Tooth decay presents as a major health problem for the aged members of our society. As we become more dependent on others for our daily hygiene it can become difficult to access the appropriate care required for regular twice daily cleaning of our mouths, teeth and dentures. When cognitive changes occur in a person we are caring for it can also become difficult gain access to clean their mouths effectively, despite all efforts. One approach for stopping or at least slowing the effects of dental decay is the professional use of silver fluoride. When applied to the decay area of the tooth, the process rapidly interacts and stops the decay activity. In this way we can increase the longevity of the teeth that remain and hopefully reduce the risk of tooth ache or tooth lose. This is a very quick and low intervention (minimal patient handling) process that offers excellent benefits to vulnerable individuals. Ask your dentist today if this could be a solution for you.