So I recently decided to change my toothpaste brand, so I thought that I would pass along the inquires that I made for the main three toothpaste companies (Crest, Aquafresh, and Cologate). I emailed them with the following three questions:
- I was wondering if your various toothpaste products contain gluten?
- Are they manufactured in a gluten free facility?
- Do you happen to have a list of your gluten free products?
Here are their responses:
“Thanks for contacting Crest.
None of our current Crest toothpaste versions, Crest Whitestrips versions, or Crest Night Effects contains gluten. In addition, none of the ingredients used in Glide dental floss contains gluten.
Although we do not directly add ingredients that contain gluten to Crest Pro-Health Rinse or to Crest Whitening Rinse, it's possible these products could contain trace amounts. We recommend you contact your doctor before using these rinse products if you have questions or concerns about gluten.
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“Thank you for contacting us with your question. We appreciate the opportunity to provide information regarding grain derived ingredients in Colgate Palmolive products.
We do not intentionally add gluten to the following Colgate Palmolive products. However, we cannot guarantee that the ingredients used are not exposed to any glutens.
Colgate Toothpaste, all variants
Colgate Simply White Clear Whitening Gel, all variants
Orabase Paste and Orabase Gel
Peroxyl Gel and Peroxyl Rinse
Ultra brite Toothpaste, all variants
Sorbitol is an ingredient which can be grain derived and may be found in toothpastes. Our sorbitol is corn-derived.
Once again, thank you for taking the time to contact us. We hope this information is helpful.
Consumer Affairs Representative”
"We have received your e-mail and we are happy to respond to your question regarding Aquafresh® toothpaste and gluten.
Aquafresh® toothpaste is gluten-free.
We appreciate your taking the time to contact us.
GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare"