Is Guided Biofilm Therapy Right for You?

Is Guided Biofilm Therapy Right for You?

Professional dental cleanings are essential for keeping your teeth and gums healthy. But if you’re like 50-80% of American adults who suffer from dental anxiety, you may find yourself skipping out on your dentist appointments.

If this sounds like your situation, then I have some good news for you! There’s now a gentler, stress-free way to have your teeth cleaned. It’s called Guided Biofilm Therapy and our Lansing patients now have the choice of pursuing this less-invasive alternative instead of traditional dentistry!

Guided Biofilm Therapy Can Help!

Hello, I’m Dr. Jonathan J. Bechtel, DDS, a holistic and biologic Dentist in Lansing, Michigan. Today, I’d like to share some information about a relatively new method for teeth cleaning called Guided Biofilm Therapy.

If you’re someone who hates going to the dentist because you find teeth cleanings to be stressful or painful, Guided Biofilm Therapy could be a great option for you. This minimally-invasive alternative can gently clean your teeth without the need for traditional tooth planing and scaling. Patients generally find the experience to be less stressful and much more comfortable.

Guided Biofilm Therapy: Painless Teeth Cleaning

Guided Biofilm Therapy, sometimes referred to as Airflow Therapy, is a systematic approach to removing biofilm from your teeth. Biofilm is the technical term for the sticky coating made of bacteria and microorganisms that forms on your teeth over time. If left behind after brushing, biofilm can turn into plaque, which eventually hardens and forms tartar. Tartar can harbor harmful bacteria that cause inflammation and contribute to systemic disease.

Traditionally, Dentists use special instruments, such as scalers, to scrape the teeth, removing biofilm and plaque. However, some patients find this process to be painful and feel frightened by the sound of loud equipment and teeth scraping. Guided Biofilm Therapy is a fantastic alternative for people with sensitive teeth or dental anxiety.

This holistic approach relies solely on gentle, minimally invasive techniques, allowing patients to remain comfortable and relaxed. A steady stream of warm water, air, and light powder are applied to the teeth to gently clean them and remove plaque and biofilm. The process is fast, simple, and relatively stress-free.

Am I a Good Candidate for Guided Biofilm Therapy?

You may be a good candidate for GBT if any of the following statements are true for you:
• You have sensitive teeth.
• You avoid professional teeth cleanings because of dental anxiety.
• Power and hand instruments make you nervous.
• You have a very low pain tolerance.
• You prefer conservative dentistry that preserves your natural teeth.
• It’s too painful for you to sit through a normal dental cleaning.
• Your teeth have stains caused by coffee, tea, dark sodas, alcohol, or tobacco.
• You have a history of gum disease or tooth caries.

Schedule an Appointment Today

Bechtel Dentistry is committed to the health, comfort, and safety of our patients. As leaders in our field, we are always investing in new technology, industry advancements, and ongoing education to ensure that our patients receive the very best care possible. We are proud to offer Guided Biofilm Therapy to Lansing and the surrounding area as an advanced, holistic option for maintaining good oral health and hygiene. If you are interested in learning more about Biofilm Therapy, I would be happy to chat with you over the phone or in-person about what the process entails. Contact our office today at 517-882-7132 to schedule your holistic dental service and start your journey to better wellness. We strive to provide the highest level of care with our incredible holistic approach for the comprehensive treatment you need. We’re looking forward to working with you! Call today to schedule an appointment or speak to a member of our team!