Southernmost Smiles is setting a new standard in oral healthcare in Key West

What is EMS Airflow?

EMS Airflow is a state-of-the-art dental technology that has taken teeth cleaning and plaque removal to a whole new level. It utilizes a combination of air, a specially formulated powder, and water to create a powerful yet gentle spray that removes plaque, stains, and biofilm from teeth and gums. Unlike traditional methods that involve scraping with dental tools, EMS Airflow provides a minimally invasive and painless approach to dental hygiene, making it a game-changer for patients of all ages.

Benefits of EMS Airflow:

  1. Thorough Plaque Removal: EMS Airflow can reach even the most difficult-to-access areas in the mouth, ensuring a comprehensive cleaning process. It efficiently dislodges plaque and biofilm buildup from the tooth's surface and interdental spaces.
  2. Gentle and Comfortable: Patients often dread dental cleanings due to discomfort during scraping. EMS Airflow eliminates the need for sharp tools, offering a gentle and pleasant experience for patients, reducing anxiety and improving overall satisfaction.
  3. Stain Removal: This innovative technology is effective in removing stubborn stains caused by smoking, coffee, tea, or other food items, leaving patients with a noticeably brighter and healthier smile.
  4. Reduces Risk of Tooth Damage: Traditional scraping methods could potentially cause enamel damage or gum irritation. EMS Airflow is non-abrasive and safe, preserving the integrity of the teeth and gums.

Understanding Biofilm and the Benefits of GBT


Biofilm is a sticky, colorless film that forms on the teeth and gums, consisting of bacteria, saliva, and food particles. If not removed regularly, this biofilm can harden into tartar (calculus), which can lead to various oral health issues, including cavities, gum disease, and bad breath.

Guided Biofilm Therapy (GBT)

GBT is a comprehensive approach to dental hygiene that focuses on the systematic and evidence-based removal of biofilm. It involves the use of the Airflow system to help remove specialized disclosing agents that temporarily stains areas of biofilm accumulation, guiding the dental hygienist in targeting these areas for thorough cleaning.

Benefits of GBT:

  1. Precision Cleaning: GBT enables dental hygienists to target and remove biofilm with precision, ensuring no areas are overlooked, and reducing the risk of future oral health problems.
  2. Personalized Treatment: Each patient's oral health needs are unique, and GBT allows dental professionals to tailor the cleaning process based on individual requirements, ensuring the best possible outcomes.
  3. Minimally Invasive: By using GBT, dental hygienists can achieve optimal results with less invasive procedures, promoting patient comfort and acceptance of treatment.
  4. Long-Term Oral Health: By effectively removing biofilm and providing personalized treatment, GBT contributes to improved long-term oral health outcomes, reducing the risk of gum disease and helps to change the overall type of bacteria found in the mouth over time.

Southernmost Smiles dental office's adoption of EMS Airflow and Guided Biofilm Therapy showcases our commitment to providing our patients with the most advanced and effective dental hygiene techniques available. By incorporating these cutting-edge technologies, we are ensuring that patients receive top-notch care, experience enhanced comfort during cleanings, and maintain optimal oral health in the long run. So, if you're looking for a dental experience that is gentle, efficient, and tailored to your unique needs, Southernmost Smiles is leading the way!

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