At Sheer Smiles, we believe your children would benefit from fluoride treatment in Frisco, Texas. This preventive treatment is valuable, helping strengthen your children’s teeth against decay. This procedure, performed by Dr. Shir, and associates, is painless and only takes a few minutes, but it can help prevent decay in the future.
What is Silver Diamine Fluoride?
Silver Diamine Fluoride is an FDA-approved antibiotic liquid clinically applied to control active dental caries and prevent further progression of the disease. While the ideal way to treat teeth with decay is by removing the decay and placing a restoration, this alternative fluoride treatment
allows us to stop decay with noninvasive methods, particularly with young children that have baby teeth. Treatment with Silver Diamine Flouride will not eliminate the need for restorative dentistry to repair function or aesthetics but has been effective at prevention of further decay. Dental restorations may include but are not limited to dental fillings, root canal therapy and or crowns.
How does Silver Diamine Fluoride work?
Silver Diamine Fluoride is composed of two primary components: silver and fluoride. Silver acts as an anti-microbial agent that simultaneously strengthens the underlying protective layer of your teeth called dentin. Fluoride is the active ingredient that puts a stop to tooth decay and helps prevent additional decay from appearing. During your child’s visit, your dentist will brush and rinse their teeth without paste to prepare for the treatment. Your child’s teeth will then be dried and any debris, such as plaque, will be removed. SDF is applied to the affected teeth with a microbrush and the solution is allowed to cure on the tooth for two minutes. Once the tooth has been treated, we advise patients not to eat or drink or at least an hour to allow it to cure.