A new cavity-fighting liquid
Silver diamine fluoride is a liquid that can be used to halt the progression of cavities. This is especially helpful in small children who are not mature enough to handle routine restorative care.
This liquid takes less than one minute to apply with no noise and no drilling, and at the same time, it kills the bacteria that cause decay.
Silver diamine fluoride is an FDA-approved antibiotic liquid made from silver and fluoride. The silver acts as an anti-microbial agent to strengthen the protective layer of your teeth while the fluoride works to halt tooth decay and prevent further damage from cavities. Silver diamine fluoride is quick, painless and noninvasive, and it minimizes the amount of restorative work your child may need in the future by eliminating harmful organisms and preventing further tooth decay from occurring. It also produces an almost immediate reduction in tooth sensitivity, and it is stain-free on healthy dentin or enamel so that your child can keep enjoying a beautiful smile.
For more information, talk to us during your next visit. We are always happy to help!
To schedule a consultation with our pediatric dentists in Austin, Hutto, Leander or Round Rock, Texas, and learn more about silver diamine fluoride, call Austin Children’s Dentistry today at 512-682-KIDS.