Instructions For High Risk Caries Prevention


  1. Tooth brushing- Your goal is to brush after every meal using an ADA approved fluoride tooth paste such as Crest or Colgate. If you were prescribed Prevident 5000 toothpaste, use as directed. When unable to brush, use the swish and swallow technique with plain water.

  2. Flossing/Interdental Brush- Your goal is to floss and use an interdental brush at least once daily.

  3. Use 100% Xylitol products 3-5 times daily. You may use either chewing gum or mints. The Spry brand is the best.

  4. MI Paste Plus- After brushing in the morning and evening, apply a generous layer to the tooth surface using a clean finger. Leave undisturbed for 3 minutes. Then use your tongue to spread over your teeth.

  5. Rinsing- Please fill the prescription for Chlorhexidine Gluconate. Rinse only for the first seven days of each month. The directions are to rinse twice daily for 30 seconds and spit out excess. Do not rinse within 30 minutes of using the MI Paste Plus.