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Is it dangerous to swallow fluoride at the dentist?

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Dr. R Thomas
Dentistry
5 doctors agree

In brief: Fluoride ingestion

Small amounts of Fluoride swallowed by accident in the process of Fluoride application to your teeth is of little consequence, though it could irritate your stomach and even cause some nausea.
It is best to attempt to not swallow any of it other than the little that is, of course left on your teeth upon application.

In brief: Fluoride ingestion

Small amounts of Fluoride swallowed by accident in the process of Fluoride application to your teeth is of little consequence, though it could irritate your stomach and even cause some nausea.
It is best to attempt to not swallow any of it other than the little that is, of course left on your teeth upon application.
Dr. R Thomas
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Dr. Robert Chin
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Unlikely

It is unlikely that you will swallow enough flouride during a dental treatment to be dangerous.
Your dentist will rinse and suction out most of the Fluoride used in any topical treatment. The concentration in any rinses is not high enough to harm you even if it were swallowed by accident.

In brief: Unlikely

It is unlikely that you will swallow enough flouride during a dental treatment to be dangerous.
Your dentist will rinse and suction out most of the Fluoride used in any topical treatment. The concentration in any rinses is not high enough to harm you even if it were swallowed by accident.
Dr. Robert Chin
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Dr. Dale Rottman
Dentistry

In brief: Not dangerous

Swallowing Fluoride at the dental office is not dangerous however it can make you very nausiated temporarly and may cause vomitting.

In brief: Not dangerous

Swallowing Fluoride at the dental office is not dangerous however it can make you very nausiated temporarly and may cause vomitting.
Dr. Dale Rottman
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