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Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals introduces new PreviDent 5000 Booster Plus

March 1, 2013
At last week’s Chicago Midwinter dental meeting, Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals debuted a product in its PreviDent line. PreviDent 5000 Booster Plus is a prescription-only home fluoride therapy toothpaste. Maria Perno Goldie, RDH, MS, talks about the new product and how it can best be used to help prevent dental caries.

At the Chicago Midwinter Dental Meeting, Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals launched a new product in their PreviDent line, a prescription-only home fluoride therapy toothpaste. Building on its 20 years of PreviDent leadership in Rx Fluorides, Colgate PreviDent 5000 Booster Plus is an ideal product for high-risk caries patients as dental caries remains the most common chronic disease globally.(1,2)

PreviDent 5000 Booster Plus contains 1.1% sodium fluoride (5,000 ppm), FluoriGard technology and tricalcium phosphate. The new formula with FluoriGard technology has been shown in in vitro pH cycling studies to provide better remineralization after 10 days and unsurpassed remineralization after 20 days versus another 5000ppm RX fluoride toothpaste.(3)

FluoriGard technology is an optimized fluoride delivery system that produces a temporary shift in pH, from higher to lower, a condition that favors remineralization and fluoride uptake in the oral cavity. In vitro studies show PreviDent 5000 Booster Plus delivers an 86% improvement in enamel fluoride uptake versus the prior Colgate PreviDent 5000 booster formula.(4)

Similar to other products within the PreviDent 5000 portfolio, PreviDent 5000 Booster Plus is a unique liquid gel formula that enables faster fluoride dispersion versus paste-form prescription toothpaste.(5) PreviDent 5000 prescription strength home fluoride liquid gel formulas are also available to help treat symptoms of specific oral care conditions:

• PreviDent 5000 Sensitive
• PreviDent 5000 Dry Mouth
• PreviDent 5000 Enamel Protect

PreviDent 5000 Booster Plus is currently available in 3.4 fl.oz. (100mL) bottles, in Spearmint and Fruitastic flavors. PreviDent 5000 Booster Plus is the only variant in the PreviDent 5000 product line that is formulated with FluoriGard Technology to promote enhanced fluoride uptake and remineralization.(3,4)

PreviDent 5000 Booster Plus comparison to the other PreviDent variants (see below):

For a case study on PreviDent 5000 Booster Plus, click here.

If you wish to share a case study of your own, go to the website.(6) For more information on this new product, please visit the professional website.(7)

PreviDent 5000 Booster Plus is a prescription-only (Rx) toothpaste. Please see the Package Insert (PI) for full prescribing information.(8)References 1. Beaglehole R, Benzian H, Crail J, Mackay J. The Oral Health Atlas: Mapping a Neglected Global Health Issue. Geneva & Brighton: FDI World Dental Education Ltd & Myriad Editions; 2009. 2. Oral Health in America. A Report of the Surgeon General. May 2000. 3. Data on file; Colgate-Palmolive, 2012. In vitro pH cycling model after 10 and 20 days. 4. Data on file; Colgate-Palmolive, 2012. In vitro standard method for enamel uptake. 5. Joziak MT et al. Comparison of enamel fluoride uptake and fluoride release from liquid and paste dentifrice. J Dent Res. 2003; 82 (Sp issue). Abstract 1355. 6. 7. 8. BoosterPlus_ad_PI_.

Maria Perno Goldie, RDH, MS

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