Ozonated Water in Dentistry

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Ozonated Water in Dentistry

Ozonated water is essentially water that is free from all impurities. When ozone is placed into water, it’s able to kill viruses, bacteria, and any pesticides that are situated in the substance.

Recently there has been strong evidence to suggest the effectiveness of ozonated water in dental treatments. The most common applications of ozonated water in dental practices include:

 

  • Treatment of dental unit waterlines to remove bacteria
  • Removal of biofilms
  • Decontamination for implant production and placement
  • Irrigation for pulp therapy
  • Oral fungal infection management

How does it work?

As well as being an antimicrobial agent, ozone dissolved in water has been found to be able to modulate pain and inflammation. Its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory actions can prevent infections and promote healing. Therefore using ozonated water rather than regular water for dental treatments can be beneficial.

For example, in a study where ozone water was used as an alternative to saline to wash the mouth after implant placement, the study demonstrated that using ozonated water decreased pain and inflammation and accelerated wound healing.

So how do dental clinics get access to ozonated water? In Australia ozonated water complies with Australian certification plumbing requirements, meaning it can be connected into normal plumbing and be delivered via tap. This means it can then be connected to the dental chair and be utilised in a variety of treatments to disinfect, decontaminate and irrigate as necessary.

At VIP Dental we understand the benefits of ozonated water and utilise ozone water at different points during your hygiene appointment to ensure the most comprehensive treatment. To book your appointment call us at (02) 9531 1312 or book your appointment online.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Listed below are the most commonly asked questions we receive from our patients.

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How often do I need to visit my dentist?
We recommend seeing the dentist for check-ups two times a year. For patients with ongoing treatments or existing oral problems, your dentist decides on how often you come for a visit.
How do I take care of my teeth at home?
  • Brush your teeth at least two times daily.
  • Floss once daily, too.
  • Have a teeth-friendly diet by cutting back on your sugary and acidic food intake.
  • Smoking and using tobacco products can also affect your dental health, so if you do smoke, try stopping.

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