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.

Teeth Cleaning Reviews

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Elsabet H. Tekle, DDS

5 out of 5 stars based on 53 Prophylaxis (Teeth Cleaning) reviews.

Patient Review by John C

I have been going to Dr.Tekle for many years. She is very dedicated and through

- John C

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Patient Review by Joan S

The cleaning was very thorough

- Joan S

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Patient Review by Denise P

Dr. Tekle is a wonderful dentist.

- Denise P

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Patient Review by Gerri P

I WAS VERY PLEASED WITH THE HYGIENIST. SHE WAS VERY THROUGH AND EFFICIENT. I LIKED THE DOCTOR. SHE LISTENED TO ME AND WELCOMED ME TO HER PRACTICE.

- Gerri P

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Patient Review by Sandra F

hygenist was excellent best cleaning I ever had

- Sandra F

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Patient Review by Paula H

The doctor and all staff are exceptional. They are friendly but always professional in demeanor.

- Paula H

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Patient Review by Daniel I

Great service

- Daniel I

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Patient Review by Michael A

Visits are always pleasant; office staff always courteous and polite

- Michael A

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Patient Review by DEBORAH S

Dr. Tekle provides the best care that keeps my teeth strong and in my mouth

- DEBORAH S

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Patient Review by DAVID G

All good- Mayumi is efficient effective rapid and kind.

- DAVID G

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Patient Review by Magdiel P

I´ve been coming for the last 4 years... would not change dental provider!

- Magdiel P

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Patient Review by Marc T

Stress free dental visit

- Marc T

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Patient Review by Everett C

Excellent care provided

- Everett C

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Patient Review by Edward L

everyone should get a raise 🙂

- Edward L

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Patient Review by Gina A

Always the :BEST" of dental care! Keep up the good work!

- Gina A

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Patient Review by Shenah O

Great and Kind Service.

- Shenah O

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Patient Review by David P

Dr. Tekle was recommended to me by my ENT to make a mouth appliance to address my sleep apnea. She did such a great job that I asked if I could be her dental patient. I'm grateful she accepted me. She's exceptional.

- David P

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Patient Review by David H

Great experience!

- David H

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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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