Colgate Duraphat 5000ppm Toothpaste Q+A

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You have been prescribed Colgate® Duraphat® 5000ppm Fluoride Toothpaste. The following information has been prepared to answer some of the questions you may have

Why do I need Colgate® Duraphat® 5000 toothpaste?
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 toothpaste?
Colgate® Duraphat® 5000ppm fluoride toothpaste is a high fluoride toothpaste for use as prescribed, one time being last thing at night for protection against tooth decay.

Who can benefit from using Colgate® Duraphat® 5000 toothpaste?
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 toothpaste work?
The fluoride in Colgate® Duraphat® 5000ppm fluoride toothpaste can help prevent and reverse early stages of tooth decay

How should I use Colgate® Duraphat® 5000 toothpaste?
You should use Colgate® Duraphat® 5000ppm fluoride toothpaste instead of regular fluoride toothpaste, brush three times daily, after each meal. Course of treatment as prescribed

Where can I buy Colgate®Duraphat® 5000 toothpaste?
Colgate® Duraphat® 5000ppm fluoride toothpaste can only be prescribed by a dentist, dental hygiene therapist or doctor. This prescription may be dispensed at the pharmacy or dental practice.

What else could I do to prevent decay?

  • Follow the advice of your dental team
  • Brush your teeth twice a day, or as prescribed with
  • Fluoride toothpaste
  • Try to avoid sugary foods, especially between meals
  • Visit your dentist regularly

Always read the label


Sodium Fluoride 1.1% w/w