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Colgate Duraphat 2800ppm Fluoride Toothpaste

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Colgate Duraphat 2800ppm Fluoride Toothpaste
Sodium Fluoride 0.619% w/w (2800ppm F)

 
Is Colgate Duraphat 2800ppm fluoride toothpaste available on prescription?

Yes, Colgate Duraphat 2800ppm fluoride toothpaste is available on the Dental Practitioners' Formulary as sodium fluoride toothpaste 0.619%.

What therapeutic benefits does Colgate Duraphat 2800ppm fluoride toothpaste provide?

Colgate Duraphat 2800ppm fluoride provides clinically proven anti-caries benefits.

No disruption to your patient's regular oral hygiene routine helps to maximize patient compliance.

What is the difference between Colgate Duraphat 2800ppm fluoride toothpaste and Colgate Duraphat 5000ppm fluoride toothpaste?

Colgate Duraphat 2800ppm fluoride toothpaste contains sodium fluoride present at a level of 0.619% which corresponds to 280mg fluoride per 100g paste. It is recommended for prevention and arrest of dental caries in patients aged 10+ years.

Colgate Duraphat 5000ppm fluoride toothpaste contains sodium fluoride present at a level of 1.1%, which corresponds to 500mg fluoride per 100g paste. Colgate Duraphat 5000 toothpaste is indicated for prevention of dental caries in adolescents and adults over 16 years of age, particularly amongst patients at risk from multiple caries.

How do my patients use Colgate Duraphat 2800ppm fluoride toothpaste?

Your patients should use Colgate Duraphat 2800ppm fluoride toothpaste instead of their regular fluoride toothpaste, brushing twice daily. Duration as prescribed.

What is the flavour of Colgate Duraphat 2800ppm fluoride toothpaste?

Colgate Duraphat 2800ppm fluoride toothpaste has a mint flavour.

What is the active ingredient in Colgate Duraphat 2800ppm fluoride toothpaste?

The active ingredient in Duraphat 2800ppm fluoride toothpaste is sodium fluoride present at a level of 0.619% which corresponds to 280mg fluoride per 100g paste.

When should I prescribe Colgate Duraphat 2800ppm fluoride toothpaste and when should I prescribe Duraphat 5000ppm fluoride toothpaste?

The variant of Colgate Duraphat fluoride toothpaste you prescribe to your patient will depend on the individual patients level of caries risk as clinically assessed by you.

Is Colgate Duraphat 2800ppm fluoride toothpaste clinically proven?

Yes, Colgate Duraphat 2800ppm fluoride toothpaste is proven to deliver statistically significant greater caries reduction than 1100ppm fluoride toothpaste. A 20.4 percent reduction in DMFS increment was seen after one year of use.1

How does Colgate Duraphat 2800ppm fluoride toothpaste work?

There is a clinically proven dose-dependent relationship between the level of fluoride in a daily toothpaste and the degree of clinical anti-caries efficacy.2

Sodium fluoride applied topically reduces caries by inhibiting demineralisation and promoting remineralisation of the tooth surface. It is effective on both enamel and exposed dentine.

1Biesbrock AR et al. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 2001; 29: 382-389

2Tavss EA et al (2003) Am J Dent; 16: 369-374

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