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WHAT IS PREVIDENT and HOW DOES IT WORK?
Prevident is a prescription strength self-applied 1.1%  sodium fluoride topical paste or gel that is clinically proven to help prevent dental cavities and helps STOP decay from becoming cavities after only 3 months of proper use. 
  1. Prevident helps prevent cavities and tooth decay
  2. Prevident decreases sensitivity in teeth
  3. Prevident  remineralize, hardens and strengthens tooth enamel.
Prevident aids in the prevention of cavities by increasing the tooth's resistance to acid dissolution while enhancing penetration of the fluoride ion into tooth enamel. Prevident strengthens tooth enamel by enhancement of enamel remineralization and this helps to prevent cavities.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PREVIDENT 5000 PLUS CREAM AND PREVIDENT GEL ?
Prevident topical 1.1%  fluoride comes in toothpaste cream and a gel. Prevident 5000 Plus cream is  the NEW and improved topical fluoride toothpaste which combines the cleaning power of a toothpaste with a maximum-strength fluoride for dental caries protection.  Prevident gel is also a 1.1% topical fluoride but it is not a dentrifice and has NO cleaning power.  The main difference between the gel and the cream toothpaste is that Prevident 5000 Plus can be used instead of toothpaste and  with Prevident gel one  must first brush with toothpaste before using Prevident gel.  Both Prevident toothpaste cream and Prevident gel must NEVER be swallowed!   Prevident also comes in an oral rinse which is used only once per week.  We do NOT prescribe the Prevident oral rinse online due to potential toxicity.
 WHAT ARE THE INDICATIONS FOR PREVIDENT USE?
Prevident self-applied topical fluoride is indicated for anyone with a high susceptibility to dental cavities. There are NO disadvantages to using Prevident. Prevident helps prevent cavities, strengthens tooth enamel and decreases tooth sensitivity.  Prevident topical fluoride must be used in conjunction with routine dental visits and daily dental hygiene.  Always consult with your physician and/or dental health professional prior to using any medication.
WHEN AND HOW  DO I USE PREVIDENT TOPICAL FLUORIDE?
Both Prevident 5000 Plus and Prevident gel are used once daily prior to bedtime. 
  • Use either the Prevident fluoride gel or paste immediately after brushing and or flossing, just prior to going to sleep.  If you are using Prevident 5000 Plus toothpaste you can choose to use it instead of brushing first with regular toothpaste, if using the Gel you must first brush your teeth with toothpaste. 
  • Apply a small ribbon of the gel or paste on your toothbrush and gently message it into the teeth and gum line on the outside and inside surfaces for 2 minutes.  Spit it all out after use and  DO NOT SWALLOW. Do NOT rinse your mouth after using Prevident.
  • Do not eat or drink or rinse your mouth for 30 minutes after using this Prevident medicine.
  • Use Prevident once daily as described before bedtime.
HOW LONG BEFORE I SEE RESULTS?
Prevident is clinically proven to help stop decay from becoming cavities after only 3 months of proper use.  Significant remineralization of root caries occurs in just 3 months and continues to strengthen tooth enamel prevent dental carries with continued usage. 
WHAT IF I MISS A PREVIDENT DOSE?
If you miss a dose of this medicine and you are using it regularly, there is no cause for concern.  Skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not use a double dose of fluoride topical. 
WHAT SHOULD I AVOID WHILE USING PREVIDENT TOPICAL?
Do NOT eat or drink or rinse your mouth for 30 minutes after using fluoride topical.
Do NOT SWALLOW Prevident topical gel or toothpaste, always spit it ALL out and never rinse.
There are no other restrictions on food, beverages or activities while using Prevident.
ARE THERE ANY DRUG INTERACTIONS WITH PREVIDENT?
There are no known drug interactions, but always check with your pharmacist before taking any other prescription or over-the-counter medicines or herbal/health supplements.
WHAT ARE THE POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS OF PREVIDENT?
If you experience mouth or gum irritation while using Prevident discontinue use and consult your physician or dentist.  If you notice changes in the color or appearance of your teeth notify your dentist.

Stop using Prevident and seek immediate emergency medical attention if you experience a rare allergic reaction such as difficulty breathing, swelling of your lips, tongue or face, or hives.

If accidentally swallowed  stomach upset, headache, weakness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or muscle twitches may occur - contact your own physician.
 

WHAT IF I SWALLOW AND OVERDOSE?
NEVER swallow.  If accidentally swallowed symptoms of a burning mouth and sore tongue may occur immediately, milk is an immediate antidote.  Within 30 minutes after ingestion symptoms of overdose may include nausea, vomiting,  excess saliva, stomach pain, diarrhea, irritability, seizures and loss of consciousness. These symptoms may persist for 24 hours.  If more than approximately 2.5 mg fluoride/lb body weight has been ingested seek immediate emergency medical assistance. A treatment dose of a thin ribbon of Prevident 5000 Plus contains 2.5 mg fluoride.  A 1.8 oz tube contains 255mg fluoride.
WHERE SHOULD I STORE PREVIDENT?
Prevident should be stored at room temperature away from heat and light.  As with all medications, KEPT OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN 
WHO SHOULD NOT USE PREVIDENT?
WHAT ARE THE CONTRAINDICATIONS FOR PREVIDENT?
  • Do NOT use Prevident if you are pregnant or attempting to become pregnant.  Prevident is a Pregnancy category B drug and no controlled human studies have been done in pregnant woman.  However, heavy exposure of the fetus in utero to fluoride can result in skeletal fluorosis which becomes evident in childhood.
  • Do NOT use Prevident if you are breast feeding.
  • Do NOT take Prevident if you are allergic or have hypersensitivity to sodium fluoride
  • If you have gum disease, Prevident may be irritating to the gums, always check with your dentist or physician before using any medication.
  • Do NOT take PREVIDENT if you have kidney problems.
  • Do not use if you are on a LOW-SALT or SALT-FREE diet.
  • Prevident is NOT to be used in children or anyone under the age of 6.  Children age 6 -16 are required to RINSE after using Prevident, while adults must NOT rinse.  Although Prevident is approved for use in children over age 6, this must be done under DIRECT physician supervision and we do NOT prescribe Prevident to anyone under age 18.
  • NEVER SWALLOW PREVIDENT FLUORIDE TOPICAL!
We will not prescribe PREVIDENT to anyone under the age of 18.  PREVIDENT should NOT be used by pregnant women, women attempting to become pregnant or women who are breast feeding, anyone with kidney disease, or anyone on a physician prescribed Low-salt or Salt-free diet.
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