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January 10th, 2013, 12:55 am

Silver Fillings Article "The ruling was triggered in part by the case of an Iowa dentist who had extracted all 28 teeth of a patient with multiple sclerosis. The dentist received a 9-month license suspension followed by 51 months of probation."
 
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January 10th, 2013, 2:45 am

Note this article also. Problems with Composite Fillings So do you want your kid to be retarded or to have emotional problems? Ha!
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January 10th, 2013, 9:42 am

so what's the best material for fillings ?
 
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January 10th, 2013, 11:30 am

QuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperso what's the best material for fillings ?Heavy metal?
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January 10th, 2013, 8:51 pm

Im looking forward to the day I can handle dental appointments via Fedex!
 
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January 10th, 2013, 9:47 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperso what's the best material for fillings ?composite resin or Gold (in back teeth)Even though I think that the anti-amalgam people are crazy (in a similar way that Vegans are crazy), I WOULD NOT have one put in my mouth now. They:--Eventually crack your teeth (you are just setting yourself up for more dental work later)--Bacteria can stick to them--And frankly, they look like crapI was thinking about this because recently I had two silver fillings removed in my back teeth, and gold crowns put in.I am very unusual in that I have been on a ZERO REFINED SUGAR diet for about 22 years. And I would beg anybody to consider doing this. YOUR HEALTH WILL INCREASE GREATLY.And I have not had EVEN ONE cavity in all that time. However, when I was a teenager, I was on a 3 soda a day diet, like most American teens, and it destroyed two of my back teeth. These are the ones I put the gold crowns on.My dentist told me that I would have to eventually, so why not go ahead and do it.Gold crowns are a wonderful thing: strong, impossible to crack, FUN TO CHEW GUM ON, silky and smooth, the tongue glides over them.
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January 10th, 2013, 9:55 pm

By the way, the ONLY way people get cavities is because of REFINED SUGAR. Bacteria do NOT cause cavities (they move in later).Enzymes acting on REFINED SUGAR is what causes cavities. Take away the REFINED SUGAR, and you will not have cavities EVER.And brushing does not prevent cavities (you brush morning and night, but the REFINED SUGAR from that soda sits there all day in between GIVING YOU CAVITIES).And this is FACT that I have observed. I have been in parts of the word where people do not even have toothbrushes (they use twigs or something), and also do not have REFINDED SUGAR. They often have perfect teeth.
 
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January 10th, 2013, 10:04 pm

And by the way, there are some misguided people who say that honey is a wondeful alternative to refined sugar. They say it's natural. My answer is: BULLS**TBees are fantastic at *REFINING SUGAR*. Honey is REFINED SUGAR. And it will rot teeth, make you fat, and give you diabetes just like the other stuff.
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January 10th, 2013, 10:42 pm

Note this quote from that article:"My mother, who was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease more than two years ago, had her mercury fillings removed immediately after the show aired. After she had spent $10,000 and endured more than 18 hours of dental work so painful she once fainted in the waiting room, her condition did not improve. The pain was outweighed only by the monumental disappointment she and the whole family experienced as we lived through one false hope."Also, this strange video:video
 
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January 10th, 2013, 10:50 pm

The video seems strange, because the lady believes the fillings caused her to have MS, but she doesn't mention any of the other NORMAL syptoms of chronic exposure to mercury.*******************************Effects on Animals: Mercury vapor can damage the kidneys, liver, brain, heart, lungs and colon in experimental animals. It is also mutagenic and can affect the immune system. Rabbits exposed for a single 4 hour period to mercury vapor at a concentration of 28.8 mg/m(3) developed severe damage to the kidneys, liver, brain, heart, lungs, and colon [Clayton and Clayton 1981]. Rabbits exposed to 0.86 mg/m(3) for 6 weeks had significant brain and kidney damage, which resolved on cessation of exposure. Exposure to 6 mg/m(3) mercury vapor caused severe damage to the kidney, heart, lung, and brain of rabbits; however, dogs exposed to 0.1 mg/m(3) for 83 weeks had no microscopic indication of tissue damage [Clayton and Clayton 1981]. Mercury may injure the kidneys through an autoimmune mechanism [ACGIH 1991]. Mercury was mutagenic in eukaryotic cells [ACGIH 1991]. Effects on Humans: Mercury vapor can cause effects in the central and peripheral nervous systems, lungs, kidneys, skin and eyes in humans. It is also mutagenic and affects the immune system [Hathaway et al. 1991; Clayton and Clayton 1981; Rom 1992]. Acute exposure to high concentrations of mercury vapor causes severe respiratory damage, while chronic exposure to lower levels is primarily associated with central nervous system damage [Hathaway et al. 1991]. Chronic exposure to mercury is also associated with behavioral changes and alterations in peripheral nervous system [ACGIH 1991]. Pulmonary effects of mercury vapor inhalation include diffuse interstitial pneumonitis with profuse fibrinous exudation [Gosselin 1984]. Glomerular dysfunction and proteinuria have been observed mercury exposed workers [ACGIH 1991]. Chronic mercury exposure can cause discoloration of the cornea and lens, eyelid tremor and, rarely, disturbances of vision and extraocular muscles [Grant 1986]. Delayed hypersensitivity reactions have been reported in individuals exposed to mercury vapor [Clayton and Clayton 1981]. Mercury vapor is reported to be mutagenic in humans, causing aneuploidy in lymphocytes of exposed workers [Hathaway et al. 1991]. *******************************
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January 11th, 2013, 2:27 pm

In the past few years I had gold crowns (not fillings) replaced with composite crowns. The composite crowns are much better. They feel, act, and look more like real teeth. Gold has a finite lifetime before it needs to be replaced. My dentist has a 3D high precision milling machine in his office. He 3D scans the tooth, then downloads the scan into the mill. The mill recreates the tooth in about 10 minutes. Great stuff.I wonder if the dentists will be able to 3D print a tooth sometime soon.
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January 11th, 2013, 6:06 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: LTrainIn the past few years I had gold crowns (not fillings) replaced with composite crowns. The composite crowns are much better. They feel, act, and look more like real teeth. Gold has a finite lifetime before it needs to be replaced. My dentist has a 3D high precision milling machine in his office. He 3D scans the tooth, then downloads the scan into the mill. The mill recreates the tooth in about 10 minutes. Great stuff.I wonder if the dentists will be able to 3D print a tooth sometime soon.If you are happy with them, then great. I am happy it worked out for you.Replacing a gold crown is usually not done: it is too difficult, unless it's decayed and has to be done. Are they these:CAD/CAM Dentistry
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January 11th, 2013, 6:54 pm

Note this quote. I also noticed this when I was in the Pacific Islands. You see girls all over the place with one gold tooth (so it is not just done my rap singers).****************************A curiosity: the gold tooth Anyone who has lived in Tonga has noticed that almost all the women have one gold tooth. This is not due to poor dental health! It is purely decorative! When a girl becomes a woman and decides that she has to decorate herself and has a gold ring or other ornament, she goes to a dental specialist asks him to melt down the ornament and use the gold to install a gold tooth! The gold tooth may also be a present from parents or elders on a girl's graduating or securing employment.****************************
 
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January 11th, 2013, 7:30 pm

QuoteReplacing a gold crown is usually not done: it is too difficult, unless it's decayed and has to be done. Are they these:CAD/CAM DentistryI think this is the process.. at least it's similar..The dentist was claiming 2-3 micron accuracy of his machine instead of the 60-100 mentioned on Wiki, so the process may have some differences. For large restorations he still uses classic metal with ceramic bonded on the top layer. I don't know if teeth change or the crown itself wears-out, but Gold definitely has a finite life span. After about 15 years, my two crowns started to move around and cause pain when they shifted. Dentist said they needed to be replaced, not fixed. Besides white restorations look soo much better than metal so I was happy to ditch the ugly gold teeth.
 
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January 11th, 2013, 9:39 pm

Some people have gold until they die at 80. It could have been some other problem.Mine are on the back and not visible normally. I prefer it to the feel of a normal tooth.