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Efficacy of Silver Diamine Fluoride on Streptococcus mutans Count Present in Saliva

Sarbojit Chakraborty, Natasha Gambhir, Rashi Singh

Keywords : 38% SDF, Carious primary tooth, Silver diamine fluoride, Streptococcus mutans

Citation Information : Chakraborty S, Gambhir N, Singh R. Efficacy of Silver Diamine Fluoride on Streptococcus mutans Count Present in Saliva. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2021; 14 (5):700-704.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-2037

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 20-11-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; The Author(s).


Aim and objective: Evaluate the efficacy and longevity of silver diamine fluoride (SDF) to inhibit the dental caries initiator bacteria; Streptococcus mutans count in saliva. Study design: Twenty children having class I and II dental caries with no prior restorations were included in the study. Unstipulated saliva samples were collected before and immediately after application of SDF, 1, 3, and 6 months after application, and intergroup comparison was done. Materials and methods: Silver diamine fluoride was applied on the cavitated surfaces with microbrush tip under isolation, then wait for 4 minutes and washed away all surfaces with water spray. Saliva was collected in a sterile saliva collection tube and sent for microbiological culture assessment. CFU/mL of S. mutans count was done with the Digital colony counter. For statistical analysis, paired T-test was performed. Results: Silver diamine fluoride showed a significant drop in CFU/mL of S. mutans count at 1 month then 3 and 6 months accordingly. Conclusion: Silver diamine fluoride can be used to prevent and arrest dental caries and the best result can be achieved by quarterly application.

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