The Benefits of Guided Biofilm Therapy and EMS Airflow Technology

The Benefits of Guided Biofilm Therapy and EMS Airflow Technology

Preventative dental care is the cornerstone of maintaining a healthy mouth and a vibrant smile. This encompasses a range of practices, from daily brushing and flossing to regular dental check-ups and cleanings. The primary goal is to prevent the onset of dental issues such as cavities, gingivitis, and periodontitis, which can lead to more severe health complications if left unaddressed.

Oral health is intrinsically linked to our overall health. Neglecting oral hygiene can lead to dental problems, which can have far-reaching implications. For instance, periodontal disease is associated with an increased risk of heart disease and stroke, underscoring the need for regular dental care. All of these issues can be picked up at your teeth cleaning appointment.

The evolution of dental technologies has significantly improved the quality and comfort of preventative treatments – and made the whole experience calmer and more enjoyable. Say goodbye to dental scrapers, traditional dental instruments, and abrasive pastes. Guided Biofilm Therapy and the EMS Airflow technology are prime examples of dental practice advancements.

person with mouth open having biofilm colouring material place on teeth

What is Guided Biofilm Therapy?

Guided Biofilm Therapy, supported by the EMS Airflow system, is an innovative approach in dental care that focuses on managing and removing biofilm – a key factor in preventing and treating periodontal diseases and caries.

Here is an overview of what guided biofilm therapy entails:

Identification of Biofilm

The first step in guided biofilm therapy is to make the plaque visible. This is usually done using a disclosing purple solution, which colours the plaque/biofilm, making it easily visible to the dentist and the patient. This helps the dentist and the patient see where plaque accumulation is happening.

Patient Education

By disclosing the biofilm, dentists can educate patients about plaque accumulation areas and the importance of oral hygiene. This step is crucial for motivating patients to improve their home care routine.

Air Polishing and Ultrasonic Scaling

Once the biofilm is identified, the next step is to remove it. Guided biofilm therapy utilises air polishing devices, like the EMS Airflow Dental Spa machine, which uses a mixture of air, water, and fine powder to gently and effectively remove biofilm from teeth, gums, and hard-to-reach areas in a minimally invasive way. For more challenging deposits like tartar, ultrasonic scalers and oral cleaning applications may be used.

Minimally Invasive Way

Guided biofilm therapy focuses on being minimally invasive. The use of air polishing is less abrasive than traditional scaling methods, which can sometimes be harsh on the teeth and gums and provides a more relaxing dental clean. This gentler approach particularly benefits patients with gum inflammation, tooth sensitivities or dental anxieties.

Customised Treatment Plans

Guided biofilm therapy is tailored to individual needs, depending on the extent of biofilm accumulation and the patient’s oral health status. This personalised approach ensures that each patient receives the most appropriate and effective treatment from dental professionals.

Maintenance and Prevention

Guided biofilm therapy emphasises the importance of ongoing care and prevention. Following the treatment, your dental hygienist or dentists can advise on maintaining oral hygiene and may schedule regular follow-up appointments to manage biofilm effectively over the long term.

Guided biofilm therapy represents a shift towards a more preventive, patient-friendly approach to dental care. Its focus on identifying and gently removing biofilm, coupled with patient education and customisation, makes it an effective strategy for maintaining oral health and preventing dental diseases.

The EMS Airflow SystemEMS Airflow Dental: A Game-Changer in Dental Hygiene

EMS Airflow Dental Spa represents a significant leap forward in dental cleaning techniques and new technology.

Unlike traditional scale and clean methods, which can be uncomfortable and less efficient, the EMS Airflow uses a combination of air, warm water, and a very fine sweet powder to remove plaque deposits, dental biofilm, and stains from your teeth.

This method is more effective and gentler in removing plaque and cleaning soft tissues, making it suitable for sensitive patients and those apprehensive about dental procedures or teeth cleaning appointments​​​.

Benefits of EMS Airflow for Patients

Gentleness and Comfort: The EMS Airflow is much gentler than traditional teeth cleaning methods. This is the go-to treatment, which is especially beneficial for patients with sensitive teeth or dental anxiety when it comes to teeth cleaning.

Efficiency in Plaque Removal: It removes plaque/dental biofilm more effectively and quickly than traditional by-hand methods. Teeth feel silky smooth after your teeth cleaning session.

Pain-Free Experience: Many patients find the EMS Airflow treatment pain-free, a significant advantage over the discomfort often associated with scaling.

Safety on Dental Restorations: It’s safe to use on various dental restorations, including veneers, crowns, bridges, and dental implants.

Enhancement of Whitening Procedures: It can complement teeth whitening procedures by removing build-up that could interfere with bleaching.

Educational Aspect: Using EMS Airflow in conjunction with colouring agents can help patients understand the areas in their mouth that require more attention and create better oral hygiene practices​​​.

Why Consider EMS Airflow Treatment?

Considering the benefits of guided biofilm therapy, EMS Airflow is an excellent choice for anyone looking to enhance their dental hygiene routine. It’s particularly recommended for:

  • Patients with sensitive teeth.
  • Those who have had unpleasant experiences with traditional scaling and use sedation.
  • Patients with dental restorations.
  • Anyone seeking a more comfortable and effective dental cleaning experience – the dental spa experience!

Airflow Before and After Images

What are Dental Plaque Deposits?

Dental plaque naturally occurs and can cause various dental problems if not properly managed. Dental plaque is a sticky, colourless, or pale yellow film that forms on the surface of your teeth. It’s a complex biofilm composed of bacteria, saliva, food particles, and other natural substances from your mouth. Here’s what you need to know about dental plaque:

  • Formation: Plaque forms when bacteria in the mouth mix with proteins and food byproducts, leading to a sticky film that adheres to the teeth. This process can start immediately after brushing and continues throughout the day.
  • Composition: Plaque is primarily composed of oral bacteria. The mouth is home to hundreds of different types of bacteria, and when they cluster together on the teeth, they form plaque.
  • Risks Associated with Plaque: If not removed regularly through brushing and flossing, plaque can harden and turn into tartar. Tartar is much harder to remove and can lead to a variety of dental problems, including cavities (tooth decay), gingivitis (inflammation of the gums), and periodontitis (a more severe gum disease).
  • Diet and Lifestyle Factors: Diet plays a significant role in plaque formation. Foods high in sugars and starches contribute to the growth of plaque bacteria, which produce acids that can erode tooth enamel and lead to cavities. Thus, reducing the intake of sugary and starchy foods and drinks can help control plaque buildup.

Teeth Cleaning – How often should I see the Dentist?

The frequency of dental visits can vary depending on individual dental health needs, but general guidelines suggest certain intervals for most people:

  •  Routine Check-Ups: For most individuals, visiting the dentist for a check-up and cleaning every six months is recommended. These regular visits are crucial for early detection and prevention of dental issues.
  • High-Risk Groups: Some people may need to see the dentist more frequently. This includes individuals with a high risk of dental disease, such as those with a history of cavities or gum disease, smokers, diabetics, and those with a weakened immune response to bacterial infection due to illnesses or treatments.
  • Children and Adolescents: It is generally advised that children start dental visits early, typically around when their first tooth appears or by their first birthday. Regular visits can be scheduled similarly to adults, between 6 to 12 months, unless advised otherwise by their dentist.
  • Particular Circumstances: There might be periods when more frequent dental professional visits are necessary, such as for ongoing dental treatments or if you’re dealing with specific issues like braces, dental implants, or other dental appliances that require monitoring.
  • Personalised Dental Care Plan: Ultimately, your dental hygienist or Aria dentist should determine the best dental visit schedule based on your oral health needs. They can create a personalised dental care plan that includes the frequency of check-ups, cleanings, and any other dental treatments you might need.

Airflow machine

Want to try the Airflow Dental Spa experience? Aria can help.

If you want your teeth cleaned, Aria Dental offers the Airflow teeth cleaning experience at our Perth CBD and Midland dental practice.

By choosing advanced state-of-the-art dental treatment options for teeth cleaning, like guided biofilm therapy, over traditional teeth cleaning procedures, you are investing in your health and ensuring a more relaxing process for bright, healthy teeth.

To book a minimally invasive, airflow, or guided biofilm therapy or teeth cleaning appointment – contact our Aria Patient Services team to book an appointment with a dental hygienist or Aria dentist to have your teeth cleaned.

Preventative dental care is essential for maintaining good oral health and overall well-being. Technologies like guided biofilm therapy and the EMS Airflow dental spa have revolutionised your teeth cleaning session, making them more comfortable, efficient, and effective. Enjoy the clinically proven technologies of the EMS Airflow GBT tool paired with fluoride treatment today.

Remember: regular dental visits are not just for teeth cleaning; they are also crucial for early detection of problems like tooth decay, gum disease, and even oral cancer. Early detection often results in more straightforward and less costly treatments.

Contact our Patient Services Team to book your Airflow appointment today!
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