Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF)

Washingtonian Magazine Top Dentist 2019Silver Diamine Fluoride may be one of the best kept cavity treatment secrets around. For children and adults who have anxiety about the dentist, hyper-sensitivity, or special needs, SDF may be a welcome and much needed solution!

What is SDF?

This liquid substance made of silver, water, fluoride, and ammonia helps prevent the development and spreading of cavities.

How is SDF used?

Our dentists apply SDF topically, directly to the affected area on the surface of a tooth.

Does SDF hurt?

No. SDF is a painless application that requires no shots, drilling, or anesthesia.

What is SDF used for?

Most commonly, SDF is used on affected areas to stop the growth of cavities, but SDF can also be effective To help with sensitivity.

How often do I need to get SDF treatments?

The concentration and frequency of applications of SDF depends on the patient’s needs in regards to arresting the cavity. Our board certified pediatric dentists tailor each treatment to what would be best for your unique situation.

Benefits of Silver Diamine Fluoride:

  • Quick
  • Painless and gentle
  • Non-invasive
  • Affordable
  • Low toxicity
  • Stops tooth decay by killing bacteria
  • Prevents recurrent decay

Whether your child has an affected tooth or you’re interested in protecting your own healthy teeth, call us to find out more about Silver Diamine Fluoride and how it can make a genuine difference in your life!

Call us today at Alexandria Office Phone Number 703-417-9722 in Alexandria or Sterling, VA to schedule your child’s regular check-up and protect your child’s teeth.