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

Read All Our Reviews Write a Review


Elsabet H. Tekle, DDS

5 out of 5 stars based on 259 Prophylaxis (Teeth Cleaning) reviews

Patient Review by Joan S

Myumi and Dr. Tekle are always very professional and pleasant.

- Joan S

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review by hewan s

na

- hewan s

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review by Ehete A

Everything was good.

- Ehete A

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review by Nancy W

As usual, care was professional and timely.

- Nancy W

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review by Asefa A

It is always my choice to visit this clinic for my dental issues and always get resolutions

- Asefa A

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review by James B

An outstanding practice of first class people

- James B

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review by Yohannis A

Excellent, professional care

- Yohannis A

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review by Vincent N

Another positive and efficient experience.

- Vincent N

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review by Tam N

Great

- Tam N

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review by Dan G

I would say I had the best dentist visit of my life.

- Dan G

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review by James V

I have been seeing Dr. Tekle for 6 years, excellent every time

- James V

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review by Susan M

Very pleasant experience

- Susan M

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review by Gloria G

None

- Gloria G

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review by Ruth D

I love this place.

- Ruth D

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review by Abel D

It was nice, I am glad nothing is wrong with anything.

- Abel D

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review by Angadbir S

Dr. Tekle and her staff is excellent. I have been her patient for 20 years.

- Angadbir S

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review by Ray L

Too many appointment alerts via text and email.

- Ray L

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review by James E

Look forward to my teeth cleaning because you all do a great job

- James E

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review by David P

This is a great practice.

- David P

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review by John A

Everything went well. Hygenist and doctor were both very thorough and explained everything.

- John A

5 out of 5 stars on