SDF Or Silver Diamine Fluoride

Westbury Dental Spa is a locally owned dental practice offering comprehensive dentistry in a modern and friendly environment. We always focus on gentle care using industry leading technology. We’re open Monday – Saturday, direct bill most insurance plans, and always warmly welcome new patients!

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We’ll help you create a beautiful, healthy smile!

The use of Silver Diamine Fluoride in dentistry is well documented for its ability to stop decay noninvasively.

Using SDF is a conservative approach to treating decay, especially in baby teeth that will be lost in a few years. Dr. Farhana Oza-Chughtai and her team can discuss with you if Silver Diamine Fluoride treatment is right for your child.

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Why choose us?

Insurance + Fees

Our treatments are priced competitively and many of our services are covered by dental insurance. Please call for details.

Convenient Hours

We’re open evenings and weekends to accommodate your busy schedule.

Gentle Care

We invest in advanced technology and do everything we can to ensure your comfort.

Family Dentistry

We’re focused on providing a full range of high quality dentistry for the whole family.

Emergency Visits

We make every effort to schedule dental emergencies on the same or next day!

Well Reviewed Team

We have a 4.8 star average rating on Google across over 150 reviews!

Modern Office

Our state-of-the-art dental office is modern and comforting. We also have industry leading equipment to ensure your visit is as comfortable as possible.

Accepting New Patients

We’re warmly welcoming new patients at our practice. Give us a call or request an appointment online!

Meet Dr. Farhana Oza-Chughtai

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Dr. Oza-Chughtai is local to the South Shore. Born in Queens, NY and raised in North Valley Stream. She obtained her B.A from St. John’s University. Dr. Oza-Chughtai received her D.D.S degree from New York University College of Dentistry in 2015. She completed a one year General Practice Residency at Nassau University Medical Center. Her residency program helped her strengthen her knowledge and skills in Endodontics (root canal therapy), crown & bridge, pediatric dentistry and restorative dentistry.

New Patient Visit – How it Works

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Call or Request Online

The first step to better oral health is booking a new patient visit. Give us a call or request an appointment online.

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Initial Visit

During your first visit we will take some digital X-Rays and see what’s going on inside of your mouth. Then, we’ll learn about your oral health goals and come up with a treatment plan.

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Your Mouth, Your Decisions

Once we have shared our recommendations, we want you make the best decisions for yourself. We will never be pushy or recommend treatments that you do not need.

About SDF Or Silver Diamine Fluoride

The use of Silver Diamine Fluoride in dentistry is well documented for its ability to stop decay noninvasively. Using SDF is a conservative approach to treating decay, especially in baby teeth that will be lost in a few years. Dr. Farhana Oza-Chughtai and her team can discuss with you if Silver Diamine Fluoride treatment is right for your child.

What is Silver Diamine Fluoride?

Silver Diamine Fluoride, or SDF, is an FDA-approved antibiotic liquid that, when applied topically, can stop decay from progressing. While this treatment probably won’t prevent the need for a restoration in the future, it has been proven effective in stopping further decay until either the baby tooth is lost, or a more permanent means of repair, like a filling or crown, can be performed.

The Procedure

After the treatment area is isolated and dried, Dr. Farhana Oza-Chughtai applies the Silver Diamine Fluoride to the decay using a small brush. Then, a fluoride-infused sealer is placed over the Silver Diamine Fluoride so it can work its magic undisturbed.

A follow-up appointment about a week later makes sure the Silver Diamine Fluoride is working, and a second application is applied.

After your child’s procedure, daily home treatment with a fluoride rinse (like ACT) is recommended, as is twice daily brushing with a fluoridated toothpaste.

What to Expect After Treatment

After your child’s appointment, you may notice some discoloration where the SDF made contact with the surrounding tissue of the gum, skin or an existing restoration. The decayed area where the Silver Diamine Fluoride was applied will also turn dark. This is an indication that the SDF is working and is perfectly natural.

Silver Diamine Fluoride is a safe, FDA-approved, effective way to stop decay. However, if your child has a silver sensitivity, please let us know before their appointment.

Phone:

Call: (516) 282-5100

Address:

Westbury Dental Spa
229 Post Avenue
Westbury, NY 11590

Office Hours:

Mon: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Tues: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Wed: 9:00am – 7:00pm
Thur: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Fri: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sat: 9:00am – 2:00pm

Ask us a question or have us check your insurance coverage

Curious if you are covered under your current insurance plan? Have a question? Give us a call or fill out the form below and one of our team members will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Meet Dr. Farhana Oza-Chughtai

Dr. Oza-Chughtai is local to the South Shore. Born in Queens, NY and raised in North Valley Stream. She obtained her B.A from St. John’s University. Dr. Oza-Chughtai received her D.D.S degree from New York University College of Dentistry in 2015. She completed a one year General Practice Residency at Nassau University Medical Center. Her residency program helped her strengthen her knowledge and skills in Endodontics (root canal therapy), crown & bridge, pediatric dentistry and restorative dentistry.

She enjoys taking continuing education classes to enhance her skill and knowledge. She has warm and friendly personality and her patients feel at ease with her. She is enthusiastic about providing excellent quality dentistry. She is a certified Invisalign provider.

In her spare time, Dr. Oza-Chughtai likes to spend time with her husband and her two children. They enjoy exploring local activities, spending time with extended family, swimming, ice skating and traveling.