Regular Checkups in

One of the most important aspects of maintaining positive oral health is to receive a regular dental checkup at least twice per year. These visits are critical for obtaining a proper assessment of one’s dental health. Regular checkups also allow us to check for any problems or issues that a patient may have developed since their last visit.

Regular Dental Checkups

All regular checkups at Salem Creek Family Dental include a full examination, a professional cleaning, an oral cancer screening and when necessary, X-rays.

Full Examination

Our experts use special dental tools to check the patient’s teeth and gums. This is the best way to quickly obtain a basic assessment of the patient’s overall oral health. Based on our findings, we can then create a treatment plan for the patient.

Professional Cleaning

The purpose of a professional teeth cleaning is to provide a deeper and more thorough cleanse than what is possible at home. The process starts by using special equipment to scrape away any plaque and tartar that has accumulated on the surfaces of the teeth. We then clean and polish the teeth to eliminate surface stains.

Oral Cancer Screening

We provide oral cancer screenings during every dental checkup due to the highly unpredictable nature of the disease. This screening involves checking the patient’s face, tongue, throat, gums and other soft oral tissues for any signs or symptoms of oral cancer.


X-rays allow us to inspect the hidden areas of a patient’s mouth for any issues that exist beneath the surface. X-rays can also be conveniently shared with the patient so that any findings can be more easily explained. Some of the issues that are frequently found using X-rays include tooth decay, gum disease, jawbone deterioration, oral cysts and more.

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Review from Cherie
five stars


I had the BEST experience at Salem Creek Family Dental! I had an extremely painful toothache and was able to get in right away and Dr. Costello was AMAZING and so was her assistant Miranda!! They helped make the experience so relaxing it was almost enjoyable! And believe me coming from someone with severe "dentist anxiety" that is saying a lot! I had no pain at all even after the procedure! Dr Costello even called the next day to check on how things were going! I recommend this dentist office to everyone!
Review from Reba Pinner
five stars

Reba Pinner

Very best staff and exceptional dental care. The office is beautiful, comfortable and spotless. Highly recommend this dental office. I have very sensitive teeth and they always ensure a comfortable treatment. The staff is friendly and work to accommodate patients’ needs.
Review from Jonna Hamby
five stars

Jonna Hamby

Dr. Costello really helped me out when I needed a mouth guard for grinding my teeth. She took the time to work with my crazy schedule and went the extra mile to let me know she was invested in my needs! Her office was so clean and welcoming, and both she and her staff are beyond kind. Thanks, Dr. Costello!
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Dr. Ashley Costello
When Dr. Ashley Costello opened Salem Creek Family Dental, her goal was – and still is – to create a compassionate and affordable dental home for families in her hometown of Murfreesboro.

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