What Is Ozone Therapy & What Are the Benefits?

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Ozone therapy is a holistic service provided by Santa Teresa Smiles that significantly reduces the amount of bacteria that is present in the patient’s mouth. Ozone is able to do this by breaking down the cell membranes of bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites while leaving healthy cells alone. Harmful bacteria that can be found in the human mouth tend to thrive on acidity. Therefore, it’s only natural that patients should want to make sure the PH level of their mouth is not too acidic.

Water Reduces the Mouth’s Acidity

Reducing the acidity level in your mouth can be done by simply rinsing your mouth out with water or mouthwash after consuming highly acidic foods and drinks, like soda and citrus fruits. Eating dairy products and other calcium-rich foods can also help maintain the PH balance in your mouth. This is one of the reasons why drinking milk is advised for patients who want strong, healthy teeth.

Acid Neutralization

Ozone neutralizes acidity that is present in the mouth. This is how it is able to kill the bad bacteria and leave the good bacteria alone. Ozone therapy also supports internal healing and improves the immune system’s response. There are no harmful chemicals or side effects, since it occurs naturally.

What Can Ozone Therapy Fix?

Ozone therapy can be used to clear up canker sores and reduce tooth sensitivity. It supports rapid tissue healing which helps speed up recovery from dental treatments like tooth extractions. Ozone gas is able to reach deep into the gum tissue to neutralize harmful bacteria. It is also used to treat mild to moderate tooth decay by eliminating bacteria, sterilizing the area, and reducing post-operative sensitivity and pain.

Holistic Dentistry at Santa Teresa Smiles

Our office uses ozonated water in addition to ozone gas. Even patients who are just receiving a routine cleaning can receive the benefits of ozone therapy when they schedule an appointment with our team. Want to learn more about ozone therapy and its benefits? Take a look at our ozone therapy service page or get in touch with our front office. We look forward to providing our patients with a healthy and holistic approach to dental health!