NEXT GENERATION SDF
SDF+KI = SMART DESENSITIZING
WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION UPDATE
The WHO recommends GIC & Silver Diamine Fluoride on the core list of essential medicines for prevention and treatment of dental caries.*
SDI Riva Star range contains 38% Silver Fluoride
*September 2021 update of the WHO Model Lists of Essential Medicines
WHAT IS RIVA STAR?
RIVA STAR IS A NEW GENERATION DESENSITIZER WHICH IMMEDIATELY REMOVES TOOTH SENSITIVITY FOR ADULTS OVER THE AGE OF 21.
THE BENEFITS OF RIVA STAR
TWO YEARS AND BEYOND DESENSITIZING EFFECT
Clinical studies support the immediate effect of Riva Star and its long term effect of over two years.
INCREASING BOND STRENGTHS OF GICS
Pre-treating tooth surfaces with Riva Star is a great way to enhance bonding of glass ionomers to dentin.
Unlike other silver fluoride systems, Riva Star’s two step patented procedure minimizes the risk of staining. By applying the potassium iodide solution over the silver fluoride solution, a silver iodide precipitate is formed.
Riva Star is essential for clinicians practising Minimally Invasive Dentistry (MID). It conditions dentine and may assist tooth preservation.
RIVA STAR AQUA
NEXT GENERATION SDF SYSTEM
SDI continues to innovate SDF solutions by releasing Riva Star Aqua, a next generation water-based silver fluoride solution that is also effective in arresting carious lesions as an SDF solution, with additional patient benefits.
Similar to Riva Star (SDF), Riva Star Aqua (AgF) is also a non-invasive 2 step patented system used to desensitise tooth pain in a few drops. Riva Star Aqua is an aqueous silver fluoride solution without the Ammonia base.
RIVA STAR AQUA KEY BENEFITS
CLINICAL MATCH TO SDF
Clinical studies have shown that Riva Star Aqua’s 38% Silver Fluoride (SF) is also an effective desensitiser as Riva Star SDF solution containing 38% Silver Fluoride.1
The ammonia free solution tastes and smells better, leading to happier, more compliant patients.
Just like Riva Star, Riva Star Aqua includes a Potassium Iodide (KI) Step 2 solution, for significantly reducing unsightly black stains.
TWO YEARS DESENSITISING EFFECT
A clinical study supports the immediate effect after one application with Riva Star, desensitisation lasts for 2 years.3
EFFECTIVE BIOFILM INHIBITOR
Studies support that Riva Star is an effective Biofilm inhibitor. Riva Star has a higher inhabitation zone against four bacterial species compared to sodium hypochlorite.2
IMMEDIATE SENSITIVITY RELIEF
The silver fluoride and potassium iodide in Riva Star Aqua blocks the microscopic tubules that make up dentine. A low-solubility precipitate is formed that gives instant relief.
NO TISSUE BURN RISK
Riva Star Aqua is water based and ammonia free. This reduces soft tissue irritation and eliminates odours while improving storage stability.
NO GINGIVAL BARRIER REQUIRED
With no ammonia present, Riva Star Aqua can be safely used without a gingival barrier as soft tissue irritation is significantly reduced. Treatment time is quicker and more comfortable on patients.
- Turton B, Horn R, Durward C. Caries arrest and lesion appearance using two different silver fluoride therapies on primary teeth with and without potassium iodide : 12 month results. ClinExp Dent res 2020;1-11
- Heo J Tomkins GR, Love RM ; Evaluation of the antimicrobial activity of combined Silver Diammine Fluoride (SDF) and Potassium Iodide (KI) as an Endodontic Medicament, University of Otago, New Zealand, 2010
- Clinical evaluation of a diamine silver fluoride/potassium iodide as a dentine desensitizing agent: 2-year follow up. Craig G - 2014.
RIVA STAR AQUA
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