Preventative Dentistry

From teeth whitening and regular teeth cleanings to treatments for migraines, TMJ and more, Costello Family Dentistry is the trusted source for dental care in Carleton Place and surrounding communities.

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PREVENTATIVE DENTISTRY

A Wide Range of Services
for a Healthy Smile

At Costello Family Dentistry, we believe in providing you with a variety of options when it comes to taking good care of your teeth and gums. Our preventative dentistry services are ideal for addressing multiple types of needs including TMJ and TMD pain, migraines, and even stubborn teeth stains from your morning coffee. Experience our friendly, courteous and professional service today by scheduling an appointment, and let’s help you get the very most out of your smile!

Young girl smiling while brushing the teeth on the model.
Dentist with a mask and face shield working on a patient's mouth.

ORAL HEALTH & CLEANLINESS

What is Preventative Dentistry?

Preventative dentistry is a term that incorporates several services, all of which are designed to help improve the lifelong health and cleanliness of your teeth and gums. Paired with state-of-the-art tools and equipment in addition to years of practical experience, the Costello Family Dentistry team is happy to provide these services to address cosmetic and conditional issues.

PROMOTING ORAL HYGIENE

Teeth Cleanings

Do you have heavily damaged teeth, such as deep chips or cracks that are easily noticeable? Or, are your teeth in the advanced stages of decay? Don’t worry, a crown can deliver strong, dependable restoration of tooth functionality in addition to a natural, seamless look. Crowns are effectively high-quality caps that cover the tooth just above the gumline, typically made from metal alloys, porcelain, ceramic or a combination of the three. We select the appropriate material by performing a thorough inspection of your teeth, gums and the affected area to ensure maximum compatibility. This procedure is also useful for restoring the alignment and size of damaged teeth – that means no more concerns over whether that next bite you take could cause a problem!

Woman having her teeth polished at the dentist.
Before and after photo of teeth whitening

SMILE CONFIDENTLY

Teeth Whitening

Those pearly whites can be annoying to keep that way, can’t they? From wine, cigarettes and coffee to our favourite foods, staining is just a regular part of life with a pair of human chompers most of the time. Many folks suffer with reduced self-confidence from stained teeth as well. Fear not, however, as our dental team’s teeth whitening kits offer an affordable and convenient way to restore your smile! Fast, effective and with exciting results, they’re incredibly satisfying to use and can deliver dramatic improvements – up to eight shades whiter, in fact.

DO YOU REQUIRE

Emergency Dental Services?

Both our Kemptville and Kanata clinics offer same-day appointments for your emergencies. If you need a dentist in Kanata or Kemptville to help you in a crisis, please do not hesitate — call us right away!

EASING YOUR BURDEN

Migraine Pain Reduction

Costello Family Dentistry is pleased to offer a drug-free, cost-effective way to reduce or avoid migraines and tension headaches, which can otherwise get in the way of you making the most of every day. The solution? A small, comfortable mouthpiece known as a stabilization splint. This handy little device is comfortable, won’t trigger your gag reflex, and is easy to install and remove; it’s designed to stop you from clenching your teeth while you sleep, relaxing jaw muscles and ligaments to reduce headache and migraine triggers. Our team will perform a detail-focused examination to determine the cause of your pain, consulting with you on whether a stabilization splint is an appropriate solution.

Woman in a dental chair massaging her jaw because of tooth pain.
Woman in a dental chair looking up while the dentist begins her examination.

PROTECT YOUR ORAL HEALTH

Non-Surgical Gum
Therapy

If we don’t take good care of our gums and teeth, the risk of developing gum disease increases. In fact, it affects 7 out of 10 Canadians! If left untreated, it can result in periodontal disease, tooth loss, receding gums, and other unpleasant experiences. Don’t put yourself through this; instead, let our team help to protect your oral health with our non-surgical gum therapy. It’s a plaque and bacteria-fighting solution that aims to address tender, swollen and red gums, oral bleeding, sensitive or loose teeth, and even bad breath. We’ll work closely with you to carefully inspect your teeth and gums, identify weak or disease-prone areas and recommend an appropriate course of action. Afterward, we’ll schedule follow-ups and make future-facing recommendations to help keep your smile as healthy as possible.

REDUCE PAINFUL EFFECTS

TMJ and TMD Therapy

Do you suffer from pain in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) that connects your jaw to your skull? From sharp jabs to throbbing aches, this sensation is known as Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD). It can be influenced by a range of causes including facial injuries, misaligned teeth, bruxism (when you grind your teeth in your sleep), and even bad posture. Common symptoms include headaches and migraines, ear pain similar to that of an infection, chewing difficulties and a telltale “pop” or clicking sound from your jaw that accompanies every bite. Ringing ears, nausea and even vertigo-like symptoms are also common in those with TMD, as is jaw, neck, shoulder, and back pain.

Fortunately, you can reduce the effects of TMD with the help of Costello Family Dentistry. Our forms of TMD treatment include specialized mouthguards and orthodontics, reconstructive dental procedures, and transcutaneous electrical neural stimulation (TENS) therapy for relaxing jaw muscles. We’re also happy to help introduce better oral health habits or even recommend dietary changes, both of which can be beneficial in fighting TMD.

Are you ready to reach out to our team at Costello Family Dentistry for preventative care? We’re happy to help. Contact us to learn more about these services and more. Book your appointment today!

Woman holding her cheek because of tooth pain.