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Gluten in Dental Products: Toothpaste, Mouthwash and More

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Should we be worried about gluten in dental products, especially when it is time for our six-month cleaning? Nope. Rest assured. In the last five years, huge strides have been made in the dental world as far as gluten is concerned.

Toothpaste:

Seven manufacturers verified that all their toothpastes are gluten free.

  • Tom’s of Maine
  • Nature’s Gate
  • Crest
  • Aquafresh
  • Arm & Hammer
  • Orajel
  • Oral-B
Some manufacturers verify that some varieties of their toothpaste are gluten free, but not all:

 

Products that “are gluten free”:

  • Rembrandt: the following products “have been tested and found to be gluten free.”
    • Deeply White Plus Peroxide
    • Premium White Mint (for canker sores)
  • Sensodyne ProNamel: according to it’s manufacturer, Sensodyne ProNamel is gluten free.

Products that are not guaranteed to be gluten free:

  • Rembrandt’s Plus Peroxide Winter Mint has not been tested so Johnson & Johnson will not guarantee that this variety is gluten free.
  • Sensodyne: Even though other varieties do not contain added gluten, Glaxo Smith Kline will not guarantee them as being gluten free since their suppliers could not guarantee that the raw materials are gluten free. “The rest of the Sensodyne line may contain traces of gluten.”
  • Colgate: Even though there is no added gluten, Colgate-Palmolive cannot guarantee that the ingredients have not been exposed to gluten.
  • Ultrabrite: Even though there is no added gluten, Colgate-Palmolive cannot guarantee that the ingredients have not been exposed to gluten.
  • Glide: The makers of Glide toothpaste do not test their products regularly for gluten, but when they have been tested, the results indicated that their toothpaste is gluten free.

From Amy Ratner’s research, she could not find any dental products that contained a flavoring made from wheat, barley or rye.

Floride-Free Toothpaste for Toddlers and Young Children:
Floride-Free and Gluten-Free Toothpaste
  • Tom’s of Maine
  • Aquafresh
  • Orajel
  • Oral-B Stages Baby Tooth & Gum Cleaner
Other Dental Products:
Brands that state that their mouthwash, rinses and other oral products are GF:
  • Tom’s of Maine (gluten free and alcohol free)
  • Crest
  • Scope
  • Cepacol
  • Oral-B

Gluten-Free products that are made from gluten-free ingredients but cannot guarantee that those products/ingredients have not been exposed to gluten:

  • Peroxyl
  • Phos-Flur
  • Total Floss
  • Orabase
In the Dentist’s Office:

Every company that Ratner contacted stated that their prophy paste (used to polish teeth), fluoride treatments as well as their other products were gluten free.
In the past five years, the dental profession has become more aware of Celiac Disease and the increasing gluten-free needs in America. The most common questions from dentists and hygienists is whether a product or product line contains gluten. Often times, even though a product is marked “gluten free” in a catalog, dentists still request a letter verifying that that product is indeed gluten free. The dentist will then put that letter in the patient’s file so that his/her gluten-free needs are not overlooked.
DMG America does not manufacture any products that contain gluten. The company found that it could make gluten-free products that were superior to their former gluten products.
In 2007, Crosstex began making gluten-free prophy paste after their increase Celiac Disease awareness. Since then, their fluoride gel is now also gluten free.
Happy Brushing!
Priscilla
Resource:
Ratner, Amy. “Should I Worry About Toothpaste: Gluten in Dental Products.” Gluten-Free Living. Number 2/2011: 40.

8 Comments

  1. What about Kirkland Pro Complete plus Whitening?

  2. Nice post, here the dentist prove themselves and they really deserve, there are new technology which are also being used, its really a nice post, thanks for sharing.

  3. Nice post, here the dentist prove themselves and they really deserve, there are new technology which are also being used, and they all do accurately ,.

  4. In the past five years, the dental profession has become more aware of Celiac Disease and the increasing gluten-free needs in America.

  5. Desert Essence also makes a GF toothpaste: https://www.desertessence.com/store/natural-tea-tree-oil-neem-toothpaste

    It’s what we use here. The only one we founds that tastes ok too!

  6. The newest event to make my stomach grumble was treatment for, as indicated by the title of this blog, canker sores.. or aphthous ulcers. I was on vacation and out of the blue got hit with not one, not two, not three.canker sore medicine

  7. It was confirmed that gluten causes the body to produce an immune reaction against one of the main proteins responsible for producing enamel on the teeth. Lack of enamel leads to a variety of oral health problems including excessive cavities, excessive tooth ware and tear, and eventually the premature destruction or loss of teeth..Interesting post….

  8. Pingback: How to Stay Gluten-Free at the Dentist

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