02 DISCLOSE

USE A DISCLOSING AGENT TO GUIDE BIOFILM REMOVAL

  • Demonstrate biofilm presence to the patient  
  • The color enables clinicians to see biofilm so they can be thorough in removing it
  • Once biofilm is removed, calculus is easier to detect

Disclose before after

WHY DISCLOSE BIOFILM?


  •  Since biofilm is barely visible to the naked eye

  •  For patient motivation and Oral Health Instruction (OHI)

  •  To guide clinicians in AIRFLOW® biofilm removal

  •  Color removal = biofilm removal


KEY FACT

In 2016, German independent consumer group “Stiftung Warentest” revealed that only 50% of dental biofilm is removed during professional tooth cleaning. The GBT ‘disclose’ step ensures that clinicians do not overlook removing any biofilm present.


How to disclose?

For the first time I realized that disclosing the patient is not just about showing the patient where the biofilm remains after their tooth brushing, but it is also a critical part of effective biofilm removal for us as the clinician.
Juliette Reeves, Dental Hygienist, UNITED KINGDOM