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Toothpaste Tube Roller
Poison Control Cntr: Call poison control center to make sure that doing this just 1time in your life will not do permanent harm. No one eats half a tube of toothpaste by accident. You might want to seek professional help to prevent repetition of self-destructive behavior. ...Read more
Why do you ask?: Hey Alex, I'm really glad that you're health-conscious, but you're simply not going to get HIV from a tube of toothpaste. Even doing something really unusual with it. You've got to have sex or share a needle, and even then it's much less catching than a lot of other stuff. If you've got obsessive fears about catching HIV, talk with your physician about it. Be thankful for good health. Enjoy youth. ...Read more
Not a problem: Baby orajel shouldn't contain fluoride so there shouldn't be a problem with toxicity. What you need to worry about in the future is to be sure he doesn't swallow toothpaste with fluoride. If he does be sure he drinks a lot of milk as soon as it happens. The calcium in the milk will bond to the fluoride and keep him safe. ...Read more
Can herpes survive on toothpaste, NOT the tube, the toothpaste itself. So if I share toothpaste but my brush never touches the tube am i free of risk?
Uh, I just heard that toothpaste is bad for your vagina. I used a toothpaste tube for masturbation and the lid was off... What do I do?
My 25lb 2 year old swallowed 1/4 tube of .25% fluoride toothpaste. Other than giving milk and watching for GI symptoms, is there anything I should do?
Poison Control: With any ingestion, i often call the poison control center in las vegas. They are staffed by very well trained individuals who have access to a computer system which usually can identify all the ingredients which are in the substance ingested. As a patient, you can call your local poison control center yourself. Poison control centers are one of the best investments of your taxpayer dollars! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Fluoride Based: A general fluoride toothpaste is best. Truly, forget the rest. If you need something additional, but that additional thing. Sometimes the toothpaste that masquerades as a "Jack of all trades" can also be a "Master of none." Remember the K.I.S.S. theorem; Keep It Simple Sweetheart! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers