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New Dental Treatment Helps Fill Cavities and Insurance Gaps for Seniors

DENVER ― Dental hygienist Jennifer Geiselhofer often cleans the teeth of senior patients who can’t easily get to a dentist’s office. But until recently, if she found a cavity, there was little she could do. “I can’t drill. I can’t pull teeth,” said Geiselhofer, whose mobile clinic is called Dental at Your Door. “I’d recommend they see a dentist, but that was often out of the question because of mobility challenges. So visit after visit, I would come back and there would be more decay.” But now Geiselhofer has a weapon to obliterate a cavity with a few brushstrokes. Silver diamine fluoride is a liquid that can be painted on teeth to s...

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