Colgate Duraphat® 5000ppm Fluoride Toothpaste
You have been recommended to use 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?
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:
- Reduces the formation of plaque acids
- Prevents 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