We Now Offer Guided Biofilm Therapy

We Now Offer Guided Biofilm Therapy

Hello, this is your Lansing dentist, Dr. Jonathan J. Bechtel, DDS and today I have some exciting news to share with you! Bechtel Dentistry is now offering Guided Biofilm Therapy for all dental hygiene appointments!

If you’re someone who cringes at the thought of getting your teeth cleaned because of the potential pain and discomfort, then this new holistic treatment option could be perfect for you! Guided Biofilm Therapy allows us to remove the calcified plaque, staining, and build up on your teeth in a gentle, minimally invasive manner, eliminating the need for excessive scraping and polishing.

As a dental practice whose philosophy is grounded in providing patient-focused care, our goal is to provide you with the most advanced treatment options authenticated by biological science while also prioritizing your comfort and long-term health. Guided Biofilm Therapy is a progressive, holistic approach that minimizes discomfort and effectively reduces the risk of dental disease.

What Is Guided Biofilm Therapy and How Can It Help?

Professional dental cleanings are critical for maintaining good oral health and hygiene. These essential routine visits allow for the removal of harmful plaque and bacteria that have built up on the surface of your teeth over time. While a good amount of this build up can be cleared away with flossing and brushing, some of it is quite stubborn and can only be removed using special tools. This is why it’s important to have your teeth professionally cleaned on a regular basis.

If buildup and bacteria (plaque) are left on your teeth for long enough, they may harden and turn into tartar. The tartar harbors the plaque that creates an inflammatory reaction in the body. Gum disease is a chronic inflammatory disease. The bacteria feed the inflammation. The tartar itself is not causative for disease, it just acts like a condominium for the biofilm to grow and live on.

Guided Biofilm Therapy Removes Harmful Bacteria

Although dental cleanings are important, for some people they can cause anxiety or discomfort. People with sensitive teeth may find the cleaning and polishing process to be somewhat painful. Additionally, the sound of scraping and use of dental tools may cause some people to feel anxious. Guided Biofilm Therapy is an alternative method for removing plaque and tartar in a gentle, minimally invasive way.

Dental plaque is a structurally and functionally organized type of biofilm. Biofilm is a sticky coating made up of bacteria and other microorganisms that collects on your teeth over time, forming a thin outer coating. Traditional dentistry relies on the use of specialized tools, such as a scaler used to scrape the teeth, in order to remove biofilm and plaque.

With Guided Biofilm Therapy, however, the heavy use of such equipment is not as necessary. Biofilm is removed from the teeth using a systematic approach that relies on nothing more than warm water and a fine, specialized powder. This process is much gentler and is not nearly as invasive as traditional dentistry.

What Are the Benefits of Guided Biofilm Therapy?

Guided Biofilm Therapy can be an agreeable option for those seeking a more comfortable, holistic alternative to traditional techniques used for teeth cleaning. It is a scientifically proven, minimally invasive method used to ensure the utmost comfort and safety to our patients. I like to describe it as a wellness spa experience for your whole mouth!

Some of the benefits of visiting Bechtel Dentistry in Lansing for Guided Biofilm Therapy include:
• It’s highly effective for removing biofilm and plaque.
• It removes stubborn stains caused by drinking coffee, tea, dark sodas, and alcohol, using tobacco, or eating highly pigmented foods (think colorful foods and vegetables).
• More of the healthy tooth structure is preserved due to the reduced need for scraping.
• The process is much gentler, less noisy, and more comfortable overall.
• It relies less on powered and handheld dental instruments, which can look and sound intimidating.
• Patients report experiencing little to no pain or discomfort.
• It eliminates the need for polishing with rubber cups and paste.
• Warm water is used instead of cold water, which is better for patients with sensitive teeth.
• In addition to preventing dental disease, it can also help prevent other systemic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, dementia, respiratory disease, and cancer.

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!