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A 19-year-old male asked:

How much ingestion of toothpaste would be toxic in kids and adults?

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
T'paste ingestion: About a bath-tub full.and that's from just the shear amount of inactive ingredients. Active ingredients are non-toxic or the FDA would not allow them to be included in anything you could swallow. Use about a pea-sized portion of fluoridated t'paste. Brush 2 full minutes by the clock before bkfst and before bed. Floss daily. Anything less will allow bacteria. over time, to do you harm.

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