Welcome to our clinic! In addition to always providing a gentle and caring chairside presence, our team members will be happy to give you a blanket or pillow to make you more comfortable in the dental chair. Many of our patients enjoy listening to music through headphones during procedures, or watching clips and short movies on youtube. We offer these upon request. Our patients are always in the first place.
We offer a wide range of services- from tooth extraction, fillings, crowns, bridges, root canal removal, dental prosthesis, teeth whitening, dental x-ray, periodontal therapy and oral hygiene advises.
If you want the best results when whitening your teeth, the best option is always to go to the professional dentist office. We use the best technology, which gives you fast and pain-free results, and all that at the affordable price.
Porcelain veneers are a good option if you are unhappy with your smile. One of the advantages of porcelain veneers is durability. They can last you from 10 to 15 years, and give you the most natural tooth-like look, and beautiful smile.
The first step in establishing your diagnosis is to take an x-ray scan. Dental x-rays emit less radiation, they are pain-free, and you don’t need a special preparation before you do them. You can do them in any better equipped dental office.
Our mission is to give you the right information and to introduce you to the dental procedures, which are most common in the dental industry. According to your needs, you can choose which is the right way to go, and our medical team is always here to guide you and help you.
What is a smile makeover?
The term “smile makeover” became popular on television reality shows. We use the term to describe a treatment plan that involves procedures specifically for esthetics, rather than restoration for health. So, a smile makeover may include replacing metal fillings and crowns with white restorations, placing porcelain veneers, applying cosmetic bonding, or brightening teeth with home whitening. If you’re interested in learning about cosmetic dental procedures, schedule a smile makeover consultation with Dr. Perry today!
How will you replace my missing teeth?
That’s up to you, and there are many options. Dr. Perry will recommend and explain which prosthetics will best suit your situation. He may suggest an implant, bridge, partial, or denture. If you need extensive dental work or complex procedures, he will discuss full-mouth reconstruction with you. In this wide range of procedures, Dr. Perry will choose the best for you.
Why do my gums bleed when I brush my teeth?
You’re either brushing too hard, or you may have gingivitis, a form of gum disease. About 80% of American adults suffer from some form of periodontal disease, commonly called gum disease. Our hygienist or Dr. Perry will examine your gums to determine if you need gum disease treatment. He will prescribe the right therapy for you if you need one. With a full, soft-tissue therapy and management system, we help people regain optimal gum health and deter recurrence of the condition. Dr. Perry also offers soft-tissue laser treatment to promote fast cleaning and reattachment of gum tissue to teeth. Learn about the link between oral health and overall health here.
Does Dr. Perry see children?
Yes! Dr. Perry and our team enjoy providing dental care to little ones – and teenagers. We offer age-appropriate attention and procedures to customize treatment for patients of all ages, and give the right advises to your little ones on how to take care of their teeth. It is our pleasure to serve your entire family with comprehensive, contemporary general dentistry.
The purpose of our blog is to get to know you with our dental practice, the team of our doctors, the interventions that we are conducting. We would like to help you to take care of your smile, teeth, and dental hygiene. We want to guide you to the best oral health.
Dr. John B. Early, Jr. is coming from a long line of doctors. His parents both are doctors, and his grandfather was a dentist too. He is a proud graduate of Darlington High School and Clemson University. While at Clemson, he majored in Biology and was a member of Tigers football team. He then received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. After graduation, he decided to open his practice. After five years his practice is still going strong, and constantly has a new inflow of patients. His patients include toddlers who just got their first tooth, to students, middle age man and woman, and also pensioners who want new dentures. His dental office provides a wide range of services, and the rational prizes, and all that by using the best technology know in the business today.
Dr. Early loves dentistry and takes great pleasure in helping his patients achieve and maintain healthy, attractive smiles. Dr. Early enjoys all fields of the dental profession and regularly continues his education in the various areas of dentistry including implants, dentures, oral surgery, and cosmetic dentistry. Additionally, Dr. Early is a member of the South Carolina Dental Association (SCDA), the American Dental Association (ADA), and the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD). He also takes part in charity work. He is involved in numerous charity organizations and now in the process of building one of his own. His charity is going to be targeted at the troubled youth, who are living in the community center, who are abandoned by their parents and don’t have medical insurance, and therefore can’t afford dental care.
Dr. Early and his wife, Taylor, are both Darlington natives and had previously been living in Charleston. They are members of First Baptist Church in Darlington and are striving to be active in the Darlington community. Dr. Early’s hobbies include golf, church softball, basketball, painting, camping, fishing, Clemson, and Furman football. Above all, Dr. Early enjoys spending time with his wife and his daughter, Elle, along with their family and friends. He looks forward to getting to know you and your family, too!
From an early age, one of the many lessons, our parents thought us is to take care of our teeth. We had to brush them when we got up, and right before we went to bed. And if we were really good kids, we brushed them one more time, after lunch. This was a really important lesson for our dental hygiene and our overall health. But is this all that there is to that?
The first step – brushing is important
And even if it hurts us to admit- our parents were right. You should brush your teeth at least twice a day. Today you can choose from a very broad range of products. From a regular manual brush to an electric one. They are available in different size, textures, and forms. You can even choose one for your sensitive gum. Many people today choose to use an electric brush. They can last you up to few years, and you can even use toothbrush body with you family. Head of the brush can by change as they age. The downside of an electric brush is that they can be more costly.
Second step – floss daily
After brushing your teeth, the big part of your oral hygiene is daily flossing. Dental floss can reach a part of your teeth where tooth brush can’t. It helps you to prevent gingivitis and tooth decay. If you want to floss correctly wrap the floss around your finger and use it in the space between your teeth. Slide it up and down two or three times. When you are doing this bleeding can occur, that is most likely sign of gingivitis or gum disease, but it will usually stop in about two weeks.
The third step – Limit harmful effects
When we say harmful effect, first of all, we are thinking about smoking. The second thing is coffee and tea, which are not harmful to smoking, but it can leave you dental stains. Smoking is linked to many gum diseases. From mild to even losing your teeth. If you can’t stop smoking, try limiting smoking to few cigarettes a day. Drinking coffee, tea or red wine can also cause dental stains. Your dentist can in most causes wash them off, but they can also cause you internal staining, which is a bigger problem.
The fourth step – visit your dentist
Last step, but maybe the most important is to visit your dentist every six months. He can give you advice if you’re doing something wrong, or he can redirect you to another doctor because as we know, many problems in our body manifest first in the mouth.