What is Guided Biofilm Therapy?
Guided Biofilm Therapy is a new, advanced way of delivering dental hygiene, with no pain reported in 95% of treatments. This soft and gentle therapy includes warm Airflow and anti-microbial treatments giving a thorough dental clean which is safe for the most sensitive teeth, and also for dental implants, crowns and veneers.
Why Is Guided Biofilm Therapy a Game Changer?
Dental biofilm is the main cause of dental decay, gum and implant infections. Gum disease can increase the risk of systemic diseases, such as cardiovascular and respiratory disease, arthritis or diabetes.
Regular oral hygiene, combined with professional measures keeps biofilm under control – for a better oral and systemic health.
Maintain Orthodontic Appliances
Preserve Healthy Teeth
Preserve Aesthetic Restorations
Award-winning Hygienist, Faye Donald
Faye is a multi-award winning and highly experienced GDC Registered Dental Hygienist with a special interest in managing complex periodontal problems and providing pain free Guided Biofilm Therapy.
After graduating from Leeds in 2001, Faye went on to complete the National Certificate in Counselling Skills & Behavioural Therapy in order to offer additional support to those patients with dental anxieties and elevated emotional needs. In 2016, she underwent training in Switzerland to become a certified Swiss Dental Academy Trainer and now delivers education courses on AIRFLOW® and Guided Biofilm Therapy® to fellow professionals within the dental industry.
Faye lectures at dental events both nationally and internationally. She is current chairperson for the North East region of the British Society for Dental Hygienists and Therapists and is a key opinion leader for OralB.
Faye has been voted winner of Best Dental Hygienist UK in 2014 & 2017and voted winner of Dental Hygienist of the Year UK in 2014. She is an experienced and highly motivated Hygienist whose passion lies in delivering high quality, prevention based, patient centred care.
STEP 1 - ASSESS
Full gum health examination. Screening for Gingivitis (bleeding gums), Periodontitis (gum disease) and halitosis (bad breath) Caries (tooth decay) risk assessment.
STEP 2 - DISCLOSE
Make Biofilm visible:
Use of an organic dye to highlight & record biofilm (plaque) present on the teeth. The colour will guide biofilm detection and ensure 100% removal.
STEP 3 - EDUCATE
Bespoke Oral Hygiene Advice
Personalised instruction to suit your needs and achieve optimum oral health status.
STEP 4 - WARM AIRFLOW
Remove Biofilm and Stains
The use AIRFLOW with a warm gentle spray and soft antimicrobial powder to gently wash away biofilm, plaque and stains from all surfaces including teeth, dentures, implants, restorations, tongue and gums leaving a super fresh and biofilm free mouth.
STEP 5 - PERIOFLOW
Remove Biofilm from under the gums
Where required, we use a slender, bendy AIRFLOW nozzle to gently navigate around implants and into gum pockets. This painless procedure delivers the antimicrobial powder under the gum line where bacteria that cause gum disease like to breed.
STEP 6 - NO PAIN PIEZON PS
Remove remaining calculus and tartar
This minimally invasive instrument is used with warm water to gently remove any remaining calculus deposits.
STEP 7 - CHECK
Assess and protect
A final check of the teeth once clean and free from stains & debris. A clear gel or paste is applied to provide a protective fluoride coating and replace essential proteins.
STEP 8 - REPORT & RECALL
Oral health report
Discuss the findings from your GBT visit and receive a report on your current gum health status. Establish a recall frequency that’s right for your needs.