sodium fluoride 1.1% dental gel - topical, Karidium, Karigel, Prevident
GENERIC NAME: SODIUM FLUORIDE 1.1% DENTAL GEL - TOPICAL (SOE-dee-um FLOOR-ide)
BRAND NAME(S): Karidium, Karigel, Prevident
USES: This medication is used to prevent cavities. It makes teeth stronger and more resistant to decay caused by acid and bacteria.
HOW TO USE: Use this medication once daily just before bedtime or as directed by your doctor/dentist.First brush your teeth thoroughly with toothpaste, and rinse as usual. Then apply a thin ribbon of this medication to your teeth with a toothbrush or mouth tray. Leave the medication on for at least 1 minute.Spit out the medication after use. Do not swallow. Children should rinse their mouth thoroughly right away. For adults, do not rinse your mouth, eat, or drink for at least 30 minutes after use to get the best results.Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, use it at the same time each day.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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