Silver Diamine Fluoride
This one-page handout educates people about silver diamine fluoride (SDF), which is a topical medication used to slow or stop dental decay in primary and permanent teeth. It discusses how SDF is used to stop the progression of tooth decay and stabilize the tooth, and clarifies that best practices for use of SDF are still under study. It explains that SDF can be used in dental care for those who face challenges in treatment because of age, behavioral issues, or medical conditions. The document outlines temporary side effects associated with SDF, including black staining, and irritation to fragile oral tissues.
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