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Hi, Is all toothpaste gluten-free? I saw in the store the other day some toothpaste now say gluten-free...Up till now I have been using whatever is on sale...crest, colgate whatever am I contaminating myself??

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Crest and Colgate are both gluten free.

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FYI Crest informed me that although their toothpastes are gluten-free, their Pro-Health Rinse and Whitening Rinse can contain trace amounts of gluten.

Sensodyne toothpaste cannot guarantee gluten-free status. It was my favourite toothpaste and had to switch.

When you go to the dentist be sure to ask whether their rinses, etc. are gluten-free. I was unable to have the fluoride treatment on my last visit as there may have been trace amounts of gluten in it.

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Tom's of Maine also is safe. They clearly list where each ingredient is derived and have both floride and floride free varieties.

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I don't know of any that have gluten. The makers of Sensodyne won't "guarantee" anything gluten free for legal reasons, but Sensodyne is gluten-free. No reason to avoid it.

richard

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I don't know of any that have gluten. The makers of Sensodyne won't "guarantee" anything gluten free for legal reasons, but Sensodyne is gluten-free. No reason to avoid it.

richard

My dental office told me I should avoid it because of trace amounts of gluten. Perhaps I am too picky??!!

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My dental office told me I should avoid it because of trace amounts of gluten. Perhaps I am too picky??!!

IMHO better safe than sorry. If your dentist has told you to avoid it then I personally would do so. There are many other brands of toothpaste that you can use without worry.

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IMHO better safe than sorry. If your dentist has told you to avoid it then I personally would do so. There are many other brands of toothpaste that you can use without worry.

Yes, I would agree. After reading what I typed this morning I thought to myself, is there even any such thing as being too careful when it comes to gluten-free? A big resounding NO!!

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I called in on Sensodyne years ago, and they said that it *did* have gluten. But, as far as I can tell, things have changed since then and whether it's a reformulation, a new ingredient source, or a new legal team, they seem to simply have a CYA statement that I take to mean "we probably are gluten free but won't say we are or legal will be unhappy".

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My dental office told me I should avoid it because of trace amounts of gluten. Perhaps I am too picky??!!

Your dentist's office is no doubt simply repeating the manufacturer's old CYA statement that they can't guarantee their suppliers (who can, really?) and so there COULD be trace amounts. That's the only way they'd know anything about Sensodyne. It's a CYA statement that I generally pretty much ignore. I've never heard anybody complain they've been glutened by Sensodyne.

I'm not trying to tell you to go back to it, but for some people with sensitive teeth it's the only toothpaste that works well.

richard

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Your dentist's office is no doubt simply repeating the manufacturer's old CYA statement that they can't guarantee their suppliers (who can, really?) and so there COULD be trace amounts. That's the only way they'd know anything about Sensodyne. It's a CYA statement that I generally pretty much ignore. I've never heard anybody complain they've been glutened by Sensodyne.

I'm not trying to tell you to go back to it, but for some people with sensitive teeth it's the only toothpaste that works well.

richard

I have heard the standard CYA statement many times as well. Since I do not react to gluten I must be extra careful and not take any chances that I can knowingly prevent. Perhaps if I got ill from gluten it would be different so I would at least be able to gauge it!

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