Current Evidence on the Efficacy of SDF

Childhood dental caries continues to be a major public health problem in the United States.1 More than 50% of children and adolescents have experienced tooth decay in primary and permanent teeth.2 Untreated childhood caries can lead to poor quality of life, decrease in social/​personal interactions, and long-term oral health effects.2 Those with low socioeconomic status, children who do not receive regular dental care, and those without dental insurance are at increased risk for caries.3

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