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Sodium fluoride dental

Important Note

The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.


(SO-dee-um FLOOR-ide)



Sodium fluoride makes teeth resistant to decay and bacteria. It is used to prevent cavities.

How To Use

This medication is best used immediately after brushing or flossing the teeth just before bedtime. To use, place 4 to 8 drops of gel into the applicator as directed. Put the applicator over your upper and lower teeth and bite down lightly for 6 minutes. Remove the applicator and spit out any excess gel.

Side Effects

You may experience excess salivation (spit) while using this medication. Inform your doctor if you experience mouth or gum irritation while using this medication. If your teeth become stained or change color, notify your dentist. Nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhea, headache or muscle twitches may occur if this medication is accidentally swallowed. If these symptoms occur, contact your doctor. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.


Tell your doctor if you have any: pre-existing illnesses, allergies (especially to fluoride), special diet (low salt), drinking water is fluoridated. This fluoride supplement is used when the drinking water contains low fluoride levels (less than 0.7 parts per million). This medication should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy or while breast-feeding. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

Drug Interactions

Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.


If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include nausea, vomiting, excess saliva, stomach pain, diarrhea, irritability, seizures, and loss of consciousness.


Fluoride is found in tea, fluoridated water and fish eaten with bones such as sardines.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as remembered; do not take it if it is near the time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.


Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 to 30 degrees C) away from heat and light. As with all medications, keep out of the reach of children.