Prevident Products for Tooth Decay – How Are They Different?

Roni Shye
Roni Shye, PharmD BCGP BCACP, is a licensed pharmacist in the states of Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.
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If you have ever used a Prevident dental product, you might have seen the many forms that are available like Prevident 5000 Plus, Prevident 5000 Booster PlusPrevident 5000 SensitivePrevident 5000 Enamel Protect and Prevident 5000 Dry Mouth

With so many Prevident dental products, it can be confusing and hard to determine the differences between these similarly named products.

How do these products compare to one another?

All of the prevident products are similar in that they contain sodium fluoride 1.1%, which aids in cavity prevention.

The main difference between these products is that Prevident 5000 Booster Plus allows for increased fluoride dispersion and works faster to allow fluoride absorption. This means that it’s ideal for patients with a high risk for cavities or tooth decay, those with crown or bridge work, and those with white spots on their teeth. 

Prevident 5000 Plus does not allow you to absorb the fluoride as well and the benefits of fluoride take longer to be seen compared to the Prevident 5000 Booster Plus.

What is the difference between a dental gel and a dental paste?

Gels are made with silica to create a thinner, clearer texture, which can be less abrasive or harsh on the teeth. Pastes are made with hydrated silica, which gives them a thicker texture. They can be messier, and more abrasive on the teeth.

In reality, there is not much of a difference between the two, and both are typically made up of similar substances. The choice of product is usually a personal preference!

Who would benefit from using the Prevident 5000 Enamel Protect product?

The Prevident 5000 Enamel Protect product is ideal for patients with sensitive teeth who need to prevent cavities.  

Prevident 5000 Enamel Protect helps reduce the painful sensitivity of the teeth to cold, heat, acids, or sweets and strengths teeth as well as protects against acid wear.

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