Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF)
Welcome to Smile Cliniq Children’s Dentist, your trusted clinic in children’s dentistry in London and Hampstead. We understand the importance of your child’s oral health and are committed to providing the best care possible. One of the innovative treatments we offer to safeguard your child’s precious smile is Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF).
What Is Silver Diamine Fluoride?
Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) is a safe and effective dental treatment that helps prevent and treat cavities in children. It’s a clear liquid that contains silver, fluoride, and ammonia. When applied to a cavity or a high-risk area, SDF can stop the decay process and protect your child’s teeth from further damage.
Why Choose Silver Diamine Fluoride for Your Child at Smile Cliniq?
- Painless: SDF is a painless treatment, making it ideal for children who may be anxious about dental procedures.
- Non-Invasive: Unlike traditional dental fillings, SDF doesn’t require drilling or injections, making it a minimally invasive option.
- Preventive: SDF is not only a treatment but also a preventive measure. It strengthens tooth enamel and makes it more resistant to future decay.
- Quick and Easy: The application of SDF is quick and straightforward, making it suitable for young children with short attention spans.
The SDF Application Process:
- Cleaning: Our experienced pediatric dentist will clean the affected tooth or teeth to remove any debris or bacteria.
- Application: SDF is carefully applied to the cavity or at-risk area using a small brush or swab.
- Drying: A gentle stream of air is used to dry the SDF solution, ensuring it adheres to the tooth surface.
- Results: SDF will start working immediately to arrest the decay and strengthen the tooth structure.
Is Silver Diamine Fluoride Safe for My Child?
Yes, SDF is safe for children when used as directed by a qualified dentist. It has been approved by regulatory authorities and is a valuable tool in pediatric dentistry.