What Are The Best Prescription Toothpaste Alternatives?

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Hi, I’m Dr. B, practicing functional dentist for 35 years. I graduated from the Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco, CA in 1987 and am a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM), Academy of General Dentistry (Chicago, IL), American Academy for Oral Systemic Health (AAOSH), and Dental Board of California. I'm on a mission to empower people everywhere with the same evidence-based, easy-to-understand dental health advice that my patients get. Learn more about Dr. B

If you have ever been prescribed toothpaste such as PreviDent 5000, you might have wondered how they work and whether there are any non-fluoride alternatives. The good news is there are, and they are extremely safe to use. In today’s episode, Dr. B shed light on hydroxyapatite toothpaste and why they are such great replacements for their conventional counterparts. We also get some product recommendations from Dr. B along with advice on how to use these kinds of toothpaste to ensure maximum efficacy. Tune in to hear it all!

Key Points From This Episode:

  • Dr. B’s take on PreviDent 5000 and similar products
  • Why products like PreviDent 5000 are only available via prescription
  • The different forms that fluoride typically takes
  • What studies have shown about a 10% concentration of hydroxyapatite and the benefits it offers
  • Why Dr. B is so excited about hydroxyapatite
  • Warnings around boutique toothpaste that claim to contain hydroxyapatite
  • How to use the toothpaste, Boka, Dr. B recommends

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