Q: My child likes to eat his/her toothpaste. Is this dangerous?

A: The active ingredient for most toothpaste products is fluoride. Generally speaking there is not enough fluoride in a tube of toothpaste to cause serious toxicity. However, ingesting large amounts of toothpaste over a prolonged period of time can result in nausea and vomiting.  Call or start a live CHAT with the poison center for more information.

Posted on December 29, 2011 at 5:22 am