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Sugar Wars: Combatting Tooth Decay In Children

Each February, the American Dental Association sponsors National Children’s Dental Health Month. New Bern, NC Dentist Dr. J. Stephen Hoard would like to take this opportunity to join them in promoting awareness about the benefits of good oral health- especially… - By Dr. Hoard

Bruxism: How To Address Your Concerns

Teeth grinding, also called bruxism, can occur in children and adults, although many children eventually outgrow the condition. It can also begin later in life as a result of stress or a bite disorder such as TMJ. Many people are… - By Dr. Hoard

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… - By Dr. Hoard

Is Reflux Affecting Your Oral Health?

Acid reflux, GERD, and heartburn are common complaints for many patients today. There are a variety of reasons why someone may experience these common health concerns from genetics to medications to lifestyle habits. Dr. J. Stephen Hoard wants to remind… - By Dr. Hoard

Get Your Smile Back on Track

Aside from routine cleanings, restorative dentistry is probably the dental specialty that most patients will experience as they age or as a result of tooth damage from a variety of causes. Restorative dentistry is a rather large umbrella term that… - By Dr. Hoard

Cause and Prevention of Tooth Discoloration with Aging

With the advent of teeth whitening, it seems as though you can’t turn on the television or open a magazine without seeing a gleaming white smile staring back at you. White teeth have become such a common cosmetic dental treatment… - By Dr. Hoard

Defeat Teeth Grinding Once And For All

Life often throws us curveballs and demands as we deal with stressful situation after stressful situation. With the constant stress facing many patients as a result of our busy lives, it is no surprise that bruxism, better known as teeth… - By Dr. Hoard

Why Floss Your Teeth Daily?

We all listen carefully during our routine dental visits to the oral hygiene tips that New Bern dentist Dr. Stephen Hoard and his staff offer aimed at preventing tooth decay and other dental problems. We commit to a healthy daily… - By Dr. Hoard

Restorative Dentistry And Your Oral Health

New Bern dentist Dr. Hoard is a highly trained restorative dentist with many hours of post graduate education in the diagnosis and treatment of complex dental problems. He seeks to identify underlying oral health issues through comprehensive evaluation of all… - By Dr. Hoard