Celiac.com Sponsor (A1):


Celiac.com Sponsor (A1):


  • Join Our Community!

    Get help in our celiac / gluten-free forum.

  • Jefferson Adams

    Does Timing of Gluten-Free Diet Influence Dental Enamel Defects in Celiac Disease?

    Jefferson Adams
    0
    Reviewed and edited by a celiac disease expert.   eNewsletter: Get our eNewsletter

      Are dental enamel defects tied to start of gluten-free diet in celiacs?


    Caption: Photo: CC--CEA+

    Celiac.com 08/09/2017 - There have been a number of studies showing a strong connection between celiac disease and dental enamel defects (DEDs), however, the exact relationship is still unclear.

    To get a better understanding, a team of researchers recently set out to evaluate DEDs in people with celiac disease by looking at how long it took them to begin a gluten-free diet (GFD).



    Celiac.com Sponsor (A12):




    The research team included AM de Queiroz, J Arid, FK de Carvalho, RAB da Silva, EC Küchler, R Sawamura, LAB da Silva, and P Nelson-Filho.

    They are variously affiliated with the Department of Pediatric Dentistry, University of São Paulo - School of Dentistry of Ribeirão Preto, Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil, and the Department of Childcare and Pediatrics, University of São Paulo School of Medicine of Ribeirão Preto, Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil.

    For their study, the team had a pediatric dentist examine forty-five children with celiac disease. The dentist then classified DEDs by the type of teeth affected. The study team divided celiac disease patients into two groups, those with and those without DEDs. They then tested the differences between these groups using chi-square or Fisher´s exact tests and t-test to compare differences between means.

    They used the Pearson coefficient test to determine the correlation between the age at gluten-free diet introduction and number of teeth with defects. They found that patients with Molar Incisor Hypomineralisation (MIH), a condition affecting the enamel of permanent teeth, were more often introduced earlier to the GFD (p = 0.038). They also saw a connection with molar DED (p = 0.013).

    Their study suggests that enamel defects in the molar are connected with the time that celiac disease patients were introduced to a gluten-free diet. What this means for patients with celiac disease remains to be seen.

    Source:

    0

    User Feedback

    Recommended Comments



    Join the conversation

    You are posting as a guest. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
    Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

    Guest
    Add a comment...

    ×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

      Only 75 emoji are allowed.

    ×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

    ×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

    ×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • About Me

    Jefferson Adams is Celiac.com's senior writer and Digital Content Director. He earned his B.A. and M.F.A. at Arizona State University, and has authored more than 2,500 articles on celiac disease. His coursework includes studies in science, scientific methodology, biology, anatomy, medicine, logic, and advanced research. He previously served as SF Health News Examiner for Examiner.com, and devised health and medical content for Sharecare.com. Jefferson has spoken about celiac disease to the media, including an appearance on the KQED radio show Forum, and is the editor of the book "Cereal Killers" by Scott Adams and Ron Hoggan, Ed.D.


  • Celiac.com Sponsor (A17):
    Celiac.com Sponsor (A17):





    Celiac.com Sponsors (A17):




  • Related Articles

    Scott Adams
    Rasmusson CG, Eriksson MA.
    Department of Pedodontics, Uddevalla Hospital, Uddevalla, Sweden.
    Int J Paediatr Dent 2001 May;11(3):179-83
    Celiac.com 05/08/2003 - In a study from Finland in 1986 it was shown that celiac disease was often associated with tooth enamel defects of permanent teeth. This study also showed a strong association between the time of gluten challenge...

    Jefferson Adams
    Celiac.com 08/23/2013 - Previous studies have noted the presence of dental enamel defects in people with celiac disease.
    A team of researchers recently set out to study the prevalence of dental enamel defects in adults with celiac disease, and to determine if there is in fact a connection between the grade of teeth lesion and clinical parameters present at the time of diagnosis...

    Jefferson Adams
    Celiac.com 09/02/2013 - Most people with celiac disease are now diagnosed as adults, and many suffer from impaired bone mineralization.
    Researchers A.J Lucendo and A. García-Manzanares recently conducted a review of bone mineral density in patients with adult celiac disease.
    Their goal was to provide an updated discussion on the relationship between low bone mineral density ...

    Jefferson Adams
    Celiac.com 02/08/2017 - Celiac disease is a chronic autoimmune-mediated enteropathy, triggered by exposure to dietary gluten in genetically prone individuals. Celiac disease is also one of many gastrointestinal diseases that can have dental manifestations. In fact, distinct dental enamel defects are strong indicators of celiac disease, and may lead to a role for dentists in better...

  • Forum Discussions

    Yup, and I expect most of those reactions happen because the makeup/lip balm..ect ends up in their mouth in inadvertently and then into the GI tract. 
    Celiac disease is very clearly defined and is triggered by the gliadin molecule leaking into the lining of the small intestine. It then causes an inflammatory reaction that then causes a multitude of secondary issues. That said, many...
    It's good to hear things are more or less under control now. Sounds like quite a medical ordeal you have been through and a long winding rode. Thanks for sharing. So many more medical problems are autoimmune based than most people realize...