General Dentistry Services in North Vancouver


You brush, floss, and eat healthily, but do you schedule regular appointments with your dentist for checkups and cleanings? If your answer is yes, great; you’re probably seeing what is known as a general dentist.

General dentistry services include everything from your initial examination, specialized testing including radiographs (dental x-rays), condition diagnosis, customized treatment plans including dental cleaning and services like fillings, root canals, and crowns, to name but a few.

A general dentist works to keep your teeth and gums healthy using preventive measures, and with regular checkups, works to intervene with early treatment for any problems detected.

Prevention is the best medicine for oral health, and regular care with an experienced dentist is essential to ensure any issues are caught early. It might just keep you out of the emergency room like the 1% of Canadians who wind up waiting there with non-urgent, preventable dental issues such as tooth decay.

According to a 2013-14 BC study, 12,357 non-traumatic dental visits were made to the ER, costing taxpayers just under $155 million.

Imagine the resources, both time and money, that could be saved if everyone had access to preventive dental medicine.

Why It’s Important to Get Regular Dental Cleanings

Regular dental cleanings keep your teeth and gums healthy and allow for consistent monitoring of preventable dental diseases. Your dental team assesses plaque and tartar buildup, cavities, screens for oral cancer, and diagnoses conditions you have not even realized are problematic.

General Dentistry Services from Our Clinic in Vancouver

At Bayview Lonsdale Dentist, we offer many dental services in one convenient location. Our well-educated and highly-trained dentists are equipped to provide checkups, cleanings, and cosmetic and restorative treatments to have you both looking and feeling better. Our services include:

  • New Patient Examinations
  • Dental Checkups
  • Radiographs (dental x-rays)
  • Dental cleaning
  • Flouride treatments
  • Fillings
  • Extractions
  • Root Canals
  • Dental Implants
  • Bridges, Crowns, and Dentures
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Invisalign
  • Botox Injections
  • Gum Grafting
  • Veneers
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Sinus Lifts
  • Sleepworks

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Dental Checkups

A dental checkup is an examination of your mouth, teeth, and gums. Our dentists will take a detailed health history, take x-rays when necessary, and assess your mouth’s overall health and condition.

They look for any signs of decay and disease and recommend any follow-up treatments when required. Early intervention is key and helps stop a minor issue from becoming a major problem.

Dental Hygiene and Teeth Cleanings

Dental cleaning or deep dental cleaning includes scaling to remove plaque and tartar buildup, tooth polishing to remove stubborn stains left on teeth, fluoride treatments to strengthen tooth enamel and oral hygiene education to help maintain healthy teeth and gums.

These cleanings leave your teeth feeling silky and smooth while helping to prevent gum disease, tooth decay, and cavities.

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Gum Disease & Therapy

Periodontal (gum) disease affects the gum tissue surrounding the teeth and, if left untreated, the teeth as well. We offer gum therapy to help restore the height and condition of your gums and the health of your teeth.

It is essential to consult with one of our expert dentists if you are experiencing any thinning of the gums, pain or bleeding along the gumline.

Oral Cancer Screening

Our dental team takes preventative care very seriously. This includes regular oral cancer screening. We use the VELscope system, which uses a special blue light to detect diseases that are not yet visible to the naked eye.

It detects precancerous and cancerous growths that have a higher survival rate if detected and treated early. Two minutes could save your life.

Why Choose Bayview Lonsdale Dentist

Our North Vancouver dental team is driven and passionate about your oral health and hygiene. Our goal is to ensure our patients have healthy gums, strong teeth, and access to our expert services.

We deliver preventative care that keeps you smiling longer and, when needed, safe, gentle, and effective treatments to restore your oral health and wellness.

Come into our beautiful, modern clinic, where you’ll be greeted by our friendly, multilingual dental team, ready to help start your path to oral wellness.

Take advantage of our on-site underground free parking, direct billing, payment plans, and extended hours, including later evening and weekend appointments, all at a convenient location at 108 11th St East, suite #110.
Now accepting new and emergency patients.

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General Dentistry FAQs

What does general dentistry include?

While every dentist is different, general dentistry typically provides oral care for the general population, with fewer pediatrics. Exams, checkups, cleanings, and cosmetic and restorative therapies are some of the various services that most general dentist offices offer.

How often should I visit the dentist?

You should visit your dentist every six months for a checkup and cleaning. If your dentist detects the presence of any condition warranting additional treatment, follow-up appointments will be recommended. Every patient will vary depending on their oral health.

Why do I need dental exams?

A dental exam or checkup with your dentist ensures you have normal, healthy tooth and gum development without the presence of disease and decay.

During the exam, your dentist will look for any conditions, such as cavities, that reduce the risk of further complications when treated early. Use preventative rather than reactive dental medicine to save yourself time, money and pain.

Are dental X-rays safe and needed?

Dental x-rays help your dentist detect the presence of cavities, decay, bone loss, infection, unerupted teeth, impacted wisdom teeth, abscesses, cysts and even some tumours. They are also used to make the best decisions regarding dental implants, braces, and other therapies.

The x-rays are taken digitally or with film and may be taken inside (intraoral) or outside (extraoral) the mouth.

The radiation from your x-ray is minimal and comparable to the amount absorbed by your smartphone! Radiation in larger doses can be harmful, so your dentist will discuss the pros and cons of getting dental x-rays on an individual patient basis.