Nature's Air Filter at Use in Dentistry

Ozone in our atmosphere protects us from ultraviolet rays of the sun as well as manmade and natural pollutants. The planet wouldn’t survive without it. Ozone is an altered form of oxygen created when an oxygen molecule is energized by an electrical charge. In nature this occurs during a lightning storm. Ozone molecules attack and neutralize bacteria, viruses, parasites and other damaging cells which make it endlessly effective in dentistry.

Forms of Ozone

Ozone can be used as a gas, infused in water or combined with olive oil for different applications. Ozone dentistry has provided dentists with a powerful tool in the fight against tooth decay and gum disease. As a gas, ozone can penetrate into areas that were formerly impossible to reach, killing bacteria that cause decay and inflammation.

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Using Ozone to Reverse Decay and Inflammation in Gums

The excitement generated by the introduction of ozone dentistry continues to grow as dentists find more applications for this natural sterilizer.

Dentists are using ozone in treating periodontal disease to great success due to the antibacterial effect that ozone has. Flooding infected gums with ozonated water or using ozone in gas form penetrates far below the gum line rehabilitating gum tissue and destroying bacteria. Now dentists can be proactive in restoring gum health, rather than simply trying to arrest the progress of gum disease.

The Secret of Ozone

One of the reasons ozone is highly effective as a sterilizing agent is that it is a negatively charged particle. Bacteria cells are positively charged as are other destructive cells such as cancer cells.

When ozone infused water or ozone gas is introduced to bacteria it penetrates the cell, effectively killing it. The natural chemical attraction of a negative to a positive gives ozone the power to penetrate deep into tissue or the tiny tubules that exist in the teeth. Like a heat seeking missile, ozone relentlessly finds and destroys the bacteria that cause dental decay and gum disease.

Ozone Treated Teeth are Stronger

Ozone kills the bacteria that cause tooth decay upon contact. If the cavity is minimal in size, a filling may not be necessary. In cases requiring some restoration, using ozone to sterilize the cavity may eliminate the need for local numbing since drilling isn’t necessary.

Not only does ozone kill bacteria, it strengthens the area being treated. Repairing cavities using ozone dentistry makes the teeth stronger and more resistant to future decay. This property also helps desensitize teeth by creating a harder tooth surface which resists transfer of heat and cold to the root.

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Dental Surgery

The use of ozone in surgery greatly reduces exposure to bacteria in sensitive exposed areas. Ozone infused water irrigates and sterilizes the mouth while ozone gas penetrates deep into tissues preventing infection to a far greater degree than antibiotics or disinfecting solutions ever could. The healing process is easier since the body does not have to expend as much energy fighting bacteria and patients report less postoperative pain after ozone is used in their surgery.


Ozone dentistry is revolutionizing patient perception of dental care. Patients with a fear of dentistry may come to find they enjoy their dental visits once they experience the effects of this game changing dental therapy. Regular dental visits are one of the most important things patients can do to prevent the need for major dental work.

Experience Ozone Dentistry First Hand

Dr. Chow is pleased to offer ozone dentistry to his patients as part of his commitment to providing holistic and naturally based treatment options. Find out how this therapy can help you achieve or maintain superlative oral health.

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