New Bern Smiles Blog

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

Dental Implant FAQs

Patients who are missing one or multiple teeth are good candidates for dental implant treatment. New Bern, NC dentist Dr. Stephen Hoard provides dental implant treatment to help patients prevent further dental problems. If one or more teeth are missing,… - By Dr. Hoard

In the Know: Dental Fillings

Dental fillings are used to treat cavities or holes in the teeth that are created by bacteria. Bacteria is always present in our mouths, but when they eat on sugars and food particles left in our mouth, they create acids… - By Dr. Hoard

What is Cosmetic Dental Bonding?

If you have a chipped or cracked tooth, try tooth bonding. This cosmetic dental option is an economical and quick way for patients to fix damaged teeth and is especially popular among patients who do not want a permanent restoration.… - By Dr. Hoard

How to Improve Your Gum Health

Healthy gums are the foundation of a healthy smile. When the gums are diseased or damaged, it can affect the overall health and function of your teeth. Dr. Stephen Hoard is a New Bern, NC dentist that understands the importance… - By Dr. Hoard

How to Treat Bruxism

Bruxism, also known as teeth grinding, is a common condition that occurs among 10% of adults. Teeth grinding is generally the result of stress and anxiety, and is often paired with a clenched jaw. Patients who have an abnormal bite… - By Dr. Hoard