Continuing Care

Dental Examinations

Dental Check-ups

Regular check-ups and cleaning benefit you by:

1) Protecting your teeth and gums.

2) Saving future discomfort, expense, and possible loss of teeth by identifying and treating small problems before they progress into major ones.

3) Do your part by brushing and flossing daily, eating a well-balanced diet, and maintaining regular visits to your dentist.

Dental Care FAQ

1. Do I really have to go to the dentist every six months?

How often you should go for a check-up depends on your oral health needs. The goal is to catch small problems early. For many people, this means a check-up every six months. Dr. Landrigan and the Hygienist may suggest that you visit more or less often depending on how well you care for your teeth and gums, whether problems you have need to be checked or treated, how fast tartar builds up on your teeth, and so on.

Ask yourself the following quesions:

  • Do I brush and floss every day?
  • Do I eat a well-balanced diet, including food from all food groups and limit sweets sticky foods?
  • Do I smoke?
  • Do I have a history of cavities or gum diseases?
  • Is my overall health good?

The answers to these questions are all factors that affect your oral health. They will help you and your dentist decide how often you need to visit for check-ups. It’s worth nothing that you should not determine your need for dental care on what your dental plan covers.

2. Do I need x-rays at each visit?

How often you need to have x-rays also depends on your oral health. A healthy adult who has not had cavities or other problems for a couple of years probably won’t need x-rays at every appointment. If your dental situation is less stable and your dentist is monitoring your progress, you may require more frequent x-rays.

When we meet a new patient, our initial exam, diagnosis and treatment planning usually require recent x-ray images.

In our office we use Digital X-rays, which use less radiation, no chemicals, and give us superior images.

Contact Information

Dr. James Landrigan
1200 73rd Ave. Suite 603
Vancouver, BC V6P 6G5

Phone: (604) 321-5575
Emergency: (604) 528-0817

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Office Hours

Monday 11am – 7:30pm
Tuesday 8am – 5pm
Wednesday 8am – 5pm
Thursday 8am – 5pm
Friday One Friday per month 8am-1pm
Member of Canadian Dental Association
British Columbia Dental Association