Dental Enamel And Gluten Intolerance
Posted 22 January 2012 - 08:19 PM
I'm wondering if anyone here has found that their children with Gluten Intolerance/Celiac have also had problems with their dental enamel being thin or not covering the entire tooth. I seem to remember reading something about this but when I asked my dentist he told me it had more to do with my own body not producing "something" when she was in utero. My one daughter(5) who if Gluten Intolerant has poor enamel and her younger sister (4) does also. I've been wondering if I should be treating the younger one as if she were intolerant as well (due to some relatively minor GI symptoms)and the enamel issue is lending fuel to my thought process. Anyone here have similar issues? Thanks in advance.
Posted 22 January 2012 - 09:51 PM
Posted 23 January 2012 - 03:32 AM
Celiac disease(positive blood work/biopsy- 10/2008), gluten free oat intolerent, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis/Disease, Raynaud's Disease
celiac disease(positive IgA tTG, no biopsy- 11/2010)
repeated negative bloodwork and negative EGD/biopsy. Started on a gluten free trial(8/2011). He has decided to stay gluten free due to all of the improvements he has experienced on the diet.
Posted 23 January 2012 - 04:51 AM
Posted 23 January 2012 - 05:30 AM
Posted 23 January 2012 - 05:48 AM
Posted 23 January 2012 - 02:41 PM
I have read scientific papers about a connection with enamel problems and celiac disease, but I don't have the links. Our dentist was unaware of the connection.
Posted 23 January 2012 - 05:29 PM
Posted 02 March 2012 - 12:29 PM
Posted 02 March 2012 - 01:01 PM
He is 9 and has always had something up with his teeth - despite eating pretty healthy and brushing daily, etc. When his front teeth came in, they were sort of tannish and discolored - uneven colored and thin looking. The dentist seemed unconcerned. When I tried to find a photo to bring to the celiac specialist, I couldn't - hundreds of photos, but very few where he showed his teeth. He was sensitive about them (how sad!). Anyway, when she finally met him (at one of his brother's appointments) she took a look and scheduled a endoscopy for him - even though all his blood tests were normal and he has no other symptoms. She fully expected to find that he too has celiac disease.
His biopsy was negative so she said to have his blood tested every two years - sooner if he develops any symptoms. She said she would not be surprised if it was somehow related to gluten but couldn't attribute it to celiac disease just yet.
He still eats gluten, but nowhere near as much as before, since I only cook gluten free now. Since we changed our diet (me and younger son are 100% gluten free, the other two in the family still use regular bread and cereal) his teeth look like they have improved.
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