Why do I need Colgate Duraphat 5000?
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
5000ppm fluoride toothpaste.
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
Always read the label
Sodium Fluoride 1.1% w/w
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