Which Toothpaste Brands Are Gluten-Free?

If you can't tolerate gluten, it means you must watch everything you put in your mouth, including toothpaste.

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Fortunately, there's an abundance of gluten-free toothpaste options available—in fact, the odds are good that the one you're using right now is considered gluten-free to the generally accepted limit of 20 parts per million.

Gluten-Free Toothpaste List by Manufacturer

Here's a rundown of major toothpaste manufacturers, their statements on gluten in toothpaste, and their gluten-free products.

Arm & Hammer Toothpaste

Arm & Hammer verifies that its toothpaste products are gluten-free.

Aquafresh Toothpaste

Aquafresh adult and kids' toothpastes plus whitening trays do not contain gluten, according to the company.

Biotène Toothpaste

Biotène makes products for managing dry mouth, a symptom of Sjögren's syndrome (which is linked with celiac disease.) Biotène says all its products are gluten-free and sugar-free.

Crest Toothpaste

Crest, a Procter & Gamble company, says its toothpaste products are currently gluten-free. About its mouthwash, the company says, "Crest Pro-Health Rinse does not directly add any ingredients that contain gluten, though it is possible that it may contain trace amounts."

Colgate Toothpaste

Colgate's gluten-free products include:

  • Toothpaste: Colgate, PreviDent and Ultrabrite
  • Mouthwashes and rinses: Colgate Optic White Mouthwash, Colgate Total Mouthwash, Colgate Total Advanced ProShield Mouthwash, Periogard Rinse, Peroxyl Oral Cleanser (all varieties), and PhosFlur (all flavors, including Grape, Mint and Bubblegum)
  • Other products: Colgate Optic White Toothbrush with Built-In Whitening Pen, and Colgate Toothbrush with Built-In Sensitive Enamel Health Relief Pen.

Desert Essence Toothpaste

Desert Essence makes toothpaste products with tea tree oil (a natural antiseptic) and baking soda. The company says all seven of its toothpaste flavors—including Ginger, Fennel, and Cinnamint—plus its four different mouthwashes are gluten-free.

Orajel Baby and Toddler Toothpaste

Orajel states on its website that its baby and toddler toothpaste formulas are gluten-free.

Oral B Stages Kids' Toothpaste

Oral B states, "There is no gluten used in the formulations, nor on the equipment used to produce any Oral B Stages toothpaste product." However, it won't say the products are gluten-free.

Sensodyne Toothpaste

Sensodyne states that its Pronamel line of toothpastes is gluten-free.

While Sensodyne doesn't use gluten ingredients in of its other toothpastes, the company says its raw materials suppliers cannot guarantee there's no gluten contamination. It will only state that Pronamel products are gluten-free.

Tanner's Tasty Paste 

This small company, founded by a pediatric dentist, makes three toothpaste flavors aimed at children:

  • Cha-Cha Chocolate
  • Vanilla Bling
  • Baby Bling (vanilla ice cream-flavored)

All three are gluten-free and sweetened with xylitol, a sugar alcohol. They do not contain artificial flavors or colors or sodium lauryl sulfate.

Tom's of Maine

Tom's of Maine states that its toothpaste products (and most other products) are gluten-free. 

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