[Updated July 6, 2015]

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What is Celiac Disease?

Celiac disease is a genetic autoimmune disorder that occurs when the body reacts abnormally to gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley. When people with celiac disease eat foods that contain gluten, an immune-mediated toxic reaction causes damage to their small intestine, as well as to other systems in the body.

Celiac disease affects about 1 in 133 people, an estimated 3 million Americans. Approximately 85 percent of these people are thought to be undiagnosed. For more information on Celiac Disease, please read What is Celiac Disease?

Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity

For years, many people reported having celiac-like symptoms—abdominal pain, fatigue, foggy mind, joint pain, tingling of the extremities, even depression—but they repeatedly tested negative for celiac disease—and responded positively to the gluten-free diet. Now specialists recognize...more

Gluten and Your Teeth

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Gluten and Your Teeth

Celiac disease doesn’t just affect the gut. It can have widespread impact throughout your body, from your skin and joints to your mood and brain. Research shows your pearly whites can also be affected, especially in children.

It turns out there’s no published research directly linking cavities to celiac disease. But celiac disease can affect the mouth and teeth, especially the tooth enamel.

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