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Dentist reveals how much toothpaste you should REALLY use



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A Malaysian dentist has shocked TikTok users by revealing how much toothpaste people should really be putting on their toothbrushes — and it’s a lot less than most people think.

Dr. Gao Jye Teh, a graduate of King’s College in London, has gone viral with a video in which he shows that the amount of toothpaste often used in commercials is actually too much.

Instead, he says, anyone over age three only needs a dollop of toothpaste as big as a single pea.



Surprising: Dr. Gao Jye Teh , a graduate of King’s College in London, has gone viral with a video revealing how much toothpaste people should use


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Surprising: Dr. Gao Jye Teh , a graduate of King’s College in London, has gone viral with a video revealing how much toothpaste people should use



a man wearing a hat: 'The amount of toothpaste used in commercials is way too much,' he says after he squeezes out a long line of toothpaste over all the bristles on a toothbrush


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‘The amount of toothpaste used in commercials is way too much,’ he says after he squeezes out a long line of toothpaste over all the bristles on a toothbrush

In his TikTok video, which has been viewed over six million times, Dr. Gao first squeezes out a long line of toothpaste over all the bristles on a toothbrush.

‘The amount of toothpaste used in commercials is way too much,’ he writes.

He then shows that children under age three only need a tiny smear of toothpaste.  

‘They might have trouble not swallowing the excess fluoride toothpaste,’ he explained to Buzzfeed, noting that too much can be detrimental to little kids, whose adult teeth are still developing underneath their gums, 

As for anyone over age three, not that much more is necessary: just a pea-sized amount is perfect.

‘This is because fluoride, when ingested in large amounts, can cause a cosmetic condition known as dental fluorosis on the developing teeth. The cosmetic implications range from mild discoloration to yellow and brown stains to obvious pits in the teeth,’ he said.

Using less can prevent this from happening — and a pea-sized amount is just enough to get the benefits.

Dr. Gao has a few more tips. He also said that people shouldn’t rinse their mouths out when they’re done brushing, because the fluoride in the toothpaste needs time to work. 

And mouthwash is best used at other times of the day, separate from brushing, to increase the amount of fluoride exposure. 



'This is because fluoride, when ingested in large amounts, can cause a cosmetic condition known as dental fluorosis on the developing teeth,' he explained


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‘This is because fluoride, when ingested in large amounts, can cause a cosmetic condition known as dental fluorosis on the developing teeth,’ he explained



a person posing for the camera: Another tip: He also said that people shouldn't rinse their mouths out when they're done brushing, because the fluoride in the toothpaste needs time to work


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Another tip: He also said that people shouldn’t rinse their mouths out when they’re done brushing, because the fluoride in the toothpaste needs time to work

Dr. Gao said it’s not surprising that people don’t know the correct

Dentist reveals how much toothpaste you should REALLY put on a toothbrush

Are you RUINING your teeth by using too much toothpaste? Dentist reveals the amount you REALLY need when brushing – and warns that too much can cause stains and ‘pits in the teeth’

  • Dr. Gao Jye Teh, a graduate of King’s College in London, has gone viral with a TikTok video about toothpaste
  • He says the amount of toothpaste shown in ads is more than people need
  • For kids under age three, just a smear is the right amount
  • Anyone age three or older should use a pea-sized amount of toothpaste
  • Dr. Gao warned that people who use too much can ingest large amounts of fluoride, a mineral that helps to prevent tooth decay, but also causes staining
  • ‘Fluoride, when ingested in large amounts, can cause a cosmetic condition known as dental fluorosis on the developing teeth,’ he explained

A Malaysian dentist has shocked TikTok users by revealing how much toothpaste people should really be putting on their toothbrushes — and it’s a lot less than most people think.

Dr. Gao Jye Teh, a graduate of King’s College in London, has gone viral with a video in which he shows that the amount of toothpaste often used in commercials is actually too much.

Instead, he says, anyone over age three only needs a dollop of toothpaste as big as a single pea.

Surprising: Dr. Gao Jye Teh , a graduate of King’s College in London, has gone viral with a video revealing how much toothpaste people should use

Surprising: Dr. Gao Jye Teh , a graduate of King’s College in London, has gone viral with a video revealing how much toothpaste people should use

'The amount of toothpaste used in commercials is way too much,' he says after he squeezes out a long line of toothpaste over all the bristles on a toothbrush

‘The amount of toothpaste used in commercials is way too much,’ he says after he squeezes out a long line of toothpaste over all the bristles on a toothbrush

In his TikTok video, which has been viewed over six million times, Dr. Gao first squeezes out a long line of toothpaste over all the bristles on a toothbrush.

‘The amount of toothpaste used in commercials is way too much,’ he writes.

He then shows that children under age three only need a tiny smear of toothpaste.  

‘They might have trouble not swallowing the excess fluoride toothpaste,’ he explained to Buzzfeed, noting that too much can be detrimental to little kids, whose adult teeth are still developing underneath their gums, 

As for anyone over age three, not that much more is necessary: just a pea-sized amount is perfect.

Children under age three only need a tiny smear of toothpaste

'They might have trouble not swallowing the excess fluoride toothpaste,' he explained

Children under age three only need a tiny smear of toothpaste. ‘They might have trouble not swallowing the excess fluoride toothpaste,’ he explained

Ta-da! As for anyone over age three, not that much more is necessary: just a pea-sized amount is perfect

Ta-da! As for anyone over age three, not that much more is necessary: just a pea-sized amount is perfect

‘This is because fluoride, when ingested in large amounts, can cause a cosmetic condition known as dental fluorosis on the developing teeth. The cosmetic implications range from mild discoloration to yellow and brown stains to obvious pits in the teeth,’ he said.

Using less can prevent this from happening — and a pea-sized amount is

Dentist reveals how much toothpaste you should REALLY be using based on your age & you’re definitely getting it wrong

ANY parent will know getting kids to brush their teeth can be an ordeal, but it turns out you’ve probably been giving them way too much toothpaste. 

A dentist, Dr Gao, has gone viral on TikTok after sharing a video outlining how much toothpaste we should be using – according to our age. 

A dentist claimed the amount of toothpaste used in adverts is way too much

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A dentist claimed the amount of toothpaste used in adverts is way too muchCredit: Tik Tok

Dr Gao’s clip has racked up more than six million views, as he pointed out the lashings of toothpaste used in adverts was excessive. 

He said: “The amount used in commercials is way too much. 

“For ages three and below, all a smear is all you need.”

He demonstrated with a tiny amount spread on a brush, before saying: “For anyone older, a pea size amount is plenty.” 

Dr Gao shared a clip on TikTok explaining the right amounts to use which quickly went viral

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Dr Gao shared a clip on TikTok explaining the right amounts to use which quickly went viralCredit: Tik Tok

Dr Gao explained why you shouldn’t squeeze loads on your brush, saying: “Trust me it doesn’t make your teeth any cleaner.”

And it can lead to dental problems, particularly for children. 

In a separate video, he said: “Not only is it a waste for children whose adult teeth are still developing, swallowing too much toothpaste that contains fluoride can cause dental fluorosis. 

He claimed a smear is all you need for kids under the age of three

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He claimed a smear is all you need for kids under the age of threeCredit: Tik Tok

“Dental fluorosis is a cosmetic condition that causes a change in the appearance in the tooth and enamel.

“The appearance can range from brown and light discoloration,to brown strains and even obvious pits.”

While it can be ‘cosmetically treated’, Dr Gao warned the damage was permanent. 

Parents will know the battle of getting children to brush their teeth

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Parents will know the battle of getting children to brush their teethCredit: Tik Tok

Thousands of people commented on the clip in shock, admitting they’ve been getting it wrong their whole life. 

One person said: “Thinking of all the toothpaste I’ve wasted.”

Another wrote: “That’s why electric brushes can only hold pea size toothpaste.” 

Anyone older than that should use a pea-sized amount - and no more

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Anyone older than that should use a pea-sized amount – and no more Credit: Tik Tok

A third commented: “My friends were surprised when I only used that much. I was right all along.” 

Someone else thought: “We’ve been mislead by advertisement all these years.” 

While another said: “Finally! I’ve been trying to tell my husband for ages.”

Thousands of people commented on the post in shock as they realised they've been getting their amounts wrong

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Thousands of people commented on the post in shock as they realised they’ve been getting their amounts wrong

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The National Institutes of Health and World Health Organization both recommend the drug for patients on supplemental oxygen or ventilators, based on a large clinical trial that found it reduced the risk of death. But both guidelines warn the drug could harm people who don’t require oxygen therapy or a ventilator, and should not be used for such patients. Trump’s doctors said Sunday that he has received oxygen therapy twice for limited periods. They also said he’s run a fever.

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Remdesivir has been shown to speed recovery, but it’s not clear if it actually reduces the risk of death. The Food and Drug Administration has authorized emergency use in hospitalized patients.

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