Dental Hygiene in Edinburgh

OMG, It’s GBT from EMS!

Let’s face it—no one gets excited about their dental hygiene appointment…or do they…?

On The Row, we’ve invested in ingenious Swiss technology that’s changing how our patients feel about their quarterly appointments.

Where conventional hygiene often feels rough and invasive, guided biofilm therapy from EMS is an altogether more gentle experience.

But don’t let this fool you: GBT’s gentler cleaning removes miles more of the harmful bacteria that coat our teeth and soft tissues, leaving you with fabulous, long-lasting, deep-clean feels.

Once you try GBT, you’ll never go back to ordinary hygiene!

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Hygiene 2.0

Designed by Swiss perio tech firm EMS, GBT is fast becoming the hygiene system of choice for periodontal (gum health) experts the world over. Here’s what you can expect from the revolutionary GBT experience.

Assess and Rinse

We’ll start with a comprehensive assessment of teeth and gums to look for any obvious problems before starting with a BacterX Pro mouthwash rinse.


Next, we’ll use EMS’ Biofilm Discloser to highlight areas of the mouth where the biofilm—a thin bacterial coating—is most prevalent.


Here’s where the wow starts—as a gentle air-powered clean from EMS’ AIRFLOW® MAX system gets to work removing the biofilm from teeth, gums and soft tissue.


Harder to reach bacteria found in the microscopic pockets in the gum are no match for EMS’ PERIOFLOW®—a gentle yet effective blast of water and powder.


Finally, cleaning with PIEZON® removes plaque and calculus buildup. This ultrasonic system is gentle enough for implants and more delicate dental restorations like veneers.

The GBT Difference

Conventional hygiene often involves manual scraping with tools to remove tartar and plaque. While effective, this method can sometimes be uncomfortable, especially for those with sensitive teeth or dental anxiety.

In contrast, GBT makes for a much gentler experience—whilst also providing a more effective deep clean.


GBT uses state-of-the-art technology like AIRFLOW® MAX and PIEZON® that make the cleaning process more comfortable, reducing the scraping and discomfort associated with traditional hygiene.


The use of advanced equipment in GBT allows for more efficient removal of biofilm and plaque, even in hard-to-reach areas, resulting in a more thorough clean in a shorter amount of time.

Safe for All

GBT is safe for all patients, including those with sensitive teeth, dental restorations, and implants. The gentle technology ensures that there is no damage to the teeth or gums during the cleaning process.

GBT and Overall Health

Guided Biofilm Therapy (GBT) is not just a revolutionary approach to dental hygiene; it plays a crucial role in maintaining overall health. Here’s how GBT contributes to your well-being.

Oral-Systemic Health Connection

Emerging research continually reinforces the link between oral and systemic health. Conditions like gum disease are associated with an increased risk of heart disease, diabetes, and other chronic conditions. By effectively managing oral biofilm, GBT helps reduce the risk of such systemic issues.

Prevention of Gum Disease

GBT targets the biofilm that can lead to periodontal diseases, which, if left untreated, can contribute to systemic inflammation and other health complications.

Enhanced Oral Health

By thoroughly removing biofilm and plaque, GBT improves oral health and contributes to fresher breath and a brighter smile, impacting overall self-confidence and quality of life.

Meet Sophie
Our GBT Expert

Sophie Ma Hygiene Therapist

Give GBT a whirl on The Row, and you’ll probably find yourself in Sophie Ma’s capable hands.

Our hygienist, Sophie, has been helping maintain smiles since 2015 and is a huge fan of this advanced system.

She is also on hand to give motivational and lifestyle advice to help maintain the best long-term health.

Experience GBT on The Row

Contact our team to arrange an appointment.


Frequently Asked Questions

How often should I see the hygienist?

We recommend professional hygiene therapy every 3-6 months. After your initial appointment, our hygienist will create a bespoke maintenance plan based on your specific needs.

What is Guided Biofilm Therapy (GBT)?

Guided Biofilm Therapy is a modern approach to dental hygiene that aims to eliminate all plaque biofilm on teeth, implants, and soft tissues. This gentle and soft therapy uses AirFlow technology to remove harmful plaque and bacteria from the mouth, providing a thorough dental clean which is comfortable for the most sensitive teeth.

Does it hurt?

No, GBT technology uses warm water with an extremely fine powder. This alleviates the sensitivity experienced during more traditional hygiene techniques.

I have veneers. Can I still have GBT?

Yes! The patented Erythritol PLUS powder has the finest particle size (14 microns) used in dentistry, much finer than the paste used to polish your teeth. This means that it can be safely used on the surface of both composite and porcelain restorations.

I am pregnant. Can I have GBT?

Oral hygiene is extremely important during pregnancy. Gum disease has been linked to premature delivery and low birth weight babies. GBT is perfectly safe during pregnancy and we would recommend seeing our hygienist every 3-4 months during your pregnancy.

How long does an appointment last?

The initial comprehensive hygiene therapy appointment lasts an hour. Your subsequent maintenance appointments will likely be shorter than this, depending on your individual needs and the risk assessed at your initial appointment.

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