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#1 theemurman1

 
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Posted 14 July 2009 - 09:59 PM

So I use Scope but I'm not super sensitive since going strict on the diet. But I think my scope or toothpaste is giving me a little bit of a build up. Any idea's? I really don't want to get some $15 gluten-free bad tasting toothpaste. Any gluten-free toothpaste with a brand name would be great. Thanks
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#2 seashele2

 
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Posted 15 July 2009 - 01:09 AM

There are lots of name brand toothpastes that state they are gluten-free. Crest, Aquafresh and Tom's are included in a list on <http://www.withoutth...Products.html>.

One thing to be sure of, no matter what brand of toothpaste you are using, is to not share it with anyone else. A gluten-eater's toothbrush will contaminate your tube of gluten-free toothpaste with one swipe. My husband and I have separate toothpaste and even separate sides of the toothbrush holder on the wall. My daughter who is both gluten and corn-free, has her toothbrush and separate homemade toothpaste in a cup away from both of ours.

Happy Toothpaste Hunting! :D

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 09:39 AM

I don't know of a major brand that ISN'T gluten-free.

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Posted 16 July 2009 - 08:53 AM

Baking soda is a very good alternative. Trust me, you don't want fluoride in your body.
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Posted 16 July 2009 - 09:06 AM

Colgate and Crest, to name two widely available ones, are both gluten-free. I use Crest.
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Posted 16 July 2009 - 10:23 AM

There are lots of name brand toothpastes that state they are gluten-free. Crest, Aquafresh and Tom's are included in a list on <http://www.withoutth...Products.html>.

One thing to be sure of, no matter what brand of toothpaste you are using, is to not share it with anyone else. A gluten-eater's toothbrush will contaminate your tube of gluten-free toothpaste with one swipe. My husband and I have separate toothpaste and even separate sides of the toothbrush holder on the wall. My daughter who is both gluten and corn-free, has her toothbrush and separate homemade toothpaste in a cup away from both of ours.

Happy Toothpaste Hunting! :D

Michelle
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My son and I share toothpaste and I've never been contaminated that I know of. Heck, neither one of us even touches the tube with the brush when we squeeze. I would rate this one way, way, way down on the list of possible CC sources.

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 02:56 PM

I have heard that Sensodyne has gluten in it. Does anyone know? I really need to use it because of the damage the Celiac has done to my teeth. They're very sensitive.
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Posted 19 July 2009 - 03:14 PM

I have heard that Sensodyne has gluten in it. Does anyone know? I really need to use it because of the damage the Celiac has done to my teeth. They're very sensitive.


Sensodyne does not guarantee that all their products are gluten-free.


(GlaxoSmithKline) 9/08

Sensodyne: "Sensodyne® Pronamel™ is gluten-free. Although we do not add gluten to any of our other variants of Sensodyne®, our raw materials suppliers could not guarantee that they are gluten-free. Therefore, other variants of Sensodyne® may contain trace amounts of gluten." Judy, GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare http://www.sensodyne.com/



Aqua fresh makes a sensitive toothpaste that I use that is gluten-free.
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Posted 19 July 2009 - 04:58 PM

... If you ask a company to "guarantee" that a product is gluten-free, expect the answer to be "no." Every time. Every company. The best you can hope for is that they will say that there are no gluten-containing ingredients used in this product, or in the same plant, and that they take every precaution, and blah blah blah. But you won't get a guarantee because that would make them legally liable if one of their suppliers accidentally sent them a contaminated batch of (insert ingredient name).

Sensodyne, Colgate and Crest are all gluten-free, to the best of my knowledge. None of them, however, will offer a guarantee to that effect.
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Posted 20 July 2009 - 05:24 AM

Sensodyne is gluten-free. This is a standard CYA.

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 01:49 PM

Sensodyne is gluten-free. This is a standard CYA.

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This is not true.

I got Sensodyne Pronamel from my dentist (trying to help my sensitive teeth, another celiac symptom). So I called the number on the box and Glaxo said "Pronamel is gluten-free but is made on shared lines that are very well-cleaned. Other varieties of Sensodyne are not necessarily gluten-free."

So I tried the Pronamel on Tuesday morning. I had not eaten anything that morning. 20 minutes later, the pain and bathroom attacks started, and I was sick for two days.

Based on my experience and what they told me I'd caution everyone not to use sensodyne or at least call them again, as things may have changed in the last year or two. I'll go back to my aquafresh.
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Posted 17 April 2010 - 03:26 PM

I have been using Tom of Maine's Whole Care Gel lately and really like it. For me his Gel toothpaste are much better than the regular pastes. They will say out right that there toothpastes are gluten free, at least they did when I called just a few weeks ago.
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Posted 21 October 2010 - 05:55 AM

Colgate and Crest, to name two widely available ones, are both gluten-free. I use Crest.


I have just spent nearly an hour on the phone with Colgate-Palmolive Company (A safety product specialist not the typical CSR). I was informed that they "can not guarantee" that any of their products are gluten-free and, that "cross-contamination can not be ruled out".

Likewise, Wal-Mart Brand Equate BLUE MINT mouthwash, is processed on a line that also processes gluten based products WITHOUT a sterile rinse - "cross-contamination is eminent".

This is my first post, hello to everyone and, thank you for sharing. Both my daughter and I are Celiacs…
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My daughter and I have been Gluten-Free since September 24th, 2010.


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Posted 21 October 2010 - 07:56 AM

I have just spent nearly an hour on the phone with Colgate-Palmolive Company (A safety product specialist not the typical CSR). I was informed that they "can not guarantee" that any of their products are gluten-free and, that "cross-contamination can not be ruled out".

That is what I call an honest answer, but not one that worries me. What it means is that they don't test for gluten contamination (no mainstream company does), and thus can make no legal guarantee. It does *NOT* mean that the products are inherently unsafe.
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Posted 21 October 2010 - 08:42 AM

I have just spent nearly an hour on the phone with Colgate-Palmolive Company (A safety product specialist not the typical CSR). I was informed that they "can not guarantee" that any of their products are gluten-free and, that "cross-contamination can not be ruled out".

Likewise, Wal-Mart Brand Equate BLUE MINT mouthwash, is processed on a line that also processes gluten based products WITHOUT a sterile rinse - "cross-contamination is eminent".

This is my first post, hello to everyone and, thank you for sharing. Both my daughter and I are Celiacs…

Welcome to the board :)

That is what I call an honest answer, but not one that worries me. What it means is that they don't test for gluten contamination (no mainstream company does), and thus can make no legal guarantee. It does *NOT* mean that the products are inherently unsafe.

I agree--I would not expect them to guarantee gluten free status. The best answer is an honest one so that we can make our own informed decision about whether to use or not. In the end, it's your choice.

I'm pretty sensitive to minor amounts of cross contamination and I've used both Colgate and Crest. I prefer the taste of Crest, so that's the one I've settled on. It may be different for others.
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