About this Research Topic
Public and private oral health care expenditure has reached an estimated 387 billion US dollars, and its distribution is unequal, with most costs occurring in high-income settings.
Dental caries is estimated to impact 3.5 billion people and is more significant than any other Non-communicable disease. The majority of dental cavities are untreated. In 2021, the WHO Essential Medicine Committee included, for the first time, silver diamine fluoride (SDF) as a critical medicine. SDF was listed as a caries arresting product.
Silver fluoride product has recently been introduced to the dental market and initial evidence is that it is also as effective in arresting caries.
This Research Topic will explore the caries arresting and acceptability of both Silver Fluoride products.
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Keywords: Silver Fluoride, Caries Management, Preventive Dentistry, Oral Health
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