As we all know, the times have been changing due to the global pandemic with the COVID-19 virus. We are all in this together and we are here to help you should a dental emergency arise.
In this down time, I have done a lot of reading in the scientific literature, especially with regard to some of the treatments that we have implemented over the past few years to help our patients become as healthy as they want to be. Our overall goal is Oral Fitness for Life. This, however, is not just about the mouth! The mouth is the window to the body – that is fully supported by the recommendations from NIH and the CDC regarding touching the face, nose, eyes, etc., and washing your hands for 20 seconds with soap and water.
We Create Our Own Ozone Water at Robin P Steely, DDS in Battle Creek
For the past 5-6 years, we have used Ozone water in our closed systems with our treatment ultra-sonics and drills. We create our own Ozone water from regular distilled water every morning to put in our unit systems. I wanted to give you a little background on Ozone and why it is important to use it.
Ozone (O3) is an allotrope of Oxygen (O2). An allotrope is a variant of a substance consisting of only on type of atom. It has a NEW molecular configuration and NEW PHYSICAL PROPERTIES. Ozone is generated by a reaction that results in an oxygen molecule (O2) being split into a singlet oxygen molecule (O1). This singlet then combines with the O2 to form Ozone (O3). This process is the result of energy produced by sunlight, lightning, ultraviolet light and corona discharge tubes. Consider the number of times that we hear in the summer about “Ozone Action Days” and “holes in the ozone.” This is due to pollution where the ozone can’t mitigate the amount of pollutants that are in the air and it gets used up.
Ozone is an antioxidant (oxidizer) that accepts and electron from another substance and is then reduced. It adds an oxygen atom to the compound being oxidized. Healthy cells have antioxidants in the membranes that protect them from being burned up by the ozone.
Ozone Leaves No Toxic Byproducts!
The interesting news in this Pandemic era is that pathogens such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites have little to no antioxidant enzymes in their cell membranes. This makes them vulnerable to oxidants! The oxidant (O3) will destroy the cell membrane of the pathogen resulting in a disinfecting or sterilizing effect. Ozone leaves NO TOXIC BYPRODUCTS! The final breakdown is water and oxygen.
Many of you have experienced me “gassing” your sensitive roots with ozone for a minute, and you have reported that the sensitivity went away. The experience that you have had is the principal the antioxidant (Ozone) combining with bacterial biofilm in the root surface to cell that bacteria and reverse the sensitivity.
This is equally important in your nasal passages because this is the place where the current COVID-19 virus will enter and infect you. My wife and I are personally taking every precaution that I can including hand washing, hand sanitizers, spending time in a hot steam sauna or shower, and doing my nasal breathing with Ozone to get through this pandemic unscathed.
If you would like to talk more about the benefits of Ozone and how we use it, feel free to be in contact with us. We would love to be able to help you.
About Robin P. Steely DDS and Our Battle Creek Practice
Choosing a dentist and a dental health care team is an important decision for you and your family. We understand that choosing the right coaches will make the difference between wellness and disease management.
My Passion is Oral Fitness Coaching – partnering with people who wish to transform the quality of their lives and pursue a lifetime of health and wellness. By uniquely wrapping our minds, our hands and our hearts around a process of co-discovery, co-design, and co-creation, we become a conduit for transforming your health into Oral Fitness For Life™.
We are a patient-focused dental practice that offers a multitude of services featuring lifestyle dentistry and holistic approaches. Lifestyle Dentistry offers proactive wellness guidance in order to reduce the amount of dentistry you’ll need over your lifetime. Our comprehensive approach evaluates all the various factors that affect your dental health. Our main focus is to guarantee that our practice is a safe space for you, resolving any of your fears or negative thoughts associated with the dentist office.
Our Lifestyle Dentistry services at our dental office in Battle Creek, MI include Cosmetic Dentistry, BioRejuvenation Dentistry, Restorative Care, Orofacial & TMJ/TMD care, Mini Dental Implants & Traditional Implants, Sedation Dentistry, Dental Fitness Plans, Master Planning, Mercury-Free Dentistry, Myofunctional Therapy, Sleep Disorder Dentistry, Nutrition counseling and Healthy Living guidance. We invite you to spend some time to clearly define what you want by perusing our website and learning about how our patients feel about us and where we can partner with you to improve your life. We look forward to the opportunity to welcome you to our family.
Contact Us Today!
Dr. Robin Steely and our dental team are committed to providing exceptional Dentistry care and empowering our patients with information about their dental health. If you would like to talk more about the benefits of Ozone and how we use it, call us today at 269-968-8151 to learn more or schedule a consultation. The outstanding experience of our Dentist Dr. Robin Steely, and the skills of our staff have helped us in successfully treating oral problems in our patients who visit us from different parts of Battle Creek, MI, Marshall, Kalamazoo, Hastings, Charlotte, Portage, Holland, Coldwater, Richland, Springfield, and Grand Rapids.