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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Find A Solution For Bleeding Gums

Do your gums bleed during regular brushing or flossing? If you are experiencing bleeding gums on a daily basis during your oral hygiene routine, you may want to schedule a visit to your dentist. Bleeding gums can sometimes be an early warning sign of …
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Why Do Gums Bleed?

If your gums are bleeding you may have scratched your gums on crunchy food or you may have flossed too vigorously. As long as the bleeding is minimal and does not occur frequently, there is little need for any concern. …
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Oral Health And Halitosis

Do you suffer with persistent bad breath? Is your bad breath affecting personal and professional interaction? Bad breath, also known as halitosis, can be the result of many things, including what you ate for dinner! However, if you have persistent …
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Preventive Dental Care and What it Offers to You…

Preventive dental care is the foundation of your oral heath care and should be performed on a regular basis to ensure a lifelong healthy smile. The goal of New Bern, NC Dentist Dr. J. Stephen Hoard is to help patients …
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What is Gingivitis?

Gingivitis, an early stage of gum disease, is both treatable and preventable with routine dental visits to New Bern dentist Dr. Hoard. Left untreated, gum disease can silently compromise a patient’s oral health and even lead to tooth loss. Most …
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Treating gum disease can improve overall health | Dr. J. Stephen Hoard, DDS

Periodontitis– also known as gum disease is an inflammation of the gum tissues around the teeth. It is these tissues that hold the teeth in place. When these tissues become inflamed and are not properly treated, it can lead to …
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Routine Cleanings are Important for Many Reasons | New Bern

Dental visits are not just about teeth cleanings, but also about maintaining overall health. Regular dental checkups offer patients the opportunity to take preventative measures against potential dental problems. One of the common problems associated with neglected oral health care …
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Sore Gums That Bleed Can Be Symptom of Gum Disease

Gum disease is an infection caused by plaque buildup. Plaque is a sticky, unseen layer of bacteria that naturally forms on gums and teeth. When left unchecked, the toxins that these germs create will harm gums. If plaque is not …
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