Silver Diamine Fluoride

Advantage Arrest™ Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF)

Advantage Arrest is an FDA-approved topical solution that treats and prevents dental caries and reduces tooth sensitivity. It is made with two acting ingredients: the silver component is an anti-microbial agent that kills bacteria and prevents the formation of new biofilm, and the fluoride prevents further demineralization (softening) of the tooth structure.

Advantage Arrest is a simple and noninvasive way to treat carious lesions (cavities), and it can be done from the comfort of our Bonney Lake, WA dental office.

  • The teeth are brushed without paste and rinsed.
  • The carious teeth are isolated, kept dry, and all excess debris is removed.
  • A microbrush is dipped in a drop of SDF and placed on the lesion(s) for two minutes.
  • Excess SDF is removed and patients are instructed to not eat or drink for one hour.

The Advantages of Advantage Arrest:

  • Provides immediate relief from tooth hypersensitivity
  • Kills the organisms that cause cavities
  • Hardens softened dentin making it more acid and abrasion resistant
  • Does not stain sound dentin or enamel
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