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Can toothpaste containing peppermint oil give you gerd?

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Dr. Sidney Vinson
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Perhaps

Peppermint oil is a smooth muscle relaxant and can lead to relaxation of the lower esophageal sphincter. I suspect with typical tooth brushing, little to no toothpaste is swallowed so it seems unlikely.

In brief: Perhaps

Peppermint oil is a smooth muscle relaxant and can lead to relaxation of the lower esophageal sphincter. I suspect with typical tooth brushing, little to no toothpaste is swallowed so it seems unlikely.
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Dr. Sidney Vinson
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Dr. Robert Schwan
Dentistry - Cosmetic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Can

Some people are very sensitive to peppermint oil.
This can be moderated by using enteric coated peppermint capsules to calm irritable bowels.

In brief: Can

Some people are very sensitive to peppermint oil.
This can be moderated by using enteric coated peppermint capsules to calm irritable bowels.
Dr. Robert Schwan
Dr. Robert Schwan
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Dr. Thomas Stelmach
Dentistry - Cosmetic

In brief: No

Gerd has a different causation.
Peppermint oil is not a factor.

In brief: No

Gerd has a different causation.
Peppermint oil is not a factor.
Dr. Thomas Stelmach
Dr. Thomas Stelmach
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