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Childsmile is a programme set up by NHS Scotland for all children from baby through to early school years. The advantages of the programme have been proven to have reduced the amount of children within this age group having tooth decay. Advice and care such as tooth brushing, dietary information and free toothbrushes and toothpaste are given to each child at each visit from the age of 2 years old each child is eligible for fluoride varnish applications every 6 months until the age of 5 years.
How does ozone therapy work?
Ozone therapy works by sterilising an area of decay in a tooth. Ozone gas, which has high oxygen content, is initially applied to the affected tooth. This gas penetrates the tooth and eradicates the bacteria, neutralising harmful plaque acids that may otherwise lead to potential erosion and decay. Sealants can also be used to prevent decay in the future.
What are the advantages of ozone therapy?
Ozone therapy has many advantages:
- Painless procedure
- Beneficial for patients with a phobia of the dental drill
- Effective results: therapy prevents bacteria from becoming trapped within cavities or teeth that have been treated with crowns or fillings
- Long-term benefits