Guided Biofilm Therapy
At Dr. Jay M. Azling, DDS & Associates, we are proud to introduce our patients to the biggest “game changer” in dental hygiene in the past several decades. Guided Biofilm Therapy (GBT) is a revolutionary dental hygiene system that replaces old-fashioned scaling and polishing. It was developed in Switzerland by researchers and developers at EMS (Electro Medical Systems) and in many European countries is now considered the “standard of care” for dental offices. At Dr. Azling’s office, we now have the unique opportunity to be at the forefront of this technology here in the US. The equipment used in GBT professional cleanings is a significant investment and Dr. Azling is proud to bring it to his patients at no additional cost to them.
GBT is truly a SPA experience for the mouth that provides comfort while removing 100% of biofilm without any damage to the teeth, root surfaces, restorations and gums. As a major shift from traditional dental hygiene systems, GBT uses AIRFLOW® technology, warm water, air, and non-abrasive Erythritol powder to remove biofilm with the most comfortable technique, even for our most sensitive patients. Using a specifically designed handpiece and the GBT protocol, we disrupt and remove billions of bacteria in a methodology that is backed by science and proven to be the most comprehensive, effective, and gentle hygiene experience. Using EMS AIRFLOW®, AIRFLOW® PLUS POWDER (Erythritol powder) and PIEZON® PS no pain technology, the protocol for GBT ensures consistent, high-quality treatment through a systematic approach.
WHAT IS BIOFILM
Biofilm is colonies of bacteria and micro-organisms that multiply and adhere to surfaces in your mouth. These surfaces include your teeth and roots, crowns and veneers, partials, dentures, appliances, night guards, clear aligners, orthodontic brackets, tissues and even your tongue. Biofilm contains pathogenic, harmful bacteria that can cause local and systemic diseases. If left to multiply, these “bad” bacteria cause an imbalance (or dysbiosis) in the mouth causing gingivitis, periodontal disease, bad breath, tooth decay, tooth loss and implant loss. Studies also show that biofilm elicits systemic diseases and increases the risks of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, respiratory disorders, premature birth, cancers, stroke and more. In other words, pathogenic Biofilm is BAD!
Biofilm is invisible to the naked eye. To see where your biofilm is residing, we place a specialized colored solution on your teeth which illuminates biofilm. This process enables your hygienist to effectively remove all of your biofilm and at the same time, allows them to offer more specific education as to where and how you can more effectively manage your biofilm with home care aids.
Dr. Azling has always been committed to providing our patients with the highest quality of care through leading-edge technology and instruments. As stated perfectly in our mission statement…