Guided Biofilm Therapy – GBT

Pioneering Oral Health through GBT

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What is guided biofilm therapy (GBT)?

Guided Biofilm Therapy (GBT) is a dental hygiene approach that focuses on comprehensively removing dental biofilm (plaque) from the teeth and gums. When we eat or drink food, food particles can mix with saliva and stick to the teeth, which causes the formation of biofilm on teeth. Guided Biofilm Therapy is an advanced method of professional teeth cleaning that incorporates cutting-edge technology and techniques to enhance the effectiveness of dental hygiene procedures.

Guided Biofilm Therapy is designed to be minimally invasive and more comfortable for patients than traditional methods. It aims to provide a more efficient and thorough cleaning while minimizing damage to the tooth enamel. The approach is often tailored to the individual needs of each patient based on their oral health status.

How Much Does Guided Biofilm Therapy Cost?

The cost of guided biofilm therapy can vary depending on several factors, including the dental clinic’s location, the specific dental practice or clinic, and the extent of the treatment needed. Additionally, including other dental services or procedures may affect the overall cost. At Clean Smiles Dental, we base all our pricing on the Alberta Fee Guide, ensuring fair and affordable pricing for our services. 

Contact Clean Smiles Dental Hygiene Clinic to get an accurate estimate of the cost of guided biofilm therapy. We will provide cost estimates based on individual patient needs after evaluating the complexity of the treatment required.

How is EMS GBT performed?

EMS Guided Biofilm Therapy is a multi-step procedure, and here’s how it’s done: 


The process starts with a complete assessment of your oral health, which may involve a review of your dental history and determining your risk for developing dental disorders. This helps in deciding the best treatment plan. 

Biofilm Detection 

Your clinician can detect the presence of biofilm and dental plaque on your teeth and soft tissues using a disclosing solution. This will make rather invisible bacteria (biofilm and plaque) visible in pink and purple shades. This guides the clinicians in removing it efficiently. 

Patient Education 

Most of our patients are fascinated when they see the presence of bacteria so obvious and are thrilled to find out the areas of their mouth that are missed during daily brushing and flossing. It gives us the chance to recommend the best at-home device or product that will be beneficial in specific cases. Our dedicated team provides a customized at-home care plan for our patients and professional treatment plans. This is one of the main reasons why our rate of prevention from cavities is very high. 


One of the key GBT treatments is AIRFLOW® MAX and PERIOFLOW®, in which a mixture of water, air, and tiny powder particles (classic comfort powder) is used to remove biofilm and stains from teeth gently and effectively without harming the enamel, crowns, bridges or implants. 


Calculus (hardened plaque) and bacterial deposits are removed from dental surfaces using EMS Piezon/or ultrasonic scalers (clinician discretion is advised). High-frequency vibrations from Piezoelectric technology break down and remove the particles while minimizing discomfort. 

Tooth polishing 

After removing biofilm and stains, teeth are polished to a smooth, dazzling finish. 

Advice and Home Care 

Your dental hygienist will provide a customized plan for your at-home routine so you can maintain optimal oral hygiene at home. This customized plan will include brushing and flossing and recommendations for dental care products that will fit your specific needs.

What Happens After Guided Biofilm Therapy?

After Guided Biofilm Therapy, you will experience improved oral health, reduced gum sensitivity, reduction in inflammation of gums, and clean teeth. Regular Guided Biofilm Therapy appointments can help you maintain optimal oral health, preventing the growth of serious dental issues.

When and why do you need GBT?

Guided Biofilm Therapy – GBT is recommended in the following scenarios: 

Regular Preventive Care

To keep your mouth healthy and avoid dental problems, Guided Biofilm Therapy teeth cleaning is a great addition to regular dental hygiene treatments. 

Periodontal therapy 

Removal of biofilm and bacterial deposits from below the gumline is done as part of periodontal therapy for those with gum disease

Orthodontic therapy 

Guided Biofilm Therapy is extremely beneficial for patients wearing braces to maintain good oral hygiene throughout orthodontic treatment

Stain removal 

If you have persistent dental stains from habits like smoking or drinking coffee, GBT–AIRFLOW® can help bring back the brilliance of your smile. The stains can be removed with ease comfort, and without harming the enamel surface of your teeth through airflow technology. 

Sensitive Teeth 

By eliminating biofilm and using desensitizing procedures, Guided Biofilm Therapy can be utilized in reducing tooth sensitivity.

 Guided Bioflim Therapy in Edmonton 

You deserve the best care when it comes to your dental health, and Clean Smiles Dental Hygiene Clinic is the perfect choice for Guided Biofilm Therapy (GBT). We provide advanced technology and have an experienced and expert team, so you can be confident that your oral health is in good hands. Call us to book at 780 800 6655 or book online.


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