• Lime Square
  • 250 South Oak Way
  • Reading, RG2 6UG
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GBT (Guided biofilm therapy®) is new state-of-the-art technology that approaches dental plaque (dental biofilm) using Airflow®, Perioflow® and Piezon® technologies.

Visiting the hygienist doesn’t need to be avoided anymore, this minimally invasive technique, will ensure your teeth stay beautifully stain and gum-disease free. We’re proudly one of the only practices in Reading to offer this treatment.

Hygiene And Airflow® In 60 Seconds

  • Effective removal of stubborn staining.
  • Suitable for sensitive teeth.
  • Gentle delivery of warm water, compressed air and powder particles.
  • Teeth feel smoother and cleaner and remain polished for longer.
  • Oral hygiene counselling.
  • Lifestyle advice on preventing gum disease.
  • 0% finance* options available.
*Terms and conditions apply. Written quotations are available on request from Wesleyan Bank Limited.
Credit facilities are subject to status and affordability checks and only available to UK residents over the age of 18.

Why Our Patients Love Airflow® and the GBT Hygiene Method

Guided biofilm therapy® consists of treatment stages based on individual patient diagnosis and risk assessment in order to achieve optimal results. The treatment is given in the least invasive way, with the highest level of comfort, safety, and efficiency.

Airflow® combined with Guided biofilm therapy® takes hygiene to another level. It is a methodical prevention awareness system, and biofilm removal treatment is backed up by extensive clinical evidence.

Olive Tree Dental is proudly a GBT-certified practice. This means our clinicians have undergone special training in this field and follow the 8-step GBT protocol in order to better benefit our patients and their overall hygiene experience.

Guided Biofilm Technology has the following benefits:

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Your dentist will show you exactly where the hidden staining (plaque and tartar) is on your teeth.

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GBT aims to both reduce the amount and stop the regrowth of dental biofilm.

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Treatment can remove staining and calculus in the most delicate and hard-to-reach areas of the mouth.

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It’s effective for cleaning around appliances like braces, reducing the likelihood of oral health problems during orthodontic treatment.

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Airflow® uses a mixture of water, compressed air and powder, which is suitable for patients with sensitive teeth.

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Your dentist will be able to instruct on exactly how you should amend your oral hygiene routine going forwards (completely tailored advice).

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Comfortable and streamlined process.

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Cleans dentures beautifully.

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The ultra-fine powder used, is completely safe for adults and children.

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Your Patient Journey

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First Appointment
If you are a new patient to Olive Tree Dental, a new patient exam is carried out first to ensure you are dentally fit for the treatment. We carry out a comprehensive assessment of your mouth and take X-rays and photographs of your teeth whilst also examining the soft tissues, such as your gums and tongue, as well as the gland area.

We will perform a scale and polish of your teeth and gum line, assessing if there are pockets of buildup around your teeth, which may mean you require further hygiene or perio appointments. Once the teeth and gums have been cleaned, the Airflow® mixture of fine powder, water and compressed air is administered, which helps to remove any light staining.

We will advise on when to come in for a future appointment, depending on your risk factors for plaque and tartar build-up and gum disease.

The need for any additional dental treatment will be diagnosed if deemed necessary, and a treatment plan will be mutually agreed upon.

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Second Appointment
The Dental Hygienist will try to ensure you are seen at least every 12 – 16 Weeks to get you on the right track for excellent oral health & hygiene. As GBT is the result of years of clinical research by Switzerland’s EMS conducted in conjunction with leading experts. GBT is based on 8 treatment steps. GBT uses the proven AIRFLOW®, PERIOFLOW® and PIEZON® NO PAIN methods to remove biofilm in a minimally invasive manner.

GBT is a painless, fast, and safe method that helps you keep your teeth healthy. GBT also supports your overall health for a lifetime, so no more dreading routine Hygiene appointments.

After your Hygiene & Airflow® treatment, we will ask you to fill in a brief GBT Survey that takes a few minutes to complete. It allows us to better enhance your patient experience.


Why Is It Important To Have Plaque And Tartar Removed By A Hygienist?

Each time you eat, biofilm is created within the mouth. Even with the most diligent of brushing and flossing routines, a degree of plaque will build-up on your teeth overtime. As this can’t be removed independently at home, it’s essential that you come in for hygienist appointment, so that it doesn’t cause inflammation of the gums, which is the first sign of gum disease.

How Is Airflow® Used? And Why Can It Be More Effective Than A Traditional Hygiene?

The GBT protocol dictates that the biofilm is disclosed (stained) in the patient’s mouth to make it clearly visible for both the patient and hygienist. The Airflow® is then used to remove the biofilm by spraying a jet of warm water and fine powder (to be more comfortable for the patient). It is a minimally invasive and non-abrasive method which means it can be used both on the tongue, cheeks and surrounding gum well.

Often patients who have had a standard hygiene say it’s not comparable to this GBT method as their teeth feel even smoother and the effects last for longer.

What is the 8-step GBT protocol?

Why is GBT a “Game Changer”?

Dental biofilm is the main etiologic factor for caries, periodontal and peri-implant infections. Periodontitis can increase the risk of systemic diseases, such as cardiovascular and respiratory disease, arthritis or diabetes.

Regular oral hygiene combined with professional measures keeps biofilm under control – for a better oral and systemic health. Axelsson and Lindhe established preventative dentistry in the 1970’s with studies and clinical protocols based on prophylaxis in “recall hours”.

GBT follows the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) recommendations on Professional Mechanical Plaque Removal (PMPR) and Oral Hygiene Instructions (OHI) for Home Care of the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP).

“Periodontal Health — for a better life!”

How Much Is Airflow® and Hygiene Treatment In Reading?

Please see our fee guide to view detailed costs Airflow® and hygiene Olive Tree Dental. As an initial indication, our prices start from £79; we believe everyone should have access to successful and effective hygiene treatment – that’s why we offer 0% finance* to help you spread the cost of treatment.

As we are a member-based practice, we reward patients who prioritise their oral health and hygiene, by offering 10% off treatments, when you become an Olive Tree Dental member, and selecting one of our many affordable plans.

Our prices are set with the following in mind:

  • The high quality of the products and technology used.
  • The extensive skill of our dental professionals & clinical team.
  • The trusted labs we work with to create outstanding dental restorations.
  • The high standard of care that is delivered throughout the patient journey.
  • The types of treatments that are made available.

We cannot comment on what other practices in Reading offer, each practice is different, but we value the trust our patients place in our hands. Rest assured at Olive Tree Dental we treat our patients with the utmost care and our aim is to have you smiling confidently.

*Terms and conditions apply. Written quotations are available on request from Wesleyan Bank Limited.
Credit facilities are subject to status and affordability checks and only available to UK residents over the age of 18.

Please contact us to book a consultation with our experienced Dentists.

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I have been going to olive tree dental now, for about a year and a half. The service is always so friendly and they really help you make the best decision when it comes to your teeth. I have had Invisalign treatment with Patricia, which was exceptional.The regular hygienist appointments and general check ups are also very good, and the parking around the dentist is excellent. I would highly recommend going more
Callum Gibbons
Callum Gibbons
09:56 24 Nov 22
From the first step through the door it felt far removed from the standard clinical feel of any dentist I had been to previously. Not only are the offices beautifully decorated and the staff welcoming and friendly but the resulting impression from my first appointment was one of confidence instead of fear. Dr Zyada was very thorough in her checks and took the time to go through each and every tooth to explain exactly what needed to be done and why. It makes the return appointment a lot less daunting, thank you. Would definitely recommend Olive Tree more
Natasha Watson
Natasha Watson
16:34 10 Nov 22
The team at Olive Tree Dental are great! My dentist was very thorough and took the time to patiently explain her findings and what would be required for future visits. Like most people I don't enjoy going to the dentist, but the team made it as comfortable as possible. The rooms were really clean too!read more
Kyle Watson
Kyle Watson
11:19 08 Nov 22
Discovered this place during Covid after a having dental emergency, was able to get an appointment very quickly, its very easy to get to and never had a problem finding a space in the free parking right next to it. All the staff are very friendly and the dentist goes the extra mile to sort out your dental problems. Being a new practise, The equipment and technology is very up to date and the surroundings are very smart, clean and put you at ease. Would highly more
robin martin
robin martin
10:19 03 Nov 22
Olive Tree Dental are a fantastic dental practice. All of their staff are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. I was given an appointment here with Smile White UK teeth whitening and the dentist was lovely! She was great at advising me in detail how to use the teeth whitening for my teeth, as they are particularly sensitive. I would definitely recommend more
Christina Cowie
Christina Cowie
11:39 28 Oct 22
I went to Olive Tree Dental Clinic few times for teeth cleaning, emergency dental work and consultations. The clinic was very clean and inviting, stuff was very friendly and dentist was very gentle and reassuring. I appreciated the fact that she was communicating with me during the procedures so I wasn’t wondering what’s going on or when it will finish. I’ve been to quite a few dental clinics previously but never felt as valued and welcomed, and never got such high quality dental service. Highly recommend it to anyone and especially to those who feel nervous and anxious when visiting dentist. I feel lucky to live nearby!read more
Linn B
Linn B
19:26 05 Oct 22
I haven’t been to the dentist in a couple of years. Finally got myself round to booking at Olive Tree Dental and they made me feel welcome and comfortable! Everything is lovely and clean, and everyone is extremely friendly! I have to go back for a filling soon and I feel in safe hands!read more
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Rebecca McNaly
17:34 03 Oct 22
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