Why Does Dental Cleaning Hurt So Much

Are you one of those people who dread going to the dentist because dental cleanings always seem to be painful? Well, fear no more! Today, I’m going to let you in on a little secret called guided biofilm therapy (GBT) that will make your dental cleaning experience a breeze.

As a dental hygienist, my main goal is not just to detect and treat oral issues but, more importantly, to prevent them from happening in the first place. One of the culprits behind many dental problems is a microscopic community of bacteria called biofilm. This sticky film is responsible for bleeding gums, bad breath, dental infections, and those unsightly deposits on your teeth. But it doesn’t stop there – research shows that biofilm is also linked to more serious systemic diseases.

The problem with biofilm is that it’s invisible to the naked eye, making it difficult to remove. That’s where GBT comes in. Let me walk you through the process.

Why Does Dental Cleaning Hurt So Much
Why Does Dental Cleaning Hurt So Much

Revealing the Invisible Enemy

To tackle biofilm effectively, I use a special dye called Biofilm Discloser. This organic, colored dye reveals the presence of biofilm on your teeth by changing its color. The dye is cleverly designed with two tones: pink for early biofilm (less than three days old) and blue for mature biofilm (more than three days old). When applied to your teeth, the dye stains the biofilm, making it visible to both you and me.

Say Goodbye to Biofilm

Now that we can see the enemy, it’s time to eliminate it. But forget about the old-fashioned methods of curettage and hand scaling. GBT takes a completely different approach.

Using a tool called Airflow Max, which resembles a warm jet wash for your mouth, I can effortlessly remove 100% of the biofilm from your teeth and all the surrounding tissues. This device combines warm water with a soluble and antimicrobial powder to effectively cleanse your mouth from top to bottom. It even reaches those hard-to-reach areas under your gums, where biofilm lurks in the shadows.

Not only does Airflow Max remove biofilm, but it also gets rid of pesky stains, leaving your mouth feeling fresh and clean. And don’t worry, the process is gentle, comfortable, and completely safe – no damage to your tooth surface whatsoever.

Bye-Bye Calculus

Once we’ve disrupted all the biofilm and removed the stains, we move on to the next step: Piezon No-Pain. This clever tool uses ultrasonic vibrations to gently shave off any remaining hard calculus – a.k.a. tartar. Unlike traditional scraping methods, Piezon No-Pain gets rid of calculus without scratching your tooth’s surface.

Quality Control

We’re almost done. At this point, I take a few moments to thoroughly check your entire mouth to ensure that all deposits have been removed and all biofilm has been disrupted. It’s our quality-control stage, and we want to leave no stone unturned.

The Proof is in the Mirror

Finally, I hand you the mirror so you can see the incredible before-and-after results of your guided-biofilm-therapy treatment. Run your tongue over your teeth and feel how silky-smooth they are now that the biofilm and calculus are gone. It’s a truly satisfying experience.

Maintaining a Happy, Healthy Smile

Now that your mouth is squeaky clean, it’s essential to develop good oral-hygiene habits. Think of it as learning to swim – you need someone to show you the ropes. That’s why I encourage you to ask your dental hygienist to teach you how to clean your teeth properly. Remember to dedicate extra time and effort to the areas you can’t see, such as in between your back teeth, underneath the gumline, and around the base of restorations.

As a dental hygienist, I absolutely love my job. I get to put smiles on people’s faces every single day, and there’s nothing more rewarding than that. So, the next time you’re due for a dental cleaning, don’t fret – thanks to guided biofilm therapy, it’s going to be a pain-free, smile-inducing experience!

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