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What Causes Cavities?

Our teeth: We should really appreciate them more than we do. We use them to chew the food that nourishes our bodies and helps us stay healthy and strong. We also show them off when we smile to make a…

Dental Implants Can Restore Your Smile

Are you tired of feeling self-conscious about smiling or eating in public because you’re missing teeth? Learn why a dental implant may be the best bet to restore your smile while improving your dental health. Dr. J. Stephen Hoard in…

Dental Bridges Can Restore Your Smile

Missing teeth can cause a multitude of problems aside from making you self-conscious about smiling, from difficulty speaking normally to difficulty eating and poor nutrition. Fortunately, the world of dentistry now has several excellent methods available for replacing lost teeth.…

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,…

FAQ: All About Fillings

Do you feel like every time you go to the dentist, you’re being told you need another filling? Dentists like Dr. J. Stephen Hoard of New Bern NC wants you to know the warning signs that can tell you that…

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…

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,…

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…

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.…

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…