What is Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF)?

Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF)

Silver Diamine Fluoride can be brushed on a certain types of shallow cavities to stop decay. This treatment may be an option if your child is very young, has special needs, or can’t yet tolerate an actual filling.  SDF can help delay more extensive procedures such as a fillings or sedation until a child is older. However, the biggest drawback is that SDF will blacken the decayed part of the tooth leaving it discolored.  Overtime, your pediatric dentist will monitor the cavity to ensure it has actually stopped growing.

If your child’s cavity is on a baby tooth or if the tooth is in the back of your child’s smile that is hard to see, SDF might be a good option! To learn more about SDF please click here to read the article.

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