New Bern Smiles Blog

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

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