New Bern NC Dentist Blog

Porcelain Veneers Can Refresh Your Smile

As we age, our teeth begin to suffer wear and tear such as cracks, gaps, chips, discoloration, and misalignments. These little flaws can make us feel anxious about showing our teeth and maybe we don’t smile as often as we…

Am I A Candidate for Dental Implants?

Dental implants are rising in popularity as a treatment for patients that are missing or have damaged teeth due to infection, decay, or injury. Dental implants restore the appearance and use of your smile, while also preserving and promoting your…

Get the Most Out of Your Insurance Benefits Before 2020

Many insurance plans include stipulations that try to shift the cost of dental care back onto you. However, the end of the year provides an opportunity for you to get the most out of your insurance providers. If you want…

How Tobacco Harms Your Teeth

Thanks to public service announcements and the mandatory Surgeon General’s warning on packs of cigarettes, most people are aware that smoking and using tobacco products has a negative impact on your overall health. The increased risk of developing lung cancer,…

Do I Really Need to Replace Missing Teeth?

Millions of Americans are missing teeth, and lost teeth are not always the result of poor oral health. Just as there are different reasons why people are missing teeth, there are several different methods of replacing them. Replacing your missing…

How to Feed Your Teeth

Most people know that good nutrition is important to having a healthy body, but did you know that the foods you eat can actually benefit your teeth too? Our teeth require nutrients to nourish them and keep them strong and…

Will Insurance Cover Dental Implants?

What is and is not covered by health insurance and dental can be confusing, especially when it comes to specialty procedures like dental implants. Many patients ask us whether their specific insurance covers dental implants, and the answer is that…

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.…