Why do I need Colgate Duraphat 5000?
What is Colgate Duraphat 5000?
Colgate Duraphat 5000ppm fluoride toothpaste is a high fluoride toothpaste for use at home providing protection against tooth decay.
Who can benefit from using Colgate Duraphat 5000?
Colgate Duraphat 5000ppm fluoride toothpaste is suitable for adults and children over 16 years of age who may be at risk from tooth decay including patients with:
- Active tooth decay or a history of tooth decay
- Exposed root surfaces
- High sugar diets
- Orthodontic appliances
- Dry mouth
How does Colgate Duraphat 5000 work?
The fluoride in Colgate Duraphat 5000ppm fluoride toothpaste can both help to reverse decay in the early stages and strengthen teeth to prevent decay. Fluoride works in several ways to:
- Reduce the formation of plaque acids
- Prevent mineral loss caused by plaque acid
- Promote remineralisation of early decay
How should I use Colgate Duraphat 5000?
Use Colgate Duraphat 5000ppm fluoride toothpaste instead of regular fluoride toothpaste, brushing three times daily.
Where can I buy Colgate Duraphat 5000?
Colgate Duraphat 5000ppm fluoride toothpaste can only be prescribed by a dentist. This prescription may be dispensed at the dental surgery or a pharmacy.
What else could I do to prevent decay?
- Try to avoid sugary foods, especially between meals
- Visit your dentist regularly
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