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Two of our primary goals are preserving your natural smile and delivering comfortable, state-of-the-art care. Ozone dentistry is a revolutionary service that’s helping us accomplish these goals every day. Dental ozone is one of healthcare’s latest advances in the US. It has been used safely and successfully in Europe for many years.

Ozone dentistry offers a safe way to treat your cavities and gum disease, reverse decay, and increase your healthy tissue — pain-free. Our St. Paul Family Dentist provides painless care that’s also less invasive. What’s more, it can be used in a variety of cases, from general to restorative and cosmetic services.

What is Dental Ozone?

Dental ozone is very simply a high-energy oxygen. Your body’s white blood cells make ozone all the time. It is the ammunition your immune system uses to fight infection. Medical/dental oxygen/ozone has been shown to be an effective anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral treatment agent.

Ozone increases circulation and oxygenation to the treatment area. It increases your body’s immune response and creates an environment for the production of anti-oxidants. Dental applications include: Treating cold sores, fever blisters, sensitive teeth, and tooth decay (caries.)

What does Ozone Dentistry Treat?

Ozone dentistry actually has many uses:

  • Sterilizing root canals prior to filling
  • Infusion of chronically infected root canals
  • Reducing periodontal infection/inflammation
  • Accelerate post-surgery healing

However, one of the most popular uses for ozone dentistry is treating cavities. When used to treat cavities, ozone works by killing all bacteria and viruses and promoting a re-mineralization process that heals the tooth.

What are the Benefits of Ozone Dentistry?

Among the most attractive benefits is that ozone dentistry is non-invasive, comfortable, and affordable. What’s more ozone disinfects on contact, meaning a procedure that might’ve previously taken 30 minutes or an hour now takes only a few minutes to complete.

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If you’d like to learn more about ozone dentistry and its benefits, please give us a call. We’ll be happy to arrange a complimentary consultation with our dentist.

Old dental fillings that are dark and unattractive can make you feel self-conscious when you smile. The St. Paul Family Dentist offers strong and durable composite dental fillings to replace old, unsightly mercury fillings, eliminating the dark, discolored and improving your oral health.

Why Use Porcelain? 

Composite fillings are an ideal material for use in dental fillings because of it has qualities similarities to those of your natural teeth. These tooth-colored fillings can be made to closely match the color and shade of your teeth. This makes composites an excellent choice for restorations that include your front teeth or other visible parts of the teeth.

The bond that is created when the material is affixed to your natural tooth actually makes them stronger. Tooth-colored fillings used by our dentist have many uses including filling material for decayed teeth and restorations on chipped, broken or worn teeth. 

Replacement of Silver Amalgam Fillings 

In addition to providing the restorative qualities as mentioned above, porcelain fillings can also be used to replace old mercury amalgam fillings. Although The American Dental Association (ADA) has stated that no conclusive proof exists that mercury (silver) fillings cause bodily harm, some research suggests that mercury amalgam fillings may cause toxins to enter the body. 

Amalgam fillings are still in use today by some dentists, but advancements in modern dentistry such as porcelain fillings provide better alternatives for patients seeking a more aesthetically pleasing outcome.

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If you have concerns about replacing your mercury fillings with tooth-colored fillings the St. Paul Family Dentist  can help you improve the appearance of your smile with porcelain fillings. Dr. Malterud can SAFELY remove your old mercury fillings following the recommended protocols of the International Association of Mercury-Safe Dentists (IAMSD).


Periodontal disease is a major oral health issue affecting millions. The St. Paul Family Dentist has learned that The Centers for Disease Control estimates that approximately half of adults over 30 have some extent of periodontal disease. Preventive treatments and proper oral hygiene are very effective for eliminating the risk for gum disease. But even the most diligent oral health care can sometimes result in periodontal disease.

Dangers of Periodontal Disease

Left untreated, gum disease can cause teeth to loosen and may eventually lead to bone loss and even tooth loss. But the dangers of periodontal disease are not limited to your oral health. It has been documented that there is a direct relationship between the presence of chronic oral infections like gum disease and serious health concerns like heart and respiratory disease, diabetes, and stroke.
Laser Dentistry, the Non-Invasive Solution

In the past, the only solution for eliminating periodontal disease was painful gum surgery. Fortunately advances in dental technology have provided us with non-invasive options like laser dentistry. Dental lasers are gentle and effective and remove periodontal infection no cutting of tender gum tissue necessary. In fact, dental lasers are actually good for your oral health because they promote the regrowth of healthy gum tissue.

How to Prevent Gum Disease

The key word here is “prevent.” Dentists have always advocated preventive approaches to protect their patients’ oral health. Brushing and flossing twice a day, along with regular exams by your dentist and professional cleanings have always been important, and the best way to prevent any oral health problems from developing or becoming serious. In light of the information we now have about the affect of gum disease on our general health, though, prevention is vital.

You can do a lot to protect your own oral health by maintaining a healthy diet and proper oral hygiene. But no matter how proactive you are in taking steps to protect your own oral health, you must have regular dental cleanings. Plaque and tartar can build up on your teeth in spaces your toothbrush can’t reach. Once tartar has developed, it can only be removed by a dental hygienist during routine cleanings.

If you’re interested in learning more about the benefits of laser dentistry, please contact the St. Paul General Dentist so we can help you take the necessary steps to protect your oral health.

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