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Celiac Disease and Dental Care

Celiac Disease and Dental Care

Oral Care Products and Dental Materials

Information on this page provided by Ted Malahias, D.D.S, Dental Consultant, Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University.Please check with manufacturer if you have any questions or concerns, or if you’re unsure about a certain product. These items’ gluten-free status is subject to change. Always read labels and ask questions.

celiac disease toothpaste and glutenCeliac disease patients should be confident that the products a dentist and dental hygienist use are gluten-free. In the past few years, dental manufacturers have been more forthcoming in indicating which professional products are gluten-free.

Gluten-Free Polishing Paste

The polishing paste that the hygienist uses to clean your teeth is available gluten-free. Some examples are:

  • ACCLEAN PROPHY PASTE 23% APF. Henry Schein
  • UNI-PRO PROPHY PASTE. Henry Schein
  • D-LISH PROPHY PASTE .Young Dental
  • NUPRO Plus Prophy Paste. DENTSPLY Professional
  • NUPRO Extra Care Prophy Paste DENTSPLY Professional
  • Oral-B Prophy Paste. Young Dental
  • Smart Select Selective Polishing Prophy Paste. Young Dental
  • Sparkle Prophy Paste. Crosstex
  • Zooby Prophy Paste Denticator

Gluten-Free Flouride

The fluoride that the hygienist applies after cleaning your teeth is available gluten-free. Some examples are:

  • ACCLEAN 1.23% APF 60 second fluoride gel,
  • NUPR fluoride gel DENTSPLY professional 1.23% Gel
  • NUPRO Fluoride foam DENTSPLY Professional 1.23% Aerosol
  • Enamel Pro non-Acidulated Fluoride Gel with ACP Premier Dental
  • Kolorz Fluoride foam DMG America 1.23% APF Foam
  • Kolorz Fluoride Gel DMG America 1.23% APF Gel
  • Zap Fluoride Gel Crosstex 1.23% APF Gel
  • Zooby Fluoride Foam Denticator 1.23% Foam

Gluten-Free Flouride Varnish

  • D-LISH fluoride varnish. Young Dental
  • Duraflor Halo Medicom
  • ProFluorid Varnish. VOCO
  • ProGuard 5% sodium fluoride Varnish. Crosstex
  • Fluoride Varnish with Xylitol. Crosstex
  • Zooby 5% Sodium Fluoride Varnish Denticator
  • Biotene products for dry mouth are gluten-free
  • Oraqix topical anesthetic is gluten-free
  • Sensodyne pro enamel is gluten-free
  • Tom’s of Maine toothpastes are gluten-free
  • 3M Oral Care – 3M Oral care states that “Gluten is not an added component to any of 3M Oral care products. Only dental materials/products are manufactured in our plants.” Components of 3M products can be found at 3mespe.com. At the bottom of the page under “Regulatory” click “SDS Search.” Type the name of the product to which you are inquiring in the search bar. Click on Regulatory Data Sheet. Product components will be listed under the Regulatory Data sheet.

Gluten-Free Crest Products

  • Crest toothpastes, Crest white strips or Crest night effects and Glide dental floss are gluten-free.

Gluten-Free Colgate Products

According to Colgate, all Colgate, Ultrabrite and PreviDent toothpastes are gluten-free. In addition, all Colgate Mouthwashes are gluten-free. These include:

  • Colgate Optic White Mouthwash
  • Colgate Total Mouthwash
  • Colgate Total Advanced ProShield Mouthwash
  • Periogard Mouthwash
  • Peroxyl Oral Cleanser (all varieties)
  • PhosFlur (all flavors, including, Grape, Mint and Bubblegum)

The following Oral Care Device Delivery Systems are certified gluten-free:

  • Colgate Optic White Toothbrush + Built In Whitening Pen
  • Colgate Toothbrush + Sensitive Enamel Health Relief Pen

According to Colgate, “we do not intentionally add gluten to any of our other products. Although we obtain our ingredients from reliable and trusted suppliers who maintain our high standards for safety, quality, and efficacy, we cannot guarantee that the ingredients used have not come in contact with any gluten. Sorbitol is an ingredient which can be derived from grain and may be found in toothpastes. Our sorbitol is corn-derived.”

  • Colgate Wisp
  • Gel-Kam Home Care Gel
  • Orabase Paste
  • PreviDent Gel
  • PreviDent Varnish
  • PreviDent Rinse
  • Colgate Total Floss

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