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

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Depends: It depends on toothpaste Fluoride concentration. To prevent it, children must be supervised until healthy toothbrushing habits have developed.
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 34 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.
Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
Cosmetic Dentistry 33 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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Is it safe to take fluoride while pregnant or breastfeeding?

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Yes: Stick to community-based fluoridated water or Fluoride toothpaste. I do not believe you have to do more than these options. Furthermore, these two options have been shown to decrease tooth decay.
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Is it beneficial to take ferrous salt with folic acid while pregnant?

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Yes: Many women are or can develop iron deficiency in pregnancy. The fetus requires iron to develop its hematologic and neurologic system, and will extract it from the mother even if the mother has little for herself. Taking supplemental iron is a good idea for most pregnant women for this reason.
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Can my baby fetus get dehydrated if I have a high salt diet?

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What could happen from an overdose of blood thinner?

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Dr. Christian Schultheis
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Bleeding: If you are referring to warfarin, it can cause severe bleeding. If aspirin, bleeding and kidney problems. Be very careful with all blood thinners. One needs to be monitored for symptoms and signs of bleeding. If there are concerns, contact your provider.
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Natural bath in magnesium salt safe during pregnancy?

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