Guided Biofilm Therapy in Cary, NC

At Nathaniel Leedy, DMD Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we strive to provide our patients with top dental care! We utilize the latest dental technologies and prioritize our patients’ comfort levels and oral health during treatments. We are proud to be one of the first dental practices to offer guided biofilm therapy in Cary, NC, using the AirFlow Prophy Master system.

What Is Guided Biofilm Therapy (GBT)?

Routine dental cleanings are performed every six months. During these treatments, the teeth are cleaned to remove plaque and tartar and examined to check for potential issues such as tooth decay or gum disease.

Dental biofilm management takes dental cleanings to a new level by allowing us to clean patients’ teeth without sharp hand instruments. Hygiene appointments can be performed in a more comfortable, faster manner.

During the routine teeth cleaning, your dental hygienist gently applies a stream of warm water. This removes the dental biofilm above and below the gum line. The therapy helps remove food particles, dental plaque, and stains and produces an immediately brighter smile.

Benefits of Guided Biofilm Therapy

The rules of good oral hygiene include brushing twice daily, flossing, and rinsing your teeth. However, even with the best intentions, some biofilm still remains on and between the teeth. Over time, this hardens into tartar. This is why routine dental appointments are crucial to clean and examine the teeth. GBT is a new approach to oral health care and offers numerous benefits including:
    • Safe to use on all oral surfaces, including the hard and soft tissues, orthodontic appliances, and dental restorations
    • More comfortable and gentler than traditional methods
    • Thorough treatment to remove debris, plaque, and even heavy stains for an immediately brighter smile
    • Affordable teeth cleaning therapy
Best of all, guided biofilm therapy is fast and painless!

What to Expect

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During your dental appointment, we examine your mouth for areas of concern. We apply a colored dye to see where dental biofilm is present on the teeth. The biofilm is then removed using the AirFlow Prophy Master system. 

During the cleansing treatment, you may feel a light sensation from the air and warmed water of this system. Generally, GBT provides a deeper clean that is precise and comfortable.

Although this therapy greatly reduces the need for hand instruments, if there is old, hard tartar present on the teeth, these instruments may still be required.

Get a more thorough, comfortable dental cleaning with guided biofilm therapy in Cary! Book an appointment with Dr. Leedy, your gentle dentist in Cary, NC, today!

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Our office is located seconds away from the Whole Foods Market in New Waverly Place!

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Monday: 7 AM – 3 PM

Tuesday: 7 AM – 3 PM

Wednesday: 7 AM – 3 PM

Thursday: 7 AM – 3 PM

Friday: Closed

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed


530 New Waverly Pl Suite 100
Cary, NC 27518


(919) 854-1818


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