St Heliers, Auckland Dentist Offers Guided Biofilm Therapy For Dental Hygiene

Aug 2, 2023

Getting your teeth cleaned doesn’t have to be profoundly invasive and uncomfortable. It can actually be a pleasant experience. Who knew, right? Dr Dave Richards – Dentist St Heliers (09-585-0205) did! Call them for five-star, gentle cleanings guaranteed to plaster a smile on your face.

If you can't stand getting your teeth cleaned, you're definitely not alone. The whole process can be uncomfortable and stressful for some, causing them to lengthen the time between dental visits, which in turn causes a buildup of problems.

For gentle and effective removal of bacterial plaque and tartar, Dr Dave Richards - Dentist St Heliers has the solution for you with Guided Biofilm Therapy (GBT). The Auckland-based clinic offers a comprehensive range of cosmetic and restorative dental solutions, including teeth whitening, implants, veneers and complete smile makeovers.

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With GBT, Dr Dave Richards provides patients with a specialized treatment targeted at biofilm removal to prevent or reverse issues such as gum diseases and tooth damage.

Dental biofilm is a collection of microorganisms that accumulate on the surface of your teeth and the areas between your teeth and gum. If not removed, the sticky white film will result in oral diseases like gingivitis, dental caries and periodontitis. GBT, a new Swiss innovation, uses AirFlow technology, a combination of air, soft powder and warm water projected in a steady stream to remove the biofilm gently.

GBT involves an eight-step procedure that combines guided dental cleaning with patient education. First, the team at Dr Dave Richards starts with a screening and risk assessment to gauge your oral health. Then, they use a special dye to highlight problematic areas and guide your cleaning. After that, depending on the state of your mouth, they will recommend the best oral hygiene routine for you to do at home.

The next three steps entail systematically removing tartar from your teeth using different minimally invasive and gentle technology methods, including AirFlow. Finally, a reassessment is done to ensure the biofilm and tartar are entirely removed, and then they create a treatment schedule for you based on risk assessment.

The clinic uses advanced diagnostics for exams, regular and deep cleaning treatments, and other preventative dentistry services. And for their range of dental restorative procedures, they use the latest CEREC technology, allowing for less invasive and more accurate restorations like bridges and crowns.

Dr Dave Richards has spent over four decades serving patients in the Auckland areas of St Heliers, Glendowie, Kohimarama, Mission Bay, Orakei, Meadowbank, St Johns, and other communities. The practice has remained committed to providing top-quality restorative and cosmetic dental solutions while working closely with each patient to help them achieve optimal oral health.

A satisfied patient said: “Dave is a great dentist who is thorough, gentle and reassuring. I needed extensive work after a long time of avoiding dentists due to anxiety, and every visit was stress- and pain-free. The whole team is warm and welcoming. Highly recommend."

Good oral hygiene is good for your overall health. Not only that, but it helps you enjoy life a little more. So, for the best oral care services, call Dr Dave Richards - Dentist St Heliers today at 09-585-0205, and see why they're a five-star clinic.

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