Bitesize Pediatric Dentistry in NY Offers Silver Diamine Fluoride To Stop Tooth Decay

By: Bitesize Pediatric Dentistry
BROOKLYN, N.Y. - Dec. 1, 2022 - PRLog -- Brooklyn, NY: When parents hear from the dentist that their child has cavities, their usual expectation for treatment is fillings. But at Bitesize Pediatric Dentistry in Park Slope, Williamsburg, and DUMBO, fillings aren't always a foregone conclusion. The pediatric dentists at Bitesize understand that kids — especially really young ones — might have anxiety about getting fillings. So Bitesize Pediatric Dentistry now offers a painless, non-invasive treatment option that stops minor tooth decay in its tracks just as effectively: silver diamine fluoride.

What is Silver Diamine Fluoride Treatment?

Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) treatment is a safe, clear liquid that's topically applied to the teeth and doesn't require drilling or needles for application. It was first approved by the FDA to fix tooth sensitivity in adults by strengthening dentin, the sensitive layer of teeth under the enamel. Now, SDF is more popularly used for cavities.

How does it work? Simply put, it combines the antimicrobial properties of silver with the remineralizing effects of fluoride. SDF kills cavity-causing oral bacteria, while strengthening enamel against acids and further tooth decay. After SDF treatment, the tooth will be healthy and any cavity pain will be gone.

At Bitesize Pediatric Dentistry, SDF ( is more commonly suggested for treating cavities in baby teeth that will fall out versus adult teeth. This is because the solution turns affected areas of the tooth black or dark brown, so it's understandable if kids (or parents) don't want this treatment on the front teeth for aesthetic reasons. On the other hand, parents can opt to have their child's tooth restored after SDF treatment with a tooth-colored fill or bonding to cover up any SDF staining.

Typically, only one application of this affordable treatment is needed — sometimes paired with a touch-up a few weeks later to ensure the cavity is completely covered. But the protective effects of SDF wane over time, so the Brooklyn dentists at Bitesize Pediatric Dentistry recommend applying SDF every six months.

About Bitesize Pediatric Dentistry

Bitesize Pediatric Dentistry offers high-quality pediatric dentistry for children of all ages within a fun, child-centered environment. Their goal is to help every child maintain a healthy and happy smile — from their first appointment as an infant through adolescence.

As Brooklyn, NY pediatric dentists in Park Slope, Williamsburg, and DUMBO, all the doctors have specialty training in caring for kids and teens. Parents can have confidence in Bitesize's conservative approach to dentistry with a focus on preventative care.

This Brooklyn kids' dental practice wants to start every young patient's relationship with dental visits and oral hygiene on a positive note.

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