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What Do Dental Crowns Do?

New Bern, NC dentist Dr. J Stephen Hoard offers dental crowns to patients to help them restore their natural smile without the need for tooth extraction. Dental crowns allow patients who have damaged teeth to keep their natural teeth intact,… - By Dr. Hoard

How Can I Fix A Gummy Smile?

Is your gum line extra visible when you smile? A gummy smile, also called excessive gingival display, can be a source of embarrassment for some. With advancements in modern dentistry, there is a wider range of treatment options available to… - By Dr. Hoard

Can Tooth Enamel Erosion Be Reversed?

Dr. J. Stephen Hoard is a New Bern, NC dentist who is dedicated to your overall health and your oral health. Did you know that tooth enamel is one of the strongest substances in the body and it cannot be… - By Dr. Hoard

What to Look For in an Implant Dentist

Dental implants are a revolutionary treatment for patients dealing with missing teeth. This highly specialized procedure takes skill and expertise to accomplish, which is why it’s important to get to know your implant dentist and what to expect from the… - By Dr. Hoard

7 Signs You Need to See A Dentist

We understand that going to the dentist isn’t necessarily your favorite to-do list task, but there may be some signs your body is telling you it’s time to see your dentist. Dr. J. Stephen Hoard is a dentist in New… - By Dr. Hoard

What to Do About Discolored Teeth

The most common cosmetic dental procedure we see in our New Bern, NC dentist office is teeth whitening. Many patients are looking for a simple, effective way to enhance their natural smile, and teeth whitening is a great way to… - By Dr. Hoard

Why Does My Jaw Hurt?

Many patients experience unexplained jaw pain and a variety of symptoms ranging from mild headaches to severe pain when chewing or turning their head. Treating jaw pain and TMJ disorders requires an accurate diagnosis of the underlying cause. Dr. J… - By Dr. Hoard

Are All-On-Four Dentures Right For Me?

Restorations are an investment in your smile, so it’s important to understand each treatment option and make sure you’re choosing the best denture treatment. All-On-Four implants are a form of dentures that become a permanent part of your smile, eliminating… - By Dr. Hoard

5 Benefits of Dental Crowns

When teeth are damaged due to injury or tooth decay, you might worry that the tooth cannot be saved. Dental crowns are a popular treatment for repairing damaged teeth to prevent tooth extraction, allowing you to chew and bite normally… - By Dr. Hoard

Dental Implants vs Removable Dentures

Both dental implants and dentures are some of the most popular restorative solutions for patients with missing teeth. However, dental implants and implant-secured treatments may be the better choice for patients than removable dentures. New Bern, NC dentist Dr. Stephen… - By Dr. Hoard