How Dental Bonding Can Restore Your Smile

Have your teeth seen better days but you don’t want to undergo complicated and expensive dental procedures? Cosmetic bonding may the easy and relatively inexpensive solution you have been looking for. Dr. J. Stephen Hoard, your New Bern, NC dentist, …
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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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Are Root Canals Painful?

Root canal: The procedure’s name has the power to make people break out in a cold sweat. Why are so many people so afraid of root canals? If you were to ask them, you’d likely get all sorts of answers. …
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Are You Flossing Correctly?

You may already be brushing your teeth twice a day. This should be an important part of your oral hygiene regimen. Equally important, if not more so, is flossing. Brushing only affects the bacteria and particles that are easy to …
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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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Are Dental Veneers Right For Me?

Many people who have cosmetic concerns with their teeth, such as gaps, cracks, or discoloration may consider extensive dental procedures to correct these problems. For some patients, porcelain dental veneers might be a great option to take care of multiple …
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Test Your Oral Health Knowledge

How much do you know about oral health? Dr. Stephen Hoard is an experienced dentist in New Bern, NC who is dedicated to patient education, preventive dental care, and healthy smiles. To educate patients on healthier oral habits, we encourage you to …
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Oral Cancer Screening in New Bern, NC

Getting routine screenings for complex dental problems can save your life. Oral cancer is one of the deadliest forms of cancer because it is often diagnosed in the most advanced stages. However, visiting your dentist for bi-annual dental check-ups and knowing …
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