as well as treat these conditions along with cosmetic and functional concerns.
Dr. Hoard’s office is open to the whole family. We strive to provide top quality and comprehensive care for all, from the youngest to the oldest. It is important for a family to establish a regular schedule of dental cleanings and exams to identify potential problems in their earliest stages and avoid long term problems.
Importance of General Dentistry
Nearly 75% of American adults have some form of gum disease, which is the leading cause of tooth loss. Routine checkups can help prevent gum disease by treating the earliest signs, which often go undetected by the patient.
One of the most important things you can do for your overall health is to maintain good oral hygiene. The mouth is the gateway to the body. Good oral health is important to your overall well-being. Daily preventive care, including proper brushing and flossing, will help stop problems before they develop.
For patients who are suffering from gum disease or tooth decay, we offer a number of general dentistry procedures to return your gums and teeth to proper health, beauty and function. Procedures include periodontal therapy, dental crowns and dental fillings.
Maintaining a Healthy Smile
In between regular visits to the dentist, there are simple steps that each of us can take to greatly decrease the risk of developing tooth decay, gum disease and other dental problems. These include:
- Brush your teeth at least twice a day
- Floss daily
- Eat a healthy, well balanced diet
- Limit sugary snacks and beverages
- Choose a toothpaste and mouthwash that contains fluoride
- Make sure that children under 12 drink fluoridated water or take fluoride supplements
- Replace toothbrush every 3 – 4 months
Our New Bern Dentist Office
Dr. Hoard takes a multidisciplinary approach to complex cases. He has developed a relationship with periodontist, Jeffery Thomas, DDS and orthodontist, Todd Rankin, DDS. This team approach allows Dr. Hoard to maximize results for his patients and ensure they receive the same high level of care that he provides in his office.
Our patients often tell us that our examinations are the most comprehensive and thorough evaluations they have ever received. We believe that the foundation for dental success rests on achieving a proper diagnosis and treatment plan. Contact us to schedule your appointment with Dr. Hoard and experience “complete dentistry”.