The Importance of Regular Dentist Appointments

When it comes to maintaining your oral health, there are truly no short cuts.

While everyday brushing and flossing assists in a healthy smile, a visit to your Langley Dentist at least twice a year will significantly contribute to your overall health as well good oral hygiene. There are two practices followed in a regular dental appointment; an extensive check-up and a thorough cleaning.


A regular oral check-up, which should take place every 6 months, is critical and if not done thoroughly, detection of trouble will go unseen. Tooth decay, cavities, swelling gums, and bacteria build up can all occur in a short amount of time, which can lead to serious oral diseases and even cancer. A regular visit to your family dentist can help you to detect these problems ahead of time. Oral diseases are not always detected from an exam of the inside the mouth. An overall check up of the head, neck and face are all included for early detection practices.


Plaque and tartar have a way to climb into those hard to reach places that can’t be seen or accessed without the use of professional dental equipment and tools. Scaling and polishing with a gritty paste by your dentist or dental hygienist can remove any build up. A good flossing will also take place as part of the cleaning. Build up of plaque and tartar will lead to bacteria and potential for more serious trouble. Regular routine cleanings and overall good healthy dental hygiene will also help prevent serious dental expenses in the long run.

Overall good health and dental hygiene is what we strive to help you and your children achieve. We’ll be happy to schedule your appointments in advance and offer convenient reminders so you don’t have to worry. To have one of our friendly receptionists book your next appointment call JVR Dental at 604-371-3138 or book online.