Guided Biofilm Therapy - 8-Step Process

Guided Biofilm Therapy - 8-Step Process

 

8-Step Process

 

Assess

FORMULATE AN INDIVIDUALIZED TREATMENT APPROACH
Start by rinsing with an antimicrobial mouth rinse. Review medical history, then probe and screen for evidence of health vs. disease and modifiable risk factors.


Disclose

MAKE BIOFILM VISIBLE
Using a disclosing solution, show your patient their biofilm. The color will guide the biofilm removal.
Once it’s removed, calculus is easier to detect.

gbt disclosure before
gbt disclosure after

Motivate

RAISE AWARENESS & TEACH
Emphasize prevention, modifiable risk factors and daily disease control. Instruct patients on strategies to preserve oral health.


Airflow

REMOVE BIOFILM & STAINS ON NATURAL TEETH, RESTORATIONS & IMPLANTS
Use 14 micron PLUS Powder to remove biofilm supra-and subgingivally up to 4mm. If needed, use Classic Powder first for heavy stains.
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Perioflow

REMOVE BIOFILM IN >4MM POCKETS*
Use PLUS Powder on teeth and implants, including interproximally, with the PERIOFLOW nozzle.


Ultrasonic & Hand Instruments

REMOVE REMAINING CALCULUS
Use the minimally invasive Hu-Friedy EMS PS instrument on natural teeth and the Hu-Friedy EMS PI instrument around implants and restorations. Finish with hand instrumentation, if necessary.
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Check

MAKE YOUR PATIENT SMILE
Do a final check for remaining biofilm and ensure calculus is fully removed. Accurately diagnose caries and protect with fluoride.


Recare

HEALTHY PATIENT = HAPPY PATIENT
Ask your patient how he or she enjoyed the treatment. Then, schedule recare frequency according to risk assessment

 

 

Guided Biofilm Therapy is for Everyone

 

PROPHYLAXIS / GENERAL DENTISTRY

 

  • GBT is the new approach in professional prophylaxis for biofilm management.
  • GBT is the foundation of a successful prevention of periodontal and peri-implant disease.
  • GBT plays an important role in maintaining oral health helping prevent/control oral/systemic diseases such as atherosclerosis, respiratory problems, erectile dysfunction, diabetes, heart problems...
  • GBT helps early detection of white spots and caries hence being minimally invasive.

ORTHODONTICS

 

  • GBT is the systematic approach for  prevention and maintenance of all orthodontic appliances.
  • GBT hinders gingival overgrowth, gingivitis and recession.
  • GBT helps early detection and subsequent prevention of white spots and caries.
  • GBT maintains integrity of the orthodontic appliances hence minimizing biofilm accumulation.

IMPLANTOLOGY

 

  • GBT is the only predictable solution for implant maintenance.
  • Treating mucositis with GBT can help prevent peri-implantitis.
  • GBT is indispensable for pre-treatment, post-operative and life long maintenance of implants.

PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY

 

  • GBT is NO PAIN.
  • GBT helps to motivate and encourage oral hygiene in young children.
  • GBT builds trust and confidence in the clinician, increasing long term recall which is the basis for a preservation of natural teeth.
  • GBT increases compliance in children and adolescence.
  • GBT is an optimal tool for patient education, caries prevention and early detection.

AESTHETIC DENTISTRY

 

  • GBT is an effective and minimally invasive procedure to maintain the surface integrity of veneers, crowns and aesthetic restorations.
  • GBT should be used prior to bleaching, placing restorations and taking impressions.

PERIODONTOLOGY

 

  • GBT is an integral part of non-surgical periodontal therapy.
  • GBT is part of the preparation procedure before any surgical act.
  • GBT encourages higher patient motivation in addition to building trust and confidence in the clinician.
  • GBT is a key factor for a long term maintenance after all periodontal treatments.
  • GBT reduces sensitivity due to its minimal invasiveness.
  • GBT assures a quality treatment with precision & safety.
  • GBT guarantees maximum patient comfort.

GERODONTOLOGY

 

  • GBT is the optimal solution for the elderly with a combination of different situations such as inflamed tissues, recessions, caries, restorations, implants, xerostomia and compromised physical abilities making oral care a challenge.
  • GBT is great to increase patient compliance and motivation.
  • GBT is exceptionally gentle and safe for the elderly. 

ENDODONTOLOGY

 

  • GBT is recommended before endodontic treatments to work in a clean environment reducing overall bacterial load and minimize chances of infection.
  • GBT is necessary to maintain and control crowns and bridges post treatment.

ORAL SURGERY

 

  • GBT is recommended before and after any surgical procedure, to remove biofilm and work in a clean environment.

 

 

The Aim of Guided Biofilm Therapy

 


PRESERVE HEALTHY TEETH

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.


MAINTAIN ORTHODONTIC APPLIANCES

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.


PREVENT CARIES

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.


TREAT EXPOSED DENTINE

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.


DETECT CARIES AT AN EARLY STAGE

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.


PRESERVE AESTHETIC RESTORATIONS

To avoid gum recession - critical factorwhen it comes to aesthetic restorations- biofilm must be removed regularly. GBTprotects your smile through effective but gentle biofilm removal around restoration margins.GBT inhibits stains and colorations.


PRESERVE HEALTHY SOFT TISSUES

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.


MAINTAIN IMPLANTS

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.


TREAT GINGIVITIS

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.


TREAT MUCOSITIS

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.


TREAT PERIODONTITIS

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.

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*up to 5mm in U.S.; 10mm in Canada