Our dentists and team are proud to use Guided Biofilm Therapy (GBT) to give you a more effective and comfortable hygiene experience in our office. This innovative option for dental cleanings is designed to transform your patient experience, trading more traditional cleaning methods for a revolutionary, completely comfortable alternative that will give you a more thorough treatment.

GBT is provided to help manage dental biofilm and promote better oral health. Dental biofilm, or plaque, is the yellowish layer of bacteria that build up on your teeth over time. If not removed through a combination of good oral hygiene habits at home and regular professional preventive care, plaque will eventually lead to tooth decay, gum disease and a number of other oral problems. GBT is a new approach to removing this biofilm and other potentially damaging factors from your mouth.

GBT works using the EMS Air Flow® system, which involves the use of a fine spray of warmed water and special powder to provide you with a gentle deep clean of your tooth surfaces both above and below the gumline. This minimally invasive treatment can easily reach all areas of your mouth, and is safe to use on all surfaces, including natural teeth, restorations, implants, orthodontic braces, the tongue and gums. GBT is a great option for patients of all ages and with all levels of oral health, and is both more thorough and more comfortable than traditional cleaning methods. This treatment is also an excellent choice for individuals with stained or discolored teeth – in fact, we recommend that you receive a GBT cleaning before your teeth whitening treatment to achieve the best results for your smile!

When you receive Guided Biofilm Therapy, our dentists will:

  1. Complete a comprehensive dental assessment to identify any areas of concern in your mouth.
  2. Apply a colored dye to your teeth to determine the precise location of any biofilm.
  3. Discuss your brushing and cleaning techniques at home, as well as your diet and other factors which impact your oral health.
  4. Begin providing GBT to remove biofilm and stains. There will be no direct contact with your teeth, but you may feel a slight sensation from the air and warmed water in your mouth.

We invite you to call Chestnut Family Dentistry today at 828-255-0936 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Wendy Willoughby or Dr. Teresa Bare and learn more about Guided Biofilm Therapy in Asheville, North Carolina!