Scientists warn of the risk of excessive use of toothpaste on people’s health, according to a new study in the United States.
According to the Business Times, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia, warned of the risk of children ingesting fluoride in toothpaste.
The study said that dental washing is preferred to start with the emergence of the first teeth of the child, adding “It is advised to wait until the child is two years.”
The use of fluoride in large amounts during tooth growth leads to clear changes in the structure of enamel, such as the incidence of “tooth toxicity,” said the US Department of Health.
She added that poisoning occurs due to lack of enamel minerals due to excessive doses of fluoride.
“For children under the age of three years, you should use the amount of toothpaste the size of a grain of rice .. For those who are more than three years, it is preferable to use the amount of the size of peas until the age of six years.”
The same study found, between 2013 and 2016, that more than 38 percent of children between the ages of three and six years are using large amounts of toothpaste.
It also found that about 80 percent of children between the ages of 3 and 15 were late in starting to brush their teeth.