We Now Use A Product Called Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF)
Using the product known as Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) has been extremely beneficial for our patients, providing them with the protection they require. The product, which is, titled, Advantage Arrest, is a trademarked product and is the only silver diamine fluoride product found in America.
Manufactured by Elevate Oral Care, the product contains 38% silver diamine fluoride and has been approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration).
So, what does it do and what are its advantages?
The product has been specifically manufactured to aid in the reduction of dentinal hypersensitivity, get rid of pathogenic organisms, and stain defects in the teeth such as restorative margins and carious lesions; it doesn´t affect or stain sound enamel or dentin. Therefore, when it stains on only the defective lesions, it helps provide the dentists with valuable information on the area of teeth that requires work. It also helps that the product is extremely cost-effective as a single drop can be used on multiple teeth.
The product is especially effective in treating the decay in baby teeth, allowing pediatric dentists to stop the rotting of teeth in young children through noninvasive methods. Comprised of the component, silver, which helps strengthen dentin by acting as an antimicrobial agent and the component, fluoride, which helps in the prevention of tooth decay, Silver Diamine Fluoride is an extremely beneficial product.