Home use fluoride products

by Mia
(Canada)

What are some of the benefits of having home use fluoride products?

Reply:
Hi Mia, That's a great question. I recommend using a toothpaste with fluoride for everyone except very young children. All ADA approved adult toothpastes have fluoride.

There are some who benefit from extra fluoride. Those who are prone to getting cavities or have extra sensitive teeth should consider using a home fluoride product.

Fluoride strengthens enamel and makes teeth stronger and less likely to get a cavity. It also decreases some types of tooth sensitivity.

Before using fluoride for tooth sensitivity it is important to make sure you don't have a dental condition that needs dental treatment.

My favorite home fluoride products are ACT mouthwash and Colgate Prevident fluoride gel. Prevident can be used instead of toothpaste once a day. Prevident requires a prescription.

ACT mouthwash can also be used once a day and is available over the counter.

Young children or anyone who may swallow fluoride products should not use them.

~Shelly

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