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A 42-year-old member asked:

what harm occurs when someone ingests a small amount of toothpaste?

4 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
None: Nothing will happen.
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 45 years experience
Normally none: Small amount should not really cause a problem. If you get sick, though, i would call my dr. Immediately.
Dr. Arman Dayan
Cosmetic Dentistry 33 years experience
None: A small amount of toothpaste ingested will not cause harm.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
None: If toothpaste was not investable the FDA would have made sure it was pulled from the market. You would have to ingest about a bathtub full in one day to cause harm.

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