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Hi can anyone help me. My daughters two front top teeth have what looks like chalky white bottoms. only the bottom 1mm is this the start of tooth decay? she is only 16 months and is gluten sensitive.


[b]Had very interesting symptoms as a child. Failure to thrive, lactose intollerance, vomiting, recurrent bladder infections, short stature (5ft tall)

Have family on my dads side dx celiac.

grandmother and brother symptomatic! No dx as this is recent discovery.

My symptoms returned Feb 08

Negative blood tests. 04/08

No iga deficiency test.

Gluten free 15/7/08

Daughter 17 months.

symptomatic since six months

Remarkable dietary response

Lactose intollerant

Negative blood test at nine months.Gluten free at the time for 4 weeks

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Hi can anyone help me. My daughters two front top teeth have what looks like chalky white bottoms. only the bottom 1mm is this the start of tooth decay? she is only 16 months and is gluten sensitive.

I think you'll need to talk to a dentist on this one. Here's some info to get you started.

I searched for a long time to find a picture of discoloration. My dentist - though knowledgeable about celiac after I asked her to research it - didn't know what caused my 14 yo son's teeth discoloration. Here are the pictures I found: http://cyberdentist.blogspot.com/2006/08/w...hypoplasia.html My son's teeth look like the middle/moderate picture.

Here's a quote from the author: "True hypoplasia is a developmental phenomenon whose cause is a little hard to pinpoint. Any systemic distrubance over a long period of time can effect developing tooth enamel. So, if the enamel is forming now (permanent teeth), then a healthy child with no prolonged illnesses or fevers will be more likely to avoid developmental disturbances." Sounds like celiac to me.

You say that your daughter is "gluten sensitive". Does that mean she is fed only gluten-free foods? If not, you may want to be safe and take her gluten free so she doesn't get worse.

Good luck.

~Laura


Diagnosed by biopsy 2/12/07. Negative blood tests. Gluten-free (except for accidents) since 2/15/07. DQ2.5 (HLA DQA1*05:DQB1*0201)

Son, age 18, previously delayed growth 3rd percentile weight, 25th percentile height (5'3" at age 15). Negative blood work. Endoscopy declined. Enterolab positive 3/12/08. Gene results: HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0201 HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0503 Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 2,1(Subtype 2,5) Went gluten-free, casein-free 3/15/08. Now 6'2" (Over six feet!) and doing great.

"Great difficulties may be surmounted by patience and perseverance." Abigail Adams (1744-1818) 2nd First Lady of the United States

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Hi, my celiac son's permanent front teeth have a little white staining on them as well. But my sister and I also had stained teeth as children and neither one of us has any illness. Also, my friend's son has darker staining on his back teeth and also has no illnesses. But it is not decay. A dentist can better explain why this happens.

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my grand-daughter who is 10 YO just gained a bunch of weight & lost ALL the enamel on ALL her teeth. She is NOT gluten-free, she has two DQ1 genes - as do most of the people in my family - including me.

gluten intolerant is very serious business. Celiac will get the GI stuff first - but gluten intolerant can attack a lot of other areas before you ever get any GI symptoms - if ever.

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I think you'll need to talk to a dentist on this one. Here's some info to get you started.

I searched for a long time to find a picture of discoloration. My dentist - though knowledgeable about celiac after I asked her to research it - didn't know what caused my 14 yo son's teeth discoloration. Here are the pictures I found: http://cyberdentist.blogspot.com/2006/08/w...hypoplasia.html My son's teeth look like the middle/moderate picture.

Here's a quote from the author: "True hypoplasia is a developmental phenomenon whose cause is a little hard to pinpoint. Any systemic distrubance over a long period of time can effect developing tooth enamel. So, if the enamel is forming now (permanent teeth), then a healthy child with no prolonged illnesses or fevers will be more likely to avoid developmental disturbances." Sounds like celiac to me.

You say that your daughter is "gluten sensitive". Does that mean she is fed only gluten-free foods? If not, you may want to be safe and take her gluten free so she doesn't get worse.

Good luck.

~Laura

My daughter is in a gluten free diet she has been since she was nine months old. There is celiac disease on my fathers side (this is only a recent discovery). In my eyes she is celiac. She has been plagued with diarrhoea rashes, stopped growing, irritable, had a rash that looked like DH for three weeks and was intensely itchy that cleared when we put her on gluten-free diet. She was always pale with red rings around her eyes and these symptoms all return when accidental ingestion of gluten occurs.


[b]Had very interesting symptoms as a child. Failure to thrive, lactose intollerance, vomiting, recurrent bladder infections, short stature (5ft tall)

Have family on my dads side dx celiac.

grandmother and brother symptomatic! No dx as this is recent discovery.

My symptoms returned Feb 08

Negative blood tests. 04/08

No iga deficiency test.

Gluten free 15/7/08

Daughter 17 months.

symptomatic since six months

Remarkable dietary response

Lactose intollerant

Negative blood test at nine months.Gluten free at the time for 4 weeks

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My daughter is in a gluten free diet she has been since she was nine months old. There is celiac disease on my fathers side (this is only a recent discovery). In my eyes she is celiac. She has been plagued with diarrhoea rashes, stopped growing, irritable, had a rash that looked like DH for three weeks and was intensely itchy that cleared when we put her on gluten-free diet. She was always pale with red rings around her eyes and these symptoms all return when accidental ingestion of gluten occurs.

It sounds like you are being proactive about the gluten-free diet.

Do the pictures that I posted look like your daughter's teeth?

~Laura


Diagnosed by biopsy 2/12/07. Negative blood tests. Gluten-free (except for accidents) since 2/15/07. DQ2.5 (HLA DQA1*05:DQB1*0201)

Son, age 18, previously delayed growth 3rd percentile weight, 25th percentile height (5'3" at age 15). Negative blood work. Endoscopy declined. Enterolab positive 3/12/08. Gene results: HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0201 HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0503 Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 2,1(Subtype 2,5) Went gluten-free, casein-free 3/15/08. Now 6'2" (Over six feet!) and doing great.

"Great difficulties may be surmounted by patience and perseverance." Abigail Adams (1744-1818) 2nd First Lady of the United States

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It sounds like you are being proactive about the gluten-free diet.

Do the pictures that I posted look like your daughter's teeth?

~Laura

Unfortunately I couldn't access them. It told me that the blogger was not found.


[b]Had very interesting symptoms as a child. Failure to thrive, lactose intollerance, vomiting, recurrent bladder infections, short stature (5ft tall)

Have family on my dads side dx celiac.

grandmother and brother symptomatic! No dx as this is recent discovery.

My symptoms returned Feb 08

Negative blood tests. 04/08

No iga deficiency test.

Gluten free 15/7/08

Daughter 17 months.

symptomatic since six months

Remarkable dietary response

Lactose intollerant

Negative blood test at nine months.Gluten free at the time for 4 weeks

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