Cavities are common and in fact, nearly 95% of people will get one at some point in their life. Gum disease is an epidemic, particularly near dental implants (peri-implantitis). Tooth decay and gum disease can lead to tooth loss as well as chronic health problems like heart disease and diabetic complications.
When it comes to preventing decay and disease, the Prophylaxis Master is a total game-changer.
The dental biofilm in your mouth is the main contributing cause of tooth decay (caries) and gum disease.
But wait, what’s biofilm?
Biofilm is the collection of bacteria that live in your mouth. At any given moment, you have billions upon billions of bacteria in your mouth. But don’t worry, nearly all of them are benign or even helpful — some make it easier for us to digest food, for example.
But when certain species of bacteria eat, grow, and reproduce, it can throw the acidity of your mouth out of balance. This damages tooth enamel and makes it easier for gum disease and tooth decay to start.
With the Prophylaxis Master, our hygienists can provide Guided Biofilm Therapy (GBT). This simple and non-invasive treatment keeps the bacteria in your mouth under control and contributes to improved oral and systemic health.
Of course, no single treatment alone is enough to ensure you have healthy teeth and gums for life. Your long-term dental health and whole-body wellness rely upon your commitment to:
- Great at-home care habits
- Healthy diet and lifestyle
- Regular visits to the dentist for exams and cleanings
Think of the Prophylaxis Master as a way to “jump-start” your oral health. There’s no reason to not give it a try. Ask about Guided Biofilm Therapy at your next visit to Austin Dental.