Prevident Booster Gel is a medical mouth and throat product consisting of fluoride. We carry the brand choice of this medication in 1%.
Prevident Booster Gel is used to help prevent tooth decay in at risk patients including those who undergo radiation of the head and/or neck which can result in dry mouth and increased risk of tooth decay. People who are at risk for tooth decay are those who have weakened tooth enamel. Tooth enamel is one of four major tissues that make up the tooth. Enamel becomes weak when the acids in plaque on the teeth dissolve, resulting in cavities (holes in the teeth), another name for tooth decay. Plaque is created when food containing carbohydrates (sugars and starches), such as breads, cereals, milk, soda, fruits, cakes, or candy, is left on the teeth. This is why it is important to brush your teeth twice a day.
Prevident Booster Gel is effective at preventing tooth decay/cavities because fluoride is a substance that strengthens enamel.
Follows instructions provided by your doctor when he prescribed you this medication. Directions can usually be found on the prescription bottle if you forget.
This medication is a substitute for toothpaste; at bedtime, substitute your regular toothpaste with Prevident Booster Gel. Simply apply a thin layer of this gel to your toothbrush and brush your teeth for at least 2 minutes. As per regular toothpaste, Prevident Booster Gel is not to be swallowed. Ensure you rinse your mouth out with water after spitting the gel out. Avoid eating or drinking for at least 30 minutes after brushing, for best result, avoid eating or drinking for the rest of the night.
Do not use this product if the level of fluoride in the drinking water is greater than 0.7 parts per million (ppm).
Dose adjustment or special precautions may be required
Before using Prevident Booster Gel, tell your doctor if you are on a low-salt diet or a salt-free diet.
Inform your doctor and dentist if you are pregnant or breastfeeding before using this medication.
If you have gum disease, this medication may cause irritation. Speak with your doctor if this becomes a concern.
Do not allow a child (or any person) to swallow this medication. Serious overdose symptoms could be a result if this product is swallowed.
Common side effects of Prevident Booster Gel may include:
stomach upset; headache; or weakness.
The above side effects should not alarm you.
Serious side effects of Prevident Booster Gel may include:
discolored teeth; weakened tooth enamel; or any changes in the appearance of your teeth.
If you have any of the above side effects, contact your doctor right away.
Is this product safe for children to use?
Yes. It is actually recommended children use fluoride toothpaste products.
How should I store this medication?
Prevident Booster Gel should be stored at room temperature. Protect Prevident Booster Gel from heat and moisture. For safety measures, keep out of reach of children and pets.
What should I do if I suspect an overdose?
Seek emergency medical services right away. Overdose may occur if you swallow a large amount of this product. Overdose symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhea, drooling, numbness or tingling, loss of feeling anywhere in your body, muscle stiffness, or seizure (convulsions).
What if I miss a dose?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember or skip it if your next dose is approaching soon. Do not attempt to make up for a missed dose by doubling dosages.
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