Gluten-Free Toothpaste Brands

Toothpaste for People With Celiac Disease or Gluten Sensitivity

If you can't tolerate or allergic to gluten, it means you must watch everything you put in your mouth—including toothpaste. Fortunately, there's an abundance of gluten-free toothpaste options available. In fact, the odds are good that you're using one right now.

Many popular manufacturers have made all of their toothpastes gluten free, which means they are below the accepted limit of 20 parts per million (ppm). So while it's wise to double-check labels when shopping, you may not have too look all that hard for a safe product.

This article provides a list of popular gluten-free toothpastes on the market, as well as information on the gluten-free status of other oral care products from their manufacturers.

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Gluten-Free Toothpaste List by Manufacturer

Here's a rundown of major toothpaste manufacturers, their statements on gluten in their toothpastes, 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.

Regarding 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—and 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

While Sensodyne doesn't use gluten ingredients in any 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. 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Does toothpaste have gluten in it?

    It can. Gluten is often used as a thickening agent. Some brands rely on gluten to thicken toothpaste. Some may include sorbitol, which can be derived from grain, or natural flavorings that contain malt. Carefully read product labels to make sure your toothpaste is gluten-free.

  • How do I know if my toothpaste is gluten free?

    Products that are gluten-free usually labeled as such. If you're not sure, check that the toothpaste doesn't have wheat, barley, malt, rye, oat, sorbitol, or alternative names for gluten sources amongst its ingredients. The product label should also specify if the toothpaste was manufactured in a facility that also processes gluten products.

  • Do people with celiac have to use gluten-free shampoo, too?

    While any shampoo should theoretically be OK since it's intended to be used on the head, it's possible that suds may run down your face or that you may touch your mouth after washing your hair. Because of this, you may want to play it safe and only use a gluten-free shampoo.

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