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!

-Dr. Kaitlin Neste

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COVID-19 Status Message

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:

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