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.

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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:

  • Diabetes
  • Heart Disease
  • Strokes
  • Lung Disease
  • Respiratory Disease
  • Osteoporosis
  • Low Birth Weight Babies

Are You Ready to Transform Your Smile?

Call us: 301-384-7800

Teeth Cleaning Reviews

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Elsabet H. Tekle, DDS

5 out of 5 stars based on 140 Prophylaxis (Teeth Cleaning) reviews.

Patient Review by Mike D

- Mike D

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Patient Review by Atakhelti A

I have visited for several times and during all visits i am highly satisfied with service of my doctor and his aids.

- Atakhelti A

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Patient Review by Nancy W

Care was on time and very professional.

- Nancy W

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Patient Review by Wendy M

Waiting too long after the cleaning was done for the check from the doctor

- Wendy M

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Patient Review by Denise P

I have been a patient of Dr. Tekle‘s for over 15 years, she and her dental hygiene staff are top notch. I recommend them!

- Denise P

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Patient Review by Christine M

Her hygenist was on vacation. The doctor did the cleaning herself.

- Christine M

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Patient Review by Brenda C

The best dentist office ever!

- Brenda C

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Patient Review by Melissa N

I experienced a friendly and welcoming environment. There was ease in my waiting time. All of my questions were addressed by staff and the doctor.

- Melissa N

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Patient Review by Jazmine J

Very knowledgeable and personable staff.

- Jazmine J

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Patient Review by Elizabeth D

Very accommodating and patient-focused

- Elizabeth D

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Patient Review by bill A

i was even called back after i left to pick up the mask i had left behind.

- bill A

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Patient Review by Effi

They know what they are doing.

- Effi

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Patient Review by Wagash M

Excellent

- Wagash M

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Patient Review by Gerri P

I am very satisfied with the practice and service.

- Gerri P

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Patient Review by Sally S

Dr. Tekle listens to concerns and acts on them

- Sally S

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Patient Review by Corey A

Excellent care, service and professionalism

- Corey A

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Patient Review by Michael A

Every visit has been met with professional care and kindness.

- Michael A

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Patient Review by Meklit B

I had a very nice experience

- Meklit B

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Patient Review by Daniel B

Great service and great staff!

- Daniel B

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Patient Review by Joan S

The whole visit was professional, warm, and friendly

- Joan S

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