Fluoride Levels in Over the Counter Products

Over the counter fluoride products contain varying levels of fluoride.

In over the counter products, there are three types of compounds that are allowed to be used to give fluoride.  These compounds are monofluorophosphate, sodium fluoride, and stannous fluoride.  From these three compounds, over the counter products must contain less than 276 mg F per tube.  Most tubes contain between 1000 and 1100 parts per million (ppm) per tube.  These numbers translate to 30 mg F/oz and 33 mg F/oz, respectively.   Only these products receive the ADA seal and FDA approval.  At Dr. Abeyta’s office only FDA and ADA approved fluoride products are used for her patients.