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?
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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
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Teeth Cleaning Reviews
Elsabet H. Tekle, DDS
Patient Review by Holly C
The office if very clean and the staff are very friendly. Teeth cleaning is painless - so I brought my family to this practice and have recommended it to multiple friends.
- Holly C
Patient Review by Christopher C
Painful procedure made painless. Great staff!
- Christopher C
Patient Review by Edward L
- Edward L
Patient Review by Teresa W
I haven't been able to go to the dentist for a couple of years and I knew that my dental hygiene was likely going to be poor. I was nervous about the appointment. But everyone I talked to was so friendly and patient, I quickly felt more comfortable. Dr Tekle was understanding and explained things clearly so that I knew what was going on. I didn't feel shamed or embarrassed, Dr. Tekle helped me feel more empowered and confident about taking care (flossing, brushing, etc.).
- Teresa W
Patient Review by Dennus J
Continues to my preferred dentist.
- Dennus J
Patient Review by Sheryl L
Excellent as usual
- Sheryl L
Patient Review by Johnathan K
Very Satisfied with the service
- Johnathan K
Patient Review by Anthony R
The best dentist in my life. Sorry I’m moving but will visit again if I need to.
- Anthony R
Patient Review by Kirsten H
Everything was great
- Kirsten H
Patient Review by Paula H
excellent doctor and staff -- as always!
- Paula H
Patient Review by robb g
expert level service and staff in kind.
- robb g
Patient Review by Kathleen P
I have Been using this Dentist for many Years. Very Good!
- Kathleen P
Patient Review by Lee M
Thanks. I've found a new dentist!
- Lee M
Patient Review by Khadija A
I have been seeing Dr Elsabet For a year now and I am glad I found her. Thank you very much for your care.
- Khadija A
Patient Review by Magdiel P
- Magdiel P
Patient Review by Susan S
Dr. Tekle and her whole team are wonderful, I would highly recommend them!
- Susan S
Patient Review by James B
A very careful practice of very caring people
- James B
Patient Review by Yared A
I have been seen by Dr. Abate for the last 35 years. That should tell you how happy, satisfied and grateful I am.
- Yared A
Patient Review by Susan M
I'm looking forward to my next visit - THANKS
- Susan M
Patient Review by Vicki R
I am always pleased with my regular check-up visits. The Doctor and her Team are excellent. Was surprised when the check-out receptionist was rude. Doesn't seem to be the norm for this dental office.
- Vicki R