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Yesterday my peridontist told me the paste they use to clean teeth has gluten in it, so he used regular tooth paste (Crest). Hadn't thought of this so I thought I'd give y'all a heads up on it

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Yesterday my peridontist told me the paste they use to clean teeth has gluten in it, so he used regular tooth paste (Crest). Hadn't thought of this so I thought I'd give y'all a heads up on it

That's a very smart peridontist! Most of us have to call ahead to get the name of the products they use and then contact the manufacturers of said products on our own. The dental staff usually has no clue. Soudns like you got lucky and found a knowledgable dentist.

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Yesterday my peridontist told me the paste they use to clean teeth has gluten in it, so he used regular tooth paste (Crest). Hadn't thought of this so I thought I'd give y'all a heads up on it

thanku for bringing it up!! ive only been to the dentist once since i went 100% gluten free- and i NEVER EVEN THOUGHT TO ASK about it!!!!!! wow... i feel so dumb... so now i have to investigate before going in? do most of them have gluten in that gross paste??

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I've never had a reaction or problem when I get my teeth cleaned.

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My dentist just uses plain unflavored pumice. While not all cleaning products they use contain gluten so some dentists may already use a gluten free variety it is always a good idea to check.

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Yesterday my peridontist told me the paste they use to clean teeth has gluten in it, so he used regular tooth paste (Crest). Hadn't thought of this so I thought I'd give y'all a heads up on it

I have never come across any dental cleaning products which contain gluten and I have my teeth cleaned 4 times per year. You may want to see the label to make sure that your dentist has things correct. I have had to correct the dentist a few times myself when they weren't sure. I find that unless someone has celiac disease themselves, they make a lot of mistakes in both directions.

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$#*@!! I just came back from a teeth cleaning 30mins ago and I didn't say anything to them :( Let's see what happens.

Although I did also kiss a guy on the lips, closed-mouth, after he drank beer last night but so far I'm okay from that. Can take a day or two for me though. I just realized the kissing thing after a year now, geez.

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My dentist had no clue when I asked if it was gluten-free. The last time I had my teeth cleaned, I brought my own toothpaste and they mixed it with pure pumice.

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Actually, it was not the dentist who knew about the gluten. It was his assistant who regularly cooks for someone with Celiac. She was very aware of the possible problem. Better safe than sorry.

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Actually, it was not the dentist who knew about the gluten. It was his assistant who regularly cooks for someone with Celiac. She was very aware of the possible problem. Better safe than sorry.

Any Celiac should always check labels themselves as a precaution and I have probably done more research on this than anyone. I have and always will have to have a lot of dental work done, due to all the damage from Celiac I racked up over the years. I have yet to find any dental product (and I have used just about everything) which contains gluten. Crowns, implants, cleanings, fillings...you name it, I've had it done. The only reaction I ever had was to the gums used in many dental impression material.

I also spoke with many dental reps of companies who make these products and was somewhat pleased to hear they are very aware of the problem with food allergies and intolerances. The vast majority are now taking that into account when formulating their products. While you still have to verify with your dentist by reading labels yourself, the odds of your ever being glutened by a dentist are slim to none. It would also be in their best interest to make gluten-free products because Celiacs need more dental work than the general population. We are probably the bread and butter of the industry.

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I also spoke with many dental reps of companies who make these products and was somewhat pleased to hear they are very aware of the problem with food allergies and intolerances. The vast majority are now taking that into account when formulating their products. While you still have to verify with your dentist by reading labels yourself, the odds of your ever being glutened by a dentist are slim to none. It would also be in their best interest to make gluten-free products because Celiacs need more dental work than the general population. We are probably the bread and butter of the industry.

So true!

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Oh, yes. I am sending my peridontist's first born to college. I don't really know about the presence of gluten. I just went by what the hygenist said. I'll check more carefully before I make any more blanket statements.

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Oh, yes. I am sending my peridontist's first born to college. I don't really know about the presence of gluten. I just went by what the hygenist said. I'll check more carefully before I make any more blanket statements.

I appretiate your post, you didn't make any blanket statements and it is good that your periodontist office is good enough to check. Better to err on the side of caution than to make us sick. My dentist checks everything also and I appretiate them doing it. While we do keep dentists in business it is surprising how many are clueless about celiac. Mine have always blamed my enamel loss on soda drinking...even when I was young and never drank anything other than milk and water.

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I've talked with both my dentist and hygienist. Surprisingly I am the only known celiac patient my dentist has. Hard to believe when they must have thousands of patients. Impossible! Either that or patients aren't updating their medical info as I'm asked every time I come in. I've spent a small fortune on my teeth.

Thankfully the products they use are gluten-free.

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The only reaction I ever had was to the gums used in many dental impression material.

Hi. I was just logging on the forums to ask this very question and found this thread. I'm due to be having impressions done to have a night guard made, and was wondering about possible gluten in the impression material. Apparently this can be an issue. Does anyone know if there is an alternative substance?

Thanks!

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