Pharmaceutical product for the treatment of initial caries, hypersensitive tooth necks and for an intensive caries prophylaxis
elmex gel contains 12500 ppm (1.25%) fluoride, and is thus designed for use in intensive fluoridation. On the basis of EU guidelines, it is a pharmaceutical product. (IKS Nr. 34916) In some countries (Switzerland), it is an OTC product, while in others (such as the Netherlands) it is a prescription only medicine. In Germany this is depending on the package size.
elmex gel is a gel containing a high concentration of fluoride. It contains a total of 12500 ppm F-, 2500 ppm (0.25%) in the form of the amine fluorides Olaflur and Dectaflur, and the rest in the form of sodium fluoride (1%). elmex gel contains no abrasive cleaning agents, preservatives, or colorants. It has a pale yellow colour, and a fruity apple-banana flavour.
INCI name of ingredient
Function of ingredient
Amine fluoride Olaflur
0,23 % F-
Amine fluoride Dectaflur
0,02 % F-
1,00 % F-
Fluoride content (TOTAL)
1,25 % F-
Aroma and flavourings: e.g. apple-banana flavour, d,I-menthone, peppermint oil, spearmint oil (containing menthol)
pH: 4,8 (10 % in water)
elmex gel is a pharmaceutical gel containing amine fluoride which is designed for use in intensive caries prophylaxis, in the treatment of hypersensitive teeth and initial caries lesions.
Active ingredients in elmex gel are the amine fluorides olaflur and dectaflur. Sodium fluoride is used as an additional source of fluoride, as it is more neutral in flavour than the amine fluorides.
elmex gel protects the teeth over the long term from caries as
elmex gel treats initial caries lesions by means of:
elmex gel and exposure of the dental neck
elmex gel is particularly efficacious in blocking the effects of the oral cavity milieu on the open dentinal tubules, which are responsible for the hypersensitivity of the teeth, over the long term.
Use of elmex gel
Domestic dental care
Tray application in high risk patients
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