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Everything You Need to Know About Ozone Therapy

January 15, 2023 / DENTISTRY

When most people think of ozone, they think of the layer above the earth that protects our planet from the sun. But did you know that ozone is actually a natural part of the environment made up of three oxygen molecules that has many purposes here on earth?

Ozone is a powerful disinfectant that is often used to purify air and water to make it safer for humans to consume. Ozone is also used as part of holistic dentistry to disinfect the mouth and eliminate many bacterias, including those that cause gingivitis, advanced periodontitis, and tooth decay.

What is Ozone Dental Therapy?

Sometimes the best therapies and treatments can be found in nature.

Dentists that practice with a holistic approach often use pure ozone, ozonated water, or ozonated oil to kill bacteria and microorganisms in the mouth to prevent gum disease and treat minor tooth decay.

Why Ozone Dental Therapy?

There are many reasons that dentists choose ozone therapy as part of their holistic dentistry practice.

Here are some of these reasons:

  1. Unlike some dental procedures and medications, ozone dental therapy is painless, non-invasive, and free of side effects. Ozone therapy requires no cutting, no drilling, and no anaesthesia or medications. This makes ozone dental therapy a very appealing option for those who are nervous or anxious about their dental visits.
  2. Ozone Dental Therapy requires no numbing agents or other substances that could have potentially-harmful side effects.
  3. When used as an antimicrobial agent, ozone is 1.5 times more effective at eliminating harmful bacteria, fungi, protozoa and viruses than other commonly-used disinfectant substances like chlorine.
  4. Ozone can stimulate blood flow and naturally trigger an immune response, encouraging the body’s natural abilities to heal itself and bring itself back to optimum health. By flushing the area below the gumline with ozonated water or gas, both the gums and supporting tissues are stimulated with additional blood flow which results in faster and more complete healing, without the need for pharmaceutical interventions.

How does it work?

If your family dentist in North York determines there are areas of the mouth that require cleaning, they will administer a blast of ozone to the area to eliminate the bacteria or microorganisms that are causing the problem.

Are you curious about ozone dental therapy and want to learn more? Are you looking for a dentist that takes a holistic approach to preventative dental care and treatment? If so, call the team at Dentistry on Sheppard. We’ll set up a time to meet with you, Dr. Mark Cloth will assess your current condition, and set you on a path towards a lifetime of good oral health.

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