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A 19-year-old male asked:

Does swallowing high amount of toothpaste containing fluoride for a long time cause kidney problem or effect kidney? what are the possible heath problem associated with long term ingestion of adult toothpaste in large amounts?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Toothpaste not meant to be ingested.. it's not a nutrient or food. Ingesting large amounts of toothpaste, as you've posted, can have detrimental effects on your health. Use it as an adjunct to good oral health, not as a food source.
Dr. Howard Smith
51 years experience
Why are you eating toothpaste?
Dr. Liam Briones MD, MBA, JDe-L2
Pulmonary Critical Care 34 years experience
You do not have to ingest tooth paste with Fluoride to get hypothyroidsm symptoms...
Nov 13, 2021
Last updated Nov 13, 2021
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