Preventative care is one of the best ways to make sure you have a healthy smile. Not only will visiting the dentist every six months help you monitor your teeth closely, but professional dental cleanings will also reduce the risk of cavities, gum disease, and other bad news.

But you may actually have a better solution than traditional cleaning. Check out this article to learn more about an innovative way to maintain your smile: Guided Biofilm Therapy.

How Does Guided Biofilm Therapy Work? 

Guided Biofilm Therapy provides a more comfortable way to remove plaque and tartar buildup that is also gentler on your tooth enamel.

Traditional methods involve manually scraping off these deposits from the surface of your teeth, which could be painful for patients with a lot of tartar. Guided Biofilm Therapy involves applying a special dye to the teeth, which spots the areas where plaque and tartar have built up. 

Then, an airflow tool is used to dislodge the deposits through fine particles, heat, and water. Once completed, the dentist can gently remove the plaque and tartar from your teeth without having to forcefully scrape. 

How Is Guided Biofilm Therapy Different from Traditional Dental Cleanings?

Here are the main differences between these two preventative treatments

  • Minimal scraping: Guided Biofilm Therapy still involves some scraping, but the process is not as harsh as traditional cleanings, where you have to manually remove the plaque and tartar build-up.
  • Less pain: Patients with a lot of tartar buildup or sensitive teeth can have a difficult time sitting through a traditional dental cleaning. They can experience a lot of pain and discomfort, to the point where the session may need to be broken down into multiple appointments to complete. With Guided Biofilm Therapy, the pain and discomfort are almost nonexistent.
  • Not as loud: People with dental anxiety or special needs may not be able to take the strange sounds of traditional dental cleanings. The tools used during it can be scary for people who generally have a hard time seeing the dentist. Guided Biofilm Therapy is a much gentler procedure that can help these patients feel at ease.
  • Cleaner teeth: Guided Biofilm Therapy leverages advanced technologies to provide more comprehensive cleaning for patients. The dye used in the beginning allows the dentist to spot all the areas where plaque and tartar have built up and not rely solely on a visual inspection.

Interested in Guided Biofilm Therapy? We can help!

If you have a harder time sitting through routine dental cleanings or simply want to try out the new Guided Biofilm Therapy, Dr. Ghina Morad would happily introduce you to this better way to clean your smile!

Request a Guided Biofilm Therapy consultation with Ghina Morad, DMD, online, or call us at (650) 592-6396 if you have more questions about this treatment.