Guided Biofilm Therapy (GBT)

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Guided Biofilm Therapy (GBT)


Tartar removal is important to maintaining good oral health.  Once thick plaque is formed on the surface of your teeth, it will damage your oral health and cause many other problems.  Guided Biofilm Therapy (GBT) was developed to do more than just remove tartar.  It can eliminate microbial plaque which is the culprit of tartar, tooth decay and gum disease.  GBT can clean teeth surface more gently and thoroughly, so you can be confident with your healthy oral hygiene for a long time.

What are Biofilms? 

Biofilms are microbial growth that covers the surface of your teeth all the time, especially around the exposed surface, the base of teeth and edges of gum.  When saliva forms on the surface of the teeth, these microorganisms will begin to accumulate thicker and thicker.  The new layers may not be too sticky but the longer they stay, the harder they become.  You can observe by touching them with your tongue to feel the roughness.   If you brush your teeth incorrectly or not clean enough, they can cause tooth decay and gum disease.

What is Guided Biofilm Therapy (GBT)?

GBT is an innovative way to dental cleaning that does not only remove plaque from your teeth surface, but also eliminates biofilm or microbial film.  It helps strengthen your oral hygiene, protects you from tooth decay and gum disease.

How GBT Works

GBT treatment includes:

  1. The dentist will apply Plaque Disclosing Gel which is a blue watery gel on your teeth to reveal where the plaque is hidden because plaque is difficult to spot with the naked eye. 
  2. The dentist will remove the dye which will reveal where the plaque is in 2 colors:
    • Blue or dark blue is the older plaque that accumulates for more than 48 hours.
    • Purple or red is a thin plaque that accumulates less than 48 hours.
  3. The dentist will show you the color of your plaque and recommend how to take care of your oral hygiene correctly.
  4. Then, your teeth will be cleaned thoroughly with Airflow.
  5. Airflow Master will be used to eliminate plaques.
  6. The dentist will reexamine the teeth after the treatment to ensure that there is no plaque left over on your teeth surface.

What is Airflow Technology?

It is a hygiene treatment that removes stains on the surface of the teeth, even around the hard-to-reach area. Water mixed with cleaning powder is sprayed on the surface of your teeth and crevices.  It can remove particles as small as 14 microns without any pain or irritation to the gum.

How Long Does GBT Treatment Last?

It takes about 30-45 minutes.  If the plaque is thick, it will take longer.  This depends on the dental health of each patient. 

How to take care of your oral hygiene after the treatment

After the GBT treatment, the teeth surface will be easily stained. Therefore, we recommend the patients avoid eating or drinking anything with colors for at least 3 hours.  

The Advantages of GBT

  • Thorough teeth cleaning 
  • Pain-free with no irritation
  • Protect from tooth decay and gum disease
  • Smooth teeth and feel comfortable on the mouth to give you total confidence
  • No age limitation for treatment

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