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Dr. Busch of NKC Dental Is Aware of Gluten Intolerance


Kansas City, MO -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/04/2016 -- If you have gluten intolerance, it is taking a toll on your teeth. A 2016 study published in The European Journal of Oral Sciences confirmed that gluten causes the body to produce an immune reaction against a main protein responsible for creating tooth enamel. "The outside protective layer of teeth is enamel and is what makes teeth bright and shiny. The absence of it causes an excess of cavities, tooth wear, tooth loss and infection," comments Dr. Busch.

Researchers found that gluten sensitive patients carry antibodies that fight against a protein present in wheat gluten and other grains. Once triggered, the antibodies then react with a major enamel protein produced by the human body.

At this point, the only effective way for a gluten-sensitive person to prevent a flare-up is by avoiding all foods containing gluten. "Here at NKC Dental, we stay on top of the latest scientific findings on oral health and are aware of the negative effects of gluten intolerance. If gluten sensitivity is confirmed in children, regular checkups are essential to prevent severe oral damage. You may want to consult with us if you or your family has gluten intolerance," remarks Dr. Tucker VanYperen.

"To the best of our knowledge, GC America Products, which we use, do not contain gluten or gluten derivatives. It is always possible that natural-derived chemicals may contain trace amounts, especially alcohols. In our case, when we do use alcohols, they are denatured and therefore, are even less likely to be contaminated with gluten or its derivatives," states Dr. William Busch.

What's the difference between celiac disease, gluten intolerance, non-celiac gluten sensitivity and wheat allergy? We use "wheat tolerance syndrome" when referring to the entire category of gluten issues: celiac disease, non-celiac gluten sensitivity and wheat allergy. Celiac disease does more than just damage enamel. It has been linked to severe redness at the back of the throat, bad breath, canker sores, metallic taste in the mouth, and inflammatory gum disease.

About NKC Dental
Dr. Busch is one of a select group of dentists around the country who have achieved Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. VanYperen's goal is to provide comfortable, comprehensive dental care to all of his patients by utilizing the latest techniques and technology.

To make an appointment at NKC Dental call, 816-471-2911.