10 doctors weighed in:

Is fluoride in toothpaste toxic for us?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
3 doctors agree

In brief: Safe and effective

When used appropriately, fluoride toothpaste is both safe and effective in preventing and controlling dental decay.

In brief: Safe and effective

When used appropriately, fluoride toothpaste is both safe and effective in preventing and controlling dental decay.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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2 doctors agree

In brief: If you eat it

in large quantities.
But toothpaste is not meant to be eaten, so you should be fine.

In brief: If you eat it

in large quantities.
But toothpaste is not meant to be eaten, so you should be fine.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Dr. Thomas Josa
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Only if ingested in large amounts long term may lead to bone malformations.

In brief: No

Only if ingested in large amounts long term may lead to bone malformations.
Dr. Thomas Josa
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Fluoride in toothpaste, used as directed, is efficacious and not harmful.
Nothing has been studied as thoroughly or for as long as the effect of Fluoride on our health. It helps prevent cavities and causes no harm. Just follow the package directions.

In brief: No

Fluoride in toothpaste, used as directed, is efficacious and not harmful.
Nothing has been studied as thoroughly or for as long as the effect of Fluoride on our health. It helps prevent cavities and causes no harm. Just follow the package directions.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Dr. Justin Nelson
Dentistry - Pediatric

In brief: No, too low amount

No, too low amount & it's all about frequency

In brief: No, too low amount

No, too low amount & it's all about frequency
Dr. Justin Nelson
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In brief: No

Fluoride added to toothpaste is common and it has been well demonstrated to protect teeth.
The dose of fluoride does differ in different preparations and a high dose preparation is available from dentists. Children can develop fluorosis (staining of the teeth) if they continually swallow higher doses of fluoride, thus the dose in children's paste is lower, however the staining is not harmful.

In brief: No

Fluoride added to toothpaste is common and it has been well demonstrated to protect teeth.
The dose of fluoride does differ in different preparations and a high dose preparation is available from dentists. Children can develop fluorosis (staining of the teeth) if they continually swallow higher doses of fluoride, thus the dose in children's paste is lower, however the staining is not harmful.
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