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What are the elements in adult toothpaste that make it harmful for a baby?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Swallowing
The fluoride is a beneficial coating in adult/older kid toothpaste that can cause problems in young kids.
Unfortunately they swallow the stuff instead of spitting it out.Fluoride gel is actually applied to infant teeth for its beneficial effects, but done where excess can be removed (not swallowed) .By 3-4 you can usually train the kid to spit out toothpaste excess and fluoride toothpaste is used

In brief: Swallowing
The fluoride is a beneficial coating in adult/older kid toothpaste that can cause problems in young kids.
Unfortunately they swallow the stuff instead of spitting it out.Fluoride gel is actually applied to infant teeth for its beneficial effects, but done where excess can be removed (not swallowed) .By 3-4 you can usually train the kid to spit out toothpaste excess and fluoride toothpaste is used
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Fluoride
Too much Fluoride can cause fluorosis in your child's adult teeth.

In brief: Fluoride
Too much Fluoride can cause fluorosis in your child's adult teeth.
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
Dentistry - Cosmetic
In brief: Fluoride.
Fluoride is the major difference.
It can be toxic in the right amount which is determined by your weight. Babies weigh less and so a smaller amount of Fluoride will be needed for toxicity to occur.

In brief: Fluoride.
Fluoride is the major difference.
It can be toxic in the right amount which is determined by your weight. Babies weigh less and so a smaller amount of Fluoride will be needed for toxicity to occur.
Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
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Dr. Gilberto Nunez
Dentistry - Cosmetic
In brief: Fluoride
Fluoride can cause harm to babies teeth and for that reason is not recommended to be use until the child knows and understands how to rinse and spit.

In brief: Fluoride
Fluoride can cause harm to babies teeth and for that reason is not recommended to be use until the child knows and understands how to rinse and spit.
Dr. Gilberto Nunez
Dr. Gilberto Nunez
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