Fluoride Toothpaste is used to help prevent tooth decay in adults aged 16 years and over and particularly amongst patients at risk from multiple caries.
Fluoride toothpaste contains Sodium fluoride as sodium salt, which belong to a group of medicines called caries preventing agents.
Lifestyle can make some people more prone to tooth decay than others, for example: smoking, drinking and eating lots of sugary snacks. Colgate Duraphat Toothpaste is a high fluoride toothpaste that can help to prevent and reverse the early stages of tooth decay (including both coronal and root caries).
Take special care with Duraphat Toothpaste
Duraphat Toothpaste has a high fluoride content. Fluoride tablets, drops, chewing gum, gels or varnishes, as well as fluoridated water or salt, should be avoided during the use of Duraphat Toothpaste. In order to prevent accumulation of fluoride, your total intake must be assessed before using this fluoride toothpaste. Ask your dentist or pharmacist concerning this matter
How to use Duraphat Toothpaste
Duraphat Toothpaste is for use by persons aged 16 years and above. Always use Duraphat Toothpaste exactly as your dentist or pharmacist has told you. You should check with your dentist or pharmacist if you are not sure. Use Duraphat Toothpaste 3 times a day for brushing your teeth
apply a 2cm ribbon onto your toothbrush for each brushing (2cm provides between 3mg and 5mg of fluoride).
brush your teeth after each meal.
vertically, from the gum to the tip of the tooth. – spit out excess foam and do not swallow Careful brushing takes approximately 3 minutes.
When should I brush my teeth?
Brush your teeth for about 2 minutes last thing at night before you go to bed and on 1 other occasion every day. Brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste twice a day for about 2 minutes to help keep your teeth and mouth healthy. Tooth brushing stops plaque building up. Try to make sure you brush every surface of all your teeth.
Should I use an electric or manual toothbrush?
It doesn’t matter whether you use an electric or manual toothbrush.
They’re both equally good, as long as you brush all the surfaces of all your teeth and you use fluoride toothpaste.
If you’re using an electric brush, one with an oscillating or rotating head may work better than a manual toothbrush.