Teeth Cleaning āˆ’ 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 161 Prophylaxis (Teeth Cleaning) reviews.

Patient Review by Joan S

The whole visit was professional, warm, and friendly

- Joan S

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Patient Review by Joseph S

Quality care from dental hygienist and Dr. Tekle

- Joseph S

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Patient Review by Samuel A

I actually look forward to my appointments with Dr. Tekle. The doctor and staff are alway friendly and welcoming. I know Iā€™m getting great dental care.

- Samuel A

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Patient Review by Wagner C

Great service and friendly staff.

- Wagner C

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Patient Review by Lorraine B

An outstanding hygienist and an outstanding dentist!

- Lorraine B

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Patient Review by James B

A first class hygenist and dentist

- James B

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Patient Review by Holly C

Great service and the best cleaning. Have referred to many friends and brought my family on board.

- Holly C

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Patient Review by Susan S

Dr. Tekle and her entire team are excellent. We appreciate them all!

- Susan S

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Patient Review by Jeff C

I have been avoiding the dentist for a while and the team at Dr Tekle's office did an outstanding job getting me back on schedule and ready to take better care of my teeth The Dental Hygienist is the best I have ever had work on my teeth, her dexterity is phenomenal!! As mentioned it had been a long while and yet she managed to cause no pain while working on some difficult areas. The dentist was very professional and let me know the challenge areas that I had without pushing unnecessary or unwanted services as I have experienced from other offices. I truly appreciate this teams professionalism.

- Jeff C

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Patient Review by Lisa D

Dr. Tekle and her team do an outstanding job. Friendly, caring, clean, comfortable,timely. I highly recommend them.

- Lisa D

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Patient Review by Paula H

Friendly, professional staff. P{leasant environment

- Paula H

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Patient Review by mahamat h

everything was excellent

- mahamat h

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Patient Review by Jose T

Great

- Jose T

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Patient Review by Lee D

Great dental office

- Lee D

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Patient Review by Fekade S

Great service by DR. Abate as always; will come back again.

- Fekade S

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Patient Review by Joanne D

I feel very well taken care of.

- Joanne D

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Patient Review by Claude Marie M

I am satisfied with the cleaning.

- Claude Marie M

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Patient Review by Barbara G

This practice has the latest technology and the dental assistant and doctor are very thorough and caring.

- Barbara G

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Patient Review by Susan W

Always excellent care

- Susan W

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Patient Review by Jerome L

Always the best there is

- Jerome L

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