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Many parents feel nothing but fear and dread when faced with packing back-to-school lunches.  It’s no wonder. We’re faced with finding healthy foods that kids will actually eat. (Raise your hand if the perfectly nutritious lunch you packed with love ever came back home untouched.  While we, unfortunately, don’t have a magic solution for all your lunchtime woes, we do have four tips on how to make sure your kids’ lunch choices are healthy for their teeth. Read more

Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) Stops Tooth Decay Without Drilling!

Imagine treating your child’s cavity without subjecting them to the dental drill.  This dream can be a reality with silver diamine fluoride (SDF).  SDF has been used to treat and prevent cavities painlessly in Japan and the UK for decades, and now this exciting dental treatment has been FDA approved in the US.  How does it work?  Whom is it right for?  What are the downsides?  Keep reading to find out! Read more

Here’s Why Baby Teeth Need Fillings or SDF Treatment

It’s tempting to ignore a cavity in a baby tooth.  We get it.  After all, baby teeth are just going to fall out eventually, so what does it matter? We hear this question often in our pediatric dental office. The risks of leaving a decaying baby tooth untreated are real and serious, though.  Likewise, pulling a baby tooth prematurely isn’t without negative consequences, either. Thus, arresting the decay is the best option, either through the use of a filling or SDF (Silver Diamine Fluoride). Below are five main reasons why baby teeth need need attention when decay strikes, along with two options we offer.
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