Ozone Brings a Bounty of Benefits to Dentistry
Feb 26, 2014 12:37PM
Ozone is what makes some sources of water better than others. It is created by an energetic reaction that results in an oxygen molecule (O2) being split into singlet oxygen (O1). O2 then combines with O1, forming ozone (O3). Lightning and ultraviolet light both act upon oxygen to make ozone, and so ozone can be found everywhere. It smells like a thunderstorm or a hot copier and provides several health benefits.
Ozone has been hard at work for years, disinfecting the water supply in Europe since the early 1900s. It was first used in the dental office for procedures in the 1930s in Germany. Since then, many new dental applications have been created.
Ever drink cold water or breathe in cold air that makes your teeth hurt? With a few seconds of ozone treatment, that can now be fixed. Because ozone destroys bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites, it is used to disinfect the mouth prior to procedures. It works so well to reduce oral germs that it is even used to treat or prevent gum disease.
With cases of advanced periodontal disease, ozone trays can be used instead of gum surgery. When making fillings and crowns, spraying ozonated gas can help sterilize the underlying surface, decreasing the chances for cavities. Dentists are also learning new ways to treat small cavities with ozone instead of drilling.
The little ozone machine has been a game-changer in holistic dentistry. For less invasive, more conservative dental treatments, search for a dentist that uses ozone to its fullest potential.
For more information about natural remedies and holistic dentistry, visit Dr. Bernice Teplitsky at BerniceTeplitskyDDS.com.