How Does Gluten Affect my Teeth?

Doesn't it seem like Celiac disease is more common than ever these days? With Gluten-free options more and more available and greater understanding of what a gluten sensitivity entails, our world is becoming safer and easier to navigate for those with Celiac.

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From a dentist's perspective, we are learning more and more about the effects of celiac disease on teeth. If you have a gluten intolerance, understanding the impacts on your teeth are important for your oral health. So what are these effects? If you are sensitive to gluten, these are the common effects on your teeth:

  • Damage to teeth enamel
  • Teeth discoloration with brown or yellow spots
  • Canker sores
  • Bad breath
  • Inflammatory gum disease

In reality, understanding these effects really just confirm the reality that a strict gluten-free diet is the best way to go if you have Celiac or even mild gluten intolerance.

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Dr. Johnson is a great pediatric dentist in Riverton. His passion for treating children stems from the inner child alive and well in Dr. Johnson himself. Many of his patients are dealing with the inconveniences that Celiac disease can create in a child's life. Thankfully there are a lot more gluten-free options now than ever before.

If you believe your gluten intolerance is causing problems for your teeth, call 801.806.4645 to schedule your dental exam today. For a great dentist in Riverton or a great dentist in Utah, Platinum Dental Care has locations near you to best serve our patients.