OxyFile #472


The Use of Ozone for the Intensification and Optimization of Oral 
Hygiene

L. M. Lukinikh, S. Y. Kosjuga, Russia. 

Oral professional hygiene plays a great role in the prophylaxis of 
caries and parodontium diseases. There are a lot of data about the 
dependence of dental and parodontium tissues on one hand and on 
the quality of oral hygiene care, on the other hand. The clinical 
observation have proved that the long term rational controlled 
oral hygiene in the background of professional hygiene gives 
essential prophylactic results and work out necessity to take care 
of teeth. The practice proves that apart from theoretical 
knowledge about the oral hygiene and manual habits of thorough 
teeth cleaning, it is important that each child and adult should 
have self-control criterion. The sense of teeth smoothness may be 
a criterion, it can be achieved only by professional teeth 
cleaning. Grinding and polishing of dental and filling surfaces 
are being done by special brushes and abrasives pastes, skelps 
with fine filling and rubber during 5 minutes by horizontal, 
vertical and round movements, till the sense of teeth smoothness 
is achieved, that further determines time, technique and quality 
of teeth cleaning at home. At present, ozonized distilled water 
(distilled water is borbotaged by ozone mixture with an ozone 
concentration of 2000 ug/L during 10 minutes) is widely used, for 
intensification and optimization of oral hygiene. It is being done 
by gargling with 100 ml of ozonized water per patient (3-5 
passages with 20-30 mL each) during professional teeth cleaning 
stages. Ozonized water increases and improved the qualitative 
hygienic indexes, and quantitative soft dental deposit of 
microbial flore composition vividly testifying to it. This 
investigation allows us to give recommendation about the combined 
usage of ozone therapy and professional oral hygiene. They are 
considered to be the methods of effective influence on microbial 
oral landscape. They are the successful complement and do not 
produce negative effects on hard dental tissues and parodontium. 


Source: 2nd International Symposium on Ozone Applications
        Havana, Cuba - Mach 24-26, 1997.