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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
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