Silver Diamine Fluoride Prevents 80 Percent of Cavities for School Dental Program


Silver diamine fluoride was found to be effective against cavities as dental sealants, according to a study that consisted of nearly 3,000 schoolchildren.

“A single dose of either topical treatment given in elementary schools prevented roughly 80% of cavities and kept 50% of cavities from worsening when children were seen two years later,” reports NYU College of Dentistry.

The research was run by NYU College of Dentistry, in a study they named CariedAway, and the findings were published in JAMA Network Open. The study included children from kindergarten through grade three, from 47 schools in New York City.

Visit NYU College of Dentistry’s website for more information on their research projects.

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