Tupelo, MS - Dr. Richard Caron "Your Dental Health" Celiac Disease

Gluten-free diets are very popular, and this trend brings more gluten-free products to the grocery store. Gluten intolerance is called Celiac Disease which is an auto-immune disorder caused by exposure to gluten, a substance found in wheat grains. Celiac Disease damages tissue in the small intestine, but did you know there are some oral manifestations of Celiac Disease? According to the American Dental Association, early indications of Celiac Disease in children are: delayed tooth eruption, dry mouth, recurring canker sores, cracks or sores on the sides of the mouth, and dental enamel defects. If you notice any of these symptoms in your child, be sure to speak with your dentist and doctor about Celiac Disease.