BIOFILM 101

Biofilms are everywhere. They’re found in basically every natural environment. From rocks in the streams and rivers, to water pipes, and even our mouths. Scientists have long studied oral biofilms in the human mouth, and found that not only do they form constantly, but they contain many species of disease causing bacteria, and are the primary cause of periodontal disease.  

Decades of studying periodontal (gum) disease has shown that disruption and removal of these biofilms in the mouth is the most effective way of preventing and managing the progression of gum disease.  

How do you disrupt biofilm?  Mechanically – with the use of toothbrushes, dental floss, and other oral aids, and most importantly by having professional cleanings.  

Don’t underestimate the importance of regular professional dental cleanings, they help you keep a healthy smile!