Teeth Cleaning

One of our core dental cleaning service offerings for Carleton Place and surrounding communities, our teeth cleaning is performed by experienced, caring and highly qualified dental hygienists. We encourage all patients to get their teeth cleaned on a regular basis, part of an effective plan for oral health and overall physical health.

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Ensure Good Oral Health
with Teeth Cleaning

Getting a proper dental cleaning done by a professional dentist or dental hygienist is an essential part of maintaining healthy teeth and gums. While daily brushing and flossing help to safeguard gums from plaque, it’s not enough to remove the tartar and stains that build up over time. If left unaddressed, the bacteria and tartar can cause cavities and even lead to the development of gum disease. That’s why you should never put off your dental appointments or wait to have your teeth cleaned if you spot an issue. The sooner you get your teeth cleaned and inspected, the healthier your smile will be.

If it’s been a while since your last dental cleaning, contact us today and our team at Costello Family Dentistry will ensure that you receive a thorough teeth cleaning that will keep your smile bright, white, and healthy for years to come.

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A Comfortable
Experience Every Time

Our team's mission is to provide our patients with a high-quality level of service and a comfortable experience every time they visit. We utilize all of the latest tools and techniques to help you relax and feel at ease during your teeth cleaning visit to our Carleton Place clinic. Our team will be sensitive to your needs and always make sure that you feel comfortable during each teeth cleaning.


Dental Emergency?

Our Carleton Place location offers same-day appointments for your emergencies. If you need a dentist near you to help you in a crisis, please do not hesitate — call us right away!


Everything You Need,
from Cleaning to Maintenance

Beyond a thorough dental cleaning, our hygienists will also perform deep scaling and root planning to clean thoroughly below the gum line. Then they’ll check for any potential issues that could put you at risk for developing serious oral conditions. Our team will also polish your teeth to remove any embedded stains on your teeth that can hamper the look of your smile. Lastly, they will show you how to take proper care of your teeth and gums at home and provide you with any products that will assist in protecting your teeth.

The result: a clean, healthy, and brighter smile!

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dental hygienist cleaning a woman's teeth


We Go the Extra Mile
Every Time

At Costello Family Dentistry, our team goes the extra mile to ensure that your visit is pleasant and hassle-free. We will take the time to answer any of your questions, address your concerns, and help you understand your insurance plan and finance options related to your treatment. Our team will also submit the claims on your behalf and walk you through your plan so that you fully understand what is covered.

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Frequently Asked Questions

We get a lot of questions, naturally, about the wide range of dental services we perform here at our Carleton Place dental clinic. Here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions. Don't see yours answered here? Feel free to reach out to Costello Family Dentistry in Carleton Place.

Teeth cleanings are very important to maintain a healthy and confident smile. Cleanings allow for a hygienist to remove stains that can discolor or dull your teeth, making your smile brighter. They also help to prevent gum disease and early tooth loss. Teeth cleanings allow for oral problems to be discovered while they are small and treatable. Proper teeth cleanings keep your mouth in top shape and alert your dentist to any possible need for fillings or other treatments for your teeth.


For more information about why teeth cleanings are an important part of oral hygiene, contact Costello Family Dentistry today!

Depending on how frequently you have your teeth cleaned, there will be different things that need to be done. You will sit in a large, comfortable dental chair as your hygienist begins your cleaning. Hygienists use professional instruments to gently remove all of soft plaque and hard dental calculus from your teeth. Then, your hygienist will floss and polish your teeth to make them look their best. It is possible that you will need to have x-rays taken of your mouth to ensure that there aren’t any problems between teeth or below the gum line. If your mouth is generally healthy and you haven’t had any problems then you might not need x-rays at every appointment, but if your oral health is less stable, your dentist might suggest more frequent x-rays and cleanings.


Contact us today to learn more about teeth cleanings!

The most common recommendation for the time between dental cleanings is around 6 months (or twice a year). If you have any dental problems, then your dentist will recommend you to come in more often, as often as every 3 months until oral health improves. The goal of dental cleanings is to find any potential problems before they become big issues that require more invasive treatments. However, this only works when patients come for regular visits. Simple things that might indicate that it’s time for a trip to the dentist are poor oral health habits, a history of gum disease or cavities, tooth and mouth pain, and overall health.


To learn more about our teeth cleanings, contact Costello Family Dentistry today!

The best time for a child’s first dental cleaning is around the age of one or a few months after their first tooth comes in. A child’s first dental cleaning involves a lot less than most dental cleanings because most children haven’t yet developed any dental problems. This appointment is mostly to allow your child to meet their dentist and gain comfort in a dental office. Their dentist will examine their bite, check all of their teeth for decay, and make sure that there are no other possible problems with their jaw, gums, or oral tissues.

Contact Costello Family Dentistry today to book your child’s first dental appointment!

The best way to care for your teeth is to brush twice a day and floss every day. This will help keep your teeth healthy and prevent things such a gum disease and cavities. Regular teeth cleanings will ensure that your mouth stays healthy and will allow your dentist to help you practice proper oral hygiene. At a dental cleaning appointment, you can ask your dentist to help you create a dental hygiene plan that works for you and keeps your teeth looking great. For more information about our teeth cleaning services and to create a custom oral health plan for you, contact Costello Family Dentistry today!

The cost of teeth cleaning depends on your unique needs and circumstances.


Some factors that determine the price include:


  • How long it has been since your last cleaning
  • If you need fluoride (a process that remineralizes enamel and helps prevent future decay)
  • If you require polishing (extrinsic stain removal)
  • How many teeth do you have
  • How much calculus and plaque you have
  • If you have any infections

 Your dentist will perform a comprehensive exam to assess your teeth for decay, mobility, bone loss, or disease. X-rays may also be required for this assessment. Your dentist and dental hygienist will then work collaboratively to come up with a treatment plan (including cleaning) tailored to your individual needs.


Keep in mind that dental appointments are not covered under provincial health plans. However, if you have private insurance, this can help assist with the cost of your cleaning. Contact your insurance company to understand the scope of your coverage.


Remember, prioritizing your oral health is an investment in your overall health and confidence. For more information, contact Costello Family Dentistry today.