USES: This medication is applied to teeth to prevent cavities. Adequate toothbrushing may prevent these stains which are not harmful or permanent and may be removed by your dentist. Fluoride is a mineral that works by making the teeth stronger and more resistant to decay caused by acid and bacteria.Do not use this medication in children younger than 12 years unless directed to do so by your dentist/doctor. Stannous fluoride, another mineral of sodium fluoride family was introduced in 1950, and was added to toothpaste until the cheaper alternative and better tasting, sodium fluoride developed. In the United States, Stannous Fluoride may be used as an active ingredient in OTC drug products. Stannous Fluoride is an inorganic salt. Fluoride protects tooth enamel from attack by bacteria that cause dental caries (cavities). products containing stannous fluoride may produce surface staining of the teeth. What Is Stannous Fluoride Used for in Toothpaste? this Colgate product is specially formulated to help prevent staining. The Stannous Fluoride dose your doctor recommends will be based on the following (use any or all that apply): the condition being treated; other medical conditions you have; other medications you are taking Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully. Years of consumer use make Crest Stannous Fluoride toothpaste the leader in delivering a brushing experience patients enjoy. Take stannous fluoride exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Nevertheless, both these fluorides when used in oral care products help strengthen and repair enamel that is weakened by acids, preventing decay. In fact, 69% of patients who brushed with Crest Gum Detoxify wanted to brush longer. Use restrictions (moderate) anticaries agent, oral care agent, antiplaque, and oral care. One of the main causes of bleeding gums is the buildup of plaque bacteria. ^‡ ^‡ Premium toothpaste users were given product information on Crest ® Gum Detoxify. When used as an active drug ingredient, the established name is Stannous Fluoride. If the buildup isn’t removed through regular brushing and flossing, it can irritate the gums, leading to red, swollen, and bleeding gums, also known as gingivitis.