IS PREVIDENT and HOW DOES IT WORK?
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
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.
prevent cavities and tooth decay
sensitivity in teeth
remineralize, hardens and strengthens tooth enamel.
IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PREVIDENT 5000 PLUS CREAM AND PREVIDENT GEL ?
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.
ARE THE INDICATIONS FOR PREVIDENT USE?
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.
AND HOW DO I USE PREVIDENT TOPICAL FLUORIDE?
Prevident 5000 Plus and Prevident gel are used once daily prior to bedtime.
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
once daily as described before bedtime.
HOW LONG BEFORE I
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
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?
NOT eat or drink or rinse your mouth for 30 minutes after using fluoride
SWALLOW Prevident topical gel or toothpaste, always spit it ALL out and
no other restrictions on food, beverages or activities while using Prevident.
ARE THERE ANY DRUG
INTERACTIONS WITH PREVIDENT?
are no known drug interactions, but always check with your pharmacist before
taking any other prescription or over-the-counter medicines or herbal/health
ARE THE POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS OF PREVIDENT?
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.
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.
swallowed stomach upset, headache, weakness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
or muscle twitches may occur - contact your own physician.
IF I SWALLOW AND OVERDOSE?
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
should be stored at room temperature away from heat and light. As
with all medications, KEPT OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN
SHOULD NOT USE PREVIDENT?
WHAT ARE THE CONTRAINDICATIONS
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.
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.
PREVIDENT FLUORIDE TOPICAL!
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.