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What happens if you eat toothpaste?

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Dr. Alan Atlas
Dentistry - Cosmetic
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In brief: One time is OK

If you accidentally ingest toothpaste one time there would be no concern.
However repeated ingestion could cause problems and is highly not recommended.

In brief: One time is OK

If you accidentally ingest toothpaste one time there would be no concern.
However repeated ingestion could cause problems and is highly not recommended.
Dr. Alan Atlas
Dr. Alan Atlas
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In brief: Don't eat toothpaste

Ingesting a small amount is unlikely to cause harm, but significant amounts could lead to abdominal pain, altered taste, convulsions, diarrhea, vomiting, etc.
It stems from Fluoride toxicity from overdose. Non-fluoride toothpastes unlikely to cause these symptoms, but still should avoid. If you are concerned, call poison control center at 1-800 -222-1222 and they can help.

In brief: Don't eat toothpaste

Ingesting a small amount is unlikely to cause harm, but significant amounts could lead to abdominal pain, altered taste, convulsions, diarrhea, vomiting, etc.
It stems from Fluoride toxicity from overdose. Non-fluoride toothpastes unlikely to cause these symptoms, but still should avoid. If you are concerned, call poison control center at 1-800 -222-1222 and they can help.
Dr. Robert Rosenfeld
Dr. Robert Rosenfeld
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In brief: Not recommended

Most toothpastes contain Fluoride which is very beneficial for your teeth, but ingesting too much is not good for you.
Don't use toothpaste as a breath freshener between brushings and when you brush use a small pea sized amount and spit out the excess.

In brief: Not recommended

Most toothpastes contain Fluoride which is very beneficial for your teeth, but ingesting too much is not good for you.
Don't use toothpaste as a breath freshener between brushings and when you brush use a small pea sized amount and spit out the excess.
Dr. Dominick Curalli
Dr. Dominick Curalli
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