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MODERN DENTAL CLEANINGS

TEETH CLEANING IN GROSSE POINTE, MI

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GUIDED BIOFILM THERAPY

With all the advancements in dentistry, have you ever wondered why dental cleanings are done the same way we have for decades? Not anymore!!

At Faircourt Dental, we are proud to introduce our patients to the biggest “game changer” in dental hygiene, Guided Biofilm Therapy. Gone are the days when we scrape our teeth with large, bulky instruments and then polish them with abrasive pastes. With Guided Biofilm Therapy (or GBT for short), we disrupt, kill and remove billions of bacteria from the tooth and root structure using a warm water spray. This spray contains water along with a naturally occurring sugar alcohol called Erythritol. Erythritol aids in removing this clear sticky film of bacteria and reduces the speed at which it grows back. The power of the water spray smashes the bacteria cells, killing them on contact. The procedure is painless and feels like a gentle massage. It is backed by science and is proven to be the most effective, gentle, and comprehensive way to clean teeth.

Most patients have described it as very relaxing. The colored solution used to reveal the invisible biofilm is a great motivator for patients as well as they can see for themselves what is being left behind with their current home care.

Once the biofilm is removed, an ultrasonic and/or hand scaler is used to remove any hardened deposits that may still remain on the teeth.

Dental cleanings are faster and far less uncomfortable than traditional scaling and polishing.

Schedule an appointment today to experience what a modern dental cleaning feels like.

GUM DISEASE TREATMENT IN GROSSE POINTE, MI

Gum Disease Probe

PERIODONTICS

An unchecked periodontal disease can progress to periodontitis, a gum disease that affects almost half of the American adults over 30 and can cause permanent tooth loss.

Periodontitis is common but can usually be prevented. It’s often the result of not taking care of your mouth and teeth. Catch periodontal disease early with regular dental cleanings and examinations at Faircourt Dental Smile Studio in Grosse Pointe, Michigan.

To further help prevent periodontitis or improve your chance of successful treatment, brush at least twice a day, floss daily, and get regular dental cleanings.

To be evaluated for periodontal disease, schedule an appointment with Dr. Mary Sue Stonisch by calling her friendly smile team.

TAKE A LOOK AT A MODERN DENTAL CLEANING

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

ABOUT GENERAL DENTISTRY AND ORAL HYGIENE

Does it hurt? My teeth are sensitive?

Guided Biofilm Therapy (or GBT for short) is typically pain free.  The water is warm and so even those with sensitive teeth tolerate the procedure well. In extreme cases a topical anesthetic can be used.

Is this as effective as the old way?

YES! GBT is actually MORE effective and therapeutic than “the old way”.  It can reach areas around the teeth that traditional instruments cannot.  It can be used on all types of dentists like dental implants and crowns.

Can this be used on braces?

Most definitely.  It is the preferred way to clean around braces.

It sounds messy. Is it?

To reduce the water spray from landing on your face and facial covering is used.  Patients are able to see through the mesh but stay dry.  If you’re claustrophobic, the facial covering does not need to be used and you may feel a light mist of water on your face.

Do you still have to scrape my teeth?

Some light scaling (aka “scraping”) on teeth may need to be done.  How much depends on each individual patient but for the majority the amount of scaling is greatly reduced with GBT.