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Just curious as to how many - if any - of your children have dental enamel defects. I think my 4 year old may have celiac disease and in addition to his short stature and pudgy belly and clay colored stools that he may have dental enamel defects as well. He has been to the dentist many times where they have used flouride treatments and varnishes, and I use an ultrasonic brush from the dentist on his teeth at least two to three times a week (the other times I use a regular spin brush because I do not want to be too harsh on his little teeth). He also uses act bubblegum mouthwash (almost 5....so he doesn't swallow it - he spits it out).

Anyone else with a dental presentation in their child?

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As a child, I had dental enamel defects, and my celiac child also does.

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I did as a child as well

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That's very interesting, my 4 year old has cavities (6 so far) but she's not the gluten intolerant one! I wonder if I should have her tested?

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That's very interesting, my 4 year old has cavities (6 so far) but she's not the gluten intolerant one! I wonder if I should have her tested?

My little guy seems to have dental enamel that is just yellowing or wearing thin. Hard to explain really - but I brush his teeth so well so it doesn't make a lot of sense. I know it could just be genetic - but wondered if there was a link.

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My daughter had enormous dental problems as a child. No sweets or juices, but by 18 months old, she already had 22 cavities, and we were like you. We used flouride and brushing and such, and she would still get about a new cavity a month. It was awful.

She was just diagnosed last year, after she turned 11 years.

My son had the short stature and pudgy belly, and while his test is negative, we've taken him off of gluten and seen an improvement in his growth, as well. No dental issues for him, however.

Just curious as to how many - if any - of your children have dental enamel defects. I think my 4 year old may have celiac disease and in addition to his short stature and pudgy belly and clay colored stools that he may have dental enamel defects as well. He has been to the dentist many times where they have used flouride treatments and varnishes, and I use an ultrasonic brush from the dentist on his teeth at least two to three times a week (the other times I use a regular spin brush because I do not want to be too harsh on his little teeth). He also uses act bubblegum mouthwash (almost 5....so he doesn't swallow it - he spits it out).

Anyone else with a dental presentation in their child?

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Just curious as to how many - if any - of your children have dental enamel defects. I think my 4 year old may have celiac disease and in addition to his short stature and pudgy belly and clay colored stools that he may have dental enamel defects as well. He has been to the dentist many times where they have used flouride treatments and varnishes, and I use an ultrasonic brush from the dentist on his teeth at least two to three times a week (the other times I use a regular spin brush because I do not want to be too harsh on his little teeth). He also uses act bubblegum mouthwash (almost 5....so he doesn't swallow it - he spits it out).

Anyone else with a dental presentation in their child?

My almost 4 yr. old has had enamel problems since 1 yr. old. Her top 4 teeth started to lose enamel, then chip all of a sudden. She wasn't bottle fed, no sweets, brush her teeth, etc.

We haven't gotten the official diagnosis but she did get an IGG Gliadin test back + so we're waiting for a specialist referral to get a proper diagnosis. She also has the pudgy belly, weird stools, failure to thrive, etc.

~J

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Just curious as to how many - if any - of your children have dental enamel defects. I think my 4 year old may have celiac disease and in addition to his short stature and pudgy belly and clay colored stools that he may have dental enamel defects as well. He has been to the dentist many times where they have used flouride treatments and varnishes, and I use an ultrasonic brush from the dentist on his teeth at least two to three times a week (the other times I use a regular spin brush because I do not want to be too harsh on his little teeth). He also uses act bubblegum mouthwash (almost 5....so he doesn't swallow it - he spits it out).

Anyone else with a dental presentation in their child?

Hi!

My daughter has an enamel defect on one of her top front permanent teeth. She was diagnosed 11 months ago, and I had been wondering about that spot for some time! Too bad most dentists don't know more about celiac disease - they could help alot of people reach a diagnosis earlier!!!

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My son with celiac has terrible teeth...just like I do (also celiac). My son who does NOT have celiac, has great teeth. We have educated our dentist a lot about celiac!

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My eldest, now 14 had terrible awful teeth, canines that came in with holes basically, and most of his baby teeth as well-He was just diagnosed last year, though he had GI symptoms since aroudn 5 or 6. My youngest, 5 also has lots of dental issues, she's been gluten free since around 3.5ish, had two teeth extracted, and I just ofund two more cavities this week, sigh. Non-celiac dd, 11, great teeth, no issues.

Patty

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Anyone else with a dental presentation in their child?

Yes! Our super silly girl has had extensive teeth problems, and the staining on her teeth was one of our first clues as to the serious nature of her celiac issues. Unfortunately, we have yet to find a dentist that understands the issues. It is truly awful, in my experience. While I feel that dentists should have been a first line notification and alert for us, they have been anything but. We have had a dentist look at my daughter's teeth and tell us that she has the teeth of a soda drinking, candy eating, bottle at bedtime child, and she is none of those. He could NOT wrap his head around the idea that celiac was the root issue for us. I was standing there telling him about her celiac while he just shook his head and explained that he sees this all the time in the soda drinking, candy eating kids and that was the logical explanation. We never went back. It was so insulting. We struggled to find a pediatric dentist to help, and I think that we are past the worst of it *KOW*. But she has been gluten free for most of her life (we trialed gluten a handful of times in months 6-12). It wasn't until *I* went gluten free (she was nursing), and we better understood cross contamination that we were able to get improved dental health for her. It has been a struggle!

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My little girl had horrible teeth when she was little and I couldnt understand why, her two front top teeth were black and decayed. She is now 11 years old and we just found out she has celiac disease last month and sooo many things are starting to make sense to me now. The only reason we found out was because my youngest daughter who is 9 was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in January and they said that I should have all my children tested, in that test they do a celiac disease test as well.

My daughter never had a problem growing as she is very tall for her age, she is also over weight but has the pot belly. It all came out of know where, she used to be this little tiny girl and then she hit 9 years old and started gaining a lot of weight, started getting severe acne, and very oily hair. Has anyone else seen this in their child with celiac?

We have not started the gluten free diet yet, we just got the second test in that confirmed celiac. So now I am researching like crazy to find out where to start. One with diabetes and one with celiac in 5 months just has my mind whirling.

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Just curious as to how many - if any - of your children have dental enamel defects. I think my 4 year old may have celiac disease and in addition to his short stature and pudgy belly and clay colored stools that he may have dental enamel defects as well. He has been to the dentist many times where they have used flouride treatments and varnishes, and I use an ultrasonic brush from the dentist on his teeth at least two to three times a week (the other times I use a regular spin brush because I do not want to be too harsh on his little teeth). He also uses act bubblegum mouthwash (almost 5....so he doesn't swallow it - he spits it out).

Anyone else with a dental presentation in their child?

I posted these links on the same topic over on a UK forum.

Take Your Pick

Dental Enamel Defects and Celiac Disease

Association Between Celiac Disease, Dental Enamel Defects

Coeliac-type permanent-tooth enamel defects (1)

Dental enamel defects in celiac disease

Coeliac-type permanent tooth enamel defects (2)

PAEDIATRIC DENTISTRY: Dental Enamel Defects and Celiac Disease

Spotting Celiac Disease From Dental Damage

Best Regards,

David

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