Dentists have long relied on fluoride and antibiotic treatments to strengthen teeth and kill pathogenic bacteria that cause cavities and gum disease. However, more and more dentists are turning to holistic options that can sterilize your mouth without the unwanted side effects. Dr. Andre and the team at Gentle Dental Care offer ozone therapy for a cleaner, happier smile.
Ozone is a highly reactive form of oxygen that can kill bacteria on contact in a matter of seconds. Its widely used as a disinfectant in many industries, but a dentist can harness the power of ozone to provide additional benefits to your body beyond killing bacteria. Ozone can penetrate deep into your teeth and gums to destroy bacteria hiding below your gum line and within tooth enamel without harming your body.
The extra oxygen that ozone provides in your mouth can neutralize acids in your mouth created by bacteria. This can promote remineralization in your tooth enamel as well as make your mouth less hospitable to bacteria, keeping them gone longer after treatment. It also boosts your immune response and helps your body heal faster by delivering more oxygen to your bloodstream.
Dr. Andre and the team may use ozone therapy during a wide variety of procedures. Ozone can sterilize cavities before filling or used to encourage gum healing during treatment for gum disease or after tooth extraction. Traditional medications for root canals can be painful but, ozone therapy allows our team to treat infections in your tooth root and increase the success rate of a root canal while providing a more comfortable recovery.
Ozone can even be used during a regular hygiene appointment as an alternative to fluoride for preventive treatment. Ozone therapy is one of the many technologies our practice has invested in to increase patient comfort and help your body heal naturally. Contact our office in Menomonie, WI, today at (715) 600-9004 to learn more about our biological approach to dentistry.
Dr. Andre received her undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and her DMD at the University of Florida, College of Dentistry. Dr. Thatcher is a graduate of Concordia University St. Paul and the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. Both are highly skilled and experienced dentists who are focused on serving the dental needs of every member of the family under one roof. They consider holistic dentistry practices like mercury-free dentistry and ozone therapy as extremely important to the patient-centered approach they have adopted at the practice.