Dr. Anthony Leung
Guided Biofilm Therapy
Guided biofilm is an innovative approach to cleaning teeth. Using warm water and special Erythritol powder, this Swiss made Airflow machine provides a gentler way to remove plaque and bacteria which is responsible for inflammation.
What is Biofilm?
Biofilm is an invisible layer of plaque and bacteria that is the main cause of gingivitis, gum disease (periodontitis), and cavities. It is a highly organized community of bacteria and very sticky. It’s very difficult to remove when established. The problem is that if is not completely removed, your issues and symptoms will not resolve. There is also a correlation to other systemic issues like heart disease and diabetes.
We start by painting a special purple dye that specifically stains the biofilm so that it is visible. This allows us to focus on the areas that need the most attention and helps us educate you on where to brush and floss.
We use a gentle spray that removes this biofilm and staining. It’s also great to remove any other stains from tea, coffee, red wine and other foods. After this step, the piezo ultrasonic removes the remaining calculus buildup in a minimally invasive way.