sodium fluoride 1.1% gel-drops - dental, Thera-Flur
GENERIC NAME: SODIUM FLUORIDE 1.1% GEL-DROPS - DENTAL (SO-dee-um FLOOR-ide)
BRAND NAME(S): Thera-Flur
USES: This medication is applied to teeth to prevent cavities. Fluoride is a mineral that works by making the teeth stronger and more resistant to decay caused by acid and bacteria.Do not use this medication in children younger than 6 years unless directed to do so by your dentist/doctor.
HOW TO USE: Use this product once daily with the provided mouthpiece applicators or as directed by your dentist/doctor.After brushing your teeth, apply the prescribed amount of drops as needed to cover the inner surface of each applicator, spreading the gel-drops with the tip of the bottle. Place applicators over upper and lower teeth at the same time. Bite down lightly. Try not to swallow the medication. Remove the applicators when directed and rinse your mouth. Clean applicators with cold water after each use.Carefully watch children during use to prevent repeated swallowing of the gel.To get the most benefit, you should not eat or drink for at least 30 minutes after using the gel.Dosage is based on age and the amount of fluoride in your drinking water. Do not exceed the recommended dose without checking with your dentist/doctor. Doing so will not do more to prevent cavities but may lead to side effects instead.Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, use it at the same time each day.Do not treat this medication like a normal toothpaste: do not use it more often than prescribed, or just to brush your teeth.
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