Great News! Silver Diamine Fluoride may slow or stop tooth decay. This medication is another tool that can be used by dentists to conservatively treat teeth that have cavities. It is typically used for patients that may not be able to have dental treatment right away. The recommendation for the use of SDF is made after a thorough discussion by the dentist with the parent. It is FDA approved and is safe for children with the exception of those patients that may have a silver allergy.
Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF)
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Everyone at your office is very friendly and professional, caring and understanding. Your work to accommodate children with special needs is highly commendable and appreciated tremendously.Andrew K.
Dr. Cortez is amazing! His gentle nature makes going to the dentist a joy for both of our kids! The dental hygienists are quick and efficient with cleanings, so the kids are finished before even thinking about it. The office staff is amazing as well!Isabella L.
Dr. Sanchez is a superb dentist who took the time to explain to my child exactly what she needed to do to maintain acceptable oral health. Words from a caring professional work better than ‘nagging’ from mom! Thank you!Elena M.