Silver Diamine Fluoride

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There are many ways to prevent the development of caries, one of them is silvering kids’ teeth – a technique based on the antibacterial, antiseptic properties of silver. This procedure has a number of unconditional advantages: speed, painlessness, efficiency. Silver diamine fluoride acts as the main component of the drug, with the help of which silvering of teeth is carried out. All compounds of this kind have pronounced antiseptic properties.

When the silver diamine fluoride comes into contact with the enamel or dentin of the tooth, a chemical reaction occurs, in which compounds such as calcium fluoride and silver phosphate are formed. They are able to close the dental tubules and suppress the vital activity of bacteria, which cause caries. As a result, a protective film forms on the surface of the teeth, which prevents the deposition of pathogenic microorganisms on the enamel and prevents their penetration into the deeper layers of the tooth – dentin.

It’s recommended to use SDF in the following situations:

  • When a kid has severe early caries;
  • Patients with special needs;
  • Kids with series cavities that should be treated over several visits;
  • Kids who cannot sit still for treatment. 

 At My Tooth Fairy’s, we will keep your kid’s smile nice and healthy. Do you need a professional consultation or need urgent help? Contact us to book an appointment and we’ll gladly provide you with the needed help.

Children’s smiles are very precious and deserve gentle care combined with exceptional skills and years of experience. We are committed to being the best pediatric dentists — that’s why our dentistry services are designed with your kid’s specific needs in mind. We would like your children to look forward to trips to our office, that’s why we focus on making their visits positive and enjoyable.

We treat your children as if they were our own, and strive to provide the most caring, quality environment possible to make your child’s dental experience the best it can be. We want our office to be your “dental home” from the time your child is an infant to an adult, so you will always know where to go for all your dental needs.