Silver fluoride (SDF) can help prevent tooth cavities in children

Several years ago, a study published in the New York Times presented the advantages of using silver diamine fluoride for cavity prevention in children.

SDF is an efficient dental treatment for children which is minimally invasive and as you know this is essential when treating youngsters. It helps treat the sensitivity of the teeth without the use of the dreaded drill and at a cost much lower than traditional dental treatment. The larger effect of this type of treatment is the reduction of the need for emergency visits to the dentist as well as overall improved dental health in nursing homes. The only negative effect of applying SDF is the black discoloration of caries on the tooth.

Today, silver diamine fluoride is commercially available and approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the use of prevention of cavities in young patients. SDF is provided by Elevate Oral Care.

It has also been found to help reduce the bacteria in tooth cavities, which minimizes the risk of spreading of the decay and stop caries lesions.

The substance is also very efficient for diagnostics of caries and other defects in the structure of the teeth, as it stains only these areas, which makes it much easier for dentists to perform timely decay diagnostics and easy inspections for other potential tooth problems.

A single drop of the substance can be used for treating many teeth, which makes this method even more cost-effective.

Since not all pediatric dentists use this innovative and non-invasive method to treat their young patients, you should visit a practice which has adopted this treatment, such as Kids Dentist Bothell, WA.

You can receive more information about the treatment and diagnostics with silver diamine fluoride of your child’s teeth by contacting Hello Kids Dentistry at www.hellokidsdentistry.com or call 425.659-1200 to set an appointment for your child now. The address of the professional dentist service for children is 19020 Bothell Way NE Ste C, Bothell, WA 98011.

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