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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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So I use Scope but I'm not super sensitive since going strict on the diet. But I think my scope or toothpaste is giving me a little bit of a build up. Any idea's? I really don't want to get some $15 gluten-free bad tasting toothpaste. Any gluten-free toothpaste with a brand name would be great. Thanks

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There are lots of name brand toothpastes that state they are gluten-free. Crest, Aquafresh and Tom's are included in a list on <http://www.withoutthewheat/Dental_Products.html>.

One thing to be sure of, no matter what brand of toothpaste you are using, is to not share it with anyone else. A gluten-eater's toothbrush will contaminate your tube of gluten-free toothpaste with one swipe. My husband and I have separate toothpaste and even separate sides of the toothbrush holder on the wall. My daughter who is both gluten and corn-free, has her toothbrush and separate homemade toothpaste in a cup away from both of ours.

Happy Toothpaste Hunting! :D

Michelle

Western Washington State

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I don't know of a major brand that ISN'T gluten-free.

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There are lots of name brand toothpastes that state they are gluten-free. Crest, Aquafresh and Tom's are included in a list on <http://www.withoutthewheat/Dental_Products.html>.

One thing to be sure of, no matter what brand of toothpaste you are using, is to not share it with anyone else. A gluten-eater's toothbrush will contaminate your tube of gluten-free toothpaste with one swipe. My husband and I have separate toothpaste and even separate sides of the toothbrush holder on the wall. My daughter who is both gluten and corn-free, has her toothbrush and separate homemade toothpaste in a cup away from both of ours.

Happy Toothpaste Hunting! :D

Michelle

Western Washington State

My son and I share toothpaste and I've never been contaminated that I know of. Heck, neither one of us even touches the tube with the brush when we squeeze. I would rate this one way, way, way down on the list of possible CC sources.

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I have heard that Sensodyne has gluten in it. Does anyone know? I really need to use it because of the damage the Celiac has done to my teeth. They're very sensitive.

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I have heard that Sensodyne has gluten in it. Does anyone know? I really need to use it because of the damage the Celiac has done to my teeth. They're very sensitive.

Sensodyne does not guarantee that all their products are gluten-free.

(GlaxoSmithKline) 9/08

Sensodyne: "Sensodyne

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... If you ask a company to "guarantee" that a product is gluten-free, expect the answer to be "no." Every time. Every company. The best you can hope for is that they will say that there are no gluten-containing ingredients used in this product, or in the same plant, and that they take every precaution, and blah blah blah. But you won't get a guarantee because that would make them legally liable if one of their suppliers accidentally sent them a contaminated batch of (insert ingredient name).

Sensodyne, Colgate and Crest are all gluten-free, to the best of my knowledge. None of them, however, will offer a guarantee to that effect.

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Sensodyne is gluten-free. This is a standard CYA.

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Sensodyne is gluten-free. This is a standard CYA.

richard

This is not true.

I got Sensodyne Pronamel from my dentist (trying to help my sensitive teeth, another celiac symptom). So I called the number on the box and Glaxo said "Pronamel is gluten-free but is made on shared lines that are very well-cleaned. Other varieties of Sensodyne are not necessarily gluten-free."

So I tried the Pronamel on Tuesday morning. I had not eaten anything that morning. 20 minutes later, the pain and bathroom attacks started, and I was sick for two days.

Based on my experience and what they told me I'd caution everyone not to use sensodyne or at least call them again, as things may have changed in the last year or two. I'll go back to my aquafresh.

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I have been using Tom of Maine's Whole Care Gel lately and really like it. For me his Gel toothpaste are much better than the regular pastes. They will say out right that there toothpastes are gluten free, at least they did when I called just a few weeks ago.

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Colgate and Crest, to name two widely available ones, are both gluten-free. I use Crest.

I have just spent nearly an hour on the phone with Colgate-Palmolive Company (A safety product specialist not the typical CSR). I was informed that they "can not guarantee" that any of their products are gluten-free and, that "cross-contamination can not be ruled out".

Likewise, Wal-Mart Brand Equate BLUE MINT mouthwash, is processed on a line that also processes gluten based products WITHOUT a sterile rinse - "cross-contamination is eminent".

This is my first post, hello to everyone and, thank you for sharing. Both my daughter and I are Celiacs

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I have just spent nearly an hour on the phone with Colgate-Palmolive Company (A safety product specialist not the typical CSR). I was informed that they "can not guarantee" that any of their products are gluten-free and, that "cross-contamination can not be ruled out".

That is what I call an honest answer, but not one that worries me. What it means is that they don't test for gluten contamination (no mainstream company does), and thus can make no legal guarantee. It does *NOT* mean that the products are inherently unsafe.

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I have just spent nearly an hour on the phone with Colgate-Palmolive Company (A safety product specialist not the typical CSR). I was informed that they "can not guarantee" that any of their products are gluten-free and, that "cross-contamination can not be ruled out".

Likewise, Wal-Mart Brand Equate BLUE MINT mouthwash, is processed on a line that also processes gluten based products WITHOUT a sterile rinse - "cross-contamination is eminent".

This is my first post, hello to everyone and, thank you for sharing. Both my daughter and I are Celiacs

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false! Colgate has a thickener that is gluten based.

I use Colgate all the time. Where did you find this information?

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false! Colgate has a thickener that is gluten based.

Please give us a source for this info. In 9 years I've NEVER heard of Colgate containing gluten.

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That is what I call an honest answer, but not one that worries me. What it means is that they don't test for gluten contamination (no mainstream company does), and thus can make no legal guarantee. It does *NOT* mean that the products are inherently unsafe.

Unfortunately for those of us who are extremely sensitive to gluten ANY cross-contamination can be a problem. And while I'd prefer to think that people/companies are being honest and merely practicing a little CYA, I have had some experiences where this is not the case.

As for Sensodyne....I have been coughing for about a year now, worse and worse, mostly when I lay down at night. (I went gluten-free just over a year ago). None of my doctors have shown any concern or answers. I just get this annoying tickle in my throat. I had given up ALL gluten-free products except Sensodyne. I'm now a Crest and Aquafresh customer. Cough gone!

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I was getting reactions from Sensodine Pronamel. I really needed it because of enamal loss, but have switched to Crest regular.

Wanted to mention too, be sure you have a new toothbrush. A lot of people don't think about it, but your old one has to be contaminated?

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Unfortunately for those of us who are extremely sensitive to gluten ANY cross-contamination can be a problem. And while I'd prefer to think that people/companies are being honest and merely practicing a little CYA, I have had some experiences where this is not the case.

As for Sensodyne....I have been coughing for about a year now, worse and worse, mostly when I lay down at night. (I went gluten-free just over a year ago). None of my doctors have shown any concern or answers. I just get this annoying tickle in my throat. I had given up ALL gluten-free products except Sensodyne. I'm now a Crest and Aquafresh customer. Cough gone!

I am extremely sensitive myself and use SENSODYNE pronamel with no trouble whatsoever.

But if eliminating it has helped you, that's a good thing.

P.S. This thread is old and the original poster may not see it.

You may want to check the dates on the original posts before replying.

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Colgate and Crest, to name two widely available ones, are both gluten-free. I use Crest.

I was just on the Colgate web site and they don't guarantee that their products are gluten free....

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I was just on the Colgate web site and they don't guarantee that their products are gluten free....

No mainstream manufacturer does. They don't guarantee because they don't test, and a guarantee would expose them to legal liability for an error by one of their suppliers. The products are gluten-free. Focus on what guarantee actually means.

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