Have you heard of Silver Diamine Fluoride? • Silverdale, WA
Have you heard of Silver Diamine Fluoride?
Have you heard of Silver Diamine Fluoride?
Silver Diamine Fluoride is a non-invasive treatment option for some cavities. Not all teeth are candidates for this material but, when used correctly, it can stop active decay and also prevent future decay in the treated tooth. Silver Diamine Fluoride, or SDF, received FDA approval in 2014. Since coming on the market it has been an incredible aid in helping address decay in children and adults. With dental cavities continuing to be the most common chronic childhood illness we are excited to offer an alternative to the traditional “drill and fill” approach to managing dental cavities.
Pros of SDF:
Quick and painless application
Helps relieve sensitivity
Arrests 80% of dental decay
It helps arrest current caries activity and helps promote remineralization of natural tooth structure
Cons of SDF:
Permanently stains any decayed portion of the tooth black
Cavitated teeth, or teeth with holes, will still require a restoration to prevent food from packing in the area
SDF is not a treatment for certain teeth such as those with deep cavities
SDF is not a cure for dental decay, it is a treatment option
To learn more about Silver Diamine Fluoride or to learn if your child’s tooth is a candidate for this treatment call us at 360-692-9560 to schedule an appointment!
As of May 19th we are open for full-service, non-urgent dental treatment.
Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.
Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe.
Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued.
You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff. For example:
You will be notified via text, email or a phone call in regard to your upcoming visit and our new check-in procedures.
Our office will communicate with you to ask some screening questions. You’ll be asked those same questions again when you are in the office. We will also take your forehead temperature when you arrive at our office.
We ask that you please wear a mask covering your nose and mouth when you arrive.
We want to minimize the number of patients in our waiting room and operatories, so unless necessary, please have accompanying people wait in the car during your appointment.
We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office. You will also find some in the reception area and other places in the office for you to use as needed.
You may see that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines, children’s toys and so forth, since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect.
Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean that you’re offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment.
We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one time.
We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call our office at (360)692-9560.
Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends.
Dr. Jason Niemeyer, Dr. Jeffrey Phillips and the rest of the SDC team