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How Long Without Gluten Before Kissing?

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I'm almost afraid to post this after the altoids/cough drops/tic tac orgy that's going on in a neighboring thread! :P

Mine is more tame...

DH asked me to ask about this one...

OK, so while my husband has bought into the idea that he can't kiss me if he's had gluten, he thinks he should be safe several hours after eating the offending substance.

He also has this thing about not brushing his teeth during the day. Morning and bed only, he hates all toothpaste. And mouthwash. Refuses to do it (beyond the scope of normal hygiene, I mean).

Amylase in saliva breaks down starches, right? But gluten is a protein? Therefore saliva doesn't break down gluten?

How long after ingesting gluten is it safe for him to kiss me so not to make me sick? Anybody know?

TIA :)

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I don't kiss my wife unless she has had no gluten for that day.

She has good oral hygiene, so I know her mouth gets cleaned at least in the morn and night.

It takes some intimacy away, but so does my reaction....

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I'm almost afraid to post this after the altoids/cough drops/tic tac orgy that's going on in a neighboring thread! :P

Mine is more tame...

DH asked me to ask about this one...

OK, so while my husband has bought into the idea that he can't kiss me if he's had gluten, he thinks he should be safe several hours after eating the offending substance.

He also has this thing about not brushing his teeth during the day. Morning and bed only, he hates all toothpaste. And mouthwash. Refuses to do it (beyond the scope of normal hygiene, I mean).

Amylase in saliva breaks down starches, right? But gluten is a protein? Therefore saliva doesn't break down gluten?

How long after ingesting gluten is it safe for him to kiss me so not to make me sick? Anybody know?

TIA :)

I just had a thought, I'm wondering if even toothpaste and/or mouthwash gets the job done, does its properties/ingredients kill the gluten, or counteract it?

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My husband wipes his mouth well after eating anyway, and I don't dare to kiss him right after a meal, but about an hour after usually. So far, no accidents. If he rinses his mouth with water it's ok, at least in our experience. Caveat: For really passionate eating up of each other I do require brushing of teeth. But for just a little kiss mouth closed the above has been enough. :)

Nowadays if I go to kiss him without knowing that he just had some gluteny food, he'll just turn his head so I kiss him on the cheek. It has started to feel quite natural. :):wub:

Pauliina

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Hmmm...my dh and I have a rule, if he has eaten gluten in the past several hours he has to brush and floss... Once I thought I noticed a reaction early on, kissing him one evening after he had a beer. Can't be sure, but made us adopt the policy.

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