Dental hygienists are trained to provide care for patients alongside your dentist. Hygienists have undertaken advanced training in the prevention of oral disease and will give specific targeted advice regarding any of your dental concerns or problems such as bad breath. They help prevent dental disease by removing hard deposits of tartar and by motivating you to prevent it forming again with oral hygiene measures and procedures.
Clinically they help to treat and prevent gum disease by scaling and polishing teeth, applying anti-microbial materials and undertake monitoring and screening procedures.
Guided Biofilm Therapy
WHAT IS GBT?
Probe and screen every clinical case:
Healthy teeth, caries, gingivitis, periodontitis Healthy implants, mucositis, peri-implantitis
Make Biofilm visible:
Highlight to patients the disclosed biofilm and their problematic areas with EMS Biofilm Discloser The color will guide biofilm removal Once biofilm is removed, calculus is easier to detect
Raise awareness and teach:
Emphasize on prevention Oral hygiene instruction
Remove biofilm, stains and early calculus:
Use AIRFLOW® for natural teeth, restorations and implants. Remove biofilm supra- and subgingivally up to 4 mm using PLUS 14 μm powder Remove remaining stains on enamel using CLASSIC COMFORT Powder. Also remove biofilm from gingiva, tongue and palate.
Remove biofilm in >4 to 9 mm pockets:
Using PLUS Powder and a nozzle on natural teeth in deep pockets and root furcations and on implants.
Remove remaining calculus:
supra-and sugingivally up to 10 mm calculus removal
Make your patient smile:
Do a final check for remaining biofilm Ensure calculus is fully removed Protect with fluoride
Healthy patient = Happy patient:
Schedule recall frequency according to risk assessment
THE AIM OF GBT
GBT minimizes the use of power and hand instrumentation. AIRFLOW® is minimally invasive on all types of dental tissues: dentine, cementum, enamel and gums. Minimal abrasion for maximum comfort: GBT enables the patient to enjoy natural teeth and implants for much longer.
Orthodontic appliances increase biofilm growth in areas not accessible by daily brushing and traditional prophylaxis. Biofilm creates wire friction, gingivitis and caries. AIRFLOW® with PLUS Powder removes biofilm with full access to critical areas. Safe and effective on teeth and brackets, it prevents caries and hyperplasia.
Biofilm is not always visible to the naked eye. Disclosing biofilm helps to remove all biofilm. GBT prevents caries and gum disease in children and adults. No biofilm = No caries.
Remove exposed biofilm on dentine with AIRFLOW® PLUS Powder and stop the procedure when the color has disappeared. GBT is the only protocol which guarantees minimal invasiveness through direct visual control. AIRFLOW® PLUS Powder with heated water provides maximum comfort and minimal sensitivity.
Caries often develop in areas not accessible by rubber cups or brushes, such as interdental areas, pits and fissures. AIRFLOW® cleans it all. A final check delivers a more accurate, precise and early detection of caries on clean surfaces. Also, it allows fluoride to access a clean tooth more easily.
To avoid gum recession – critical factor when it comes to aesthetic restorations- biofilm must be removed regularly. GBT protects your smile through effective but gentle biofilm removal around restoration margins. GBT inhibits stains and colorations.
GBT step 04 AIRFLOW® removes biofilm in a minimally invasive way. AIRFLOW® PLUS Powder is proven to be gentle on the gingiva and other soft tissues. In contrast, rotary and hand instruments may cause damage.
GBT steps deliver a minimally invasive method to protect implant surfaces. 04 AIRFLOW® and 05 PERIOFLOW® with PLUS Powder are gentle on implant surfaces, while metal instruments may scratch.
AIRFLOW® PLUS Powder easily and safely removes biofilm and early calculus from coronal surfaces and sulcus. The PIEZON® PS NO PAIN Instrument removes the remaining calculus in a minimally invasive way.
While gentle on peri-implant tissues, AIRFLOW® with PLUS Powder safely reaches and cleans any ruggedness on implant surfaces for optimum biofilm removal. GBT is the state-of-the-art approach to implant maintenance.
PERIOFLOW® with PLUS Powder preserves cementum during periodontal maintenance. It effectively removes subgingival biofilm in residual deep pockets. The PIEZON® PS NO PAIN Instrument removes the remaining calculus in a minimally invasive way. Final check ensures that no calculus remains.
PERIOFLOW® with PLUS Powder removes subgingival biofilm with unequalled limitation of peri-implant bleeding. The PIEZON® PI Instrument removes the remaining abutment calculus thereby preserving the implant surface.
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