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cause of fluoride overdose

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
23 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: It depends on toothpaste Fluoride concentration. To prevent it, children must be supervised until healthy toothbrushing habits have developed.
Dr. James Beck
11 years experience Dentistry
A lot: It's almost impossible to get a Fluoride overdose unless you are eating toothpaste on purpose. You can't get a Fluoride overdose from swallowing tooth ... Read More
Dr. Daniel Kmak
31 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Alot: Alot.

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
A Lot: Unless you make a meal out of it, i would not be worried. Swallowing a small bit of toothpaste while brushing your teeth will have no affect on your o ... Read More
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Dr. Steven Corben
40 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Depends: The concentration of Fluoride in toothpaste can vary however, you would have to swallow a very excessive amount over a significant period of time. You ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
43 years experience Dentistry
Sick or brown spots: Having too much topical Fluoride can make some throw up and that includes digesting fluoridated mouthwashes. If you have water from a well that has hi ... Read More
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Dr. Meng Syn
Dr. Meng Syn answered
38 years experience Dentistry
Depends how much: We deal with dental fluorosis which is caused by excessive long term exposure to fluoride. Fluorosis looks like white spots or white staining of the ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hilary Baskin
28 years experience Orthodontics
Too much: Fluoride is fantastic in helping improve oral health and reduce cavities when used in very small quantities. Too much, however, could kill you. That ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
41 years experience General Practice
Patient support: Usually the affects of Fluoride overdose is being sick to your stomach. Vomiting and or diarrhea. Supporting the patient with fluids and meds for nau ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Unclear question: If you are trying to poison yourself with toothpaste, it is useless exercise. When used as intended, tooth paste will not cause fluoride poisoning.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
23 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: It depends on toothpaste Fluoride concentration. To prevent it, children must be supervised until healthy toothbrushing habits have developed.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Sure: Highly unlikely unless you purposely eat the gel.. It would not be accidental. Estimated adult lethal dose is 5 to 10 grams of fluoride. Topical Fluor ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
No: Fluoridation of municipal water has been instrumental in preventing dental caries, but there is no evidence that it is linked to any causes of death.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
41 years experience General Practice
Patient support: Usually the affects of Fluoride overdose is being sick to your stomach. Vomiting and or diarrhea. Supporting the patient with fluids and meds for nau ... Read More

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