Posted in Dental Health, Toddlers

Toothpaste and vomiting

Hello every one. So recently my 18 month old has been vomiting few minutes after we brush teeth. I have been brushing hes gums and teeth since 3 months at first just with water and the finger brush once he popped out hes first tooth my pediatrician asked me to use the oraljel training toothbrush and it's been the past month or two that I use the Crest kids cavity toothpaste. Has this ever happen to any of you? Should we go back to the oraljel?

  • Andrea
    Dec 12, 2018

    Does the toothpaste you’re using now have fluoride? If so, and baby is swallowing it, it very much will cause an upset stomach. I don’t think our dentist had us start fluoride until our son was well over 2 and could understand not to swallow the toothpaste. Also, we only use a very small amount - like the size of a pea at most.

  • Jessica
    Dec 12, 2018

    Could it be he is gagging on the toothbrush? Maybe try letting him do it first to his own teeth and then let Mama finish up. I would try a different toothpaste too, but very little. The fluoride will prevent cavities at his 2 year appt! We use Tom’s kids fluoride toothpaste.

  • Elena
    Dec 12, 2018

    Andrea it does have fluoride the pediatrician told me to get it because he has almost all hes teeth and he could get cavities. Jessica he doesn't gagg on the tooth brush but he does swallow some he never had a problem with the training tooth paste I'll stop brushing with fluoride untill we get a dentist in January thank you so much

  • Kelly
    Dec 13, 2018

    Fluoride is fine in kids that age, but you just have to make sure you’re using a tiny (rice sized) amount. Have you tried giving water immediately after brushing?

  • Daniel
    Dec 13, 2018

    Could it be the toothpaste flavor? My four year old can't handle mint and starts spitting it out.

  • Elena
    Dec 13, 2018

    We have the tutifrute but I'll try something Eels

  • Victoria
    Dec 13, 2018

    I use toms baby toothpaste. I wouldn’t give them any fluoride until they understand they can’t swallow it.

  • Tara
    Dec 15, 2018

    Offering water after brushing may help cleanse his palette- my daughter always requests water- hope this resolves for you both soon 🙏🏽