Top
10
Doctor insights on: Fluoride Overdose Flouride Overdose

Share
1

1
What are the signs of fluoride overdose?

What are the signs of fluoride overdose?

Sick or brown spots: Having too much topical Fluoride can make some throw up and that includes digesting fluoridated mouthwashes. If you have water from a well that has high Fluoride levels and are taking Fluoride containing vitamins (infants) then you could be getting too much Fluoride and develope brown spots on your teeth. It is wise to try to have your water tested and watch the baby vitamins but necessary! earl. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Howard Schneider
389 doctors shared insights

Fluoride (Definition)

Fluoride is a mineral which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more


2

2
What is the treatment for fluoride overdose?

What is the treatment for fluoride overdose?

Patient support: Usually the affects of Fluoride overdose is being sick to your stomach. Vomiting and or diarrhea. Supporting the patient with fluids and meds for nausea. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
How much toothpaste must be swallowed before a sodium fluoride overdose?

A lot: An adult would need to swallow more then an entire tube of toothpaste before you could "overdose" on fluoride. You would throw up long before that happened. You only need a pea sized amount of toothpaste to get your teeth clean, so i wouldn't really worrty about this. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
5

5
What amount of toothpaste must be swallowed to cause a sodium fluoride overdose?

What amount of toothpaste must be swallowed to cause a sodium fluoride overdose?

Depends: The concentration of Fluoride in toothpaste can vary however, you would have to swallow a very excessive amount over a significant period of time. You would probably get sick to your stomach and vomit first. Call your dentist with specific concerns. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
Is it possible for you to overdose on topical fluoride?

Sure: Highly unlikely unless you purposely eat the gel.. It would not be accidental. Estimated adult lethal dose is 5 to 10 grams of fluoride. Topical Fluoride strength is 1.23% by volume (0.0123). You would therefore have to ingest 400 to 800 grams of the gel, all at once (14 to 28 ounces). The teaspoon or so you put in your mouth during application will not harm you. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
Can you overdose on topical fluoride? If yes, what happens?

Yes, can poison you: Yes, Fluoride in any form, if ingested, can be overdosed on. If too much Fluoride is swallowed it can even cause death. It is best to always follow the written directions on the bottle or the instructions you are given by your dental care provider. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
Does my child need fluoride?

Yes, but how much: If Fluoride is already present in your county or city drinking water your child is likely receiving plenty of fluoride. However, if there is no Fluoride added to your water, your child may need supplementation. See your dentist or pediatrician. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
9

9
What do you think about fluoride?

Great: I was young when floride was put in the water. I drank lots of water since my grandfather told me to, pulling out his complete dentures to demonstrate the consequences of not. I ate lots of candy and junk food and have no cavities at 58. More parents and older sibs all have lots of cavities and some needed partial dentures. I would not buy toothpaste without it as my current water is without floride. ...Read more

10

10
How much fluoride is considered safe?

How much fluoride is considered safe?

In drinking water...: The World Health Organization considers 1.5 mg/l of fluoride or lower safe In drinking water. Above 1.5 mg/l dental fluorosis may occur to an objectionable degree. Concentrations between 3-6 mg/l may cause skeletal fluorosis. Above 10 mg/l can cause crippling skeletal fluorosis. Optimally fluoridated water in the USA is kept at about 0.7 mg/l and is not a problem. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Howard Schneider
276 doctors shared insights

Luride (Definition)

Luride is a mineral which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more


Overdose (Definition)

When the maximum dose of medication ...Read more