Home use of ozonated water for preventive-therapeutic oral care: General guidelines
FADI SABBAH1 , CRIS DUVAL2 , MARK T WEISER3
1 Private dental practice, Vice-president, International scientific committee of ozone therapy; Hamra, Beirut, Lebanon https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8066-1495
2 Registered dental hygienist , Founder, The LifeGuard Approach; Peoria, Arizona, U.S.A.- https://orcid.org/0009-0002-8595-8455
3 Private dental practice, Founder, Ozone Therapies Group and Frontiers Ozone Conferences; Santa Barbara, CA, U.S.A. https://orcid.org/0009-0002-5914-3295
Keywords: Ozone therapy in dentistry, ozonated water for home oral care, electrolytic ozone generator
ABSTRACT - Background: Ozone therapy in dentistry is gaining more attention and is the second most researched field after musculoskeletal in clinical studies. Dentists routinely prescribe oral antiseptics for home oral care and after in-office interventions. Ozonated water is well known for its antimicrobial, antiinflammatory and accelerated wound healing properties, as well as for its extremely low cytotoxicity and side effects. To our knowledge, this is the first article to evaluate the performance, practicality and safety of a direct electrolytic ozone generator and to propose general guidelines for at-home use of ozonated water for preventive-therapeutic oral care regimen. Methods: A direct electrolytic ozone generator was tested and the concentration of ozonated water, total oxidants, dissolved molecular hydrogen, and ambient ozone gas levels in air were measured. Results: Ozonated water concentration reached a range of 2-5 mg/L, and ambient ozone gas levels in air were not detected. Conclusion - Practical implications: At-home use of ozonated water is more convenient for both dentists and patients, especially when multiple applications are indicated. Water electrolysis is a safe and easy-to-use method to prepare ozonated water at efficient concentration.