After reading an article from The University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center, they brought great awareness about oral health. We don't often think of oral health as something that is linked to celiac disease, but it truly is. With celiac disease your body lacks lots of nutrients due to the small intestines inability to absorb them; that is caused from the inflammation and damage that has taken place with ingesting gluten. With having inadequate nutrition our teeth suffer. Symptoms range from canker sores (aphthous ulcers) to defects in tooth enamel (enamel hypoplasia) to delayed tooth eruption. Although oral health is important at all ages, children are at a higher risk because of the development taking place. Paying close attention to your oral health can help identify a problem and provide early intervention before irreversible damage is done. The article below goes into greater detail on the topic.
Below is a link to the article regarding oral health from The University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center.
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