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We are going to take dd for her first trip to the dentist now that she's three. I am wondering if anyone has ever had a problem with the flouride or anything containing gluten. I haven't had a problem yet with her toothpastes or anything, but I'm not sure if I've just been lucky!

Just wondering what I can expect. I'm hoping she does ok. I think it may be a little scary for her but we've been talking about it and trying to get her excited! :)

Thanks for any tips!

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Call the office ahead of time and ask what they will be using. Ask for phone numbers or manufacturers names (which will be printed on the product and easily given to you). Then call the places and ask about gluten. I've done this for myself and everyone was very helpful.

Merika

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make sure that they use UN-powdered gloves when they do their work.

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We take our own toothpaste for the cleaning, as my dentist suggested. Then I get manufactoring info. and call. I carry medical files and safe lists with me.

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Thank you all for the suggestions. Have you found that the stuff they use usually contains gluten? I have yet to come across a toothpaste that does have gluten in it, so that's why I'm wondering.

I will definitely get their product info so I can call about it before we go in. I don't think they use the flouride at the fist appointment at this office. It's more to just get the child used to going and get an overall idea of how their teeth are doing.

Again, thanks for the advice.

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Thank you all for the suggestions. Have you found that the stuff they use usually contains gluten? I have yet to come across a toothpaste that does have gluten in it, so that's why I'm wondering.

I will definitely get their product info so I can call about it before we go in. I don't think they use the flouride at the fist appointment at this office. It's more to just get the child used to going and get an overall idea of how their teeth are doing.

Again, thanks for the advice.

Don't let them use the mint flavored liquid that they rub on your gums before the injection. I found out the hard way, I was so sick by the time I got out of the chair that I couldn't make out a check or walk out on my own. I have a new dentist who checks all of the ingredients and even calls the manufacturers. I wish I could remember the gluten free name of products that he uses. He has had celiac patients before but I am the only one who reacts to the topical anesthetics.

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Thank you all for the suggestions. Have you found that the stuff they use usually contains gluten? I have yet to come across a toothpaste that does have gluten in it, so that's why I'm wondering.

I will definitely get their product info so I can call about it before we go in. I don't think they use the flouride at the fist appointment at this office. It's more to just get the child used to going and get an overall idea of how their teeth are doing.

Again, thanks for the advice.

The fluoride treatment for kids that our dentist uses has gluten in some of the flavors but not all. I call and re-check before my daughter's visits and he uses the gluten-free one. Also, we just have them use Crest to do her cleaning so I don't have to check that.

The fluoride treatment is Biotrol 1 minute APF gel. 1-800-822-8550. As of 8-05 the peppermint and marshmallow favors were NOT gluten-free. The bubblegum, vanilla, blueberry, strawberry, and grape were gluten-free.

Tania

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I called before my last appt, and will again before my next one. My dentist was able to verify all the products used on me were gluten-free...they had a manual and ingredient list which helped them identify allergens in their products.

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So far, we haven't had any problems. At Emmie's appt. the receptionist was able to call and get an ingredient list faxed over and verified that everything they were using at the time was gluten free. I got lucky in that our dentist knew exactly what celiac was, b/c for a while he thougth his son had it. I haven't found a toothpaste with gluten yet either. At Emmie's first appt. all they did was look around and did a quick little clean. We just went again yesterday, and they just did her first set of x-rays and another quickie clean. No flouride for her yet, since she can't spit all that well yet. I have to bring the baby in next, this doc likes to see kids beginning at 12 months, which is new for us. That should be an interesting visit.

Hope all goes well, I'm sure she'll do fine! My kids love our dentist, they get so excited when it's time for a checkup. Cracks me up.....dentists sure weren't like that when I was a kid!

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Thanks everyone! I did call the office today and they were very knowlegable about celiac disease and say they have several patients with it. The receptionist knew exactly what I was talking about, so that's a good step. Ella goes tomorrow morning, but they will basically just count her teeth and brush them. No flouride this time.

I hope it all goes well!

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