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Analysis Study Research Paper | Dentistry | India | Volume 12 Issue 9, September 2023
Effectiveness of Nano - Silver Fluoride Varnish in Prevention of Early Childhood Caries
Abstract: Aim: To evaluate the efficacy of Nano - silver fluoride varnish in prevention of Early Childhood Caries in children. Method: A total of 16 children aged 2 - 4 years diagnosed with Early Childhood Caries were selected. Initially, nyvad index was recorded of the children who were selected for the study and tooth with scores 0, and 1 were selected. Initial cleaning of cavity was performed by using small cotton pellet. Two drops of Nano - silver fluoride varnish was applied with a disposable micro - applicator tip for 10 seconds and left for 4 minutes on the tooth selected. The child was instructed not to drink water or eat food for at least 45 minutes. Second fluoride application, not proceeded by a prophylaxis was scheduled at an interval of 6 month. Teeth were assessed clinically using NYVAD index at an interval of 7 days, 5 month, and 9 months. The data obtained from the study was tabulated and then subjected to statistical analysis. Results: The status of carious lesion at 7 days follow - up showed that there were 100% non - reversal of lesions in both test and control groups. The status of carious lesion after 5 months follow - up showed that there were 57.6% reversal of initial caries. After 9 months of follow - up, the status of carious lesion showed that there were 62% reversal of lesions. Conclusion: Recent advancement of nano silver fluoride varnish has the superior property of arrest of caries and its reversal without any staining of the applied surfaces of tooth. So nano silver fluoride varnish can be used in prevention of early childhood caries.
Keywords: fluoride, NSF, reversal, white spot lesion, prevention
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 9, September 2023,
Pages: 455 - 460