Mar 16, 2017 · If you've ever felt the urge to eat a whole bunch of toothpaste, it's a good idea that you held off: Eating toothpaste with fluoride can kill you! Toothpaste is something we encounter (hopefully) a couple times a day, and while we brush our teeth with it and occasionally may swallow a little, we tend to not really think about how toxic it is.Author: Dan Myers. Toothpaste overdose. Toothpaste is a product used to clean teeth. This article discusses the effects of swallowing a lot of toothpaste. This article is for information only. DO NOT use it to treat or manage an actual poison exposure. If you or someone you are with has an exposure, call your local emergency number (such as 911).
24 Tubes of Toothpaste. Still, a deadly dose requires a lot of toothpaste—24 6-ounce tubes for an adult and multiple tubes even for a small child. A review of 87 fluoride ingestion cases in children found none with lasting effects that were the result of eating toothpaste.Author: Sarah Zhang. Jan 05, 2013 · "Referring to a common salt of fluoride, sodium fluoride (NaF), the lethal dose for most adult humans is estimated at 5 to 10 g (which is equivalent to 32 to 64 mg/kg elemental fluoride/kg body weight). So basically if you swallowed a large amount of fluoride, Followers: 1.
Aug 12, 2017 · The amount of fluoride in a tube of toothpaste is enough to kill a child, so assuming you are an adult, it might not kill you. 4 out of 5 dentists agree that this is probably not a smart thing to do. In small amounts, toothpaste is harmless to swallow. Opt for alcohol-free mouthwash. If you use a kid’s toothpaste, Dr. Baker recommends you supplement their brushing with an adult fluoride mouthwash to increase the activity of fluoride on the teeth. “If you’re only using a kids’ toothpaste, and no mouthwash, the enamel on your adult teeth is more susceptible to tooth decay.” He recommends Listerine Author: Rachel Sokol.