Why Is It Important to Visit the Dentist Regularly?


Out of all the appointments you make, perhaps the most important one to keep is with your dentist. All of us tend to put things off until they become a problem; but with regular visits, oral health problems can be easily avoided.

When it comes to the cost of having good dental health, there is a good saying that applies here: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. Whatever the reason behind skipping regular checkups, whether it be the cost, inconvenience, or anxiety, consider the possible consequences. These can be simple plaque and tartar build-up, cavities that can cause toothaches, gum disease which can lead to premature tooth loss, and oral cancer which is preventable in early stages.

Regular check-ups will put your mind at ease knowing that your dentist can recognize the early signs before problems develop.

Regular Dentist Visits are Important

There are benefits of regular visits to your dentist– early diagnosis and prevention. Our experienced dentists will examine your overall oral health, including your teeth, gums, cheeks, and tongue. They may prescribe X-rays to diagnose underlying conditions. Preventative care, including a dental hygiene visit, will also have the benefits of maintaining your health and preventing dental disease.

Our comprehensive dental examination determines what you need urgently, but also more importantly, what you will need over the next 10 years so you can plan future maintenance. It will also identify areas of preventative care, that will help to avoid unnecessary dental treatment in the future.

In addition to having a great understanding of your oral health, you will benefit from:

A Great Smile: Our smile gives the first impression, it is how we communicate, and can determine interactions with others. Everyone wants a great smile. Regular visits to your dentist can help you achieve that.

Peace of Mind: Dental concerns shouldn’t keep you up at night or cause you to suffer from toothaches. Regular check-ups and a scheduled plan for oral health will allow you peace of mind so that there is no need to worry.

Fresh Breath: Halitosis, or bad breath, results from poor oral hygiene and is usually a sign that there is a condition needing to be addressed that is causing it. This may be something that a good brushing or a mouthwash can’t solve. By getting regular exams, your dentist can identify the root of the problem and offer easy solutions.

Overall good health: You’d be surprised how many conditions are related to your oral health. Addressing these problems can improve your sleep and help you avoid headaches caused by grinding. Many health conditions are also first visible in the mouth. So regular exams can help your overall health screening.

Oral hygiene Instruction: By taking a few minutes each day to floss and brush after eating, we develop healthy habits and maintain healthier oral hygiene. Our dentists and hygienists are qualified to advise you on proper oral hygiene maintenance, tailored specifically for your teeth and mouth.

Preserving your teeth: Teeth are critical for health and enjoyment. When you lose a tooth, it may affect your appearance, cause discomfort, and affect your everyday function and enjoyment of eating. Avoiding premature tooth loss is one of the most important reasons for regular checkups.

Preventative Care: Our dentists are qualified to identify oral conditions before they become more serious. Early detection and treatment are important to avoid severe and costly dental procedures.

Yaletown Dentistry in Downtown Vancouver BC

Getting started on your path to regular, preventative care is easy!

Yaletown Dentistry, in downtown Vancouver, has been serving the community for over 20 years. Our experienced dentists and hygienists provide a gentle, enjoyable experience. We’ll propose a care plan customized for your unique oral care. Conveniently located in downtown Vancouver, scheduling is easy, with free consultations to meet with us to make sure we are a good fit for you. Book an appointment online, or simply call us.


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Yaletown Dentistry, established in 1999, is committed to providing quality oral health care. We are independently owned and operated, and committed to excellence in dental care. 

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