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Colgate Prevident 5000
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Can prescription strength prevident, damage teeth if used for too long? I feel my teeth enamel is weak, and do not know what to do.
See your dentist: See your dentist who after personally examining you can check the health of your teeth (and gums) and discuss your concerns. While internet searches and this website have its place, nothing can replace one on one doctor\patient evaluations and advice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What should I be eating and drinking after brushing my teeth with prevident (1.1% sodium fluoride)?
Nothing for 30 min: Fluoride is needed for the teeth but not the body, once your age is over 10 years old or so. You would need only on the teeth to get the benefit. It is best not to eat or drink at least 30 min. The best way to use prevident is to apply before bedtime. Spit well, scrape/brush tongue off to remove any excess you got. ...Read more
What do you suggest for eating and drinking after brushing my teeth with prevident (1.1% sodium fluoride)?
Wait : Wait 30 minutes after brushing to gain maximum effect of the flouride ...Read more
"Healthy"?..: It is not toxic; "healthy" is a very individual matter; what is healthy for one person may not be healthy for another. This is why physicians interview and examine patients before they recommend specific treatment. ...Read more
No: There have been similar and occasional complaints such as yours however though not born out by science. Your dose is huge--recommended is only 30-100 mcg daily. Biotin, also vitamin h or b7, helps convert food to energy ; builds hair ; nails. Found in almonds, eggs, liver, pecans, sardines ; whole grains. Though biotin is nontoxic, try getting it in foods instead ; see what your weight does! ...Read more
Toothpaste: There is not one best toothpaste despite all of the marketing that is being done. A toothpaste helps with the removal of plaque which canned one effectively without toothpaste. So this is a personal choice. The important things are that it contains fluoride and it is not too abrasive. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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