Fluoride 5000ppm
Fluoride 5000ppm

Sodium Fluoride 1.1% Toothpaste

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Sodium Fluoride 5000 ppm Toothpaste contains the active ingredient sodium fluoride 1.1% and is only available on prescription. It helps prevent tooth decay in those aged 16 years and older and is particularly useful in patients who are at risk from multiple caries.

You can buy Fluoride 5000 ppm Toothpaste from Post My Meds by filling out a short consultation to ensure you are eligible and we also offer a free & discreet delivery to all UK addresses! 

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    What is fluoride 5000ppm toothpaste used for?

    Fluoride 5000ppm toothpaste is used to treat the early onset of tooth decay. Your dentist might also recommend that you use a high-fluoride toothpaste if you: 

    • Wear braces
    • Have poor oral health and don’t visit the dentist regularly
    • Suffer with a dry mouth
    • Take medicine that might cause a dry mouth 
    • Have diabetes or a high sugar diet 
    • Have a history of cavities (dental caries) 

    It works by rebuilding the hard coating on your teeth, known as enamel. This protects your teeth from further damage and relieves the pain associated with tooth decay.

    How to use Sodium Fluoride Toothpaste?

    It should be used three times a day for brushing your teeth after meals. You should brush your teeth vertically from the gum to the tip of the tooth for about three minutes and spit out excess foam. Do not swallow.

    What are some of the cautions associated with its use?

    You should not get Sodium Fluoride Toothpaste if you are allergic to sodium fluoride or any of the other ingredients.

    You should talk to your doctor, dentist or pharmacist before getting Fluoride 5000ppm Toothpaste Online as it has a high fluoride content and your total intake should be assessed before using it.

    Fluoride tablets, drops, chewing gums, gels or varnishes as well as fluoridated water or salt should be avoided when using Fluoride 1.1% Toothpaste.

    If you are pregnant, breast-feeding or intending to become pregnant or start breast feeding, you should seek medical advice before taking this treatment.

    What side effects are associated with Sodium Fluoride 1.1% Toothpaste?

    Like all medication, there are certain side effects associated with its use but not all individuals will experience this. Please report any side effects you experience to your doctor, dentist or pharmacist.

    You should always read the patient information leaflet before taking this medicine.

    Can I take other medicines with Fluoride Toothpaste?

    There are no known significant interactions with other medication. However you should always tell your doctor, dentist or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken or used any other medicines, including prescription, over the counter and herbal medicines.

    Can I eat and drink straight after taking Fluoride Toothpaste?

    Eating or drinking immediately after brushing your teeth may reduce the amount of tooth mineralisation so it is best to brush your teeth with Sodium Fluoride 5000 ppm Toothpaste after meals.

    Fluoridated water and salt should be avoided whilst using this toothpaste.

    What if I use more Sodium Fluoride than I should or have swallowed the toothpaste?

    If you swallow a large amount in error and you experience digestive problems such as feeling sick, diarrhoea or pain in the stomach or abdomen then you should seek prompt medical attention.

    How do I store Fluoride 1.1% Toothpaste?

    This treatment requires no special storage conditions.

    • You should keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
    • Do not use this toothpaste after the expiry date stated on the tube and carton.
    • The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
    • Discard 6 months after opening.
    • Replace the tub cap after use.

    How does Sodium Fluoride work in toothpaste?

    Fluoride is a natural mineral found in water and it’s proven to prevent tooth decay. It works by rebuilding the hard protective coating on your teeth. This is known as ‘remineralisation’ – it protects your teeth from further damage and relieves pain.

    There is sodium fluoride in almost every type of toothpaste. It’s measured in parts per million (ppm) and it can be found on the side of the box. High-fluoride toothpaste contains four times more fluoride than most shop-bought toothpastes.

    Where Can I Find More Information On Sodium Fluoride 1.1% Toothpaste and Tooth Decay?

    Before buying Sodium Fluoride Toothpaste online, you can read the patient information leaflet (PIL). You can find more information on Tooth Decay here.

Although all of our content is written and reviewed by healthcare professionals, it should not be substituted for or used as medical advice. If you have any questions about your health, please speak to your doctor.

Authored Aug 01, 2021 by Joseph Issac, MPharm
Reviewed Jun 21, 2024 by Prabjeet Saundh, MPharm