June 20, 2024

At Ten Dental, we’re always thinking of ways to keep up with changes in dentistry so we can improve the care we offer you: our incredible patients! By investing in the latest technologies, we can better care for your oral health, helping you keep your natural teeth for life.


One such innovation has revolutionised dental hygiene: Guided Biofilm Treatment (GBT). Recently, we invested in two brand-new machines, giving you access to the most thorough hygiene treatment on the market. Here’s everything you need to know before booking a GBT appointment.


What is Guided Biofilm Therapy (GBT)?

Guided Biofilm Therapy is a modern dental hygiene procedure that employs state-of-the-art techniques to remove dental plaque, stains, and biofilm from teeth. The system uses a combination of advanced tools and technologies, including airflow devices, to create a powerful yet gentle cleaning experience that effectively manages biofilm without the discomfort often associated with traditional methods.


How does it work?

GBT involves a systematic approach using specialised equipment to ensure thorough plaque and biofilm removal. The procedure typically includes the following steps:

  1. Assessment: we will assess your oral health using advanced techniques and tools to identify areas of plaque and biofilm build-up.
  2. Detection: we’ll use a special blue disclosing solution to highlight areas where biofilm is present but not visible to the naked eye.
  3. Application: we’ll direct a gentle stream of air, water, and powder onto the surfaces of your teeth and along the gumline, effectively removing debris and stains.
  4. Results: you’ll leave with a noticeably cleaner, brighter smile, and improved oral health.

Our expert dental hygienists guide you through each step, ensuring a comprehensive and comfortable cleaning experience.


How Does GBT differ from a traditional scale and polish?

Traditional scale and polish procedures involve the use of manual or ultrasonic instruments to remove plaque and tartar from tooth surfaces. Whilst effective, these methods can sometimes cause discomfort, and patients may experience sensitivity during and after the procedure.


Guided Biofilm Therapy, on the other hand, offers a gentler alternative. With GBT, we use a dye to disclose biofilm, ensuring that all areas needing attention are addressed. The airflow device used in GBT is gentler and more precise than traditional polishing methods, reducing the risk of enamel damage and making the experience more comfortable for patients, especially those with sensitive teeth.


What makes it such an effective treatment?

  • Efficient plaque removal: The combination of advanced tools effectively removes dental plaque, stains, and biofilm, promoting optimal oral hygiene.
  • Minimally invasive: GBT is a minimally invasive procedure that eliminates the need for aggressive scraping or manual scaling, reducing discomfort and sensitivity.
  • Reduced risk of enamel damage: The fine powder used in the airflow device is less abrasive than traditional polishing pastes, minimising the risk of enamel damage.
  • A more comfortable experience: Many patients find GBT more comfortable than traditional scale and polish procedures, making it an ideal choice for those with dental anxiety or sensitivity.
  • A comprehensive clean: GBT can reach areas that may be challenging to access with traditional methods, ensuring a more thorough cleaning experience.


Try GBT treatment at Ten Dental for just £20!

For a limited time only, you can get GBT treatment for just £20 extra on top of your standard hygiene cost! When booking a hygiene appointment, you can add GBT to your standard scale and polish for a deeper, more comprehensive clean.

Act fast and book now, as this is an introductory offer, and the price will rise to £30 soon.


Ask your expert dentist in South West London about GMS treatment

At Ten Dental, we believe in providing our patients with the latest and most comfortable dental care options. Our investment in EMS Guided Biofilm Treatment machines exemplifies our commitment to innovation and patient-centric care.


If you’re seeking a dentist or hygienist who embraces cutting-edge technologies for your oral health and want to experience the difference GBT can make for yourself, get in touch to book a hygiene appointment at our local practice today.