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A 30-year-old member asked:

How much toothpaste must be swallowed before a sodium 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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Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 35 years experience
A lot: An adult would need to swallow more then an entire tube of toothpaste before you could "overdose" on fluoride. You would throw up long before that happened. You only need a pea sized amount of toothpaste to get your teeth clean, so i wouldn't really worrty about this.
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Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
Cosmetic Dentistry 34 years experience
Depends.: This is hard to answer because it depends on what toothpaste, what Fluoride chemical is used in it and how much you weigh. It's best to swallow as little as possible.
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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.
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A 32-year-old member asked:

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

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
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 Sep 13, 2018

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