Gluten-Free Denture Adhesive

Elise Deming, RDN
Dental patient looking at dentures

As with anything else that goes in your mouth if you have celiac disease, it's important to make sure your enture adhesive is gluten-free. Although this is a unique category in health and beauty products, there are a few brands that make great denture adhesive for those following a gluten-free diet.

Poligrip Free

Poligrip makes a variety of denture adhesive, but Poligrip Free line is known to contain zero gluten, as well as many other allergens, artificial flavoring, coloring, and zinc. Reviews of this adhesive claim it works well and has no noticeable taste.

Poligrip Free is available at many merchandisers such as CVS or Walmart for around $3.00.

Fixodent Complete Free

This denture adhesive contains no artificial colors, flavors, or gluten. Fixodent Complete Free has a short ingredient list of calcium/zinc PVM/MA, mineral oil, petrolatum, cellulose gum, and silica. Fixodent was highly recommended by individuals with celiac disease.

You can buy Fixodent Complete Free at Walmart, Target, Walgreens, or online for around $5.00.

Secure

Secure is a denture adhesive free from zinc, parabens, petrolatum, mineral oil, benzene, grantrez, artificial flavors or colors. Gluten is not a component of Secure. The ingredients of this product include miglyol, sodium carboxymethylcellulose, and PVA, which are all thoroughly explained on the Secure website.

You can Secure online or at Walmart for around $9.00.

Trial and Error

Almost all brands of denture adhesive do not list gluten as an ingredient, meaning that most should be gluten-free. However, no denture adhesive brands are certified gluten-free. Therefore, gluten could be a potential contaminant in the adhesive. Finding the adhesive that works for you may take trial and error. Always look for symptoms of a reaction when trying a new product.

Gluten-Free Denture Adhesive

Denture adhesives typically contain only a few ingredients and gluten usually isn't one. Polygrip Free, Fixodent Complete Free, and Secure are excellent denture adhesives that don't have gluten in the label. Although gluten isn't on the label of many denture adhesives, they still are not certified gluten-free so use caution and be aware when trying out a new brand.

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Gluten-Free Denture Adhesive