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


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


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.
julliette
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.
Juliette Reeves, Dental Hygienist, UNITED KINGDOM