Our state-of-the-art guided biofilm therapy is underpinned by Swiss innovation and is the modern minimally-invasive method of stabilising your oral hygiene.
Guided biofilm therapy can:
You may know dental biofilm by its more common name: plaque. Even with a 5-star oral hygiene routine, plaque (a yellow layer of bacteria) can build up over weeks and months. Keeping plaque buildup under control prevents gum disease-related symptoms and ensures the long-term health of your gums and teeth.
Guided biofilm therapy is an 8-point process developed to diagnose, treat, and prevent gum disease. The 8 steps are:
Step 1: Diagnosis
A thorough examination of your mouth for evidence of gingivitis and periodontitis.
Step 2: Disclose
A special paste is used to show clients the invisible plaque that coats their teeth. This is removed, making it easier for your hygienist to identify and remove every last bit of tartar (which is hardened plaque).
Step 3: Educate
We will speak to you about how you can adapt your lifestyle to reduce the need for gum disease-related treatment in the future.
Step 4: Airflow®
Part of the guided biofilm therapy is the use of the innovative, thorough, and gentle Airflow® method. This thoroughly removes stubborn stains.
Step 5: Perioflow®
Perioflow® technology may be used to target biofilm that is within your periodontal pockets (the area in which your teeth sit).
Step 6: Piezon
We use minimally-invasive scalers and a gentle approach to complete the deep cleaning of your teeth.
Step 7: Control
A complete check of your mouth is carried out to make sure every bit of biofilm is removed.
Step 8: Recall
We will recommend when you should come back and see us, so we can ensure any problems are now stabilised and can be managed with standard hygiene treatment methods.
The Airflow® system uses a gentle mixture of water, compressed air and powder particles, which are sprayed onto your teeth. This technique is extremely effective at reaching virtually all the surfaces in your mouth, including soft tissues and restorations like implants.
Our Perioflow® system will target the biofilm that’s found its way beneath the gum line, where Airflow® cannot reach.
Both of these elements of guided biofilm therapy are considered the most effective way to deal with gingivitis and can prevent you from needing surgical hygienist treatment in the future.
Read more about the innovation behind guided biofilm therapy here.