Ozone dentistry is not what most people think of when they hear the word "ozone." After all, ozone is the particular layer of our atmosphere that protects us from the sun's ultraviolet rays. But the ozone molecule also has uses in dentistry.
According to a review in The Saudi Journal for Dental Research, the ozone molecule consists of three oxygen atoms bonded together to create a negatively charged particle that exists in nature as a colorless gas. In the 1930s, Dr. E.A. Fisch began using ozone in dentistry due to its strong antibacterial and wound healing properties. Today, it's widely used in Europe and South America, according to an article in Interventional Neuroradiology (IN).