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Corn And Gluten Free Sensitive Teeth Toothpaste?

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I have really bad teeth (and from what I'm learning, that's pretty common). I have been gluten free for a few weeks, but just discovered I react to corn too. I can't find a toothpaste made for sensitive teeth that doesn't have corn in it. Any suggestions?

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Hi Wartburg,

This is my first post, but I've been reading this forum for over a year. So much great info here.

In addition to celiac, I am also ridiculously sensitive to corn. After some research, I found that the toothpaste I'd been using (Tom's of Maine) was not corn free. The only corn free, gluten free toothpaste that was suggested was Squigle (yes, only one 'g'). Here's the link: http://www.homesteadmarket.com/product/27/brand_squigle Switching to corn free toothpaste has gotten rid of dark spots on my teeth, and I can now brush my teeth without my gums bleeding. Hope it helps you, too. :)

@opa3, most toothpaste that contains corn doesn't actually contain pure corn, but things that are derived or sourced from corn. So it's not going to list 'corn', or 'made from corn' in the ingredients. But things like sorbitol, xylitol, dextrose, citric acid, xanthan gum...they all come from corn, typically. In my case, I found that the xylitol in Tom's of Maine was derived from corn. Squigle derives theirs from birch tree bark.

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Unfortunately, as pointed out, that Colgate is not corn free. I was attempting to find something corn free but couldn't. What I use has a xylitol that is sometimes birch derived and sometimes corn derived. Hopefully that Squigle will work out for you. You could, as a last resort, always take the old fashioned homemade toothpaste route as well. It won't taste awesome, but it doesn't have to to get your teeth clean.

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@opa3, most toothpaste that contains corn doesn't actually contain pure corn, but things that are derived or sourced from corn. So it's not going to list 'corn', or 'made from corn' in the ingredients. But things like sorbitol, xylitol, dextrose, citric acid, xanthan gum...they all come from corn, typically. In my case, I found that the xylitol in Tom's of Maine was derived from corn. Squigle derives theirs from birch tree bark.

I stand corrected. :) Colgate Sensitive is OK by me.

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My family (most of us) are "super" grain sensitive, and we use toothepaste made by the Green Beaver Company - we love the green apple flavour, which is also good for people who practise classical homeopathy. I also "oil pull" with coconut oil.

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You're welcome, Wartburg. Hope it helps you. :) I know how frustrating it can be to have to search and search for simple things like toothpaste, just to find one that won't make you sick. I've learned so much from this community, so I'm happy to be able to pass along any info that might help someone else.

-- Christina

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