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Guided Biofilm Therapy in San Diego

What is Guided Biofilm Therapy?

Biofilms are communities of bacteria encased in a slime layer and attached to surfaces. Biofilms can form on teeth, the gastrointestinal tract, and medical implants. Guided biofilm therapy (GBT) is a new approach to managing biofilms that involves using specific targeted treatments to control the growth of biofilms and prevent diseases.

Bespoke Dentistry's Guided Biofilm Therapy in San Diego uses minimally invasive chemical technology and eliminates the need for painful mechanical instrumentation. By conducting a risk assessment, Dr. Leah will identify parts of your mouth that have bacteria buildup. She will then remove them with high efficiency and precaution.

We understand biofilms are not static structures but dynamic communities constantly changing in response to their environment. By understanding how biofilms grow and change, we develop targeted treatments that will disrupt the biofilm's ability to cause disease without harming the surrounding healthy tissue.

The Benefits of Guided Biofilm Therapy

There are many benefits to guided biofilm therapy. This therapy can help keep your smile healthy and sparkling for years. Guided Biofilm Therapy can also help to:

  • Prevent cavities
  • Remove tartar and plaque
  • Reduce gum inflammation
  • Freshen breath

The Guided Biofilm Therapy Process


You need to consult the dentist to get started with Guided Biofilm Therapy. This will help us understand your specific needs and goals. We will also be able to provide you with more information about the process and what to expect.


We disclose any areas with tartar or plaque buildup. This helps us target specific areas for treatment.


One of the critical elements of Guided Biofilm Therapy is AIRFLOW®. We use a unique device that directs air, warm water, and fine powder onto your teeth and gums. This dislodges plaque, food particles, and stains from your teeth and mouth.


We use PERIOFLOW® to flush out any remaining plaque and bacteria from deep periodontal pockets (4mm-9mm).


We use the less invasive EMS PI instrument to remove residue subgingival biofilm from periodontal pockets as deep as 10mm.

Final Check

Once we've completed the treatment, we will check to ensure your mouth is clean and free of bacteria. We may also take x-rays to evaluate the progress of therapy.

Am I a Good Candidate for Guided Biofilm Therapy?

The first step in determining if you are a good candidate for guided biofilm therapy is to consult your dentist. Guided biofilm therapy is most successful when performed by a dental professional who is familiar with your oral health history and can customize the treatment to your needs.

During the consultation, your dentist will discuss your goals for treatment and any concerns you may have. They will also thoroughly examine your mouth to assess the health of your teeth and gums. X-rays may also be taken to get a better view of your teeth and jawbone condition.

Based on the information gathered during the consultation, Dr. Leah can determine if guided biofilm therapy is right for you. If it is, she will create a customized treatment plan to address your specific needs.Ready to schedule an appointment? Contact us online or call us at (780) 700-0570 to speak to our dentists.