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Sharing Toothpaste Tube?

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Is it necessary to avoid sharing a toothpaste tube with a gluten-eater? My daughter and I have kept a separate toothpaste tube since her diagnosis. My partner eats gluten outside of the house and uses a different tube. This is easy enough to do, but sometimes if we run out or go on vacation or something, it would be easier for us all to share one tube.

Obviously I won't do this if there's a real risk of cc - we've been very careful never to share toothpaste so far. But I'm wondering if I'm being too paranoid in worrying about this, or if it really is a necessary precaution.

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We have separate tubes because we have 2 sinks in the bathroom. But on vacation, we share toothpaste.

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I doubt there would be a risk of cc... I suppose it could be possible.  If you are worried, wipe the tip of the tube before using it.

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Do you use a particular brand of toothpaste? I have never purchased a brand looking for gluten-free.

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I've actually never even thought of it, and I share the house with three gluten eaters.  Of course, I can't say that I haven't been cc'd, but not that I'm aware of.

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Do you use a particular brand of toothpaste? I have never purchased a brand looking for gluten-free.

Late response, but all variations of Crest and Colgate are gluten-free, and available everywhere. 

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I have shared (my partner is now gluten free having just been diagnosed gluten intolerant!) with no problem. Also we just use crest.

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Thank you!  Lightbulb moment!  I share the toothpaste with my family but the other day, by mistake, I used one of my gluten eating children's toothbrushes.   Now it may or may not be related but these last two day I have had some awful canker sores develop in my mouth -  I had two bad bouts before DX but no recurrences since being gluten-free.  Could this be why?  Not sure - but thanks for starting the post as it might have helped to explain my problem!

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Thank you!  Lightbulb moment!  I share the toothpaste with my family but the other day, by mistake, I used one of my gluten eating children's toothbrushes.   Now it may or may not be related but these last two day I have had some awful canker sores develop in my mouth -  I had two bad bouts before DX but no recurrences since being gluten-free.  Could this be why?  Not sure - but thanks for starting the post as it might have helped to explain my problem!

A gluten eating kid's toothbrush could possibly have done it, especially since kids may not be diligently flossing the bread chunks out of their teeth before brushing... lol.  Would definitely be only a small amount of contamination if it were there.  Maybe get one of those travel toothbrush holders and keep yours in there, to prevent you using theirs and vice versa.

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A toothbrush glutening makes sense since various medical type articles I have read recommend that you switch to a new brush if you have been sick. 

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Hey everyone!

Old topic, but I am wondering if anyone else has any new feedback since 2015 about sharing a tube of toothpaste with a gluten eater. I am so insanely safe, but feel that I am somehow always in the inflammation stage, I know it can take time to heal after having been undiagnosed for decades, but I am still wondering about this. In the meantime of course, I am careful and use my own BUT after more than half a year, I still have a hard time differentiating between being extremely cautious and being paranoid 😊 

thanks in advance and hope everyone is feeling well today!

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We never share toothpaste.  We each have our own.  We keep all our toiletries in bins in a cupboard.  Pull our your personal  bin and you have everything you should need to get you ready.  

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19 minutes ago, cyclinglady said:

We never share toothpaste.  We each have our own.  We keep all our toiletries in bins in a cupboard.  Pull our your personal  bin and you have everything you should need to get you ready.  

Thanks Cyclinglady! BTW our home has gone completely gluten-free and we use gluten-free toothpaste, I guess I need to stick to using my own forever since my husband eats gluten outside the home eh? oh well! Good idea about the bins, it will make our bathroom more functional and organised and will leave no room for error. (desperately looking for silver linings 🤣). OH my dear, do I also need to not share towels, soap? I guess not. ayyyyy I thought I took care of every last detail. Is there are clear list of things somewhere online? thanks

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We share hand towels and soap, but our gluten eating teen makes it a habit to wash her hands when she gets home.  We all do.  I used to change my hand towels more frequently when she was little.  Kids tend to be sloppy about cleaning.  It is one reason why we made the house gluten free when she started to want to help me in the kitchen.  Where did my helper go?  Oh yeah, she has her own busy life!  

Not sure there is a clear list online.  But remember, you have to ingest enough gluten to set off an autoimmune response.  Every time I have been glutened, it has occurred when someone else (aka restaurant) prepared my food (suspect one drug...too) and not from grocery store food I purchased or prepared.  Keep in mind that my hubby had been gluten free for 12 years before me.  I got to be good at recognizing gluten on labels!  

Shared homes are fine with the right procedures in place.  I just like being in one place where I can let my guard down.  Piece of mind is priceless.  

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