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Brand Names: ACT Fluoride Rinse, ACT Kids Fluoride Rinse, ACT Restoring Mouthwash Cinnamon, ACT Restoring Mouthwash Mint, ACT Restoring Mouthwash Spearmint, ACT Restoring Mouthwash Vanilla Mint, Control Rx, Denta 5000 Plus, Dentagel, Ethedent, Fluoridex, Fluoridex Daily Defense, Fluoridex Daily Defense Enhanced Whitening, Fluorigard, Fluorinse, Gel-Kam, Gel-Kam Dental Therapy Pak, Gel-Kam Dentinbloc, Gel-Kam Sensitivity Therapy, NaFrinse Daily/Acidulated, NaFrinse Daily/Neutral, Nafrinse Solution, NaFrinse Weekly, Neutracare Gel, Neutragard, Neutragard Advanced, Neutral Sodium Fluoride Rinse, Omnii Gel, Omnii Gel Just For Kids, Oral B Anti-Cavity, Perfect Choice, Perio Med, Phos-Flur, Prevident, Prevident 500 Plus Boost, PreviDent 5000 Booster, Prevident 5000 Dry Mouth, Prevident 5000 Plus, Prevident 5000 Sensitive, Prevident Dental Rinse, SF, SF 5000 Plus, Stop, Thera-Flur-N

Generic Name: fluoride topical (Pronunciation: FLOR ide TOP i kal)

What is fluoride topical (ACT Fluoride Rinse, ACT Kids Fluoride Rinse, ACT Restoring Mouthwash Cinnamon, ACT Restoring Mouthwash Mint, ACT Restoring Mouthwash Spearmint, ACT Restoring Mouthwash Vanilla Mint, Control Rx, Denta 5000 Plus, Dentagel, Ethedent, Fluoridex, Fluoridex Daily Defense, Fluoridex Daily Defense Enhanced Whitening, Fluorigard, Fluorinse, Gel-Kam, Gel-Kam Dental Therapy Pak, Gel-Kam Dentinbloc, Gel-Kam Sensitivity Therapy, NaFrinse Daily/Acidulated, NaFrinse Daily/Neutral, Nafrinse Solution, NaFrinse Weekly, Neutracare Gel, Neutragard, Neutragard Advanced, Neutral Sodium Fluoride Rinse, Omnii Gel, Omnii Gel Just For Kids, Oral B Anti-Cavity, Perfect Choice, Perio Med, Phos-Flur, Prevident, Prevident 500 Plus Boost, PreviDent 5000 Booster, Prevident 5000 Dry Mouth, Prevident 5000 Plus, Prevident 5000 Sensitive, Prevident Dental Rinse, SF, SF 5000 Plus, Stop, Thera-Flur-N)?

Fluoride is a substance that strengthens tooth enamel. This helps to prevent dental cavities.

Fluoride topical is used as a medication to prevent tooth decay in patients that have a low level of fluoride topical in their drinking water. Fluoride topical is also used to prevent tooth decay in patients who undergo radiation of the head and/or neck, which may cause dryness of the mouth and an increased incidence of tooth decay.

Fluoride may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of fluoride topical?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor if you have any of the following side effects:

  • discolored teeth;
  • weakened tooth enamel; or
  • any changes in the appearance of your teeth.

Less serious side effects may include:

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about fluoride topical?

Fluoride topical should not be used if the level of fluoride in the drinking water is greater than 0.7 parts per million (ppm).

Before using fluoride topical, tell your dentist and doctor if you are on a low salt or a salt free diet. You may not be able to use fluoride topical, or you may need special tests while you are using it.

Do not eat, drink, or rinse your mouth for 30 minutes after using a fluoride topical.

Do not swallow fluoride topical. Spit it out after use.

Do not allow a child to swallow fluoride topical or serious overdose symptoms could result.

Overdose symptoms may result if you swallow large amounts of fluoride while using it.



Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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