Chlorine Dioxide and Vitamins for Dental Health: Bone Graft Recovery

Hi Jennifer,
You have provided me with a wealth of info of oxidative therapy that I have not fully dug into.
One of the things you mentioned was not to take anti-oxidants like vitamin C, since Chlorine Dioxide Solution (CDS) will be neutralized by antioxidants.  But the body has some level of anti-oxidants already without taking supplements, so I wondered if there is any research about if CDS for a while could create vitamin C deficiency by neutralizing what vitamin C is already in the system.
I am getting a dental implant that will require some bone grafting. I thought CDS could be used to handle infection, if needed, rather than using an antibiotic, but I wanted to make sure oxidative therapy would not inhibit this process of healing for the bone graft. Is there any data on any consequences of using oxidative therapy while getting bone grafting for a dental implant?
I will continue to try to research this, but I wondered if you were aware of any resource on this.

Hi Larry!


That’s a timely question for me! I just went to the dentist myself and I’ve been working on a book about how to remineralize teeth and bones for the past few months. Without going into a lot of detail, I would STRONGLY recommend that you take a vitamin D3 and vitamin K2 supplement to encourage bone growth. The vitamin D3 makes sure that the body can absorb calcium while the vitamin K2 makes sure that the body sends that calcium to the right places (in this case to bone as opposed to storing calcium in the blood vessels)

High dose vitamin C would be good for the gums, but maybe you could seek out intravenous vitamin C to spur healing of your gums after your bone graft? It’s easier to absorb doses above 6000 mg intravenously than it is to absorb it via the digestive system.


As far as CDS and antioxidants go…I’ve been looking at this same information in regard to healing dental cavities and getting rid of certain bacteria in the mouth. What I would recommend is the use of CDS as a mouthwash along with DSMO. DMSO is widely used in dentistry and a number of companies have created CDS mouthwash products. Using CDS with DMSO won’t affect your systemic levels of vitamin C very much as I understand it. But CDS and DMSO will help you keep infection at bay during the healing process. If you can take high dose vitamin C by mouth 2 hours before or after taking CDS, these two substances shouldn’t really interact much. And as far as other antioxidants are concerned, I’ve been learning about how CDS behaves in the mouth. CDS functions in part to prevent infection by raising the pH in the mouth above 7.0 to make the saliva more alkaline. When the singlet oxygen is released into the saliva, it combines with singlet hydrogens to make hydroxide, which is alkaline. And the alkalinity works magic in terms of preventing infection.


So don’t worry about the high dose vitamin C (which would help you heal MUCH faster) interacting with the CDS / DMSO as long as you don’t use them at the exact same time (separate them by 2 hours at least). The DMSO will significantly enhance the speed of your healing as well. Dentists typically put a drop of DMSO in the gum tissues following tooth extractions so it’s regularly used in this context already. It has antibacterial properties by itself and it combines very well with CDS. Just add water to the CDS to make a mouthwash and then add another 10 drops of DMSO to the mix. It also will help to kill pain. Don’t use the DMSO while brushing the teeth though because it could eat away at the plastic on your toothbrush. 


Once again, I highly recommend taking a vitamin K2 and vitamin D3 product to enhance bone growth. It will benefit your overall health–especially your skeletal and cardiovascular health. 

If you have more questions about the vitamin D3 and K2 and why you need these two vitamins, read this article.

And finally, since you’re having surgery, here’s something that will make a huge difference in how quickly you heal and how well your body forms a blood supply to the bone graft.

My husband was diagnosed with “cavitations” by the dentist and rather than having the dentist crack into his jaw, he used infrared light therapy for 5 minutes twice a day on each side of his jaw in the areas with cavitation to open up the microcirculation in bone tissues. Infrared light is extremely effective. He also shines it on his jaw once or twice a day. That’s had some amazing results. Last year, we were in Myanmar and had a limited supply of meds, but we were able to find an infrared light. And the light mostly took care of the pain and whatever infection there was in his jaw/ear. I was pretty impressed. Infrared light therapy opens the microcirculation, which ultimately makes healing happen. Microcirculation and proper blood flow to ailing areas of the body is the key to healing no matter whether there’s a broken bone or whether there’s an infection going on. 

So, in summary…for a bone graft like what you’re describing:
1. Take Vitamin D3+K2 to remineralize bone tissues throughout the body and remove calcium deposits from the blood vessels (typically it takes 6 weeks to reduce atherosclerosis by 50%).
2. Use CDS and DMSO as a mouthwash 3 times per day for the first week to ten days after surgery.
3. Take high doses (6000 mg per day) of liposomal vitamin C (to avoid having to chew and swallow the pills) to rebuild your gum tissues. If possible, get intravenous vitamin C therapy to boost healing of the gum tissues. Take vitamin C 2 hours before or after CDS treatments to avoid deactivating the CDS.
4. Use an infrared light when you feel pain. Not only will it kill the pain, it will also open the microcirculation to boost healing and bone remineralization.

I think you’ll be pleased with the results of these treatments. I understand your reluctance to take antibiotics. If I were you, I  would be very diligent about keeping the wound clean with CDS. For the first THREE days, you’ll want to be doing some kind of treatment every hour to hour and a half during the day to prevent infection. If you suspect infection, contact your dentist right away. Consider using the infrared light during the night for pain and to encourage (once again), enhanced microcirculation. If you get through those first 3 days without infection, that’s a good start. The high dose vitamin C will also help.


If you’re concerned about not taking the antibiotics, ask your doctor what kind of antibiotics he plans to prescribe. If the antibiotic combines well with DMSO (it has to have a certain molecular size/weight) you could take very small doses of it, which would be less damaging to your intestinal flora. For example, azithromycin (zithromax) can be mixed with DMSO and you could take a very small dose of it. The DMSO potentiates certain antibiotics. DMSO is used in this way forDMSO Potentiation Therapy for cancer patients wherein the DMSO is combined with low-dose chemo. DMSO has the ability to take the chemo directly where it needs to go which means a low dose works better than the high dose. The bookDMSO: Nature’s Healer contains a list of doctors in the U.S. who work with DMSO and who might be able to help you with dosing antibiotics properly in combination with DMSO for DMSO-Potentiation Therapy.

I hope this helps!
Best of luck with your bone graft, Larry! 🙂

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