Silver diamine fluoride to treat dental caries

Investigator: Jeremy Horst, DDS, PhD

Location(s): United States


Silver diamine fluoride is an inexpensive topical medicament used extensively in other countries to treat dental caries across the age spectrum. No other intervention approaches the ease of application and efficacy. Apllying the liquid arrests caries development, while strenghthening the damaged matrix. This represents an untapped resource in for populations suffering poor oral health.