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Hi All,

Just thought you'd like to know I went to my dentist Monday for a regular 6 month cleaning. The dental hygienist asked if anything had changed in my medical history. I said, not officially. I had been doing an elimination diet and wheat seems to be causing some issue. She immediately asked "Celiac?"

I said no, I think it is an actual wheat allergy but I go to by GP Weds (today!) and will discuss more with her then.

Anyway, I barely got out the "trouble with wheat" and she was all over Celiac. Thought that was great! :)

sue

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Hi All,

Just thought you'd like to know I went to my dentist Monday for a regular 6 month cleaning. The dental hygienist asked if anything had changed in my medical history. I said, not officially. I had been doing an elimination diet and wheat seems to be causing some issue. She immediately asked "Celiac?"

I said no, I think it is an actual wheat allergy but I go to by GP Weds (today!) and will discuss more with her then.

Anyway, I barely got out the "trouble with wheat" and she was all over Celiac. Thought that was great! :)

sue

That's really good! It's funny, last time I went to the dentist (about 3 weeks ago) the hygienist asked the same thing, and I said, yes, Celiac Disease. And she said, "really? me too!" So we spent a lot of time discussing the disease, diagnosis, foods, shopping. Best time I've ever had at the dentist!

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That's really good! It's funny, last time I went to the dentist (about 3 weeks ago) the hygienist asked the same thing, and I said, yes, Celiac Disease. And she said, "really? me too!" So we spent a lot of time discussing the disease, diagnosis, foods, shopping. Best time I've ever had at the dentist!

At our dentist, you need to specify 'Celiac Disease' before your actual appointment so that they can make sure and have gluten-free toothpaste to clean with. The one variety they were planning on using when I went was NOT gluten-free...


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Daughter diagnosed 1/06 bloodwork and biopsy
-gluten-free since 1/06

Son tested negative-bloodwork (8/07), intestinal issues prompted biospy (3/08), results negative, but very positive dietary response, Dr. diagnosed Celiac disease (3/8)

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At our dentist, you need to specify 'Celiac Disease' before your actual appointment so that they can make sure and have gluten-free toothpaste to clean with. The one variety they were planning on using when I went was NOT gluten-free...

Right. And this is good. I had already called the dentist's office prior to my appointment. But I think she was asking as she was reading my chart and hadn't noticed that yet. I think it should be on the outside of the file and big and bold somehow like they do with your allergies.

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Right. And this is good. I had already called the dentist's office prior to my appointment. But I think she was asking as she was reading my chart and hadn't noticed that yet. I think it should be on the outside of the file and big and bold somehow like they do with your allergies.

I sat there and made them do that (mark the chart in bold) in front of me for my daughter's chart (I'm not celiac, but she is), but they still told me to call a week in advance to make sure they had the gluten-free cleaner in stock.


Rachelle 20dance.gif

Daughter diagnosed 1/06 bloodwork and biopsy
-gluten-free since 1/06

Son tested negative-bloodwork (8/07), intestinal issues prompted biospy (3/08), results negative, but very positive dietary response, Dr. diagnosed Celiac disease (3/8)

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I had actually thought about the toothpaste...after...my appt (I really need to improve my timing). However, once a year - and this was that appt - I get them to "sandblast" instead of polish. It is a high pressure wash with baking soda. Not great on the tongue and it is very messy but boy the teeth feel and look much better!

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