Ozone is a powerful antioxidant that can kill plaque-forming bacteria in your mouth and promote healthy gums. Ozone therapy allows a dentist to treat gum disease and tooth decay while minimizing the need for harsh chemicals, antibiotics, and invasive procedures. Dr. Dalwani utilizes ozone treatment for patients in Los Angeles, CA, because of the many benefits it can offer your oral health.
Ozone is a highly reactive form of oxygen. When it comes in contact with microbes in your mouth, it penetrates their cell membrane and scrambles their DNA, effectively killing them on contact. The benefits don’t stop there, though. Ozone can neutralize acids in your mouth to promote remineralization in your tooth enamel. This can reverse dental caries and halt tooth decay. Raising the pH in your mouth will also make it inhospitable to bacteria, so they will stay gone longer.
Ozone also plays a role in helping you recover from dental procedures. The extra oxygen will increase the blood flow to your mouth and boost your immune system for better healing and a smaller risk of infection after a procedure. Ozone can remove inflammation from your gum tissue and encourage it to reattach to your teeth when it is receding.
Dr. Dalwani recommends ozone treatment as part of a normal hygiene visit. It’s a safe and effective alternative to fluoride treatments that can keep your teeth healthy and strong between visits. Dr. Dalwani will create a custom-fitted tray to apply and attach it to an ozone machine to deliver the treatment directly to your teeth, which takes about 30 minutes. Our team will store your tray at the office so it can be reused every time you come back.
Additionally, our team will use ozone in conjunction with other treatments to sterilize your teeth, remove infection, and facilitate faster healing, such as:
At the Center for Holistic Dentistry, we take a broader approach to your health. Rather than focus on restoring your teeth, we aim to improve your overall wellbeing by choosing conservative procedures and minimizing the impact on your body. We focus on preventative care and conservative procedures to protect your teeth and treat issues that can lead to snoring, sleep apnea, and TMJ problems.
Ozone therapy helps us promote healthy tooth enamel and remove bacteria without using fluoride, which has been linked to thyroid problems and fluorosis in high doses. We also choose our dental materials with care to ensure they are mercury-free and biocompatible. This can reduce issues, like inflammation, that can have an impact on your overall health and ensure your restorations blend in with the rest of your teeth.
Patients in Los Angeles, CA, area can contact our office today at (310) 340-0153 to learn more about Ozone therapy and other holistic treatments to brighten their smile.