High fluoride toothpaste without mint?
November 30, 2018 9:54 AM   Subscribe

My dentist has prescribed me 5000mg fluoride toothpaste but I have a problem - they all contain spearmint which makes me sick. Does anyone know of a super high strength toothpaste that is either peppermint or (preferably) mint free? Preferably in the UK but I'm happy trying to source from overseas.
posted by sodium lights the horizon to Health & Fitness (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
What about using something like Gel-Kam - don't know if it's easily available in the UK, had to order through a pharmacist in the US although it does not require a prescription here. Gel-Kam comes in fruit flavor. It is not a toothpaste - it's like an at-home fluoride treatment that you brush on and leave overnight.
posted by muddgirl at 9:58 AM on November 30, 2018

Um, duh, I should have scrolled down on my own link. Colgate ALSO has a 5000 mg flouride toothpaste (Prevident) that comes in Berry flavor! That seems like exactly what you want.
posted by muddgirl at 10:02 AM on November 30, 2018

Can vouch for Prevident 5000 berry flavor not tasting minty, so presumably not containing spearmint. I am not a fan of spearmint, either, and am happy the berry flavor exists.
posted by Atrahasis at 10:10 AM on November 30, 2018

Yes! I used to use President in the berry flavor because I too hate mint (USA).
posted by raccoon409 at 11:34 AM on November 30, 2018

Though Previdebt was always prescribed by my dentist so I’m not sure how that works to get it f you’re not in the USA
posted by raccoon409 at 11:35 AM on November 30, 2018

i use fluoridex. it is mint, but not spearmint.
posted by misanthropicsarah at 1:24 PM on November 30, 2018

I can't vouch for the precise fluoride content, but I use Kingfisher toothpaste.
Made in the U.K.!
Love the fennel flavor; cannot abide mint t'paste.
posted by BostonTerrier at 1:26 PM on November 30, 2018 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: I know and love kingfisher, and adore the Italian (?) brand Marcus (which I may have discovered here actually) but they're both pretty typical toothpastes while 5000mg is prescription strength.
posted by sodium lights the horizon at 4:51 PM on November 30, 2018

American here. My dentist prescribed Prevident which comes in spearmint and fruit flavor. The fruit flavor is popular when the grandkids come over.
posted by PJMoore at 5:00 PM on November 30, 2018

Response by poster: (Don't doze and type. Marvis not Marcus.)
posted by sodium lights the horizon at 5:18 PM on November 30, 2018 [1 favorite]

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