Guided Biofilm Therapy
Guided Biofilm Therapy Miranda
For many years, little has changed in the approach to the prevention and treatment of tooth decay and gum disease.
The simple message for all patients has always been, and must remain, “eat less sugars and clean teeth better”.
While this message remains true, at VIP Dental Clinic Miranda, the mode of delivery for preventive dental care is about to change forever and become:
- More comfortable,
- Minimally invasive
- More effective
- Reducing anxiety for patients.
Guided Biofilm Therapy is the systematic, predictable solution for dental biofilm management in professional prophylaxis using state-of-the-art AIRFLOW®, PERIOFLOW® and PIEZON® technologies.
The treatment consists of laser treatment protocols based on individual patient diagnosis and risk assessment to achieve optimal results.
Guided Biofilm Therapy is given in the least invasive way, with the highest comfort levels, safety and efficiency.
Guided Biofilm Therapy includes Oral Hygiene Instructions with Philips Sonicare toothbrushes and Airfloss plus patient education and motivation to maintain teeth and dental implants for as long as possible.
Guided Biofilm Therapy is the superior choice for:
Guided Biofilm Therapy Benefits
SAFE AND EFFECTIVE
Guided Biofilm Therapy is minimally invasive and reduces the need for hand and sonic/ultrasonic instruments. It is safe, effective and gentle to teeth, soft tissues and dental implants. It can also be applied to minor caries and perio prevention in children and teenagers.
Guided Biofilm Therapy begins with the use of a disclosing agent to guide your Miranda dentist to remove all biofilm during professional laser disinfection/decontamination procedures. This ensures complete biofilm removal.
COMFORTABLE AND TIME-SAVING TREATMENT
A minimally invasive protocol that enables you to significantly reduce treatment time in comparison to the standard PMPR (curettes & rubber cups)
Guided Biofilm Therapy is part of a comprehensive preventive concept – to preserve the patients’ oral health – and to make patients feel good.
The Enemy of a Healthy Mouth
Plaque is a combination of bacteria that thrive in the mouth, and the protein is derived from saliva.
This protein provides the “matrix” or glue that gives structure to the bacterial accumulation holding all the bacteria together.
It also adheres the plaque film to the teeth and other surfaces.
This plaque film is called a “biofilm”
It is adherent to the teeth, gums, cheeks, tongue, tooth fillings, dentures, orthodontic brackets, indeed anything found in the mouth.
Biofilm is the root of all evil in the mouth
Biofilm is the cause of tooth decay, periodontal disease and infections like wisdom tooth-related infections.
Biofilm removal can be extremely challenging mainly because it is so adherent to any surface it sticks to.
Incorrect or inefficient toothbrushing often leaves considerable quantities of biofilm attached in the mouth.
However, because it is hard to see, patients are often unaware of its presence, but its damage and disease activity continues.
How does Guided Biofilm Therapy (GBT) work?
The mouth is subject for bacteriological analysis to identify any tooth decay or gum disease. This allows your dental hygienist to assess your treatment needs.
Teeth are disclosed with a dye that makes the biofilm visible. The patient is then shown any problematic areas, which will help to personalise your oral hygiene routine. The colour will also serve as the guide in the biofilm removal.
Depending on the patient’s needs, a combination of up to three cleaning systems is used to gently remove the biofilm, staining and light deposits.
These procedures are so gentle that they can be used on natural teeth, restorations, orthodontic braces, implants, the tongue and gums.
The final check makes sure all biofilm and deposits have been removed and screens one last time for any remaining decay. Teeth are then sealed with a fluoride seal.
Based on oral hygiene and a risk assessment, the patient’s next appointment will be scheduled, usually between 3 to 6 months.
Guided Biofilm Therapy in Miranda
Frequently Asked Questions
Listed below are the most commonly asked questions we receive from our patients.
Biofilm is a cream-coloured, gel-like material, closely matching the colour of the underlying tooth or root surface. It is difficult to see, but it can effectively obscure the underlying calculus deposits, stain and even areas of dental decay.
- Airflow therapy is a treatment that removes stubborn stains on your teeth, plaque and discolouration using water, compressed air and fine powder particles.