How Ozone Dental Therapy Works to Improve Your Oral Health

Oral health means much more than just brushing and flossing. You need regular dental cleanings, visits that let you and your dentist stay on top of your oral health and the most up-to-date treatments. While tooth decay and cavities are common, yet treatable, ozone dental therapy can keep the bacteria out.

At La Michoacana Dental Clinic, we have two offices in the Houston area to take care of all of your dental needs. Adelina Monty, DDS, David Holsey, DDS, and Austin Teitelbaum, DDS, use the latest techniques and tools to give you the highest level of care. Ozone dentistry may be the right choice for you.

Tooth decay and cavities

Most people know that a cavity, also called a cary, is decay that eats into a tooth, leaving an opening. A cavity can be caused by bacteria, unhealthful eating, and poor teeth cleaning habits. If you eat and drink too many sweet things, for example, and don’t get the remnants off your teeth right away, that can lead to cavities.

If you ignore cavities, they just bigger, as do the problems they create.

Ozone dental therapy makes treatments more effective

Traditional methods can involve painful scraping and prodding. While ozone can be applied in  ozonated water or ozonated olive oil, La Michoacana Dental Clinic uses the water-soluble ozone gas because it is an advanced, state-of-the-art therapy that can be both more effective and less invasive than other techniques.

Ozone treatment also does a much better job by completely removing the infection on or in a tooth. Once this infection goes deeper, you experience more damage and most likely much more pain.

The infection must be totally eliminated before a crown, filling, or root canal can be performed. Otherwise, you’re just trapping and covering up the infection, and not eliminating the cause of the problem.

Once there is a hole, a traditional filling needs to put in place. Unfortunately, there’s no way around that, but those procedures absolutely need to be covering a noninfected tooth or teeth.

Ozone can also help prevent cavities by stopping lesions, killing the bad bacteria and viruses, and removing the debris and acid that eats at your enamel. Bad bacteria, and also plaque, lead to periodontal (gum) disease, and this can also be treated with ozone. So ozone dentistry is both a phenomenal preventive measure, and also used as part of other procedures.

Here at La Michoacana Dental Clinic, we find that ozone makes the other work much more effective.

An ozone treatment also helps build immunity and can improve your teeth by hardening them and making them less sensitive. And since ozone is a gas, it can penetrate into the grooves of the teeth and gum line and remove the bad bacteria on contact. It gets into areas that other pieces of equipment and techniques can’t reach, and it disinfects and cleans the teeth and gums, thus promoting good oral health.

Contact our staff to ask about ozone therapy by calling us, or you can use the easy book online feature.

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