WHY IS GBT A 'GAME CHANGER'?
Dental biofilm is the main etiologic factor for caries, periodontal and peri-implant infections. Periodontitis can increase the risk of systemic diseases, such as cardiovascular and respiratory disease, arthritis or diabetes.Regular oral hygiene, combined with professional measures keeps biofilm under control – for a better oral and systemic health. Axelsson and Lindhe established preventive dentistry in the 1970's with studies and clinical protocols based on prophylaxis in "recall hours".
GBT follows the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) recommendations on Professional Mechanical Plaque Removal (PMPR) and Oral Hygiene Instructions (OHI) for Home Care of the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP). "Periodontal Health — for a better life!"
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THE 8 STEPS OF THE GBT PROTOCOL
Probe and screen every clinical case: Healthy teeth, caries, gingivitis, periodontitis, Healthy implants, mucositis, peri-implantitis. Start by rinsing with BacterX mouthwasH
Make biofilm visible: Show patient disclosed biofilm. The color will guide the biofilm removal Once biofilm is removed, calculus is easier to detect
Raise awareness and teach: Emphasize on prevention, Instruct your patients on oral hygiene. Recommend Sonicare toothbrushes and interdental brushes or Airfloss Ultra
Remove biofilm, stains and young calculus: Natural teeth, restorations and implants Remove biofilm supra- and subgingivally up to 4 mm using PLUS 14 μm powder. Remove remaining stains on enamel using CLASSIC COMFORT powder. Also remove biofilm from gingiva, tongue and palate
Remove remaining calculus: Use the minimally invasive EMS PS instrument supra-and sugingivally up to 10 mm Clean > 10 mm pockets with mini curette Use EMS PI instrument around implants and restorations
MAKE YOUR PATIENT SMILE: Do a final check for remaining biofilm Ensure calculus is fully removed Accurately diagnose caries Protect with fluoride
Healthy patient = Happy Patient: Schedule recall frequency according to risk assessment Ask your patient if he or she liked the treatment
preserve healthy teeth
GBT steps 01 Diagnose and 02 Disclose, followed by AIRFLOW®, enable complete biofilm removal on teeth and restorations. AIRFLOW® preserves dentin and enamel in permanent and primary teeth.