2 Birds, 1 Toothpaste: 2 Benefits to Using Prescription Strength Toothpaste

2 birds 1 toothpaste clinpro 5000As a dental professional, you undoubtedly are often asked by your patients, “What’s the best kind of toothpaste to use?” For many patients, any off-the-shelf toothpaste is adequate for daily cleaning, but for some, a stronger solution is needed. These patients may not realize that there are prescription strength options available, or that they could benefit from using one. But when you have that patient in your chair and have their undivided attention, it may be a good time to consult with them about this option! When speaking with patients who are considering a prescription strength toothpaste like Clinpro™ 5000, there are two key benefits to which patients will be able to easily relate.



If you have patients who are at high risk for tooth decay, prescription strength toothpaste may be an especially good option for them. Clinpro™ 5000 contains 5,000 parts per million (PPM) of fluoride, which is more than four times the amount of fluoride contained in typical off-the-shelf toothpastes. Especially for patients who have recently had a cavity filled, wear braces or take medication that causes dry mouth, a toothpaste like Clinpro™ 5000 can help stave off the bacteria that cause tooth decay. Plus, it can replace your patient’s regular toothpaste for whatever amount of time you deem necessary – they won’t have to alter their brushing schedule or habits in any other way.



A major benefit of Clinpro™ 5000 is its tri-calcium phosphate. For most of your patients, this term won’t mean much,  but something they will understand is tooth strength. Jen Post, senior technical service engineer at 3M and former dental hygienist, likens fluoride to a bridge that transports calcium and phosphate into the tooth, resulting in increased tooth strength. After brushing, adult patients should avoid immediately rinsing their mouth for at least 30 minutes. The time immediately following brushing is when calcium and phosphate particles are still present in saliva, thus extending exposure to the tri-calcium phosphate.



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Help your patients take advantage of these two great benefits with one toothpaste, and dazzle them with the science behind Clinpro™ 5000. If you’re interested in learning more, take a look at this short video featuring Anastasia Turchetta, registered dental hygienist (RDH), as she interviews Jen Post about the scientifit benefits of this advanced toothpaste. (And if not the science, then hey, the tasty flavors are always a draw. This paste is available in spearmint, vanilla mint, and bubblegum!)


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