Want a nice smile and healthy teeth and gums? Let’s face it, who doesn’t? So why do so many of us shy away from getting our teeth cleaned… It could be laziness or the fear of sitting in the dentist chair, yup dental anxiety is a real thing for a lot of people!
I have to admit I’m guilty of not getting my teeth clean frequently. So when the opportunity came up to get my teeth cleaned I of course jumped at the chance. I was invited to the Chelsea Dental Clinic to have a Guided Biofilm Therapy treatment.
Upon entering the clinic I was greeted by the friendly receptionist, shortly afterwards I met Anna Middleton, the dental hygienist and founder of London Hygienist. I had heard good things about Anna, which made me feel at ease when walking into her treatment room. Anna has a way of making you feel immediately relaxed, which to me is vital (and I imagine for many of you as well). I want to feel reassured that I’m in good hands while I lay back and have my teeth inspected and cleaned.
We talked through my oral health and the different steps of the treatment, after taking a photo of the condition of my teeth, Anna was able to talk me through the condition of my teeth and gums. Fortunately for me (especially as I hadn’t been for years) my teeth and gums were in pretty good shape. Yes there was plaque to remove and unwanted tiny food particles, but all in all, I did feel good knowing I didn’t have tooth decay or any alarming concerns.
Anna talked me through the Guided Biofilm Therapy (GBT) treatment. A Swiss innovation that uses airflow technology to remove all bacteria (biofilm) in your mouth that contribute to tooth decay and gum disease. Scientifically backed and minimally invasive while being maximally preventive, GBT removes all stains resulting from coffee, tea, wine and tobacco use. It is also highly beneficially before tooth whitening, to achieve even better results.
How does Guided Biofilm Therapy (GBT) work?
1. The mouth is checked to identify any dental decay or gum disease. This allows the hygienist to assess your treatment needs.
2. Teeth are disclosed with a dye that makes biofilm visible. You are then shown any problem areas, which will help to personalise your oral hygiene routine. The colour will also guide the biofilm removal.
3. Depending on your needs, a combination of up to three cleaning systems are used to gently remove biofilm, staining and light deposits. These procedures are so gentle they can be used on natural teeth, restorations, orthodontic braces, implants, the tongue and gums.
4. The final check ensures all biofilm and deposits have been removed and screens one last time for any decay. Teeth are then protected with a fluoride seal.
5. Based on your oral hygiene and a risk assessment, your next appointment will be scheduled. This is usually between 3 to 6 months
I was very pleased with how clean my teeth looked and felt, the cleaning procedure itself, was pretty pain-free. It perhaps took about 20 minutes for the full cleaning procedure, which was shorter than I expected, which was great!
I was advised to floss regularly (I’m very guilty of only flossing a couple times a month). After my clean, I ensured I flossed at least three times a week, as I didn’t want to undo, Anna’s brilliant cleaning!
Want to get your teeth and gums checked and most importantly cleaned? I’d highly recommend getting in touch with Anna Middleton!For more info. visit: https://www.londonhygienist.com
Written by Nyla S.
Photography courtesy of London Hygienist.