General Dentistry

Even if you are not currently experiencing any dental problems that need immediate attention, regular exams at the dentist are an important part of maintaining your bright, healthy smile! No matter your age or the state of your smile, routine dental care is a necessity. During your routine dental visit you will receive a deep and thorough cleaning, while Dr. Earwood and Dr. Myers check for any signs of decay or other potential problems. At Earwood Dentistry, we have the skills and expertise to give you a lifetime of healthy and happy smiles!


Why Do You Need Routine Dental Care?

The importance of regular dental visits is not to be underestimated. Many oral health problems fester without you even knowing, meaning only the experienced eye of a dentist can pick out early signs of decay, damage or even oral cancer.

Even when an individual does experience significant pain or negative symptoms, few realize that their symptoms could have been prevented entirely if they kept up with their regular dental appointments. Routine dental care can prevent many dental issues, or at least allow the issue to be detected and corrected before it progresses any further.

For those who haven’t been to the dentist in a while, don’t worry! It’s never too late to start taking care of your smile. Even if you have a thorough dental hygiene routine at home, nothing can truly compare to the strength and precision of professional dental equipment and an expert care team.

Routine Dental Care For Every Age



The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that every child see a dentist by their first birthday or when their first tooth erupts, whichever comes first. It’s important that your child’s newly-erupted teeth receive proper dental care and benefit from proper dental hygiene habits right from the beginning.

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Sealants and fluorides are both a kind of varnish that covers these grooves on the surface of your teeth to avoid decay before it happens. This protects and covers the hard-to-reach areas of your smile so that, alongside consistent and thorough dental hygiene habits and trips to the dentist for checkups, it becomes more difficult for cavities to form.



Preventative dentistry is simply the proper dental care that helps you to maintain good oral health. Consisting of a combination of regular dental checkups and your own good dental hygiene habits at home, preventative dental care is how you and our expert team work together to keep your smile bright, beautiful and healthy.

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A regular exam at our office will take around 45 minutes. Each routine dental care appointment includes a detailed cleaning in which we will clean, polish and rinse your teeth to remove any tartar and plaque that have built up on and around the surface of your teeth.

Every regular exam also offers us the opportunity to:

  • Check for any problems you may not be able to see or feel on your own

  • Inspect your teeth for cavities or other signs of tooth decay

  • Look over your teeth and gums for early or existing signs of gingivitis or periodontal disease

  • Perform a thorough professional cleaning


Earwood Dentistry and the American Dental Association recommend you visit your dentist for a full exam and cleaning every six months. This gives you the time and opportunity to speak one-on-one with your dentist to discuss any questions you may have about your oral health, or to explore other treatment options such as teeth whitening, Invisalign® and more.


At Earwood Dentistry, regular dental exams are offered by appointment only, so please contact our practice directly to schedule your next dental exam and teeth cleaning. To schedule your next appointment today, call our offices at (919) 847-8413 or request your next appointment online. We can’t wait to see you there!

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Monday 7:30am to 5:00pm
Tuesday 7:30am to 5:00pm
Wednesday 7:30am to 4:00pm
Thursday 7:30am to 5:00pm
Friday 7:30am to 12:00pm

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