If your child is having symptoms or you don't know the exact substance or amount swallowed, call the Poison Center Hotline at 1-800-222-1222. This call is free and confidential.
If your child swallowed more than twice the amount used for brushing or is vomiting, call IPC at 1-800-222-1222. This call is free and confidential.
My child ate toothpaste. Is toothpaste toxic?
Toothpaste is minimally toxic if ingested in small amounts. Fluoride, however, can be toxic in large amounts.
Toothpaste may cause irritation if exposed to eyes.
If your child got toothpaste in their eyes, rinse by pouring clean, lukewarm water across the affected eye(s) for 15 minutes.
For more instructions, please see our page on eye exposure information.
Don't hesitate to call IPC at
This call is free and confidential.