Teeth Cleaning − Silver Spring MD

A dental prophylaxis is a cleaning treatment performed to thoroughly clean the teeth and gums.

Professional teeth cleanings can help you maintain a healthy smile

What is Prophylaxis?

Prophylaxis (teeth cleaning) is an important dental treatment for stopping the progression of gingivitis and periodontal disease. We recommend that prophylaxis be performed twice annually as a preventative measure, but should be completed every 3-4 months for periodontitis sufferers. It should be noted that periodontal or gum disease cannot be completely reversed, but prophylaxis is one of the tools Dr. Tekle can use to effectively halt its progression.

When Was Your Last Professional Dental Cleaning?

Call us at Elsabet H. Tekle, DDS Phone Number 301-384-7800 to schedule an appointment with our practice.

The benefits of regular prophylaxis include:

  • Plaque removal. Tartar (also referred to as calculus) and plaque buildup, both above and below the gum line, can result in serious periodontal problems. Unfortunately, even with a proper home brushing and flossing routine, it can be impossible to remove all debris, bacteria and deposits from gum pockets. The experienced eye of a dentist or hygienist using specialized dental equipment is necessary to catch potentially damaging buildup.
  • A healthier looking smile. Stained and yellowed teeth can dramatically decrease the esthetics of a smile. Prophylaxis is an effective treatment in ridding the teeth of these unsightly stains.
  • Fresher breath. Bad breath (or halitosis) is generally indicative of advancing periodontal disease. A combination of rotting food particles (possibly below the gum line) and potential gangrene stemming from gum infection, results in bad breath. The routine removal of plaque, calculus and bacteria at our facility can noticeably improve halitosis and reduce infection.

Routine and periodic dental examination is an essential aspect of your continuous care because, current research suggests biologically plausible associations between oral and systemic diseases such as:

  • Diabetes
  • Heart Disease
  • Strokes
  • Lung Disease
  • Respiratory Disease
  • Osteoporosis
  • Low Birth Weight Babies
Call us at Elsabet H. Tekle, DDS Phone Number 301-384-7800 to schedule an appointment with our practice.

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Elsabet H. Tekle, DDS

5 out of 5 stars based on 35 Prophylaxis (Teeth Cleaning) reviews.

Patient Review by Emily K

I’ve been a patient for over 5 years now and love all of the staff. Dr. Tekle deeply cares for her patients and the staff are always super friendly and timely. Very clean office as well.

- Emily K

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Patient Review by Anna M

I loved the service

- Anna M

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Patient Review by Paula H

It is a pleasure to be a patient in this office.

- Paula H

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Patient Review by Milca P

Always a pleasure to sit in my dentist chair

- Milca P

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Patient Review by Peter W

The staff always make the visit pleasant and work gets done very professionally and efficient.

- Peter W

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Patient Review by Sage W

Everyone was kind and helps us in a time effective manner. Sage really enjoyed her first time there.

- Sage W

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Patient Review by Sally S

Have always been satisfied the the work Dr.Tekle has done on me. Why is this program questioning the spelling of Tekle?

- Sally S

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Patient Review by Lorraine B

The office has done a great job in dealing with all the issues of Covid-19 and providing their usual outstanding care of the patients!

- Lorraine B

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Patient Review by Ron M

I've been a long time customer.

- Ron M

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Patient Review by James B 7

This is one of the best practices that anyone may receive dental services. The staff is responsive and professional and Dr. Tekle is excellent. I highly recommend.

- James B 7

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Patient Review by Robert P

Excellent visit all around

- Robert P

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Patient Review by Melissa F

Dr. Tekle is a skilled attentive dentist, with an excellent staff.

- Melissa F

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Patient Review by Denise P

Great visit, even with COVID I felt very safe

- Denise P

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Patient Review by Delia B

Rinsing with hydrogen peroxide leaves a nasty taste in my mouth and I was really hoarse for a couple of days

- Delia B

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Patient Review by Connie C

Have been a patient since office opened. Had excellent experience with Invisalign braces, routine dental care, and emergency replacement of a molar cap. Office staff has always been very friendly and efficient. Have never had to wait beyond appt. time.

- Connie C

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Patient Review by Rhonda M

Excellent

- Rhonda M

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Patient Review by Xochitl H

Excelent service

- Xochitl H

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Patient Review by James V

I was the only bad person in the office. ;^)

- James V

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Patient Review by ellen j

A terrific dental office. Great support staff and Dr. Tekle is highly skilled and knowledgeable.

- ellen j

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Patient Review by David G

Fine cleaning- Xrays needed and took some extra time but all good in the end

- David G

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