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SDF, also known as Silver Diamine Fluoride in most of the dental literature, is a topical medication that relies on the bacteria-destroying properties of both silver and fluoride. After being applied to places of tooth decay, SDF serves several purposes. First, the SDF goes to work eliminating harmful bacteria. Next, it adds a protective barrier against future decay at the same site. More specifically, the silver works to inactivate and kill cavity-causing bacteria, and fluoride helps to re-mineralize and re-harden areas of the tooth that has been softened by the cavity. Not only can SDF stop a cavity from progressing, it can help reverse some of the damage caused by the cavity. Finally, it acts to prevent tooth sensitivity linked to decay.