New Bern Smiles Blog

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

Preventing Gum Disease

One of the more common dental issues you may encounter is gum disease. This condition affects the soft tissues that keep your teeth in place. While early symptoms can be mild, gum disease can be severe without treatment. For example,… - By Dr. Hoard

What Happens with a Smile Makeover

A complete smile makeover is a comprehensive dental treatment plan that aims to transform a patient's smile, often through a combination of cosmetic and restorative procedures. A smile makeover aims to improve the appearance and function of a patient's teeth… - By Dr. Hoard