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

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 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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Is it normal for my newborn to be losing weight?

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How can my eating habits during pregnancy affect my child?

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Must I deny my child have energy drinks or sports drinks?

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What risks will my child with syncope have riding a bike?

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A 43-year-old member asked:

Looking for long term affects of fetal CMV in children?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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Deafness, neurologic: 10% of affected fetuses are symptomatic at birth: small size for gestational age, hepatosplenomegaly, petechiae and purpura of the skin, and jaundice at birth. >2/3 of the newborns with symptomatic congenital CMV infection will have neurologic involvement, including microcephaly, seizures, abnormal neurologic examination, and feeding difficulties. Most have progressive deafness (sensorineural).

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