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<p>DS is allergic or sensitive to the following:</p>
<p>all citrus</p>
<p>all berries</p>
<p>banana</p>
<p>grape</p>
<p>(and a bunch of other stuff that's probably not in toothpaste, like rice, oats, cow's milk, etc)</p>
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<p>I suspect peppermint is a problem too.</p>
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<p>Of course all the children's toothpastes are flavored with one of the above fruits.</p>
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<p>We want fluoride-free toothpaste.  It'd be nice if it was SLS-free.  Currently we're using the Tom's of Maine Fennel Propolis and Myrrh toothpaste.  I think that's the only one that's sort of okay now.  It does have SLS in it, though.  He's not consistent about spitting out the toothpaste, either.</p>
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<p>Anybody have any other ideas?</p>
 

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<p>What about Spry infant tooth gel? That might work for him.</p>
 

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<p><a href="http://www.eco-dent.com/dailycare-specialcare-toothpowders.htm" target="_blank">http://www.eco-dent.com/dailycare-specialcare-toothpowders.htm</a></p>
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<p>Is cinnamon on the bad list too?  We use cinnamon and like it.  I haven't tried the anise flavor.</p>
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<p>I've read of some people using pascalite powder, don't know the pros or cons, but maybe something to look into, if you think he could get used to the flavor/texture (I've never even put it in my mouth so I don't know how much of an issue that may be).</p>
 

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<p>You know, you'd think toothpaste makers would make something like vanilla flavor or apple - instead it's all strawberry, orange, grape, cherry.  They even have orange-mango.... if they ditched the orange, the mango would be fine. /end vent  (Sorry, I have to vent because EVERY little thing is like this, for all three of us.  I get so tired of this.)</p>
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<p>Thanks for the ideas.  The Spry has grapefruit seed extract, and with the citrus issue I'd rather not try it. </p>
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<p>The Eco-Dent is interesting, I hadn't found that one before.  The cinnamon has spearmint in it (given the peppermint issues I'd rather not try other mints), but the anise is worth a try.  If DS doesn't like it, then I'm sure DH could use it.  You always have good ideas Tanya.  <span><img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif"></span></p>
 
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