REGISTERED DENTAL HYGIENISTS ON A
… TO DISRUPT HOW TEETH CLEANING IS DONE!
Welcome to Calgary’s first independent guided biofilm therapy dental hygiene practice located in the heart of downtown!
Smile Blanc is fully equipped with a team of registered dental hygienists practicing individualized care using Swiss technologies that have only been available in Canada for one year! Guided biofilm therapy to maintain and improve our patients’ oral and overall, health.
WHAT IS A BIOFILM?
Biofilms are the smallest form of bacteria found in the mouth, naked to the eye, responsible for plaque and tarter, bad breath, gum disease, and can increase your risk to systemic diseases such as cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer’s.
What is Guided Biofilm Therapy?
Guided Biofilm Therapy (GBT) is a Swiss Technology that is known for its primary focus to remove bacteria from the mouth starting at its smallest form; Biofilm. If there is no presence of biofilm in the mouth, plaque and tarter cannot be formed. Traditional dental hygiene appointments focus on “teeth cleaning”, where GBT actually locates all types of bacteria in all areas of the mouth and successfully removes it.
For the first time ever, our registered dental hygienists can clean our patients’ entire mouths including teeth, roots of teeth, all surrounding gum tissues, cheeks and tongue thus giving your mouth a fresh start in achieving your optimal oral health.
Fun Fact! Did you know after a traditional dental cleaning up to 50% of bacteria is left behind? Whereas after a GBT dental cleaning, 99.9% of bacteria is removed!
New Patient at Smile Blanc?
Your first visit includes:
– A head and neck assessment.
– Oral cancer screening.
– Cavity Detection.
– An oral hygiene status with full mouth probe.
– Guided Biofilm Therapy Cleaning ( Airflow, Piezon, Fine hand scale).
– Optional fluoride treatment.
– Home care recommendations.
– Cleaning frequency recommendations based on current oral health status.
– 5d imaging scan.
Am I a candidate for Smile Blanc?
– Are you interested in improving your oral health?
– Are you interested in whitening benefits with every hygiene appointment?
– Are you prone to getting little to no cavities?
– Are you looking to see a hygienist beyond your regular dentist visits?
– Did you know if you see your registered dental hygienist regularly, patients can keep a healthy smile for a lifetime!
How often should I visit?
Dental hygiene visits depend on each patients’ individual needs. This includes patient home care, genetics, accumulation of bacteria in between visits and current state of patients’ mouth.
Gingivitis or more severe gum disease such as periodontitis where 3month hygiene appointments are recommended. Smile Blanc provides individualized care informing patients on how frequently they should return for hygiene appointments; however, patients have the choice of how often they seek dental hygiene appointments.
What About my dentist?
After a new patient hygiene appointment, patients will have a clear understanding if they need to see a dentist or any type of specialist. If there are cavities found or… our patients have the choice to see their regular dentist.
If they are looking to make a change, Smile Blanc can refer patients to a dentist in their area. If there are no concerns, patients can visit and schedule regular hygiene appointments with Smile Blanc to maintain a healthy smile.
What If I have a cavity forming?
Cavity reversal- if a cavity is starting to form, our hygienists can clean out the area without freezing and apply a strong fluoride solution that will stop and reverse the cavity before a filling is required.
This is known as Silver Diamine fluoride Treatment. This approach preserves our patients’ teeth in their natural state for as long as possible.
Meet the Team
Our Registered Dental Hygienists have a combined total of over 40 years of clinical experience.
Leah Verstraete R.D.H.
Leah Verstraete R.D.H.
Nada Vulic R.D.H.
Elaina Rigoni R.D.H.
Teeth Cleaning Near You
Getting to the Root of Dental Hygiene Dilemmas
Did you know that you need to be concerned about something more than just the deep cleaning of your teeth, tartar removal, or plaque removal? We need to know that all these problems are rooted in the presence of dental biofilm within your mouth.
Guided BioFilm Therapy Explained
Guided Biofilm Therapy aka GBT is a Swiss dental technology that allows our hygienists to remove not only the biofilm bacteria on your teeth and root surfaces but all surrounding gum tissues, including your cheeks, tongue, and the roof of your mouth.
This service will redefine your dental hygiene experience with its minimally invasive delivery to completely get rid of current biofilm bacteria in your mouth.
WHAT DOES GBT FEEL LIKE?
GBT uses Airflow device to remove 99.9% of biofilm and plaque with a high-pressure stream of warm water, air, and antibacterial powder. It’s a lot of water but we can assure you that your entire mouth will have a nice fresh clean. GBT is safe on all dental restorations, great for implants and periodontitis, hard-to-reach areas such as cheeks tongue, the roof of the mouth, and all surfaces of your mouth where biofilm is located.
Smile Blanc follows the Alberta Fee Guide
Making it easy for you
Smile Blanc accepts all major insurance providers. Payments can be made directly to our office at the time of your appointment and the dental insurance company with reimburse you directly. We assist our clients by electronically submitting your claim to your dental insurer. We have several payment options available for your convenience such as Visa, Mastercard, Debit or Cash.
Direct billing is available. We offer this service for direct billing as a courtesy to you, our patients, to help dental care be accessible to you and your family. Prior to your appointment, you can contact us with your insurance information so you can be sure all services we intend to provide at your visit are covered.
How to get started with Guided biofilm therapy dental hygiene appointments and professional blue light teeth whitening appointment!
Patients must start with a hygiene appointment even if they are only seeking professional teeth whitening appointment. Smile Blanc’s registered dental hygienists need to ensure a clean and healthy mouth prior to any teeth whitening. If teeth are not cleaned first, you are simply just whitening the bacteria on the teeth. If the gums are bleeding and infected teeth whitening can make the gum disease worse.
Smile Blanc requires in house GBT teeth cleaning prior to whitening as Smile Blanc provides a different type of cleaning we can not ensure results if we are not starting with the same base prior to hygiene.
Contact Smile Blanc
If You have any questions it’s easy to get in touch. Please fill out the form below if You have any questions.
We are located on the retail level of the SODO residences in downtown Calgary. Street parking is available on 10th Street, please let us reimburse you if you choose to do so. Parking lot available under Marriot Residences Hotel via INDIGO. Text or call us today!