What is Colgate Duraphat?
Colgate Duraphat 5000 PPM toothpaste is a highly concentrated and potent toothpaste, used to combat rotting and at risk teeth helping in preventing tooth decay. The formula is based on a higher level of sodium fluoride in comparison to ordinary toothpastes, which provides a strengthened protection against the build up of dental plaque.
If your dental practitioner has suggested or prescribed Colgate Duraphat for the risk of tooth decay it could be because you are at risk from or experiencing the following:
- Active tooth decay or a history of tooth decay
- Exposed root surfaces
- High sugar diets
- Orthodontic appliances
- Dry mouth
As Colgate Duraphat 5000ppm fluoride toothpaste contains a high-fluoride content, it should not be used in conjunction with fluoride tablets, drops, chewing gum, gels or varnishes, as well as water fluoridation or salt. Before you buy duraphat it will be important to find out the water content in your area. In some areas, the natural water supply is fluoridated. These patients will not be suitable for Colgate Duraphat.
You can check to see if the water content in your area is fluoridated at http://www.wmaf.org.uk/userfiles/FLUORIDATED POST CODE AREAS OF THE UK v6(2).pdf
Benefits of Colgate Duraphat
Studies have shown that increasing the concentration to 5000 ppm fluoride toothpaste in early stages will provide greater anti-caries effects. In fact, clinical studies show that those who buy duraphat experience up to 76% reduction in their dental carries. These results came from continued use under the advice of dental practitioners or honest online consultations.
Colgate duraphat 5000ppm toothpaste helps to protect teeth and oral health, without impacting your everyday life. Individuals who buy duraphat do not experience any inconvenience or additional costs, simply replace your everyday toothpaste with the higher concentrate for improved results.
How Do You Use Colgate Duraphat?
It should be used daily instead of your regular toothpaste. You should apply 2 centimetres, which provides between 3mg to 5mg of fluoride, and brush your teeth for 3 minutes before spitting out.
It should be applied three times a day after meals, using a toothbrush and should be applied vertically from the gum to the tip of the tooth. After brushing, you should spit out excess foam. It is also important to avoid swallowing.
How Does Colgate Duraphat work?
When sodium fluoride is applied topically (to the teeth) it reduces the decay (demineralisation) of the teeth, whilst supporting remineralisation and strengthening. It is effective for enamel and exposed dentine, which causes sharp stimulus-induced pain, when it comes into contact with different temperatures, textures and more.
To answer how long should you use duraphat toothpaste for? We recommend consulting your dentist. Fluoride can help reduce the formation of plaque acids, prevent mineral loss caused by plaque acid and promote remineralisation of early decay.
Where Can I Buy Duraphat Toothpaste?
Colgate duraphat is usually only available from suitable dental practitioners and pharmacists. Post My Meds are a fully licensed online pharmacists, regulated by all necessary boards and governments. Due to the concentrate of sodium fluoride in the toothpaste, it is only suitable for those who are aged 18 and over. A similar product, Colgate Duraphat 2800 toothpaste is a lesser concentrate and thus suitable for those who are younger.
To buy Duraphat toothpaste, you do require a prescription. If you buy online, you can fill out a simple, 2-minute survey in order to meet patient compliance and ensure that the product is being used properly for effective results.
As above, duraphat should be used 2-3 times per day for the best results. Preferably, after every meal.
Please note, that Colgate fluoride toothpaste guidelines state that toothpaste expires after 6 months. If you are restarting the use of Colgate Duraphat, please check the label to ensure it is in date. If in doubt, re-buy duraphat and use consistently for the best results.