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Airflow and Guided Biofilm Therapy

At Burgess Hill Dental we strive to provide the very best up to date treatments. We recently introduced the AIRFLOW® Prophylaxis Master to help you get the best outcomes in the treatment and management of gum (periodontal) disease. 

What is Guided Biofilm Therapy (GBT)?

Airflow projects a controlled stream of air, warm water and very fine pleasant tasting powder onto the tooth to dislodge and remove plaque, discolouration and stains.

The high pressure water/air stream cleans your teeth much faster,  and more efficiently than traditional methods, especially as it uses water heated to body temperature.

Plaque (biofilm) is first coloured with a ‘disclosing’ solution and this guides us to know where to clean with the Airflow to remove the bacteria that have built up on the teeth.


Stain removal with Airflow

Airflow uses a fine stream of particles that can be directed very precisely on to the surface of the teeth.  This is very effective at removing stains, which are often located in very fine grooves on the teeth, that are otherwise difficult to clean.



In addition to airflow, which is used to clean the visible surface of the tooth, there is Perioflow.  Perioflow is used following the deep cleaning of root surfaces, in cases of periodontal (gum) disease, to polish the root surface.  Using Perioflow helps to provide a great environment for gums to heal following the root cleaning with hand and ultrasonic instruments.


Hear what our patients are saying!

Review: “After retiring from a long career as a health professional I may be more or less immune to “new device hype”. Some would go so far as to say that 50 years’ experience has moved healthy professional scepticism firmly into cynicism, even satire! Today my inner cynic was silenced! I’d read about the “New Airflow Technology” in a leaflet in the practice. I had well-founded doubts! Visits to the hygienist have been a challenge for me (& the hygienist!) for years – “sensitivity” has led to visits being spread over two appointments, half my face being anaesthetised one week, the other half the next, this being the only way anyone could use ultrasonic (or other cooled devices) anywhere in my mouth. Today we gave Airflow a try. Blue discloser was painlessly applied, my teeth were thoroughly cleaned, every hint of blue-labelled plaque removed. Painlessly! Without anaesthetic! Indeed, the treatment became ever more comfortable as the water used was warmed to close to blood heat. For the first time in a whole lifetime of enthusiasm (& disappointment) for new health techniques I find I am recommending a therapy without reservation, qualification or any, “… if only …” additions! If, like me, visits to the hygienist have been challenging to both parties I can promise you that Airflow delivers all its leaflet promises. It has not changed my life. But it has without doubt changed my dental experience beyond measure! Thank you Burgess Hill Dental – always investing in good kit, always delivering excellent care by lovely people!”

Our hygiene team receiving training with the Airflow machine

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