02 DISCLOSE

MAKE BIOFILM VISIBLE

  • Show patient disclosed biofilm
  • The color will guide the biofilm removal
  • Once biofilm is removed, calculus is easier to detect

before after
Botti et al 2010, Bastendorf KD et al 2016, Viorica C et al 2013 all confirm higher efficiency in professional prophylaxis when done with the use of a disclosing agent.

WHY DISCLOSE BIOFILM?

  • Most of the biofilm is invisible to the naked-eye
  • For patient motivation and Oral Health Instruction (OHI)
  • To guide clinicians to use AIRFLOW® only where it’s needed
  • Evidence of clinical outcome: Color removed = biofilm removal
Efficiency

KEY FACT

In 2016, the independent german consumer group “Stiftung Warentest” revealed that only 50% of biofilm is removed interdentally during a standard professional tooth cleaning. The GBT step 02 (disclose) ensures that clinicians do not overlook removing any biofilm.

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juliette

I realized that disclosing the patient is not just about showing the patient where the biofilm remains... but it is also a critical part of effective biofilm removal for us as the clinician.