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Kathleen Smith

Dentist (Gluten?)

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Hi Everyone!

My dietician I saw had given me a card of a dentist who is gluten free. I finally made an appointment and then found out I am not covered by the gluten free dentist.

If I go to a regular dentist will I get glutented?

Any thoughts, suggestions??? What do other people do?

Thanks!

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I was diagnosed in Jan, 2008, so I have been gluten free for a little over two years. I go to my regular dentist and my regular peridontist (gum diseae can be a direct result of Celiac) I have never had a problem with either one.

Of course, if you are prescribed medicine you will want to make sure it is gluten free.

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I suggest you call your dietician to see why it's important to go to a gluten free dentist. Let us know what she says. tfs

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At my last appt. last month, I asked about the cleaner and the hygenist showed me the box that stated the cleaner is gluten free. Just ask your hygenist.

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I am due for my six month cleaning and check up soon. I also was wondering if I'd get glutened from my dentist. Could the "gritty stuff" that is used to polish the teeth contain gluten, soy or corn? I tested severely intolerant to fluoride a while back and know there is a polish that is fluoride free. Guess I'll have to ask about about the polish when I schedule my appointment.

At least they wear gloves when they are working in your mouth. That imposes another question. Is there any powder that is used to separate the gloves? If so, would that contain wheat, soy or corn?

I just wish I didn't need anyone poking around in my mouth:(

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I finally found a good dentist who is knowledgeable about gluten and was willing to check all products. It was a long process with many initial 'sit down and talks' but no work appointments talking about the issue before I found one who not only would check all the products he would use but also had a personality that I liked.

We can get glutened with some products but we can also have a good safe experience too. You just have to find a dentist that will check.

It does annoy me that dentists are so celiac uninformed in the US. In some countries they are one of the best folks to pinpoint possible celiac in kids because of the enamel damage to the teeth. Here if your enamel is damaged we are told to stop drinking soda pop and brush more often. That can be emotionally crushing to a child that takes good care of their teeth already.

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