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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.…

How Dental Bonding Can Restore Your Smile

Have your teeth seen better days but you don’t want to undergo complicated and expensive dental procedures? Cosmetic bonding may the easy and relatively inexpensive solution you have been looking for. Dr. J. Stephen Hoard, your New Bern, NC dentist,…

Do You Need Dental Implants?

Are you sick of messy denture adhesives and slippage when you’re eating or talking? Are dealing with the pain of a broken or severely cracked tooth? Maybe dental implants can solve these problems for you? No matter which situation describes…

What is TMJ?

When people say “I have TMJ” they mostly mean that they are suffering from a TMJ disorder. Your temporomandibular joints, called TMJ, make it possible to open and close your mouth. Your TMJ, located on either side of your skull,…

Know the Signs of Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease is a common dental ailment that affects one out of every two American adults that are 30 years old and older. It’s no small thing. In fact, periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is the leading cause…

3 Facts About Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are notorious for causing anxiety in patients even before they’ve experienced symptoms. Some patients may never have problems with their wisdom teeth, but it’s one of the most dreaded procedures in oral health. New Bern dentist Dr. J…

Tips To Help Cope With Dental Fear

Dealing with dental fear can be a tough situation to deal with. Dental fear also inhibits patients from receiving the dental care they need. Dr. Stephen Hoard understands dental fear can be a debilitating issue and works closely with patients…

The Importance Of Flossing

Are you flossing? If your answer is no, you are not alone. Many patients forget to floss or don't understand the importance of daily flossing. Like brushing, flossing helps remove bacteria and debris that is left in the mouth after…

Tips for Children's Dental Health Month

February is Children's Dental Health Month and we would like to bring your awareness to your children's teeth and the importance of keeping them strong and healthy. Family dentists, including Dr. Hoard recommend that children begin routine dental visits around the…

Quit Smoking for Your Dental Health Too!

We are all aware of the harmful effects of smoking on our bodies but did you realize how damaging tobacco can be on your teeth?  As if the threat of cancer and heart disease wasn’t enough to make you finally…