Silvering of baby teeth in children

silvering of teeth Today, many parents are faced with the concept of teeth grinding in children.

However, not everyone knows what the procedure is and what its benefits are.

So, about everything in order.

Contents of

  • Why does your teeth silver?
  • Advantages and disadvantages of the
  • method Parental feedback
  • Can silvering be carried out at home?
  • Alternative Procedures
    • Fluorination
    • Ozonization

Why does the teeth silver?

This procedure is carried out for children at an early age in order to prevent and treat caries at the initial stage of its development. In this way, dentists try to "freeze" the development of the disease.

The essence of the technique is the miraculous properties of silver nitrate. Using a cotton swab impregnated with a special solution, the doctor rubs the tooth surface, which later forms a kind of protective film, which prevents the deposition and reproduction of bacteria on the enamel.

Advantages and disadvantages of the

method The obvious advantages of the procedure are:

  1. silvering of fluoridation of milk teeth Fast and painless .The process takes only a few minutes, while completely eliminating the need for a drill - a hated enemy of all the kids.
  2. Security .Silver is an absolutely non-toxic substance that has only a fruitful effect on the children's body.
  3. It is possible to preserve baby teeth for a longer period of time( until they change permanently) without using a drill.
  4. Affordable price .The cost of the procedure varies from 150 to 300 rubles per tooth( depending on the drug used).

Obviously, like any other medical procedure, silvering of teeth has some disadvantages:

  1. silvering teeth before and after photos A dark shade of the tooth surface being treated. Therefore, such a method of prevention and treatment of caries is carried out only with milk teeth. On the right is the photo before and after the procedure.
  2. Ineffectiveness of the procedure in the event of a substandard conduct of the procedure .For this reason, regular visits( every 3-6 months) to the doctor and, if necessary, repeated silvering sessions are shown.
  3. The inability to treat with for deep caries .The silvering of the affected tooth will not save it.

Parents' reviews

Judging by the responses of the parents, this method of fighting tooth decay is a very effective solution. In this case, the main thing is to trust the true professional and follow all the doctor's recommendations.

Below are examples of parental responses.

"We have had problems with teeth for two years already. The doctor recommended silver teeth. The whole procedure took only a minute, the daughter did not even have time to get scared. The reverse side of the medal was a dark plaque that appeared some time after the procedure. .. it looked, of course, not very attractive, but for the sake of dental health, I think you can tolerate. "

Alexandra, Samara

"Silver teeth on the recommendation of the doctor of the district clinic. Then we diagnosed a defect in the enamel and developing caries. A drug called Saforide was used. The procedure had to be done 3 times a day. My child, of course, was not enthusiastic, but everything passed quickly enough. A month later the chewing teeth were still sealed, and the anterior ones remained black. Now we regularly visit the dentist, we control. It seems that our milk teeth will remain exactly thanks to the silvering. "

Tatiana, Novokuznetsk

"My daughter was one and a half years old when I began to observe a gray raid on the child's teeth, some even began to crumble. They asked for help from specialists, their verdict - silvering. We went to the clinic three times, everything went smoothly, after which the doctor warned that if the gum will swallow, you will have to remove the sick teeth. They began to wait, after a month the gum of the upper row swelled - their teeth were removed. The lower row is still normal, soon the dairy will be replaced by permanent ones. Silvering and truth helped to keep the teeth, though not all. .. ".

Inga, Krasnoyarsk

Is it possible to conduct silvering at home?

Argenate The procedure for silvering baby teeth is very simple and does not take much time. For this reason, some parents think about the possibility of conducting a session at home, using Argentan( a drug for silvering teeth) and hoping to save the child from meeting with the hated doctor.

This is strictly prohibited!

Despite the safety of the composition used, the reaction of the child's body to it can be unpredictable. In addition, the lack of knowledge and equipment will not determine the depth of tissue damage.

For example, if the dentin is damaged with deep caries, manipulation will not only do good, it will also lead to the destruction of the pulp, and insufficient cleaning of the tooth surface - to blackening of the plaque, which is almost impossible to remove.

Alternative techniques

Dentistry is constantly evolving, the outdated methodology is replaced by the latest technology, which is even more likely to preserve the health of children's teeth.

If there are any contraindications to silvering, if parents want to keep an attractive look of their child's smile, a number of other alternative techniques may be used.


fluoridation Remineralization or fluoridation is a method for treating enamel using fluorine-containing substances that promote the formation on its surface of a mineral film designed to protect the tooth surface from the action of harmful microorganisms.

The procedure is aimed at strengthening the natural protection of enamel and preventing tooth decay of baby teeth. They resort to fluoridation only after the child reaches 3-4 years of age.

As a rule, a set of procedures is appointed, the number of which is determined by a dentist. It is often advisable to carry out this kind of therapy for healthy baby teeth. The reason for this is the rapid loss of fluoride and calcium enamel baby's teeth. The procedure can be performed in the dentist's office or at home.

Ozonization of

ozonation Another alternative to silvering teeth is ozonation, which is the treatment of the tooth surface with ozone - an antimicrobial agent. After the death of harmful microorganisms, the process of tissue destruction slows down, caries does not progress.

The procedure takes only a few seconds. During this time, the oral cavity is practically sterile. After treatment with ozone, the surface of the tooth is covered with a special tool that strengthens the enamel and tissues and prevents the development of caries.

Sometimes after ozonization resort to tooth filling. In the case of shallow carious processes, the procedure can be replaced by fluorination or silvering.

It is important to remember that you can give preference to one of the methods described above only after visiting the doctor, taking into account all the nuances of the procedures.

To summarize, it should be noted that none of the above methods does not give a 100% result. On the manipulation of an experienced dentist, the fight with caries should not stop. You should regularly brush your child's teeth, adhere to dietary rules( restrict the use of refined carbohydrates - cookies, muffins, sweets, etc.).

During the first three years after teething in children, while the enamel ripening process is coming to an end, an infant dentist should be visited annually in order to prevent the development of caries.