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?

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

Complete Dental Care for Your Whole Family

Dr. Tekle delivers a full scope of dental services. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!

Call us: 301-384-7800

Teeth Cleaning Reviews

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Elsabet H. Tekle, DDS

5 out of 5 stars based on 226 Prophylaxis (Teeth Cleaning) reviews.

Patient Review by Nancy W

Excellent care

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Patient Review by Daris J

great services

- Daris J

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Patient Review by Cathy P

I love my dentist so much I almost fall asleep in the chair.

- Cathy P

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Patient Review by Gale B

Dr. Tekle and her staff are really great people.

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Patient Review by Shenah O

Great customer service

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Patient Review by Abdoulie D

I've been coming to this office for over 25 years and they are the best at what they do

- Abdoulie D

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Patient Review by Meseret Z

I am very much satisfied with the treatment you did for my teeth. Ready to use your service in the future.

- Meseret Z

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Patient Review by Zerihun A

I am satisfied & happy with the professional service rendered.

- Zerihun A

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Patient Review by Paul H

As usual Myume was friendly, organized, and through. Very professional.

- Paul H

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Patient Review by Karen S

First visits are strange. Doctor felt a bit retrained but seemed to warm up. Wasn't expecting a sales pitch on my first visit...Invisalign.

- Karen S

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Patient Review by Magdiel P

Thank you for your care!

- Magdiel P

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Patient Review by Connie C

Excellent care always

- Connie C

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Patient Review by Pesha N

Entirely professional, welcoming, attentive to my concerns and thoughtful

- Pesha N

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Patient Review by Robel W

Doctors and staff are friendly and professional. Very helpful and courteous. They put patients at ease.

- Robel W

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Patient Review by Edward L

No complaints

- Edward L

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Patient Review by Susan S

I drive about an hour to stay with Dr. Tekle and her team, they are great.

- Susan S

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Patient Review by J W

Dr. Tekle has now been a dentist for 4 generations of our family, you can only imagine the respect we have for her and her professional opinion, and skill, which is also reflected in her staff.

- J W

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Patient Review by Suriya R

Excellent service

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Great place. Great Doctors

- Anonymous

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Patient Review by Nancy W

Expert care as always

- Nancy W

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