DO IT YOURSELF HOME CARE

Though created as a patient treatment guide for dentists, you can benefit from these beautifully illustrated instructions; especially parents, care-givers, health workers . . .  
                                  Dr. Lina Jasulaityte, Netherlands, April 2022

COMING SOON: A MODIFIED VIDEO VERSION FOR PATIENTS   

DR HORST INTERVIEW
Dr. Jeremy Horst explains what people can do at home
to prevent and treat dental decay

* Avoid sugary foods & equally bad cracker type foods
* Brush with fluoride toothpaste 
* Preferably high fluoride prescription toothpaste
* Povidone-Iodine quarterly home application
* Include arginine rich foods & toothpaste    
                                                 October 5, 2022 

                                             POVIDONE IODINE  
                                                                     Dr. Jeremy Horst 


SLIDE PRESENTATION
  [PDF]  48 slides   Aug, 2021
SLIDE PRESENTATION  [PPTX]                                                                
APPLICATION DEMO ( VIDEO]  2 min

For Prevention or Treatment of Decay
Instructions:

1.  Brush teeth
2. Dispense 8 drops of 10% povidone-iodine in any bottle cap
3. Saturate on end of a Q-Tip swab
Note: To avoid too much iodine, do not re-dip after applying
4.  Swallow, then dry teeth with facial tissue
5.  Roll & push swab releasing more iodine on biting surfaces, 
especially where they touch each other, also exposed root surfaces
6.  Continue across all teeth wiping all surfaces
7.  Keep  mouth open for 10 seconds
8.  Do not rinse, Go to bed

Application Frequency
For Prevention: Repeat once every 2 or 3 months
For Treatment*: Once per week for a month, then
slow to once every other week. 

 
Myths 
Myth: It stains teeth. 
No! However, it can stain cloth.
Myth: Shellfish allergy = iodine allergy.
No! There is no cross-reactivity between them.  
Myth: Bad taste
No! A little bit of iodine does not taste bad. 


References 
Dr. Jeremy Horst (Aug. 2021) 
 https://sites.google.com/site/jeremyahorst/iodine-for-caries-management
* Text Message from Dr. Horst;  Nov.  04, 2022