A member asked:

Does swallowing toothpaste cause a long lasting throat pain?

6 doctors weighed in across 4 answers
Dr. Brian Novick answered

Specializes in Allergy and Immunology

As I am sure you know, swallowing toothpaste is not recommended...But i think it would be unusual to cause "long lasting throat pain." if you (or whomever) stops swallowing it, and the pain continues, see your doctor for a full history and exam.

Answered Apr 6, 2019


Dr. Robert Schwan answered

Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry

No but it can cause an upset stomach. This typically is due to the abrasive in the toothpaste which is comparable to swallowing beach sand, both of which can mechanically irritate the lining of the stomach. If a child swallows Fluoride toothpaste, drinking a glass of milk will neutralize the fluoride.

Answered Jun 15, 2018


Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein answered

Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry

I wouldn't recommend swallowing toothpaste on a daily basis. The Fluoride levels in your body can reach toxic levels and make you very sick.

Answered Aug 4, 2017


Dr. Raj Upadya answered

Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry

It will not likely cause long lasting throat pain, but more likely a stomach ache... See your physician to determine whether an infection, virus or other process may be at work..

Answered Aug 24, 2016



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