sodium fluoride gel - dental
GENERIC NAME: SODIUM FLUORIDE GEL - DENTAL (SO-dee-um FLOOR-ide)
USES: This medication is used to prevent cavities. It makes teeth stronger and more resistant to decay caused by acid and bacteria.This medication is not recommended for children younger than 6 years unless directed by the dentist/doctor.
HOW TO USE: Depending on the product, this medication is applied onto the teeth, either with a mouth tray or a small brush/swab, by a dental professional. The gel should be left on for the prescribed amount of time (usually 1 to 4 minutes, depending on the product).Spit out the medication after use. Do not swallow. Children should rinse their mouths thoroughly right away. Watch children during treatment and rinsing to make sure they do not swallow the medication or rinse water. For best results in adults, do not rinse your mouth, eat, or drink for at least 30 minutes after use.Dosage and frequency of application is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. This medication is usually applied every 6 to 12 months or as directed by your dentist.Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, mark the days on the calendar when you need to receive the medication.
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