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

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.

Ozone Therapy for Teeth in Yadkinville Area

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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Dr. William Virtue, DDS, AGD, FIAOMT, DNM best doctor near Rochester, MI

William Virtue, DDS, AGD, FIAOMT, DNM
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William Virtue, DDS, AGD, FIAOMT, DNM studied dentistry at Indiana University and opened Virtue Dental Care in 1979. He became interested in biological dentistry many years ago as he realized that dentistry should benefit one’s overall health and not just oral health. That is why he practices mercury-safe, biocompatible dentistry in accordance with the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology’s (IAOMT) health and safety standards. He is SMART (Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique) certified by the IAOMT too.
Dr. Virtue was President of the Forum for Contemporary Dental Esthetics and the IAOMT, of which he is also a Fellow. He enjoys teaching biological dentistry to dentists and staff. He continues to educate himself on developments in dentistry to provide the best services for patients.

DR. MARY KATHERINE TAYLOR, DDS, ADA, NCDS, AIAOMT best doctor near Rochester, MI

Mary Katherine Taylor, DDS, ADA, NCDS, AIAOMT

Mary Katherine Taylor, DDS, ADA, NCDS, AIAOMT became interested in dentistry at an early age and volunteered at dental clinics. A student of Starmount High School and Wake Forest University, she earned her dental degree from UNC-Chapel Hill School of Dentistry. She is passionate about education and prevention: She updates her knowledge with a variety of continuous education courses while teaching patients about caring for and maintaining their teeth for a long, healthy life.