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Dental Enamel Defects Connected With Celiac?

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So Dental Enamel Defects are connected with Celiac? Can this be miss coloration of teeth (like a spot) or what does it mean?

Just getting a lot of cavaties?

I just remembered that I had this white spot on one of my teeth when I was a kid that they removed. I had forgotten about that. My teeth has been strong though.


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Grain free, casein free, soy/legume free + a bunch of allergies I have had since I was a child (stone fruits, nuts..carrots)

Following the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, but no nuts, legumes or casein.

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Just curious how they removed the spot? My son has this on one of his permanent teeth (front and center!) and it bothers me.

Anyhow, for us it has been not just discoloration and lots of cavities, but continued decay underneath crowns, pieces of enamel chipping off and stiff like that. My kids would brush and floss and still have 6-10 cavities filled a year. Since they have been gluten free for 4 years they have had hardly any dental work done. This past 3 years only one child had one cavity, the rest have been cavity free!


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Mariann, gluten intolerant and mother of 3 gluten intolerant children

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They removed it like a cavity and put some plastic to protect the tooth there. It wasn't deep enough to get a shot or anything. I had it done when I was 4 so I don't remember much. My father gave me my first watch after it was done. hehe I remember that better. ;)

I haven't had any cavities at all. Been very lucky.


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Grain free, casein free, soy/legume free + a bunch of allergies I have had since I was a child (stone fruits, nuts..carrots)

Following the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, but no nuts, legumes or casein.

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I wonder if the treatment would be different for a permanent tooth? Oh well, I'm not going to worry about it. It will probably be braces that will be the biggest worry, but so far none of the dentists we've seen has mentioned it at all for any of the kids...


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I wonder if the treatment would be different for a permanent tooth? Oh well, I'm not going to worry about it. It will probably be braces that will be the biggest worry, but so far none of the dentists we've seen has mentioned it at all for any of the kids...

Oh, I forgot to mention that it is a permanent tooth. So it is still there. I remember it not being a big deal when it happened. The plastic is almost all gone now so I need to get some more/new on there.


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Grain free, casein free, soy/legume free + a bunch of allergies I have had since I was a child (stone fruits, nuts..carrots)

Following the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, but no nuts, legumes or casein.

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You had a permanent tooth when you were 4?! I'm impressed. Most kids don't start losing their teeth that early.


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Mariann, gluten intolerant and mother of 3 gluten intolerant children

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Just curious how they removed the spot? My son has this on one of his permanent teeth (front and center!) and it bothers me.

Anyhow, for us it has been not just discoloration and lots of cavities, but continued decay underneath crowns, pieces of enamel chipping off and stiff like that. My kids would brush and floss and still have 6-10 cavities filled a year. Since they have been gluten free for 4 years they have had hardly any dental work done. This past 3 years only one child had one cavity, the rest have been cavity free!

I've never heard of having discolouration spots removed before. I have discolouration on my permanent teeth that is likely flourosis (over exposure to flouride when the adult teeth were forming) and also had a number of cavities in my childhood. As the discolouration is really just cosmetic, I don't know that a dentist would actually remove part of the tooth to fill it in. I could see them being capped to cover it up though.

My son is experiencing the same now. He had two cavities by the time he was three (and has had a few more over the years), he has white spots on his permanent teeth, and has an issue with plaque build up. He just had sealant put on his permanent molars to slow the formation of cavities. Hopefully it helps! We're still investigating the possibility of celiac in our family BTW.

Michelle

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I've never heard of having discolouration spots removed before. I have discolouration on my permanent teeth that is likely flourosis (over exposure to flouride when the adult teeth were forming) and also had a number of cavities in my childhood. As the discolouration is really just cosmetic, I don't know that a dentist would actually remove part of the tooth to fill it in. I could see them being capped to cover it up though.

My son is experiencing the same now. He had two cavities by the time he was three (and has had a few more over the years), he has white spots on his permanent teeth, and has an issue with plaque build up. He just had sealant put on his permanent molars to slow the formation of cavities. Hopefully it helps! We're still investigating the possibility of celiac in our family BTW.

Michelle

Well, I guess I should mention that I am born and raised in Sweden and they are big into dental stuff over there. Free dental care until you turn 19 and we had a lady coming with mouth rinse way too often to school. :P

Well, so maybe that is why it was done.

It was a white spot. Not sure if the enamel is weaker there or anything. It was just removed.


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Grain free, casein free, soy/legume free + a bunch of allergies I have had since I was a child (stone fruits, nuts..carrots)

Following the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, but no nuts, legumes or casein.

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You had a permanent tooth when you were 4?! I'm impressed. Most kids don't start losing their teeth that early.

Maybe I had brain fog already by then.. I know I had not started school yet. ;) So I guess that would make me 6 years old. Sorry about that. :blink:


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Grain free, casein free, soy/legume free + a bunch of allergies I have had since I was a child (stone fruits, nuts..carrots)

Following the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, but no nuts, legumes or casein.

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yes, there is a link, though usually it's an issue of poorly formed enamel due to deficiencies. you can google it or search on pubmed for more information. (I don't have oodles of details, just know that there is a link to enamel deficiencies in particlar.)


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What about brown staining? My kids and I have had it forever, and no dentist has ever been able to figure out why (we move around a fair amount). They all ask, "Do they drink coffee, tea, soda? What else do they eat?" They don't drink any of those things and we can't come up with any other explanation...The stains come off when their teeth are cleaned, but come back right away. My daughter's teeth are also very dull in color--quite yellow, almost brownish. Any thoughts?


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