Teeth Cleaning − Silver Spring MD
A dental prophylaxis is a cleaning treatment performed to thoroughly clean the teeth and gums.
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?
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:
- Heart Disease
- Lung Disease
- Respiratory Disease
- Low Birth Weight Babies
Teeth Cleaning Reviews
Elsabet H. Tekle, DDS
Patient Review by Judy A
My daughter has been going to this practice for 2 years now and I enjoy the service they provide. This is why I decided to get my dental services there as well and they didn’t disappoint.
- Judy A
Patient Review by Michele C
This was THE BEST dental appointment I’ve ever had! The technical expertise was high, and Dr. Tekle and Maiyumi (sp?) answered ALL my questions clearly, graciously, without condescension and in the way a lay person could easily understand. I came home raving to my daughter and have requested an appointment for her.
- Michele C
Patient Review by Judith G
Excedllent experience, as always
- Judith G
Patient Review by Felicia W
Fantastic dental office
- Felicia W
Patient Review by Xochitl Z
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Patient Review by Belinda B
The team here were extremely polite and professional.
- Belinda B
Patient Review by Mark F
Would not go to another dentist. Dr. Teckle is my DDS for life!
- Mark F
Patient Review by Rakhi B
My kids liked yours place and will visit your place again!
- Rakhi B
Patient Review by SETH ADAM M
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Patient Review by Thaddee B
The procedure was painful. I could feel the needle,
- Thaddee B
Patient Review by Charles W
Excellent service and attention to detail. But not so many questions needed on this evaluation.
- Charles W
Patient Review by Debra f
I recently started using this practice after over 30 years at another practice. The difference is night and day. This office is so modern; takes extra safety precautions and overall is wonderful.
- Debra f
Patient Review by Lee D
I've been going her for 30-yrs, never ever disappointed!
- Lee D
Patient Review by Paula H
Always receive excellent care. All questions answered thoughtfully and completely
- Paula H
Patient Review by Barbara G
I felt very confident about the skills of the dental hygienist and the dentist. The front desk staff were friendly and efficient. The office environment was comfortable and the equipment very up to date.
- Barbara G
Patient Review by Edward L
I have been a patient for years and will continue to do so.
- Edward L
Patient Review by Toni A
As stated above, I have been a patient for over 20 years. The dentist and staff are excellent.
- Toni A
Patient Review by William B
Excellent service as usual
- William B
Patient Review by Kathleen M
Comfortable experience even in pandemic times
- Kathleen M
Patient Review by Delia B
I don't like dentists (usually). But Dr. Tekle and her staff are awesome.
- Delia B