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I have been reading that Celiac can effect tooth enamel. Along with all the other symptoms, this is something that has plagued me for quite some time. I had braces, but not where the white spots are located. I am also starting to get discolored between my teeth. Please note I brush 2-3 times daily and floss 4-5 times a week and use listerine.

Anyways I am including a pic. Maybe you guys can tell me if this looks at all familiar.

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I have been reading that Celiac can effect tooth enamel. Along with all the other symptoms, this is something that has plagued me for quite some time. I had braces, but not where the white spots are located. I am also starting to get discolored between my teeth. Please note I brush 2-3 times daily and floss 4-5 times a week and use listerine.

Anyways I am including a pic. Maybe you guys can tell me if this looks at all familiar.

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Looks identical to my son's teeth and to medical photos I've seen of celiac damage. I had some links...I'll try to find them later.

Sorry.

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Is this common in adults? Because these spots really didn't start showing up until I was about 17-18. Shortly after I started feeling pretty ill.

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Is this common in adults? Because these spots really didn't start showing up until I was about 17-18. Shortly after I started feeling pretty ill.

I don't know it's a common thing. The discoloration, which starts when the person is young, never goes away and may (I'm not an expert) tend to show more as a person ages and their weak enamel wears off.

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I admit my dentist does not know much about celiac and the effects on enamel. My oldest son, who is 10, has had a lot of cavities in his baby teeth. He also just had a cavity filled in his first permanant molar. We even had sealants put on them. I was so upset. He also on one of his top lateral incisors (permanant tooth) has a big huge white spot. I have inquired if it was an enamal defect and I get told no. I was told that it is common and that the tooth could have gotten injured before it erupted. But what really got me thinking is that he has actually developed two small pits in his lower central incisors (also permanant teeth) in the last three months or at least that I noticed. I made it a point to show it to the hygenist and dentist. At first the hygenist thought it was just a stain, it did polish, but it is a pit. The dentist said it isn't all the way through and just to watch it. Eventually I fear, it will have to be filled too if it gets a cavity in it or the enamal gets to week. It's bad enough his baby teeth are so bad, but now we are having issues with his permanant teeth. I have mentioned that dental enamal defects can go with celiac to the dentist. She admittedly told me she didn't know much about it. She also tells me he doesn't have any enamal problems, which I'm hesitant to believe. This is my child who repeatedly tests negative for celiac. His allergist believes he needs to be gluten free anyway, and I'm waiting to consult with a gi while he is still eating gluten.

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I admit my dentist does not know much about celiac and the effects on enamel. My oldest son, who is 10, has had a lot of cavities in his baby teeth. He also just had a cavity filled in his first permanant molar. We even had sealants put on them. I was so upset. He also on one of his top lateral incisors (permanant tooth) has a big huge white spot. I have inquired if it was an enamal defect and I get told no. I was told that it is common and that the tooth could have gotten injured before it erupted. But what really got me thinking is that he has actually developed two small pits in his lower central incisors (also permanant teeth) in the last three months or at least that I noticed. I made it a point to show it to the hygenist and dentist. At first the hygenist thought it was just a stain, it did polish, but it is a pit. The dentist said it isn't all the way through and just to watch it. Eventually I fear, it will have to be filled too if it gets a cavity in it or the enamal gets to week. It's bad enough his baby teeth are so bad, but now we are having issues with his permanant teeth. I have mentioned that dental enamal defects can go with celiac to the dentist. She admittedly told me she didn't know much about it. She also tells me he doesn't have any enamal problems, which I'm hesitant to believe. This is my child who repeatedly tests negative for celiac. His allergist believes he needs to be gluten free anyway, and I'm waiting to consult with a gi while he is still eating gluten.

Roda, good for you for keeping the dentist on his/her toes. My dental history is just like your son's. My son (pre-gluten-free) had pits, enamel problems, etc., but dentist never said anything about celiac.

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My daughter has always had poor tooth enamel and now we know it was likely caused by Celiac. There is a special coating that the dentist can put on the teeth to protect them. It's on her baby teeth right now. When her baby teeth fall out and the adult teeth begin to erupt we have been to get her in right away so they can start coating them to prevent further damage.

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I have been reading that Celiac can effect tooth enamel. Along with all the other symptoms, this is something that has plagued me for quite some time. I had braces, but not where the white spots are located. I am also starting to get discolored between my teeth. Please note I brush 2-3 times daily and floss 4-5 times a week and use listerine.

Anyways I am including a pic. Maybe you guys can tell me if this looks at all familiar.

photo.jpg

I had white spots like that on my teeth when I was younger (17) and had my braces removed. My mom had the two teeth with the problem bonded and they look great now (41 now). Was dx with Celiac at age 39.

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I had white spots like that on my teeth when I was younger (17) and had my braces removed. My mom had the two teeth with the problem bonded and they look great now (41 now). Was dx with Celiac at age 39.

Were your spots from you braces? My spots are not were my braces were. Don't recall it being there after I got them removed in 6th grade. Also the discoloration between my teeth is concerning me because like I posted I floss 4-5 time a week and brush at least twice a day.

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my son is 6 and has two white spots on his teeth. the dentist gave us some 'prescription' toothpaste for him to try but the spot isn't getting any better. also, when he was about 3 he had to get a tooth pulled because of an abscess. i am coming to the realization that i probably have celiac even though i've not gotten tested. now this really makes me think he has it too!

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