Awesome option for kids of all ages
So, Silver Diamine Fluoride is a really cool option that’s relatively new. And it’s something that pediatric dentists have a lot of experience with, whereas, general dentists don’t have much experience with it. Something that it really helps us do is it gives us the opportunity to care for kids who otherwise might not be able to tolerate treatment. So in very young children or kids who aren’t able to cooperate for treatment, we’re able to paint a medicine on their teeth, and it kills the bacteria that causes cavities, and the fluoride makes the tooth get nice and hard again. And so, by using this medicine, we’re able to either delay dental care until kids are old enough to tolerate a definitive restoration, or we can delay it until the tooth actually falls out, and then they can avoid having a filling at all. SDF is an awesome option for kids of all ages, and it’s something that we always present to parents as an option and a treatment plan whenever it’s appropriate.