Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF), is an antibiotic liquid used to control dental cavities and prevent them from becoming more severe. While the traditional way of treating cavities is by receiving a dental filling, SDF can allow our office to stop the decay with a more non-invasive method. SDF is used primarily for young children who have dental cavities in baby teeth.
Silver Diamine Fluoride has been approved by the FDA and is composed of two primary ingredients – silver and fluoride. The silver will serve as an anti-microbial agent, which has been shown to strengthen the layer of the tooth underneath the enamel, known as dentin. Fluoride has been shown to stop tooth decay in its tracks as well as helps to prevent additional decay from forming.
During your child’s appointment, Dr. Rae will thoroughly clean the teeth before the SDF is applied. The compound will only be applied to the affected teeth with a microbrush, and then the solution will need to dry for around two minutes. Once the SDF has been applied, we recommend that your child not have anything to eat or drink for at least an hour.
Below are a few of the circumstances that may warrant the use of silver diamine fluoride:
A few of the benefits of SDF include:
Before your child receives SDF, please let us know if he or she is allergic to silver or if there are any painful sores or raw areas on the soft tissues of the mouth.
During this time of social distancing, we are pleased to offer TeleDentistry as a way for our camp families to safely connect with us in the event of an emergency. Our goal is to provide you with the same great care you are accustomed to from the safety of your home.
Our one-of-a-kind pediatric dental office is currently accepting new patients. We can't wait to meet your family and we're going to make going to the dentist fun for your kids and easy on you! We've got all the information about making a pediatric dental appointment at Camp Little Tooth®!
Woof! Montana is pawsitively everyone's favorite Camp Dog! Montana is a registered therapy dog who loves children and is always happy to greet your little one as well as give them lots of love and comfort after their appointments.