Silver Diamine Fluoride is a non-invasive, liquid treatment that helps prevent tooth decay and strengthen teeth. Applied by our experienced dentists, Dr. Kearns and Dr. Jocelyn, this advanced solution effectively stops the progression of cavities and helps maintain a healthy smile.
The use of Silver Diamine Fluoride dates back to the 1960s when it was first introduced in Japan.
During your visit, our caring team will gently apply the Silver Diamine Fluoride solution to the affected tooth or teeth using floss and a small brush. This painless process takes only a few minutes and requires no numbing of the teeth, ensuring minimal discomfort for your child.
Once the solution is applied, it quickly soaks into the tooth enamel where its anti-bacterial properties can stop progression of the decay. This helps prevent the need for more invasive procedures in the future.
After the treatment, our dentists will monitor the progress of the affected teeth and provide any necessary follow-up care. We'll ensure that your child's smile remains healthy and vibrant.
With Silver Diamine Fluoride, you can expect stronger, healthier teeth. This treatment not only halts the progression of cavities but also prevents future decay, preserving your child's beautiful smile for years to come.
By stopping cavities in their tracks, Silver Diamine Fluoride helps protect your child's teeth from further damage.
Unlike traditional treatments that may require drilling or injections, Silver Diamine Fluoride is a painless and needle-free solution.
By preserving the natural tooth structure, this treatment minimizes the need for more extensive dental work down the road.
Silver Diamine Fluoride can be a game-changer for children who have difficulty cooperating during dental procedures, making it an excellent option for kids of all ages.
Yes, Silver Diamine Fluoride is safe for children. It has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is widely used by pediatric dentists to treat tooth decay in kids.
The application of Silver Diamine Fluoride is quick and usually takes only a few minutes per tooth. The effects of the treatment can last for months, and potentially years, providing long-lasting cavity protection.
Silver Diamine Fluoride does cause a darkening of the affected tooth, turning decayed areas black or brown. However, this is a sign that the treatment is working to stop the decay. Our dental team will discuss any potential aesthetic concerns with you during your visit.
Insurance coverage varies, but many dental insurance plans cover Silver Diamine Fluoride treatment for children. Our friendly staff can help verify your coverage and assist you with any insurance-related questions.