Silver Diamine Fluoride

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Abstract:

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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Author(s):
California Dental Association
Medical Review:
Yes
The English language resource was created or reviewed by a medical professional for quality and accuracy.
Development Method:
Resource developed in English and translated into other languages
Translation Review:
Company review
A qualified translation company performed an independent review by a second translator, and a client advocate.
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Copyright:
Copyrighted
Last Reviewed by Author(s):
6/15/2017
Record Last Updated:
8/29/2017

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