A Cavity-Fighting Liquid Lets Kids Avoid Dentists’ Drills

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Dr. Jeanette MacLean, left, and a dental assistant, Stacy Serna, with 4-year-old Knox Urschel, before treating a cavity with silver diamine fluoride in Glendale, Ariz. Credit Caitlin O’Hara for The New York Times

Nobody looks forward to having a cavity drilled and filled by a dentist. Now there’s an alternative: an antimicrobial liquid that can be brushed on cavities to stop tooth decay – painlessly.

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