Can You Reverse Tooth Decay?

Dr. Stephan Horwitz (BDS(Wits)) Chewing sugar free gum for 20 minutes after meals and snacks has been shown to significantly reverse early signs of tooth decay. Stimulated saliva contains a higher concentration of the same types of calcium, phosphate and hydroxyl ions that occur normally…

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Treatment Options for Nursing Bottle Caries

Dr Geoffrey Melman BDS MSc(Dent)(Witwatersrand) Speciality in Paediatric Dentistry (U.K.) The premature loss or unsightly appearance of grossly decayed primary anterior teeth (nursing bottle caries) fig. 1 (“baby” or “milk” teeth) may physically handicap, embarrass and psychologically traumatise a young child.1,2,3,4 Left untreated, decayed teeth…

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Mouthguards (Updated 2010)

Dr. Bradley Selvan BDS(Wits) Dental injuries are the most common type of orofacial injury sustained during participation in sports; the majority of these dental injuries are preventable. A sportsman/woman is 60 times more likely to sustain damage to the teeth when notwearing a protective mouthguard. The…

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Dr. Bradley Selvan

Email: BDS(Wits) Dr. Bradley Dean Selvan did his schooling at Sandringham High school and matriculated as Deputy Head Boy in 1980. He graduated from The University of Witwatersrand in 1986. He passed the Australian Dental Examinations (ADEC) in 1999. He passed the Dip Odont in Endodontics,…

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Oral Hygeine For Children

Dr Janet Gritzman BA, BDS(Wits), P.D.D.(PTA)Dip Odont Endo(PTA), Dipl.Dent (Conscious Sedation & Pain Control)(UWC) Why is it important to clean my baby’s mouth and teeth? Cleaning a baby’s mouth and teeth is important for the preservation of healthy teeth and gums, and maintaining the general health…

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