Sodium Monofluorophosphate

Information about Sodium Monofluorophosphate

Sodium monofluorophosphate uses

Sodium Monofluorophosphate is used in the treatment of hypersensitivity, inflammation of gums and dental cavities.

How sodium monofluorophosphate works

Sodium monofluorophosphate belongs to the class of medications called as mineral supplements. It is hydrolysed in fluoride and phosphate ions. Fluoride ions reduce the ability of bacteria to make acids, and they re-mineralize the areas of the tooth that have been attacked by acids from bacteria.

Common side effects of sodium monofluorophosphate

Altered taste, Application site irritation.

Available Medicine for Sodium Monofluorophosphate

No medicine available

Expert advice for Sodium Monofluorophosphate

  • Brush your teeth for at least one minute, preferably after each meal, or at least twice a day, or as directed by your dentist.
  • Do not use the Sodium Monofluorophosphate for a duration of more than 4 weeks, unless recommended by a dentist.
  • Notify the dentist if the problem persists or worsens. Sensitivity in the teeth may indicate a serious problem that may need prompt care by a dentist.
  • For maximum effectiveness, avoid eating or drinking for 30 minutes after using the Sodium Monofluorophosphate.

Frequently asked questions for Sodium Monofluorophosphate

Sodium Monofluorophosphate

Q. Is sodium monofluorophosphate ionic or covalent?
Yes, sodium monofluorophosphate is an ionic compound
Q. Is sodium monofluorophosphate good for your teeth?
Yes, sodium monofluorophosphate is safe for the teeth
Q. Does sodium monofluorophosphate whiten teeth?
Sodium monofluorophosphate is not used for teeth whitening
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Q. Does sodium monofluorophosphate cause canker sores?
Intake of sodium monofluorophosphate does not cause canker sores.

Content on this page was last updated on 15 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)