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Professional vs At-Home Whitening

Dr. Stephen Hoard is a leading specialist in cosmetic and restorative dentistry based in New Bern, NC. As a result, he and his team can provide top-notch cosmetic results for their patients. One of the many services our patients request… - By Dr. Hoard

How Smoking Destroys Oral Health

Smoking is a habit that poses significant risks to both your overall health and your oral health. From staining and bad breath to gum disease and oral cancer, the effects of smoking on oral health are far-reaching and often irreversible.… - By Dr. Hoard

Your Face with Missing Teeth

Losing a tooth isn't just about the gap in your smile. It can have a profound impact on the overall appearance of your face. Your teeth actually provide structure and shape to your face. Fortunately, modern dentistry offers effective solutions… - By Dr. Hoard

Treatments for Headaches

Headaches can be a real pain, quite literally. They can strike at any moment, disrupting our daily lives and leaving us searching for effective remedies. While many turn to over-the-counter medications, a surprising solution may be closer than you think… - By Dr. Hoard

Taking Care of Your Mouth and Heart

We may not typically view different systems of our bodies as influencing each other. However, they work together in an intricate tapestry of our well-being. For example, the health of our mouths and hearts is much more connected than we… - By Dr. Hoard

Why Digital X-rays?

When you think of a routine dental check-up, you might envision a simple cleaning and a brief chat with your dentist. But there's more to these visits than meets the eye. One crucial aspect of your check-up is digital X-rays.… - By Dr. Hoard

What to Do with Ill-Fitting Dentures

Dentures have been a lifesaver for countless people. They restore smiles and enable them to enjoy their favorite foods. But, if your dentures don't fit properly, they can turn from a solution into a problem. Ill-fitting dentures can lead to… - By Dr. Hoard

Should I Use Whitening Toothpaste?

A radiant smile is a desire for a lot of people. There are a variety of different products on the market that promise teeth whitening. Among these, whitening toothpaste claims to gradually lighten the color of your teeth. But, is… - By Dr. Hoard

Cavity Prevention

Cavities are a common oral health issue. In fact, nearly one in three adults will have a cavity at some point in their life. We may think of cavities as a children’s issue, but no one is immune. These spots… - By Dr. Hoard

Does TMJ Affect Your Teeth?

Have you ever experienced jaw pain, clicking sounds, or difficulty in opening and closing your mouth? These symptoms may be signs of temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). While TMJ mainly affects the jaw joint, it can also have a big impact… - By Dr. Hoard