Dental Hygiene Therapy

Proactive, tailored hygiene maintenance treatments for gums and teeth, to maximise the longevity of your smile. Guided Biofilm Therapy (GBT) is the new and modern way to care for your Oral Health. It’s minimally invasive delivering superior results for both children and adults in under 30 minutes.

Is this the right treatment for you?

Health starts from the opening into your body.

Quality dental care begins with ensuring that you minimise the risk factors which cause disease. Just as  exercise helps keep you in shape it is important to proactively manage disease causing bugs and biofilm from your mouth. This reduces the incidence of tooth decay, gum disease and bad breath.  

Good to know

Regular, tailored hygiene care is central to the provision of quality dentistry.‍ GBT is the new gold standard, to help you keep your teeth for longer. It is used to gently eliminate biofilm (bacteria) found on teeth, implants, appliances and soft tissues. In doing so GBT saves teeth, implants and much more. By combining specialist powder and warm water GBT provides you with the most comfortable hygiene experience available and fast visible results .

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Our personalised approach makes use of regular health scores to ensure that we provide you with the most effective care and the right advice at the right time. The latest technology allows you to visualise the harmful biofilm as well as ensuring comfortable treatments to address this.

Sophie McInnes

Hygienist Therapist

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Sara Orlova

Trainee Nurse

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The procedure
  • Assess - Your oral health is assessed by looking at your teeth, gums, restorations and soft tissues and is discussed with you. Detailed measurements of your gum health are taken. Detailed medical history and diet history (if pertinent) to your mouth condition.
  • Disclose and Highlight- The biofilm is highlighted by your clinician using disclosure sponges. This will allow you to see problematic areas to improve and guide biofilm removal. Once biofilm is removed calculus can be seen and removed easier.
  • Guide and Support- By showing you problematic areas oral hygiene advice tailored to you can be given to improve your oral health. This can change as spaces between teeth can shift as the gum health improve.
  • Airflow - Warm water and 14μm powder is used to remove the highlighted biofilm on natural teeth, restorations, implants, appliances and soft tissues.
  • Perioflow - If indicated warm water and 14μm powder will be used in deep pockets of up to 9mm.
  • Piezon Scaler - This fine tip, minimally invasive scaler is used with warm water to remove hard calculus deposits.
  • Check - A final check is carried out and oral hygiene aids advised are given away with you.
  • Recall and Maintenance- Based on your individual needs your dental hygiene therapist will advise recall appointments and make these with you. Tailored care for your specific requirements.

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What our clients say

Great dentist and great experience. Following my recent dental check I had to get some minor work done. Allan Matthews made me feel so comfortable. He explained everything fully and I felt at home and in safe hands.  It was clear that Allan truly cares about his patients. My treatment was carried out to a very high standard and I am delighted with the result. Always excellent service and friendly staff throughout the practice.

Neeraj and his team have been looking after the family and me for 24 years - and while the younger members of the family have now moved to another country they still come to the practice for their dental care. Very caring and careful and proactive in what they do. And they don't rush to an inappropriate conclusion but take time to assess difficult situations - "judicious inactivity". This is important when you only get one shot at something. We trust the practice.

I was visiting  from the US and broke a tooth.I was given Integrated Dentalcare as a referral from my travel insurance company. I saw Christine Morrell, the dentist,  and was very pleased with the service they provided. They saw me the same morning I called and were very professional and friendly. The receptionist was very cordial and welcoming. I would highly recommend this office for any dental needs you might have while in Edinburgh.

People at Integrated Dentalcare were extremely kind and professional. They solved a dental problem I carried on for several years and it was an (almost) painless process.They dealt with my "dentistphobia" and were very understanding.  It is unbelievable how much my quality of life has improved since my first visit a couple of months ago. Been picky, the only thing I don´t like is the warning in the receipts about charging you if you need to cancel at the last minute. Other than that, 10 points out of 10.

Delighted with the friendly and professional treatment I have received.  I can't thank my dentist  Christine enough for the time she has spent on my teeth.  Every stage of treatment explained fully with great understanding of what patient hopes end result will look like. You can tell Christine takes great pride in her work.  Well done!

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Your questions answered

What is Guided Biofilm Therapy?

GBT is the new and modern way to remove and manage dental biofilm. We tailor treatment protocols to your needs. The treatment is minimally invasive and delivered with maximum comfort (using warm water?). It can be used for general maintenance, advanced gum disease, implant maintenance and care and cleaning around orthodontic appliances efficiently. The products used in GBT change the DNA/RNA of the bacteria in the mouth thus changing the damaging properties and preventing bacterial production. Your hygienist will be able to discuss the benefits of this.

Does laser treatment help for gingivitis?

Laser therapy is part of a target approach used to treat areas which have not responded to conventional methods.

Are there particular toothpastes that will help my condition?

Eliminating gum inflammation is about mechanical cleaning. At your hygiene visit the hygienist will discuss toothpastes appropriate to your needs, providing appropriate toothpaste samples to try at home.

If I don’t clean my mouth properly will I get gum disease?

If you don’t clean your mouth properly you will suffer inflamed bleeding gums due to gingivitis. For some people this can result in bone loss and eventual loosening of teeth called Periodontal (gum) disease.

Are there environmentally friendly biodegradable options to cleaning aids?

Yes. These are becoming more readily available. From bamboo toothbrushes and interdental brushes to Neem tree floss.

Apart from floss, is there anything else that I can use to clean between my teeth?

Yes you can use tepe brushes, dental rubbers or water flossers. There is a wide variety of interdental aids. Your hygienist will demonstrate and advise the best options for you at your appointments.

Is it important to clean between your teeth?

Excellent toothbrushing with an electric toothbrush will address 60% of the plaque biofilm. The other 40% requires for you to use interdental aids such as floss, tepe brushes or interdental rubbers.

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