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.
Seven manufacturers verified that all their toothpastes are gluten free.
- Tom’s of Maine
- Nature’s Gate
- Arm & Hammer
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.
- Tom’s of Maine
- Oral-B Stages Baby Tooth & Gum Cleaner
- Tom’s of Maine (gluten free and alcohol free)
Gluten-Free products that are made from gluten-free ingredients but cannot guarantee that those products/ingredients have not been exposed to gluten:
- Total Floss