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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