Guided Biofilm Therapy is now available at Dental Works on Cornwall

We are excited to introduce a new, cutting-edge therapy available to the valued patients of Dental Works on Cornwall. Our dental hygiene program will now include Guided Biofilm Therapy (GBT) — a quick, comfortable, non-invasive, and effective way to remove biofilm from the surfaces in your mouth, both above and below the gum line. Not sure what biofilm is? You’re not alone.

What is biofilm?

Biofilm is a layer of microorganisms that grows on surfaces in your mouth. It is mostly made up of bacteria, but often contains some fungi as well. It is colourless which makes it hard to see, but when it hardens and forms tartar, it becomes pale yellow or brown, and begins to stain the tooth. Biofilm causes gingivitis and periodontal disease, so removing it from your teeth before it hardens is an important step in keeping your teeth and gums healthy. Biofilm should be removed by dental professionals in the most effective, least-abrasive way possible, which is why we’re so excited to introduce GBT to our practice.

How does it work?

Typical dental hygiene treatment includes removing biofilm from a patient’s mouth using abrasive tools and pastes. With our new GBT system, our team can now effectively and comfortably clean your teeth using low-abrasive powder and an air polishing tool, allowing us to remove biofilm more effectively, more efficiently, and more comfortably.

A few additional benefits of this technology include warming the water that is used during the hygiene appointment. Anyone with sensitive teeth will really notice the difference. Additionally, it is incredibly effective at removing stains on the entire surface of the tooth—making teeth as clean and white as they can be. Many people say their teeth have never felt cleaner.

This technology provides you with a quicker, more comfortable treatment experience that is better for your oral health. Book your next cleaning appointment here.

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