Certified OralDNA® Practitioner

Costello Family Dentistry has partnered with OralDNA® Labs to provide a way to test the profile of oral bacteria that can cause dental, oral & physical health issues in the future. Find out how you can get tested and how we have already helped patients discover and help protect against otherwise hidden issues.

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Addressing Periodontal
Disease Risk Potential

Are you unsure if you’re at risk of potential oral health issues or physical diseases and conditions in the future? Is it something that you're concerned about? Thanks to our new partnership with OralDNA® Labs, we are now able to test your saliva for specific pathogens that are linked to periodontal disease, dental decay, heart disease, strokes, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, pregnancy complications and more. All the tools necessary to perform the test come in an oral rinse collection kit, and unlike other DNA or oral bacteria tests, all it takes is a simple swish and spitting into a tube, which we perform right here at Costello Family Dentistry in Carleton Place.

These safe, simple and scientifically proven oral bacteria tests can help us find hidden oral pathogens that may pose a future threat to your oral and systemic health. Common pathogens are known to cause gum disease, however, the consequences of oral health complications can extend far beyond the mouth. If not treated early and properly, the bacteria that is present can significantly increase the risk of a wide range of life-impacting conditions and diseases, most of them seemingly unrelated to oral health. We are firm believers in the idea that it is better to know what we may be looking at, so that we can do our best to protect your oral health.

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Woman having her mouth swabbed for an OralDNA test


Peace Of Mind Thanks To
OralDNA® Labs

Oral bacteria can remarkably increase the risk of several life-threatening diseases if left untreated for a long period of time. Some of these diseases include, but are not limited to cardiovascular disease, diabetes, pregnancy complications, dementia as well as the potential for development of cancer and risk of progression. That's why we offer testing through our partners at OralDNA® Labs. This screening looks at the type and concentration of disease-forming bacteria, and it can classify cases in terms of low risk or high risk.

Oral pathogens that threaten oral and systemic health are invisible to the naked eye, and can only be discovered with oral bacteria testing. This highly personalized approach leads to more predictable outcomes, since not all bacteria can be removed with a dental cleaning. With the oral bacteria screening we can also analyze your oral health and track your progress. Thanks to OralDNA® Labs, our team here at Costello Family Dentistry is now able to catch and treat unwanted oral bacteria before they can induce serious health risks. To find out more and book your swab test, get in touch with Costello Family Dentistry in Kanata or Kemptville.


Book Your OralDNA® Test Now

Good oral health starts today! Anxious about whether you may have risk factors for oral and/or physical health issues? Get Tested! Thanks to OralDNA® Labs,
we can now discover and help protect your oral health through salivary diagnostics. What's more, it only takes 30 seconds to get tested! Contact us today and book your appointment to get tested for oral health risk profiles with oral bacteria screening.

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