We love PreviDent® toothpaste for our patients who are at a high risk for cavities. Have you ever heard of it? It’s awesome! It’s a prescription-strength toothpaste made by Colgate. You need a prescription for it because of the higher fluoride levels that help re-mineralize enamel. It has been clinically proven to reduce the rate of cavities and to re-mineralize certain parts of the teeth (over 50% of the time) if used for over six months!

Instructions for use of this toothpaste are very straight-forward. You just brush with a pea-drop amount of the toothpaste gel once a day in place of your regular toothpaste. For best results after use, do not eat, drink, or rinse for 30 minutes. PreviDent® is also great because it comes in child/adolescent-friendly flavors: mint and fruitastic.

PreviDent® may be beneficial for those who live in unfluoridated areas, since those children are automatically considered at a higher risk for getting cavities. Braces also place you at higher risk and we often recommend it for our patients undergoing orthodontic treatment. Ask if it’s right for you it at your next appointment.

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