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Child Swallowed Tooth
Passing time: The stomach acid won't do too a heap of damage if you wanted to sift for treasure assuming the tooth holds sentimental or religious value. Otherwise fruits and veggies and plenty of fluids will assure its safe passage. I hope this was helpful. ...Read more
That Depends: If they only swallowed a small amount (how much is typically used for brushing) then you don't have to do anything. If they swallowed a larger amount then you should have them drink a cup of milk asap. They may throw up. Two year olds should not be using a Fluoride toothpaste. Use an infant toothpaste with no Fluoride in the future and keep your Fluoride toothpaste out of their reach. ...Read more
My child is two years old, and whenever I brush his teeth, he swallows tooth paste; is it dangerous?
Hello please my younger brother swallowed his first baby tooth when it came out. Please I will like to know if this can cause harm to him.
No harm: This happens fairly frequently with baby teeth. It will pass thru his system. ...Read more
When can I start to brush my baby s teeth. She s now 13 months old. And what if she swallows some dentiftice is there a problem?
As soon as teeth: As soon as that first tooth arrives, a parent should start caring for it. Simple in the beginning with a 2x2 gauze or wash cloth, but as more teeth erupt, one should be transitioning to a tooth brush and tooth paste. In fact, I supervised my own children's brushing well into their early teens. As far as swallowing toothpaste, a little is not bad and if no Fluoride is in your water, even beneficial. ...Read more
1 & half yr baby has started to get teeth decay bcoz of sweeties. Fluoride toothpaste suggested by dentist but he is swallowing. What to do?
Use a pea-sized drop: Of the toothpaste if ok'ed by pediatric dentist. Give him bottled water w/o fluoride.Wean to an open-mouthed cup with 2 handles. Limit milk/milk products to 16-21 oz./day & juice/ sweet drinks to 0-4 oz./day with meals & snacks, followed by toothbrushing. Have a consistent bedtime & routine. Read, soothe & brush his teeth. Put him in his own bed drowsy, but awake, to self-calm to fall asleep. ...Read more
Does baby toothpaste with xylitol n no fluoride safe to swallow everyday? I brush her teeth everyday and she still cant rinse her mouth (20mos old).
Fluoride: Ffluoride is essential to the health of your child's teeth. Decision as to what type of toothpaste to use should be discussed with a Pediatric Dental Specialist. This is just one of the many reasons that the American Dental Assn recommends 1st dental examination at 1st b'day. Whatever toothpaste you choose, remember to use only a pea-sized portion, not the big ribbon they show in advertisements ...Read more
End: Pardon the pun, it will work out all right in the end. ...Read more
Chipped Tooth: Good news is they would not have been able to put that chip back on your tooth if you had not swallowed it. You need to see your dentist right away before it gets worse. Depending on the size of the chip and where it is in your mouth will determine if your dentist can do a bonding or a crown. ...Read more
No: You probably would not even feel a thing as it will be passed in the stool. ...Read more
Tooth chip swallowed: No it will pass down the intestines and no problem at all. ...Read more
Not dangerous: If your child is showing no symptoms of distress, you shouldn't be distressed. If you're concerned, strain his stool for the next few days until you locate the tooth. Remember, "...this too shall pass." And if your child is 11 and has not yet seen an Orthodontist for an "Initial Examination" (usually free) he/she's more than 4 years overdue. ...Read more
No problem: As long as it goes to the stomach and is not caught in his windpipe, it is just more debris for his poo. ...Read more
I had a loose tooth. Apperantly I swallowed it when I was eating. Is it alright to wIt for it to pass or should I try throwing it up?
Wait: Typically not a problem. Eat normally and drink plenty of fluids. It should pass without an issue. If you experience any abdominal pain or have any blood in your stool, go to the ER for evaluation. Usually these get coated as they pass through and the concern for sharp edges is lessened, but still exists. If you get constipated, go to ER. Good Luck. ...Read more
No: The 3rd molars or wisdom teeth are solidly rooted in bone. The only way you could swallow such a tooth is 1) if it was so periodontally involved that it fell out, or 2) you could swallow it as the dentist is extracting it. ...Read more
Swallowed bridge: It is usually a good idea to have an x-ray of your chest and stomach area to make sure such a thing did not get aspirated into the lungs or hung up somewhere in you digestive system, but the time frame is such that it should have long passed through by now. If you are feeling fine it is likely not still in your body anywhere, but you do need to have it replaced for sure! :). ...Read more
Toothpaste: Swallowing a little toothpaste while you are brushing your teeth is normal and nothing to, worry about. Eating toothpaste on the other hand is not a good thing as the Fluoride in it can cause an upset stomach. This is much more of an issue if you are talking about a small child eating a lot of toothpaste. ...Read more
Might: Might upset your stomach, but will do no real harm. ...Read more
May cause: Nausea and possibly vomiting. Spit out blood if possible. If actively bleeding put in gauze an bite down to put pressure on it. If a lot ff bleeding continues call dentist. ...Read more
Is it dangerous to accidentally swallow a broken piece of tooth? And how long until I know I'll be okay?
Broken tooth: The broken piece should pass without a problem. Call your dentist to have that broken tooth evaluated and treated. ...Read more
I have a hole in my tooth n my my gums are swallowing. Can they still pull out my tooth being that my gums are swallowing by the toot with the hole?
Should be OK: It should work out all right in the end. ...Read more
It will pass: After an hour or so, it's too late to even try. See a dentist for an evaluation... teeth that fall out by themselves can be aspirated and can result in choking and death. ...Read more
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