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International Journal of Oral Health Dentistry

A Review on applications of Silver diamine fluoride in dentistry

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Author Details: Meena Jain, Vishal Jain, Nidhi Agarwal

Volume : 4

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2395-499X

Print ISSN : 2395-4914

Article First Page : 58

Article End Page : 62


Various studies in literature worldwide report high prevalence of Early Childhood caries (ECC). Traditional restorative methods for ECC are not always affordable or possible, as it require patient cooperation for desirable outcome. Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) was first promoted in Japan in late 1960’s. It is painless and simple to use for young children or patients with special needs. When SDF is applied on carious lesions, the fluoride enhances remineralization and the silver ions act as an antibacterial agent and inhibit the growth of cariogenic biofilms. SDF also preserves the dentin collagen from further degradation. SDF at 38% has been used mostly in various countries.

Keywords: Dental caries, Fluoride, Public health tool

Doi :-https://doi.org/10.18231/2395-499X.2018.0015