When you hear the word ozone, the first thing that many people think of is air pollution. Yet ozone protects us from harmful sunlight that causes skin cancers. In fact, many critically important uses of this powerful, naturally-occurring gas are not so well known, but they serve us every day.
The medical community has been using ozone for decades to speed up wound-healing and to treat a variety of diseases. Most of the original research was carried out in the U.S. and Europe in the early 1900s.
Controlled ozone application has been found to be extremely safe and free from side effects — far freer than most medications, including antibiotics.
Dental technology is what sets our practice apart from other local dental offices. Here at THE SCIENCE OF SMILES®, I am committed to using only the BEST non-invasive dental technology on patients to help them achieve beautiful, healthy smiles.
One technology that I’m proud to use (and patients love!) is called Ozone Therapy. With this technology, I can treat people with budding cavities and tooth decay… as it’s able to zap those harmful bacteria colonies that lurk on teeth.
How Ozone Therapy Works
Like I said earlier, ozone is a gas that is present in the air all around us and forms a high-altitude barrier that protects us from harmful sunlight. Concentrated ozone kills viruses and bacteria within seconds and is used by hospitals and in other public places to control infections and smells. It is even used in water purification.
Up until ozone therapy was introduced to dentistry, the only way to remove these bacteria from teeth was by removing the infected tooth structure (with drills, air abrasion, or lasers). Now, in the early stages of mineral loss, I can use the CMU3 Ozone Therapy System without any anesthetic, removal of tooth structure, or discomfort.
Ozone is applied directly to the cavity for mere seconds, destroying the bacteria and effectively sterilizing the lesion.
Ozone therapy is fast, safe, inexpensive, and effective at treating cavities, tooth decay, even canker sores, herpetic lesions, abscesses and other forms of oral disease and wounds.
If your current dentist isn’t using Ozone Therapy… it’s time to give THE SCIENCE OF SMILES® a call. We can treat you comfortably… painlessly… and effectively.
ABOUT THE SCIENCE OF SMILES®
THE SCIENCE OF SMILES® offers affordable cosmetic and laser dentistry and gentle, compassionate general dental care in Pasadena, CA. Our office is conveniently situated with extended hours to meet your needs. At THE SCIENCE OF SMILES®, we offer most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures, complete dental rebuilding, sleep apnea, and TMJ/ Headache management. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover affordable up-to-date dentistry and a team who truly cares at THE SCIENCE OF SMILES®.