Flouride Mouth Rinse

This is the place to post general questions and comments about all areas of orthodontic treatment. Before you post a question, use the forum's SEARCH tool to see if your question has already been answered!

New Members: YOU MUST MAKE A POST WITHIN 24 HOURS OF REGISTERING OR YOUR ACCOUNT WILL BE DELETED. In other words, don't sign up unless you plan to actively participate in the message board immediately. This is necessary to keep out spammers and lurkers with bad intentions. Of course, you can read most forums on the board without registering.

DO NOT POST FULL-FACE PHOTOS or personal contact information on this website. We have had problems with people re-posting members' photos on fetish websites. Please only post photos of your teeth, not your whole face. Keep your email and your personal information private. Thank you.

Moderator: bbsadmin

Post Reply
Message
Author
BracedSurgeryStudent
Posts: 1091
Joined: Fri Jul 15, 2011 10:02 pm
Location: Dartmouth Massachusetts
Contact:

Flouride Mouth Rinse

#1 Post by BracedSurgeryStudent »

Hey my orthodontist gave me a special kind of mouth rinse called Colgate Phos-Flur Bubblegum Mouth wash and she told me to use it every night and I do but Im running out. Her office told me to tell them if I like it. I CANNOT find it in stores. I only found the mint kind for 15$ that I cannot afford every month. You think she'd give me more next month? If yes how should I go about asking?
Jenn Medeiros

chainreaction
Posts: 50
Joined: Fri Apr 22, 2011 6:44 pm
Location: Northeast Florida
Contact:

Re: Flouride Mouth Rinse

#2 Post by chainreaction »

tell her you ran out ...that you really like it ..but cant find it anywhere ...see what she says ... or ask her where she got it ...and make a comment about how much the other costs...

BBQ Grill
Posts: 49
Joined: Sat Oct 01, 2011 1:37 am

Re: Flouride Mouth Rinse

#3 Post by BBQ Grill »

She gets them for free.... I don't think she'll mind giving u some more.... My ortho always giving me free stuff... He even gave me an oral b electric brush. He say he gets em for free n has tons of stuff n whatever he has I can have... What a cool guy

Chicagogal
Posts: 149
Joined: Mon Sep 17, 2007 7:22 am
Location: USA

Re: Flouride Mouth Rinse

#4 Post by Chicagogal »

My ortho also passes on things he gets for free, wax, wax substiutes. All the latest that he gets sent or picks up at conferences. So it couldn't hurt to ask for a handful of sample sizes.

THAT being said, it may not have been a sample size. I have a sample size of the colgate "rx" toothpaste that has a larger dose of flouride than over-the-counter stuff. I think your mouthwash is in the same product line. I got a sample size from my ortho, but if I want more I have to buy the "prescription" from my dentist. And it's about $15 a bottle. They say to use it once a day, I go with a few times a week to save some cash (also partially because flouride is a neurotoxin and I want to be careful how much I'm ingesting since it's already at random levels, sometimes quite high, in the water supply here).

conclusion: explain that you can't afford it, but want to take care of your teeth and see if she can snag some samples. if not, shell out for it and use it more sparingly. Good luck!
Update: 4-2013 Back in Brackets :(
lower braces: 3/2/10
hyrax palate expander: 3/29/10
upper braces: est. 6/2010 (8/6/10 actual)
bone plate surgery: 1/2011 actual
bone plate removal: 7/2011 actual
Debracing: 10-25-11 ACTUAL!!! advanced hawley retainer
Rebracing: 4-3-13...front teeth rotated #2s lifted.

BracedSurgeryStudent
Posts: 1091
Joined: Fri Jul 15, 2011 10:02 pm
Location: Dartmouth Massachusetts
Contact:

Re: Flouride Mouth Rinse

#5 Post by BracedSurgeryStudent »

BBQ Grill wrote:She gets them for free.... I don't think she'll mind giving u some more.... My ortho always giving me free stuff... He even gave me an oral b electric brush. He say he gets em for free n has tons of stuff n whatever he has I can have... What a cool guy
WOW u got a cool orthodontist. but my orthoontist is doing my braces free cause i dont have health insurance and she I know the person who built her office so I feel terrible asking for the mouth wash maybe I could like the other person on here said Tell her I like it that I cant find it anywhere and how much the other flavor costs 15+ dollars.
Jenn Medeiros

BracedSurgeryStudent
Posts: 1091
Joined: Fri Jul 15, 2011 10:02 pm
Location: Dartmouth Massachusetts
Contact:

Re: Flouride Mouth Rinse

#6 Post by BracedSurgeryStudent »

Chicagogal wrote:My ortho also passes on things he gets for free, wax, wax substiutes. All the latest that he gets sent or picks up at conferences. So it couldn't hurt to ask for a handful of sample sizes.

THAT being said, it may not have been a sample size. I have a sample size of the colgate "rx" toothpaste that has a larger dose of flouride than over-the-counter stuff. I think your mouthwash is in the same product line. I got a sample size from my ortho, but if I want more I have to buy the "prescription" from my dentist. And it's about $15 a bottle. They say to use it once a day, I go with a few times a week to save some cash (also partially because flouride is a neurotoxin and I want to be careful how much I'm ingesting since it's already at random levels, sometimes quite high, in the water supply here).

conclusion: explain that you can't afford it, but want to take care of your teeth and see if she can snag some samples. if not, shell out for it and use it more sparingly. Good luck!
Hey yeah my orthos got a ton of stuff but they told me "What falvor flouride do you want?" i told them Bubblegum. They said "Ok use this every night and next time let us know how you like it" but it def wasn't sample size it was 16 Fl Oz. but the only 16 Fl Oz I could find was the Minty Flavor and Im DEF not a fan id buy it online but I never know how long its gonna take to ship etc and I dont always have the money that far in advance to buy it nor do I have a credit/debit card to buy it. Well I wouldnt mind buying it off her. like I would come to my adjustments and legot BUY it from her. But liek i said she's already doing my braces free so im scared to ask how should I word asking her?
Jenn Medeiros

bbsadmin
Posts: 3439
Joined: Sat Aug 28, 2004 7:03 pm
Location: Northern California
Contact:

Re: Flouride Mouth Rinse

#7 Post by bbsadmin »

The bubblegum flavor is available at a bunch of stores online, but I'm sure you need a credit card for them. Maybe some of them take PayPal, if you have a PayPal account. It seems to be priced between $12 to $17 depending on the store.

Anyway, if you can't afford that or can't make a purchase online, just be honest with her and tell her that you like the product but can't afford to buy it. She may continue to give it to you. It never hurts to ask.
I'm the owner/admin of this site. Had ceramic uppers, metal lowers ~3 years in my early 40's. Now in Hawley retainers at night!

BracedSurgeryStudent
Posts: 1091
Joined: Fri Jul 15, 2011 10:02 pm
Location: Dartmouth Massachusetts
Contact:

Re: Flouride Mouth Rinse

#8 Post by BracedSurgeryStudent »

bbsadmin wrote:The bubblegum flavor is available at a bunch of stores online, but I'm sure you need a credit card for them. Maybe some of them take PayPal, if you have a PayPal account. It seems to be priced between $12 to $17 depending on the store.

Anyway, if you can't afford that or can't make a purchase online, just be honest with her and tell her that you like the product but can't afford to buy it. She may continue to give it to you. It never hurts to ask.
Thanks and like I said I dont even mind buying it directly from her if her office can't afford to just give it to me. Because I go this wednesday and Im just about running out of the bottle they gave me so im going to need some by this wednesday the lady said it was super important I used it in my case that it would help my teeth.
Jenn Medeiros

BracedSurgeryStudent
Posts: 1091
Joined: Fri Jul 15, 2011 10:02 pm
Location: Dartmouth Massachusetts
Contact:

Re: Flouride Mouth Rinse

#9 Post by BracedSurgeryStudent »

bbsadmin wrote:Anyway, if you can't afford that or can't make a purchase online, just be honest with her and tell her that you like the product but can't afford to buy it. She may continue to give it to you. It never hurts to ask.
Hey so I went to her for the first adjustment and said "Hey remember that really awesomeouth wash you gave me I went to 35 stores and could NOT find it." She said "That's because its not sold in stores, what did you do drink the other bottle?" I said "nope, i'd like to buy another bottle through your office thought." She said "Nope here's another bottle it should last you three months you don't need to fill it up to the ten line a little will do." I said "Oh ok thanks you sure you don't want me to buy it?" She said "Nope just make it llast is all and I can give you more in three months." So I neded up making out good :) Thanks for the suggestion.
Jenn Medeiros

Post Reply