New Bern Smiles Blog

Smile Enhancement After Gum Disease

Gum disease affects about half of all American adults. Despite its frequency, this infection of the gum tissue can be incredibly destructive to your smile. This disease will require a dentist to treat the infection and restore your oral health.… - By Dr. Hoard

How Does TMJ Affect the Body?

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the joint responsible for moving and hinging your jaw. It connects your jawbone to your skull with the help of your facial muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Like other joints in your body, your jaw can… - By Dr. Hoard

Effects of Cavities on Overall Health

Cavities—or dental caries—are when a hole develops in a tooth as the tooth begins to decay. This results in a permanently damaged portion of the outer layer of your tooth. If left untreated, it can begin to alter the deeper… - By Dr. Hoard

How Dental Implants Restore Normal Function

Due to injury or disease, patients can lose one or more teeth in a number of ways. While there are several restorative choices available, patients looking for a more permanent option to replace missing teeth should consider dental implants. What… - By Dr. Hoard

Patients Review Dr. Stephen Hoard

Dr. Stephen Hoard is a New Bern dentist that provides comprehensive general, restorative, and cosmetic dental treatments to his patients. He has continued his dental education to learn the latest dental techniques and treatments. His continuing education and patient-focused approach… - By Dr. Hoard

Healthy Gums, Healthy Teeth

Did you know that the gums support the teeth? Maintaining the health of your gum tissue is vital to your overall oral health and wellness. If gum disease is able to progress, it can eventually lead to tooth loss. The… - By Dr. Hoard

Solutions for Damaged Smiles

Tooth damage, gum disease, and other common dental problems can become more complex over time. Restoring your smile in a timely manner offers the best chances for a conservative solution to be effective and often means you have choices when… - By Dr. Hoard

What Does Tooth Bonding Do?

There are many ways to correct the little things you may not like about your smile, such as discoloration, chips, or ridges on the teeth. Tooth bonding is a straightforward procedure designed to change the way your teeth look so… - By Dr. Hoard

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