Is Gel-Kam over the counter?
Gel-Kam is a fluoride gel to help prevent cavities and treat sensitive teeth in patients. This clinically proven fluoride gel is available in drugstores, without a prescription.
Is Gel-Kam the same as PreviDent?
First both products are made by Colgate. GelKam’s only active ingredient is 0.4% stable stannous fluoride. If PreviDent has the same fluoride content my guess is there is little to no difference. I have both, one from my dentist (PreviDent 5000) and Gel Cam as recommended by a friend.
What is Gel-Kam used for?
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 12 years unless directed to do so by your dentist/doctor.
What is fluoride gel?
Fluoride gel is a professional, high-concentrated topical fluoride agent, containing from 2,425 to 12,500 ppm F (usually around 10,000 ppm F) based on sodium fluoride, acidulated phosphate fluoride or amine fluoride.
How long does it take for Gel-Kam To Work?
The Gel Kam worked to slow my sensitivity – after 3 nights cut it by 50%, and then I used it about 2x a week for 2 weeks until could get to the dentist.
Can I give myself a fluoride treatment?
There are two basic types of fluoride treatments at home. The first one does not require a prescription, and anyone can do it. This is simply to use fluoride toothpaste twice a day. In addition, you can use a mouthwash that also contains fluoride.
Does Colgate Gel-Kam stain teeth?
Gel-Kam rinse or gel can stain your teeth. Regular brushing can help prevent this. Do not eat or drink anything or rinse your mouth for 30 minutes after using Gel-Kam. Do not use Gel-Kam rinse to treat tooth sensitivity for longer than 4 weeks unless your dentist or doctor tells you to.
Why do dentists give fluoride treatments?
Fluoride helps prevent tooth decay by making the tooth more resistant to acid attacks from plaque bacteria and sugars in the mouth. It also reverses early decay.
What happens when you stop using fluoride toothpaste?
1. What happens if you stop using fluoride? The study’s authors warn that in the absence of optimal fluoride levels in drinking water and saliva, teeth may develop with thinner enamel and a reduced ability to remineralize early symptoms of decay.
Can I buy fluoride gel over-the-counter?
Mouth rinses containing fluoride in lower strengths are available over-the-counter; stronger concentrations require a doctor’s prescription. A dentist in their office can also apply fluoride to the teeth as a gel, foam, or varnish.