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A 45-year-old member asked:

What amount of toothpaste must be swallowed to cause a sodium fluoride overdose?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
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 overall health. The actual amount depends on the concentration of Fluoride in the toothpaste and your weight, which we do not know.
Dr. Steven Corben
Dentistry - Cosmetic 41 years experience
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 would probably get sick to your stomach and vomit first. Call your dentist with specific concerns.

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How much toothpaste must be swallowed before a sodium fluoride overdose?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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Depends: It depends on toothpaste Fluoride concentration. To prevent it, children must be supervised until healthy toothbrushing habits have developed.
A 32-year-old member asked:

How much toothpaste must be swallowed to cause a fluoride overdose?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Depends: It depends on toothpaste Fluoride concentration. To prevent it, children must be supervised until healthy toothbrushing habits have developed.

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Last updated Nov 28, 2018

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