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How ozone therapy for teeth can be used to prevent and treat disease

Ozone Therapy for Teeth in Yadkinville Area

Ozone” became a household term in the latter part of the 20th century as people frequently talked about the ozone layer in the earth’s atmosphere. But that same type of molecule—composed of three oxygen atoms—has actually been used for over a century in medical applications. At Virtue Dental Care in Yadkinville, our team of holistic dentists uses this gentle and versatile therapy to help prevent and treat a variety of issues with the teeth and gums.

The health benefits of ozone

Ozone is composed of three oxygen molecules and acts as a powerful oxidant. While we typically hear about “anti-oxidants” in the context of healthy foods and beverages, oxidants are important when treating disease because they remove electrons from reactive materials. When used in dental applications, this means that ozone punctures the cell wall of pathogens such as bacteria, fungi, and viruses, effectively killing them while leaving healthy tissues intact. Treatment with ozone is:

  • Gentle
  • Safe when performed by a trained practitioner
  • Versatile
  • Good for eradicating infections in the mouth
  • A great stimulant for the immune system, metabolism, and anti-inflammatory processes in the body

Using ozone in your dental treatment

In dentistry, ozone can either be used as a gas, oil, or liquid. Liquid ozone can be used to flush and irrigate tissues, whereas ozone gas can be a great option for treating areas that are difficult to reach. Ozonated oil may be applied to dental tools used in your treatment. Some of the ways we may recommend using ozone include:

  • Disinfecting cavities before placing a filling
  • Killing bacteria in the periodontal pockets created by gum disease
  • Flushing the tubules and canals during root canal therapy
  • Treating tooth sensitivity
  • Cleansing surgical sites to prevent post-operative infection and reduce pain
  • Treating bone lesions such as osteonecrosis or cavitations
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Holistic dental treatment

Ozone is just one of the many holistic treatments that we offer at Virtue Dental Care. Our dentists, Dr. William Virtue and Dr. Mary Katherine Taylor use a highly personalized approach to ensure that your smile is healthy and disease-free. To schedule your appointment at our biological dental practice, call our Yadkinville office today at (336) 606-0040!


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I started coming here about 3 years ago. Dr. Taylor is the best. She explains everything and listens to what you have to say. Shannon one of the hygienist is the very best that I have ever had to clean my teeth. She is very thorough at what she does. Staff is always friendly
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Virtue Dental Care is committed to ensuring that Yadkinville, NC patients have healthy teeth and healthy bodies. We follow biological dentistry principles, offering general, cosmetic, and mercury-free dentistry. The latest techniques and technologies, personalized care, and a comfortable and environmentally responsible practice are our hallmarks.

Our office was established in 1979 by Dr. William Virtue, DDS, AGD, FIAOMT, DNM, who was trained in dentistry at Indiana University. His achievements include Past President of the IAOMT and Forum for Contemporary Dental Esthetics. Dr. Mary Katherine Taylor, DDS, ADA, NCDS, AIAOMT graduated from Wake Forest University and earned her dental degree from UNC-Chapel Hill School of Dentistry. Both of our doctors go above and beyond in continuing education to provide top service to our patients.