Oral hygiene is important, starting with the first baby tooth. With supervision for children under 6 years old, proper brushing and rinsing techniques can be valuable for them as their primary teeth fall out and are replaced with healthy permanent ones. PreviDent 5000 Plus can deliver 5000 ppm (parts per million) of Sodium Fluoride to help protect your family’s teeth into adulthood and their senior years. Topical fluoride protects your teeth more than the fluoride that some countries add to their water system. Swallowing or bathing in fluoridated water does little to keep your teeth healthy.
When you replace 1 of your twice daily brushings per day, PreviDent 5000 Plus will deliver 4 times the Sodium Fluoride than over-the-counter toothpastes will. In as little as 3 months of brushing daily with PreviDent 5000 Plus, significant remineralization of root cavities can occur. Proper brushing with PreviDent 5000 Plus with remove the plaque from your teeth which, in turn, will decrease the risk of bacteria that can cause tooth and gum infections.
PreviDent 5000 Plus may also be prescribed to prevent decreased oral health in those undergoing radiation treatment in their head or neck area as cancer treatment may result in dry mouth that can cause cavities from the lack of salivation to wash off bacteria and food particles.
Enamel, Dentin, and Cementum are the 3 hard tissues that help make up your teeth, and pulp is the one soft tissue. Enamel is the outer part of your teeth and the hardest tissue in the human body; Dentin is not as hard as enamel but is harder than bone and it forms the bulk of your teeth; Cementum is similar to bone except it does not have a blood supply, known as avascular; pulp is the inner soft tissue of your teeth that has blood vessels and nerves that can alert you when there is a flaw in a tooth, such as the start of a cavity or exposure. If drinking hot or cold liquids result in pain or sensitivity, this is a warning that a cavity may be imminent unless changes are put into action.
Ask if PreviDent 5000 Plus is safe to use if you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or while breast feeding. For children 6 – 12 years old, your doctor may recommend adult supervision while using PreviDent 5000 Plus as it is likely they will apply too much to their toothbrush as well as swallow some of it during the brushing process. Inform your doctor or dentist of any medical conditions or allergies you have and list all OTC and Rx drugs you currently take or use, including herbal remedies and dietary or vitamin supplements, to be certain PreviDent 5000 Plus will not cause any adverse reactions.
Most adverse effects can arise from either an allergy to the ingredients of PreviDent 5000 Plus or from using more than recommended on your toothbrush as this could result in swallowing too much of it. Adult supervision is recommended for children 6-12 years of age to oversee their teeth brushing.