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Looking deeper into the promise of silver diamine fluoride

 A University of California San Francisco (UCSF) study published earlier this year laid out a protocol for the use of silver diamine fluoride (SDF) for arresting the disease process that drives tooth decay.

This appears to be promising news as “Until now, no option for the treatment of dental caries in the United States besides restorative dentistry has shown substantial efficacy,” wrote the authors.

Because it has been classified as a topical fluoride, dental auxiliaries are also beginning to explore the use of silver diamine fluoride. The Oregon Board of Dentistry moved to allow dental auxiliaries to apply silver diamine fluoride soon after it was cleared for marketing by the Food and Drug Administration in 2014, Donna Domino reported for

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