The June meeting of the Prescott Area Celiac and Gluten Free Support Group was held on Tuesday, June 14thth from 12-2PM, at the Prescott Valley Public Library.
Renee shared a rare opportunity. Having gone to a local dental specialist for a specific issue, the subject of celiac and acid reflux came up. To her surprise, this dentist recognized the correlation with her symptoms and the dental problem.....In fact, he asked her to speak at a dental conference he was conducting. It was an enormous honor to speak to approx, 25 dentists from Prescott, Chino Valley and Prescott Valley area. Gleaning information from the Gluten Free & More Dec/Jan 2016 issue titled "Gluten and Your Teeth" she was able to relay the fact that celiac disease doesn't just affect the gut. It can have widespread impact throughout your body, from your skin & joints to your mood & brain. Current research shows your teeth can also be affected, especially in children. Celiac expert Peter H. R. Green MD (director of the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University Medical Center) says "Adults are more likely to have extensive dental work with bonding, caps & crowns. You don't always know what all that was for...Could it have been damage due to celiac disease?"
Our meetings are so successful because of the support of so many of our members. Thank you to all. It's difficult to relay all the great details and info shared at the monthly meetings.....we cover so much it seems.....so, hope to see you next month!