Dental Enamel Defects and Celiac Disease


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“Celiac disease manifestations can extend beyond the classic gastrointestinal problems, affecting any organ or body system. One manifestation—dental enamel defects—can help dentists and other health care providers identify people who may have celiac disease and refer them to a gastroenterologist. For some people with celiac disease, a dental visit, rather than a trip to the gastroenterologist, was the first step toward discovering their condition.”

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As stated in the article, Not all dental enamel defects are caused by celiac disease, although the problem is fairly common among people with the condition, particularly children, according to Alessio Fasano, M.D., medical director at the Massachusetts General Hospital for Celiac Research and Treatment, and dental enamel defects might be the only presenting manifestations of celiac disease.


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