The mouth is home to many different microorganisms. They number in the billions. A lot of them are good, supporting your health. But plenty are harmful.
Under certain conditions, “disease-causing” microbes can come to dominate, creating infection.
Dental ozone can get rid of it and support the health of the surrounding tissues, all without toxic side effects.
What Is Ozone?
You can think of ozone as “super-charged” oxygen. Where the oxygen you breathe is molecules made of two oxygen atoms, ozone has a third atom. This makes the oxygen unstable. The molecule wants to lose that extra atom badly.
That process is what gives ozone its disinfecting power.
When introduced into a living system, ozone creates what’s called a “transient oxidative burst.” Microbes have no natural defense against this reaction. As a result, they’re eliminated.
This oxidative burst also induces a number of natural biochemical and physiological reactions. These include better blood flow, enhanced immune response, and a more rapid healing response.
How Ozone Can Help in Your Dental Care
Oxygen/ozone can enhance outcomes in all aspects of dentistry, including:
- Gum disease/periodontal issues.
- Root canal treatment.
- Fighting infections.
- Reducing tooth sensitivity.
- Addressing caries/tooth decay.