Airflow® & Guided Biofilm Therapy

All you ever wanted to know about Airflow®

What is Airflow®?

It’s the newest, state of the art technology to help treat and prevent gingivitis & gum disease. Thought you knew about Hygienist visits? Read on…

Think you’ve got clean teeth?

This is the new and state of the art way to have a hygienist visit. But not all Airflow machines are the same…

We have the EMS prophylaxis master which heats the water to a constant body temperature, so its neither hot nor cold. It reduces the sensitivity and provides the gold standard in hygienist visits. It gets into all the areas a traditional scale and polish can’t. It removes plaque, surface stains and discoloration.

Its a little bit of air, a little bit of warm water, and a little bit of super fine (non abrasive ) powder. Patients love the squeaky clean feel after they’ve experienced an Airflow appointment.

We carry out something called GBT which is the totally new way to diagnose, treat and prevent gum disease.

GBT (Guided Biofilm Therapy) is how we use the Airflow machine to utilise its full potential.

Patients love its stain removal capabilities, but we love the science behind what makes it so effective at treating and preventing gum disease.

We especially love how nervous and anxious patients are so impressed at the end of the appointment! 

Contact us to find out more, You wont be disappointed.

disclosing solution showing biofilm on stained teeth


The first thing we do at a Guided Biofilm Therapy (GBT) appointment is to put a little guard in your mouth, and then cover your teeth with disclosing solution.

The lighter colour is plaque which has been missed recently, the darker colour is plaque which has been missed for a couple of days, and the blue colour is plaque which hasn’t been cleaned off for over a week. 

Then, we use the Airflow to gently remove the surface stains and ALL of the plaque, and dye.

If there are deposits of tarter (the hard cement like deposits) we then go around with the ultrasonic cleaner to remove those too.


Remember, the water in this machine is a constant 40C.

clean teeth


This is a picture of the same patient after one GBT appointment.

Your Hygienist will help you to find ways of keeping the plaque off, and advise on when the best time is to come back again.

It really is a totally new experience!

Your Hygienist will also provide advice about diet and preventing tooth decay. We can spot signs of gum disease and will refer you to a Dentist or Periodontist if they see anything that needs further treatment.

What about kids?

Its SO good, even children love the sensation and feeling of their mouth afterwards….AND what they don’t realise, is that we’re giving them great habits to get into to prevent decay, toothache and gum problems when they’re older. Its a win win!

Is it safe?

It is also the gold standard for maintaining Dental Implants, crowns, bridges, veneers and composite bonding.

Dental implants are titanium rods which are screwed into the bone to form ‘the root’ of new teeth. These rods need meticulous cleaning and care, and demand only the highest quality products which are low abrasive to remove all the bacteria from around them to keep them healthy.

GBT is the gold standard in Implant care.

Why would you trust anything less?

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