When you’re diagnosed as Celiac, you need to be concerned about more than just what food you now put in your mouth. (And I know that feels stressful enough as it is!) Even health products like toothpaste can become an issue if you need to consume no gluten at all. So, we’re checking out the best selling sensitivity toothpaste today – Sensodyne – to see if it’s gluten free.
Is Sensodyne gluten free? Yes, with caution
Sensodyne’s manufacturer – GSK Consumer Healthcare – does not label their toothpaste as gluten free. While they use NO gluten containing ingredients in the toothpaste itself, they cannot guarantee that any cross contamination has not occurred at their third party manufacturers. So, while there is no gluten in any of the toothpaste ingredients, there is a chance of cross contamination, because those ingredients come from different suppliers. (And those suppliers may in fact make products that do contain gluten.)
For many people, they’ll be able to use Sensodyne toothpaste and have no problems at all. But, if you’re Celiac you’ll need to be extra cautious and decide if a small risk of gluten cross-contamination is acceptable or not.
Conclusion – is Sensodyne gluten free?
Sensodyne toothpaste does not contain added gluten. But, it also is not verified to be gluten free, because there’s a chance of cross contamination by those manufacturers who provide the toothpaste ingredients to GSK. (GlaxoSmithKline.) So, if you are concerned with cross contamination you might need to find a different toothpaste to use.