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Colgate Duraphat 2800ppm Toothpaste Q+A

Why do I need Colgate Duraphat 2800?
Your dental professional has decided that you would benefit from using toothpaste containing a higher level of fluoride than ordinary toothpaste. Clinical studies indicate that certain people who are at a higher risk of tooth decay can derive additional benefits from the daily use of Colgate Duraphat 2800ppm fluoride toothpaste.

What is Colgate Duraphat 2800?
Colgate Duraphat 2800ppm fluoride toothpaste is a high fluoride toothpaste for use at home providing protection against tooth decay.

Who can benefit from using Colgate Duraphat 2800?
Colgate Duraphat 2800ppm fluoride toothpaste is suitable for adults and children over 10 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 2800 work?
The fluoride in Colgate Duraphat 2800ppm 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 2800?
Use Colgate Duraphat 2800ppm fluoride toothpaste instead of regular fluoride toothpaste. Brush twice daily, duration as prescribed.

Where can I buy Colgate Duraphat 2800?
Colgate Duraphat 2800ppm 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

Always read the label

Sodium Fluoride 0.619% w/w


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