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Silver Diamine Fluoride

Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) is a liquid used by dentists to treat and prevent tooth decay. It contains silver and fluoride, which stop bacteria that cause cavities and strengthen teeth. Dentists apply it directly to the affected areas, and it's painless with no need for drilling. SDF is especially useful for kids, seniors, and those with special needs. The only downside is temporary black staining on the treated areas. It's not a full replacement for traditional treatments but a helpful option for certain cases. Consult our board certified pediatric dentist for the best advice.

SDF is applied directly to the cavities or decayed areas of the tooth using a brush or applicator. The application is painless and requires minimal to no tooth preparation, making it an excellent option for patients who may have difficulty undergoing conventional dental procedures.

One significant drawback of SDF is its black or dark brown staining effect on the treated areas. While this staining may be seen as a cosmetic concern, it serves as a visual indicator of the treated regions and eventually wears off over time.

SDF is particularly useful for managing dental caries in specific populations, such as young children, older adults, and patients with special needs, who may have difficulty with traditional dental care or when immediate access to dental treatments is limited.

As with any dental treatment, the use of Silver Diamine Fluoride should be carried out under the guidance of a qualified dentist who can assess its suitability for an individual's specific dental condition and needs.

Don't wait until it's too late to protect your child's teeth. Contact us today to learn more about how to stop bacteria on your kids' teeth. Schedule an appointment for your child.
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