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Guided Biofilm Therapy for better dental cleanings

Professional prevention management is the go-to for today’s well-informed patients. With the growing importance of staying fit and healthy, there is a strong desire for patients to interrelate it with their oral health. As per a survey, more than 90% of 2,70,000 patients suggested GBT to others in comparison to the conventional methods. GBT is a culmination of an efficient, modern technological boom that collaborates with dentists to deliver excellent dental cleaning and preventive care at a personal level. A Guided Biofilm Therapy Provider showcases a positive encounter with a patient who lacks discomfort and fosters patient loyalty with gentle and accurate dental care. Consequently, it contributes to the success of the dental care provider and patients’ happiness.

GBT is a novel approach with immense advantages to treat plaque and tartar whether it has just developed or a matured biofilm. Firstly, let us have a quick understanding of what a dental biofilm is. Well, it is a polymicrobial entity that begins its development on biotic and abiotic surfaces which can be either hard or soft tissues of the oral cavity or inanimate surfaces that could range from orthodontic bands to invisible aligners, or prostheses. It starts by deteriorating the periodontal and peri-implant health. It begins its growth on the tooth or implant surface. The supra and subgingival dental plaque biofilm forms on areas that are hard to reach which mostly compromises routine oral care.

How does Guided Biofilm Therapy work?

The disclosing agent: The plaque and tartar buildup on the tooth surface is made visible to the patient and the dentist by using a nontoxic substance known as the disclosing agent which is a binding agent that colours the bacterial deposit on the tooth. The process known to be a plaque detector helps the patient and the dentist to see the state of dental hygiene. It enables the dentist to ensure that the plaque deposits are completely removed. It improves clinical results and motivates patients to have dental cleanups on a regular basis to prevent periodontal disease. With the latest technologies like Fluorescence Technology, the dentist can easily visualize the biofilm and perform targeted cleaning.

The air polishing devices: With principles like the “venturi” powder chamber principle, the mixture of air and powder is created by combining the carburetor technique and swirling. The second principle is the pressurization of air into the powder chamber that reaches  the outlet by swirling action and the air-powder slurry is formed. Some of the air polishing devices that offer accurate plaque removal are :

– Sodium Bicarbonate Powder Air Polishers: a mixture of air, water, and sodium bicarbonate powder effectively removes plaque and is best suitable for sensitive gums and oral tissues.

– Glycine powder air polishers are less abrasive compared to Sodium Bicarbonate. It is helpful to treat patients with exposed dentin or fragile restorations.

– Ultrasonic Air Polishers work with a combination of ultrasonic vibrations with air polishing technology. It is suitable for mature and stubborn calculus deposits.

Every air-polishing device has its own merits. It allows the dentist to perform the cleaning process in a customized way. The dentist chooses the polishing device that suits the patient’s oral health. Therefore the dentist achieves optimal results in plaque removal.

Other latest technologies include Intraoral cameras which make the therapy futuristic with high-definition images of the mouth, ensuring accuracy and precise assessment of oral health. Digital imaging technology is another aid that personalizes the treatment with detailed digital scans of the teeth and gums.

In comparison with the traditional scaling and root planning (SRP) treatment which gained popularity for its plaque debridement mechanism, the new age GBT is a precision-based method. It conceptualizes special oral care and treatment of plaque removal with the best devices and pain management techniques. Its differentiation is undoubtedly the protocol.

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