Clean teeth not only make you look and feel good, they also ensure fresh breath, help you feel confident, give you a brighter smile and are a vital part of maintaining healthy oral hygiene. Not brushing properly can lead to a whole host of problems including unhealthy bacteria, a build up of plaque and even gum disease.
Gum disease is far more serious than bleeding gums and bad breath – it is the most common infectious disease in the world and affects over 75% of over 35s in the UK. It is linked to a number of conditions including:
- Tooth Loss
- Heart Disease
- Low birth weight and premature babies
- Respiratory disease (especially pneumonia)
- Cancers (especially kidney cancer, pancreatic cancer and blood cancers)
The good news is that with the help of our professionally trained dentists and hygienist, here at Burneston Dental, we can help you to get your gums back to perfect health.
How we can help you
In order to treat or help prevent gum disease, it is essential that your teeth, tongue and gums are kept clean. Bearing this in mind, with all of our patients we review which toothbrush and interdental cleaning aids they are using, advise on how best to clean your teeth and how to prevent gum problems from occurring in the future.
It is of great importance that patients visit us on a regular basis for cleanings in order to maintain the health of their gums. We are more than happy to advise each individual and customise a gum maintenance programme. Please contact us for more information about how we can help you to achieve a brighter, healthier smile or to make an appointment with our dental hygienist today.
Guided Biofilm Therapy
Guided Biofilm Therapy (GBT) is a new and innovative way of professionally cleaning your teeth. It was developed by swiss company EMS. At Burneston Dental we are proud to be able to offer this treatment using genuine EMS technology. GBT has allowed our hygienists to revolutionise the way they professionally clean your teeth. Being more thorough as well as much more comfortable than conventional ways of cleaning your teeth, it has completely transformed the experience of visiting your hygienist.
GBT uses AirFlow technology to remove all bacteria (biofilm) in the mouth that contribute to tooth decay and gum disease. It also uses warm water which improves the experience even further.
It is suitable for most people including individuals with gum disease, implants, crowns, veneers, bridges and fillings. It is particularly useful for people who wear braces as it can clean much more thoroughly around the brackets compared to conventional cleaning instruments.
GBT is also great at removing stains resulting from tea, coffee, wine, and tobacco. At Burneston Dental we recommend that everyone has a session of GBT before they start their course of teeth whitening treatment as this helps to achieve a better whitening result.
During your appointment our hygienist will:
Perform a thorough assessment of your teeth, gums, and any implants that are present.
Apply Biofilm disclosing solution to your teeth to make the biofilm visible to the naked eye.This will show up any biofilm present and facilitate its complete removal.
Show you how to improve your home dental care; brushing, flossing, and the use of interdental brushes.With the biofilm being visible this advice can now be tailored to each individual, thereby improving your prevention of developing gum disease.
Use a combination of fine powder, warm water and air to gently remove the visible biofilm and any early calculus.
Remove any remaining calculus with the EMS piezon which uses warm water and has a patented pressure-sensitive tip, thereby making the procedure very comfortable.
Perform a final check that all biofilm and calculus has been removed. A protective fluoride varnish is applied to your teeth.
Recommend when to come back for your next session.