What is Guided Biofilm Therapy and how does it work?

At our office, we have begun unveiling Guided Biofilm Therapy or GBT, which is the scientifically proven, state-of-the-art technology for dental cleanings that target harmful plaque, effectively and efficiently removing it. At Dental Health Associates, we know that Guided Biofilm Therapy is highly effective, minimally invasive, and gentle. It’s especially effective for our patients with gum disease, braces, crowns, bridges, veneers, and implants.

Professional dental cleanings remove harmful plaque (also called biofilm) from the teeth and gums. These cleanings are necessary to deliver a beautiful smile and maintain healthy teeth. This biofilm plaque that must be removed is full of bacteria that can cause gum disease and tooth decay if not removed. Removing this biofilm also reduces the risk of systemic diseases such as stroke, diabetes, and heart disease.

How does Guided Biofilm Therapy work?

Traditionally, the harmful plaque and biofilm in your mouth are removed using a rotating brush tool, as well as scraping. It can often be painful or even impossible for people with restorations, gum disease, and sensitive teeth and gums to have their teeth professionally cleaned. However, GBT is so gentle, that it can be used on natural teeth, restorations, orthodontic braces, implants, the tongue, and gums.

GBT uses a stream of pressurized warm water, air, and powder to remove sticky biofilm plaque from your teeth. This comfortable stream of water and powder removes stains and bacteria from even the most hard-to-reach places without pain.

Your hygienist will no longer need to use heavy vibration, gritty pastes, or scraping with sharp, painful instruments to deliver you a clean and healthy smile!

What are the benefits of GBT?

You’ll experience more effective and comfortable dental cleanings with GBT including:

  • Shorter treatment time
  • No scraping
  • Comfort
  • Fights cavities and gum disease
  • Whiter teeth

We know you’ll love getting a GBT cleaning. No scraping with sharp, painful instruments means less sensitivity from your cleanings. You’ll be more comfortable with the use of warm water during the cleaning, and less gritty paste or heavy vibration. It’s the ideal cleaning solution for patients with dental anxiety or sensitivity issues. You’ll also experience more effective stain removal from GBT than you can from traditional dental cleanings.

A beautiful smile can light up a room. Contact us today to schedule your appointment to create your own beautiful smile with Guided Biofilm Therapy.