Child’s Toothbrush Injury Provides Good Lesson for Parents

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When you think of dangerous household items, a toothbrush probably isn’t at the top of your list. But doctors say injuries aren’t just possible – they can be potentially serious.

Chris Sampson, MD, reviewed a national injury database and published research that shows oral injuries involving a toothbrush sent an estimated 8,500 people to the emergency department between 2006 and 2016. Despite a warning label recommending adult supervision, the majority of injuries happened to kids four years old and younger.

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