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Cosmetic Bonding and Your Smile

If you want a non-invasive way to alter your smile as a New Year’s Resolution, talk to your dentist about cosmetic tooth bonding. Tooth bonding is a type of cosmetic resin that your dentist can use to reshape and restore… - By Dr. Hoard

Treating Frequent Headaches

Headaches can stop you in your tracks. Chronic headaches can get in the way of your life. If you suffer from chronic or frequent headaches, finding a solution to your pain is likely to take priority. Anything from hormones to… - By Dr. Hoard

Causes of Worn Teeth

Your enamel is the strongest tissue in your entire body. While it is solid and durable, it can still receive damage. Over time, your teeth can naturally wear down due to age or wear and tear. However, there are some… - By Dr. Hoard

Dental Bridges for Missing Teeth

Dental bridges are a type of false teeth that replace missing teeth. They are a popular restorative option to restore the look and function of your teeth. Dental bridges use your remaining natural teeth to secure the appliance in your… - By Dr. Hoard

3 Benefits of Routine Checkups

If you asked a group of people if they liked going to the dentist, you would probably get a lot of negative opinions. Many people don’t consider going to the dentist as a “fun” activity. While many medical exams aren’t… - By Dr. Hoard

Smile Enhancement After Gum Disease

Gum disease affects about half of all American adults. Despite its frequency, this infection of the gum tissue can be incredibly destructive to your smile. This disease will require a dentist to treat the infection and restore your oral health.… - By Dr. Hoard

How Does TMJ Affect the Body?

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the joint responsible for moving and hinging your jaw. It connects your jawbone to your skull with the help of your facial muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Like other joints in your body, your jaw can… - By Dr. Hoard

Effects of Cavities on Overall Health

Cavities—or dental caries—are when a hole develops in a tooth as the tooth begins to decay. This results in a permanently damaged portion of the outer layer of your tooth. If left untreated, it can begin to alter the deeper… - By Dr. Hoard

How Dental Implants Restore Normal Function

Due to injury or disease, patients can lose one or more teeth in a number of ways. While there are several restorative choices available, patients looking for a more permanent option to replace missing teeth should consider dental implants. What… - By Dr. Hoard

Patients Review Dr. Stephen Hoard

Dr. Stephen Hoard is a New Bern dentist that provides comprehensive general, restorative, and cosmetic dental treatments to his patients. He has continued his dental education to learn the latest dental techniques and treatments. His continuing education and patient-focused approach… - By Dr. Hoard