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Glutened At The Dentist?

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Hi All.

I think I may have been glutened while having my teeth cleaned. I had a reaction afterwards for a few days and wonder if it was the tooth polishing paste. (I haven't yet called to ask for ingredients.) But I'm thinking I'll bring my own toothpaste next time I have my teeth cleaned. Any insight, anyone? Thanks.

lisa

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Hi All.

I think I may have been glutened while having my teeth cleaned. I had a reaction afterwards for a few days and wonder if it was the tooth polishing paste. (I haven't yet called to ask for ingredients.) But I'm thinking I'll bring my own toothpaste next time I have my teeth cleaned. Any insight, anyone? Thanks.

lisa

You need to let the dentist know about the celiac so they can check everything they use on you. Risks lurk in more than just the cleaning process and if you get a good dose of it when your gums are irritated it can have real bad effects. Let them know and make sure they check what they use.


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Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002

Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis

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You need to let the dentist know about the celiac so they can check everything they use on you. Risks lurk in more than just the cleaning process and if you get a good dose of it when your gums are irritated it can have real bad effects. Let them know and make sure they check what they use.

Thank you both very much! I did let the hygienist (yikes, spelling?) know but she was new and young. I guess I'll need to speak with my dentist. I didn't think about it all until I was there in the chair!

lisa

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I'm taking my daughter to the dentist today and while I don't know specifically what brands they use, I know they can use baking soda and water if it's not gluten-free. I called a little while ago to remind them to verify ingredients (I had asked them to do so when I made the appointment)... I'll be going in armed with the info that

Sultan brand Dental products may contain gluten but their prophy polish and prep & polish is supposed to be gluten-free

Nupro brand polishes are all gluten-free

Denticare products are all gluten-free

PCXX flavored flourides are all gluten-free

Perfect Choice flavored flourides are all gluten-free EXCEPT Marshamallow and Peppermint

Perfect Solutions flavored flouride flavors that are gluten-free are Mint, Bubble Yum, and Blast O Berry

so far that's all I know... I don't know which brands this new dentist uses

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I spoke with my dentist and then called the company because they were unsure. Turns out the company is nupro. They were very nice and are gluten-free! This is a common polish so I would call the dentist to see which one they use.

Hez

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I spoke with my dentist and then called the company because they were unsure. Turns out the company is nupro. They were very nice and are gluten-free! This is a common polish so I would call the dentist to see which one they use.

Hez

Thank you all! I will call and check on these brands. Nini- thank you for extensive list!

Smile on-

lisa

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After letting the dentist know, he got out the pumice, which is what they use prior to sealants, because it's free of flavor and fragrance, etc. He apologized for the taste, but it really didn't bother me at all. I think I prefer it to the overly flavored stuff they've been using on me up til now.


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Ask about their gloves--often these are packed with flour sprinkled between them to keep them from sticking (this from my good friend, who is a long-time hygienist).


Emily

diagnosed type one diabetic 1973

diagnosed celiac winter 2005

diagnosed hypothyroid spring 2006

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11 year-old Son had negative blood panel, but went on gluten-free diet of his own volition to see if his concentration would improve, his temper abate, and his energy level would increase. Miraculous response!

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Ask about their gloves--often these are packed with flour sprinkled between them to keep them from sticking (this from my good friend, who is a long-time hygienist).

Thanks, Emily! I didn't even think of the gloves.

lisa

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ok, my daughter's dentist appt. went great. They used Nupro paste (gluten-free) and Pascal Flouride (also gluten-free) the gloves were powder free and they also had laytex free/powder free gloves for the really allergic

interestingly enough on my daughter's x-rays she has two spots on her two back molars that look like a "defect" but there is no sign of decay or cavities... the Dentist suggested maybe since she's Celiac, that before going gluten-free when her teeth were forming, (especially since this is on both sides) that it caused a defect in her teeth. They are going to keep an eye on it...

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I never even thought about this! I have a cleaning in Dec. Definitely going to call ahead. My guy didn't believe me about the enamal part until I brought him a published paper...apparently going from a mouthful of cavaties each visit down to none didn't convince him.


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I never even thought about this!

Ditto! Thanks for bringing all this up!

As for the gloves, anybody have any idea what brand? Does it say on the box they are dusted with flour?

~Li


~Li

Celiac, dx Sep 2006

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Dunno about this. I'll ask my hygienist friend, but I have my doubts that it is listed anywhere on the packaging. Just shows you how little informed the medical world still is on this sensitivity! Sure, they've made non-latex gloves for the latex-sensitive, yet they throw wheat flour overtop of them...yeesh...


Emily

diagnosed type one diabetic 1973

diagnosed celiac winter 2005

diagnosed hypothyroid spring 2006

But healthy and happy! 253.gif

11 year-old Son had negative blood panel, but went on gluten-free diet of his own volition to see if his concentration would improve, his temper abate, and his energy level would increase. Miraculous response!

The great are great only because we are on our knees.

--Pierre Joseph Proudhon (1809-1865)

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Dunno about this. I'll ask my hygienist friend, but I have my doubts that it is listed anywhere on the packaging. Just shows you how little informed the medical world still is on this sensitivity! Sure, they've made non-latex gloves for the latex-sensitive, yet they throw wheat flour overtop of them...yeesh...

I've been very sick for 3 days (cramps/diarreah) after painting (gluten-free sherwin williams paint) using latex gloves- the top of the box (Liberty mechanic's latex gloves) says 'talc-free' but when you flip the box at the VERY bottom it reads 'powdered with absorbable dusting powder' <_<:angry::blink: I couldn't get a phone number for the company but called my pharmacist and she said that it is probably made with some lactose & starch containing powder...I currently follow a gluten-free lactose-free diet- the reaction was so severe I stayed in bed for the whole day on Monday- feeling better today! Now i'm looking for NO-POWDER GLOVES :rolleyes:

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