Silver Diamine Fluoride

Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) is a groundbreaking treatment in pediatric dentistry, known for its effectiveness in halting tooth decay and preventing further progression. At Smiling with Love Pediatric Dentistry, our pediatric dentist and team embrace this innovative approach, utilizing SDF as a part of our comprehensive oral care for children.

Understanding Silver Diamine Fluoride

Silver diamine fluoride is a liquid substance that combines silver, water, fluoride and ammonia. The silver acts as an antimicrobial agent, while the fluoride helps in the remineralization of the teeth. SDF is particularly beneficial for treating cavities in a non-invasive way, making it an ideal option for young patients.

The Silver Diamine Fluoride Process

Applying SDF is a simple, painless procedure:

  1. The affected tooth is isolated and dried.
  2. A small amount of SDF is applied to the decayed area using a microbrush.
  3. The SDF is left to penetrate and harden, which takes only a few minutes.
  4. No rinsing is required; the substance remains on the tooth to maximize its effectiveness.

Benefits of Silver Diamine Fluoride

  • Effectively stops the progression of cavities.
  • Non-invasive and painless application.
  • Ideal for children who are anxious or unable to tolerate traditional dental treatments.
  • Helps in preserving the tooth structure.
  • Quick application means shorter and fewer dental visits.

Embrace Advanced Cavity Treatment With Silver Diamine Fluoride

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Contact us at 757-296-0570 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Luis Arango and learn more about silver diamine fluoride in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Trust us to keep your child’s smile healthy and bright with the latest advancements in dental care!

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