Posted 06 July 2004 - 10:15 AM
thanks in advance, (this tooth is killing me!)
Posted 10 July 2004 - 08:35 AM
Posted 10 July 2004 - 12:08 PM
Anyway, thank you again for clearing that up.
Posted 11 July 2004 - 03:13 AM
I guess I'm a little over-the-top paranoid these days but I was doing so well until I got sick for days recently and still can't figure out what-from.
I think we're all paranoid about this....or at least, I am, too......but in my case because I want to feel better. I'll just try to stay healthy and if I don't get better for a long time, I'll start keeping a really meticulous record of what I eat so I can analyze what foods are giving me issues. For now, I think and hope that I'm still sick from those symptoms that can continue for a year into the diet -- I've only been on the diet for 5 months....wow, I'm rambling and not even about teeth.
Anyway....toothpaste would be gluten-free (but you could bring your own, like I said)....Novocain is gluten-free...lol.....but I see your point...there're so many things that they stick in your mouth that are questionable....I mean, how do you if gauze is gluten-free or those plastic trays that they put the fluoride in?....crazy. I think ultimately there isn't much we can do about it....when my mom asked about some product at my dentist's office, she got handed a bottle so she could "read the ingredients".....with all the flavorings there was no way to tell........unfortunately, a dentist who is celiac-aware still wouldn't be as conscientious to all those potential gluten sources..............but it's a good idea of there was one.......unfortunately, I think it would be hard to find a celiac-aware dentist on the entire east coast, let alone Westchester...........sorry.
Posted 12 July 2004 - 09:14 AM
Posted 12 July 2004 - 07:32 PM
I have some experience with Dental products because every
time I went to the dentist I came back home with "brain fog",
which lasted all day. I found some dental ptoducts that are gluten
free from the Clan Thompson web site. I took a list of the
gluten free products to my dentist(who knew nothing about
Celiac) but his new assistant did because her son has the
disease. Luckily they were able to use the right products
and I no longer suffer the "brain fog".
gluten-free since 11/03, neg biopsy, IGA elevated
Posted 13 July 2004 - 02:08 PM
Avoid mint-flavored anything and have them use plain pumice for cleaning and you should be fine.
Will do....just out of interest, why?....do mint-flavored things usually contain gluten?
Posted 14 July 2004 - 06:06 AM
That doesn't mean we have to avoid mint. I chew several brands of mint gum and eat Peppermint Patties. All the mint-flavored toothpastes I've ever checked have been gluten-free. Most mint is gluten-free, but for some reasons the products I named are not.
Not having the numbing agent means the injection hurts a little more, but that's better than a woman I know who is so allergic to the "caines" that she has all her dental work done without being numbed. Including a root canal.
Posted 17 July 2004 - 04:03 AM
He uses a special technique to clean my teeth (like a laser thing) - no pumice, no polish.
I used to get very ill every time I went to the dentist. Now I am fine.
He even researched every ingredient before he had to do a crown last winter. I made it through that process without getting ill.
You are right about floss. I had heard that Oral-B mint floss contained gluten. I switched to Tom's of Maine, which is gluten-free.
Posted 17 July 2004 - 04:15 AM
Thanks for the floss brand....the dentist kept telling me to floss, but, of course, I wasn't going to chance the gluten....and I didn't care enough to call the company (lol).......good to know which brands are gluten-free.
Richard, I think that although I didn't have a reaction, I was poisoned at my last visit. First off, he used floss...I knew immediately that he shouldn't have, but he just did it really quickly.... second, there was something mint in there.....I think it was something he put in my mouth before he gave me the shot third, I didn't get sick from it, which is good , although it is bad that my intestines were possibly damaged.
I'm not going to let this happen again.....Next time I'm gonna take charge!.....lay out the no-floss rules, etc. and make sure he listens. Thanks for all the info.
Posted 17 July 2004 - 05:12 PM
I agree with Kathleen about educating our Dentists and Doctors
about Celiac because they obviously know very little and
they see patients first and if they knew maybe the kids
and adults could be diagnosed before 11 years of suffering.
I would hate to have a child suffer the way I did with
tooth pain, enamel defects, I had to have my teeth capped
as a teenager.My dentist knew nothing about Celiac, had
recently retired from the Air Force. At least he knows now.
My M.D. is very easy going and doesn't mind if I pass
along info, he ususally says "I didn't know that."
I've worked with doctors all my life and i know some
would resent advice,even a nurse's, but those are few and
I like the idea that Demidge had about leaving fliers
at supermarkets, places of employment, doctors offices,etc.
This is something I am thinking about. We have to get the
message out to stop the suffering and to advance the idea
of gluten-free restaurants and more mainstream foods available.
Another thing that upsets me is reading that people don't
have health insurance to get tested, but that is a whole
other topic, sorry to be ranting tonight...
gluten-free since 11/03, neg biopsy, IGA elevated
Posted 18 July 2004 - 08:30 AM
I agree about educating medical professionals etc. about celiac disease. My granddaughter who is 6 has had caps on her front teeth for over 2 years. This happened before she was diagnosed with celiac disease. The dentist never mentioned checking out the cause behind the fact that the enamel was coming off the teeth.
Posted 19 July 2004 - 03:05 AM
Anyway, my dentist doesn't use those gloves....I don't know if it would've been bad, but he doesn't use them......so in my case, it doesn't really matter, I guess.
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