daily tooth hygiene


fluoride


glass ionomer cement


calculus removal


amalgam removal  also  problems with palladium in gold alloys


miscellaneous


neurotoxicity of dental sealants


it's better to remove an infected tooth than leave it in or have a root canal


titanium implants







   DAILY TOOTH HYGIENE


i normally brush with a soft bristle just before bed  (after flossing with a fluoride or non flouride tape/string depending)  with the Oral B 1·2·3  gel  toothpaste as i think only fluoride can harden the teeth enough for today's acidic foods and drinks


say at once or week or some longer interval i will use a stiffer bristle or an electric toothbrush !


i also leave the toothpaste foam on the teeth a while to let the fluoride bond to the teeth before rinsing, however you should not swallow any of the toothpaste material as it can upset the stomach microbiome


i sometimes will have a rest day from any toothpaste at all if i am not feeling up to par


very very occasionally i use the colgate neutrafluor 5000 plus which has a very high 1.1% sodium fluoride level


just using the neutrafluor once a week is too much and leaves me feeling  "out of sorts"  the next day, a very distinct effect, but it is super effective on the teeth so i will still use it  "medicinally" on occasion !


i have a question as to whether the macleans  "extreme clean"  toothpaste has  problematic  ingredients


you do need to supplement  iodine  though with using a fluoride toothpaste !


i use softer brushes because they seems to erode enamel at the base of the teeth least, however i also occasionally use stiffer toothbrushes to defurr the teeth !


some floss brands are too hard and erode enamel  (especially important if you eat alot of pasturized fruit which i do !) ,  the reach floss i find is too hard


why brushing only once a day before bed is best is that plaque left to build up overnight and during the day does provide some protection as a barrier against acidic foods and  drinks, and in the several hours between eating dinner and bed, the tooth enamel has hardened from any softening brought on by acidic food and/or drink !


   molybdenum  is a good non-toxic tooth hardener, and my occasional molybdenum bisglycinate supplementation i am sure has a very positive effect in this respect !


it may be possible to dab a bit of inorganic molybdenum solution on sensitive spots in the teeth for the molybdenum to bind to that spot in a similar manner to fluoride, i have yet to try this !


the compendium does not in general recommend inorganic molybdenums as a supplement since they are biofilm feeding


however the compendium does recommend the douglas labs bisglycinate organic  molybdenum  as good !


molybdenum chelates copper and you really need to do the full  compendium  otherwise you can get mineral imbalances from just supplementing one or a few minerals !


skin and oral vitamin D and adequate copper are also instrumental


fluoride is well absorbed though the mucosa in the mouth


negatives of fluoride are  it  accumulates in the pineal gland  possibly disrupting sleep, depresses thyroid function  and indirectly impairs nitric oxide synthesis  from nitrates in food by mouth bacteria


however i use a fluoride toothpaste as really the only thing that works for today's acidic food and drinks, but i do supplement  iodine !


i have used a variety of toothbrush bristle stiffness's from a child's soft (oral B !) to an adult medium, but basically the new forming enamel on adult teeth is quite soft and anything except a childs brush can/will erode it !


the sensodyne toothbrush is very good, but still can wear enamel if used carelessly !


“ don't brush right away after eating citrus foods or drinks, because the citric acid in the fruit can temporarily weaken tooth enamel and leave the teeth vulnerable to erosion caused by brushing ”


erosion of tooth enamel from acidic drinks and fruits is now a  major  problem!


interestingly, energy drinks with caffeine are also a  problem



“ caffeine dries the mouth,

increasing the risk of decay significantly

40mg/day is significant enough to slow

the protective flow of good saliva down

and create a dry mouth ”



a good toothbrushing technique  video


i now regard toothbrushing as less of a brushing process and is more important for the placement of a .312% sodium fluoride toothpaste foam on the enamel and the fluoride is then absorbed over the two three minutes i leave it on before rinsing !


sodium fluoride is more reactive and better absorbed than most other fluoride forms in toothpaste, however using a fluoride toothpaste in my opinion always requires some degree of  iodine  supplementation !


 streptococcus mutans


it's important to get below the gum line cleaned of calculus every six months to a year


an interesting  insight  on  s. mutans  and  c. albicans  forming a biofilm in preschool children exposed to excessive levels of sugar ! :o(


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the mouth has a glucan biofilm that is essential for the conversion of nitrates to nitrites and it's not just on the teeth, but also the tongue and roof of the mouth


"Nitrates in vegetables protect against gastric ulcers"  study  (joel petersson uppsala university may 2008)


nitrates from digesting vegetables and fruits are transported into the siliva where mouth biofilm bacteria convert them to nitrates which then go down to the stomach and are convereted by stomach acid into nitric oxide which has beneficial effect on stomach mucosa


so over-clean teeth are not a good idea since the biofilm will seed from the teeth, and anti-bacterial toothpastes and mouth washes will have an adverse effect on this conversion mechanism


some nitrate-rich vegetables are spinach, lettuce, radishes and beetroot


“ It has long been known that nitric oxide is produced by various enzymes in the human body, but the fact that nitric oxide can also be formed in the stomach from nitrites in the saliva, entirely without the involvement of enzymes, is a relatively new discovery.

Joel Petersson's  thesis  shows that the nitric oxide that is formed in the stomach stimulates the protective mechanisms of the mucous membrane because the stomach constantly has to protect itself so as not to be broken down together with the food ingested.

Two such important defence mechanisms are the stomach's constant renewal of the mucous layer that covers the mucous membrane and it's maintenance of a stable blood flow in the mucous membrane. The nitric oxide widens the blood vessels in the mucous membrane, thus increasing the blood flow and regulating elimination of the important mucus. Together, these factors lead to a more resistant mucous membrane ” 


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check the photos on page 3 comparing malitol/xylitol versus sugar chewing gum in this  study


the malitol and xylitol gums, though having a very good effect on the tooth enamel mineralization could create   SCD/BCD  type gut issues being sugar alcohols













   FLUORIDE



fluoride  down-regulates  virulence factors in the main mouth acid producing biofilm bacteria strepococcus muntans


it also changes the main mineral in enamel, hydroxyapatite, into a 6nm layer of a more decay resistant material called fluorapatite


6 nm is is nanoscale and what recent research shows is that nanoscale can have some marvelous properties !


it reduces  the amount  of candida albicans in the mouth


“ extremely low fungal abundance, the inability of fungi to grow under conditions mimicking the distal gut, and evidence from analysis of other public datasets further support the hypothesis that fungi  do not  routinely colonize the gastrointestinal tracts of healthy adults ”


the problem with fluoride is not that it doesn't work for teeth but it's a systemic poison !


i brush my teeth every evening just before bed, usually with macleans protect


just before bed appears to be the best time to brush teeth as sleep is when saliva flow and immune function is depressed , so you get the protection just before the period when it is needed most !


i feel you have to be supplementing  iodine  as part of the compendium to handle the level of fluoride from toothpaste!


fluoride has a noticable thyroid lowering, depressing and energy sapping effect, though the compendium iodine does help offset this, but i don't see any alternative !


fluoride is  anti-microbial !


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if a child accidently ingests a tube of fluoride toothpaste it can die from poisoning.


the level of fluoride useful for dental health is in the area of toxicity and the trade-off may be negative, especially for those more susceptible to fluoride toxicity or have a problem with reduced immune system or enzyme function, or kidney problems.


fluoride is a significant enzyme and thyroid depressant.


it also paradoxically interferes with sleep because it inhibits melatonin production.


the amount ingested from brushing teeth can be reduced by using smaller amounts on the toothbrush, only brushing the teeth once every two days and possibly by using a softish brush limiting gum abrasion or bleeding so less toothpaste is absorbed through the gums


i do however let the mix of toothpaste and saliva stay in my mouth for a while after brushing my teeth so the fluoride has a longer time to enter the enamel and have an effect on biofilm !


when i finish brushing my teeth i first spit out the “free” saliva toothpaste mix that might be swallowed, but leave the rest in my mouth and work it around the teeth and gums with my tongue and leave it for several minutes until it starts to be significantly diluted by more siliva , then give a rinse with water !


there's an awful lot of chemicals in toothpaste and deodorants, a fair portion will end up being absorbed through the skin or gums. SLS may not be good either


another thing to watch out for in toothpaste and deoderant is the antibiotic  triclosan


“ S. aureus grown in the presence of triclosan was better able to  attach  to human proteins, and that rats exposed to triclosan were more susceptible to S. aureus nasal colonization ”


my experience with triclosan is it's  neurally toxic


“ triclosan and triclocarban, found in many toiletry products, act as endocrine disruptors, thus damaging reproductive organs, quality of sperm and interfering with production of thyroid and reproductive hormones ”


the colgate total  with  triclosan  (.22% sodium fluoride)  will give a more complete mouth biofilm kill, but the formulation is quite toxic and makes me less energetic and a bit depressed so i don't use it and new research shows more and more issues with triclosan !


i also occasionally use the the  1.1%  (5000ppm)  colgate neutrafluor 5000 plus ,   but i can only use it occasionally as the high fluoride levels noticably reduce thyroid function !


however it is extremely effective !


you can dab this toothpaste directly on a bit of sore or infected gum and leave it there for best effect !


it can also be  massaged  into the teeth !


i did use the  neutrafluor  every night for about 8 days and while helpful for the teeth, it may have contributed to shortened sleep, hard to say why or even if it happened


the ingredients  "include"   silica,  sorbitol,  saccharin,  polyethylene glycol,  gum,  flavour,  sodium benzoate,  sodium laurel sulphate,  titanium dioxide,  sodium hydroxide  and  brilliant blue colour


sue dengate  lists  brilliant blue and (sodium) benzoates as negatively impacting sleep


so i am going back to just occasional use of the neutrafluor !


brushing itself erodes enamel so that's why i only brush once late in the evening and use softer toothbrushes


i don't use salt (though i have seen this recommended, a pinch on the toothbrush) or baking soda but the problems with fluoride and my poor thyroid function are so substantial that maybe i should look more closely at alternatives like these !


i rinse brushes under hot water after using it to get some sterilising effect, also on a cold day, running hot water over the bristles before you brush softens the bristles.


i dip the brush head in boiling water before using because it's unprocessed bore water here !


it's important to eliminate as much sugar as possible from the diet, no sweets etc. another thing to watch is too much acidic fruit juice may be erosive of enamel.


electric toothbrushes place a damaging magnetic field to close to the head and the most susceptible organ to magnetic fields - the brain !


also i have found using a children's toothbrush can be helpful as the smaller head and softer bristles seem not to wear the enamel.


fluoride in town water supplies combines with the trace aluminium left from focculation to form a neurotoxin.


the sodium fluoride form appears to be more toxic than sodium monofluorophosphate. link however they both retard enzyme, immune system and kidney function.


addenda: just reading on the mercury-autism message board, mercury amalgam fillings can cause a molybdenum deficency which in turn can lead to poor tooth health, so maybe fluoride free is posited on no amalgam fillings.


another addenda: flouride can combine with sulphur  sulphur fluoride  this is interesting because msm(provides sulphur) may help with fluoride removal, but it also explains how fluoride can depress enzyme function since sulphur is an essential part of many enzymes if not all.


it's hard to get away from the utility of daily tooth-brushing with fluoride as the best cavity minimisation and anti gum inflammation strategy !













   GLASS IONOMER CEMENT



“Baseline concentration of fluoride was between 0.038 and 0.050 ppm. Immediately after placement of GIC restorations, fluoride concentrations increased to 0.8 for ChemFil II and 1.2 ppm for Ketac-Fil and Vitrabond. After 3 weeks, concentrations of released fluoride decreased about 35% for all three materials, and after 6 weeks, concentrations decreased another 30%. However, still after 6 weeks, the fluoride concentrations of unstimulated saliva was 10 times higher than the baseline values. The more restored teeth surfaces the higher was the saliva fluoride concentration found. The prevalence of S. mutants in saliva decreased after placement of the GIC restorations.”


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“Fluoride release from fresh glass ionomer specimens was observed to be 3-10 fold compared to specimens that had matured for 3 days.”


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i had a fuji glass ionomer cement put on the rear most left lower molar covering most of the biting surface and this was immediately successful in enabling me to chew on it


however it only lasted seven months, and the same replacement filling lasted only six months


there is a definite fatigue from the intial leaching of fluoride from the ionomer filling


i now have a  ‘ composite only ’  filling in, it was initially a bit painful to chew on but over six months to a year the tooth seems to have grown into the composite shrink space and is functioning very well four and a half years later now, however next time because of the inital discomfort with the tooth i may get the composite laid on glass ionomer since the ionomer with its continuous fluoride release acts as a disinfectant !


however, on reading this  study ,  just plain composite without an underlay of glass ionomer may be way more durable than having an underlay as glass ionomer looks intrinsically weak with pores and liquid in it !


i don't eat nuts and all my food is well cooked so the filling is lasting very well !


composite  (unlike glass ionomer which bonds strongly to dentin)  shrinks a bit on curing leaving a small gap underneath which my tooth grew into after about a year !


until the tooth grew into that gap, it was always a bit sore which i assume was a remnant of the intial cavity infection infection, but after a year it came right and four years later it is excellent showing no signs of needing replacement and is completely painless !


vitamin  K2  causes the tooth to grow !


regular brushing with a fluoride toothpast has helped too, as i think minor biofilm infection of the tooth was also a factor in the chewing discomfort on the tooth, even though the x-ray of the tooth looked quite healthy !


however this  study  is saying some chemical/s  (BPA !)  leaching from the composite is problematic in children


another  take  on the same study saying compomer is better !















   CALCULUS REMOVAL



J asks:


My husband, who is 35 years old, was diagnosed with mitral valve prolapse at age 19 years. Now everytime he goes to the dentist to have his teeth cleaned he is told that he must take an antibiotic. Is this really necessary? It seems like it is probably just a standard procedure designed to limit the dentist's liability if anything happened. (Infection travelled to the heart). It seems that if he were going to get his teeth cleaned twice a year for his life that would add up to be a lot of antibiotics and would be a risk for developing antibiotic resistance. The current protocol is something like 4 or 6 capsules of an antibiotic a certain amount of hours before the procedure. (I can't remember for sure which antibiotic and what the dose amount is, I think, off the top of my head it is, a total of 1200 mg of amoxicillin. He typically goes to the dentist probably once a year for a cleaning and to make sure he doesn't have any cavities forming.


my reply:


the calculus is basically full of biofilm and it's not a composition that suits the stomach so there is an issue there


however yogurt afterwards or something like that would be a better way to go


dentists by and large are not great thinkers, you just have to sort that stuff out yourself


i have bent up a 100mm length of 3mm  ( 1/8th of an inch)  diameter stainless steel rod into a hook shape and ground a point on the hook end and use that to scrape calculcus off the inside of the front bottom teeth and this greatly reduces the need to go to the dentist for teeth cleaning


you can get quality  calculus removal  scrapers from ebay


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the number of missing teeth and percentage of deep periodontal pockets was effective in identifying patients with unrecognized pre-diabetes or diabetes    study


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a pecan bread thread (23/5/04) titled 'tartar on teeth issue',    ***   marks separate posts



the single biggest form of tooth damage is lateral eroison of the teeth at the gum line from toothbrushes with too stiff bristles, i use a babies toothbrush with very soft bristles


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We have the tartar build up just in between the two lower front teeth. The dentist says that as long as we are getting it off every six months, it won't hurt his teeth. It is actually more of a concern for the gums than the teeth from what he says. ??? Oh, and my son is not on the SCD (I am). He has always had the tartar build up just in between those two bottom teeth and we floss every night. Liberty


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u giving calcium?


i did read a post on autism-mercury saying that build up on the inside of the bottom of the front teeth is from saliva pooling there and the minerals in the saliva sorta overbuild on the base of the teeth


it may indicate adequate calcium and a good self healing capacity with his teeth.


you may need to scrape it every several weeks


i made up and use a bit of stainless steel rod bent in a hook shape with the hook end sharpened


dental x-rays seem to impact the thyroid and neck glands, keep them to a minimum............they are not safe whatever the dentist says, typically they say well its the equivlent of a days radition dose people get normally but guess what.........its given in a second!


however the newer dental x-ray machines used these days emit smaller amounts of radiation compared to what was used


that is why i am so keen on miminising my dental vists, they are always doing something to mess your health.



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   AMALGAM REMOVAL;  ALSO PROBLEMS WITH PALLADIUM IN GOLD ALLOYS



the basic issue with drilling amalgams is the volume of the drill hole in the amalgam gets turned into an aerosol of very fine amalgam particles exposing a huge surface area to promote mercury vapour and silver leaching


its very hard to keep some of this from being breathed in or swallowed and i have seen research which shows that dentists ingest a surprisingly large amount of this, even with suction.


the mercury dump from this can be horrific and ingested amalgam seems to deliver large amounts of mercury and possibly silver.


most people get so sick and damaged removing too many amalgam fillings too quickly they would have been heaps better to leave them in and just get them removed as they get loose enough to prise out without drilling


janette writes: "i had all my amalgams removed last year and have been sick ever since." (august 2005)


this  article  and  study  argue that 70% of urine excreted mercury is in fact from fish in the diet and not amalgams : o)


also that hair  (and i guess toenail)  mercury is in fact methyl mercury from fish


it may be that most of the damage from amalgam fillings comes in the first months of them being put in with the huge release of vapour from the fresh amalgam and from cleaning or any drilling of the amalgam


so really they are best left until loose enough to be pried out with a minimum of drilling : o)


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it's not possible to completely stop any of the microscopic particles or vapour from drilling the amalgams being breathed or swallowed


cutting amalgams out generates much less in the way of vapour and particles


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over about 6 years i have seen about 90% of health message board participants get wiped or semi-wiped out through following stupid advice and lacking a sense of caution


"out of the frying pan into the fire"


just remember people are generally not on these boards because they are successful in getting better


most people, because the way they supplement or 'detox' (not to mention some horrific regimes from naturopaths or mercury free dentist's or the like) is so wrong minded, are better just to leave the amalgams in until they are loose enough to be prised out with a minimum of drilling


get just one amalgam removed if you think you can find a safe way of doing it and wait a month to see how it goes


preferably have the removal done during summer/non-flu season months


also you need to be doing a relatively full compendium , especially the 'dual seleniums' and also, at least to some extent, the biofilm carbohydrate diet to keep the damage from the extra mercury to a minimum


let me say it again, it is normal for people doing a hasty removal to get severely damaged, dentists don't like removing them for the good reason that they also get heavy exposure


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from exposure, mercury takes a surprising amount of time to do damage as it interfere's more and more with biochemical function


it slowly works its way into cells, screwing them up


it can show in two weeks, it can show in six and keep going downhill from there if its bad dump


any amalgam particles breathed in, end up in the gut i think as the mucus developed from the lungs to clean them is swallowed.


dams used during amalgam removal may be counterproductive, in fact facilitating higher absorbed mercury levels from amalgam being trapped under it and swallowed, however i am not sure about this


newly placed amalgam emits huge amounts of mercury vapour in the first weeks, very much older amalgams seem to passivate and one assumes be significantly less a source of mercury   study


unfortunately dentists seem to have no clues about various toxicity issues or even dental hygiene in a way that works, and it's because the university selection process suffers similar issues to medicine, the exam system selects only those most unsuited for the job.


even mercury free dentists seem to be fruit cakes, i think the constant close quarters viral exposure from patients, (doctors have this problem to) affects them. though of course even mercury free dentists get mercury exposure from drilling amalgam out.


be very cautious and slow, one or two only removed at a time, minimise the drilling of the amalgam, if a lot of drilling is required it might pay to leave it in until it gets loose


months may be needed between each removal


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composite is fine (using a competent brand) as a replacement on non-biting surfaces, don't put any more metals in the mouth


the research i have seen on composite is that some brands have almost undetectable amounts of bisphenol A (BPA) after a few hours of placement and all have almost undetectable amounts within several weeks of placement


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this is the really stupid sh. who i did have a correspondence with many years ago


the fillings were large, obviously too large to be suitable for resin and being on a biting surface would be flexed and eroded, so perhaps continually leaching


maybe the brand of resin was not competent and high leaching, i think there are some dental resins being made without BPA now


she is so stupid she must be low iodine and is probably not turning over hormones at all, impaired liver function as well


the mercury dump from the amalgam removal will have also very adversely affected the hormone turnover


she is just so typical of the 99.99% who 1/10th listen then go off to murder themselves in all their arrogance about already knowing it all


sh. writes:


“I chose an "environmental dentist", who was holistic, used the dam, etc.... After drilling the mercury from the lower left quadrant of my mouth, I was left with a crown (since there was so much amalgam) and a tooth that needed to be extracted since she must have hit a nerve during the drilling out process.


Still convinced that mercury was the problem, I went along on the circus ride for the lower right quadrant of my mouth. Resin replaced mercury for two large fillings. Within weeks there were changes in my body. My breasts grew, I gained weight and my cycles were different.


After having both, I would choose the mercury. Just being honest.....I'm sure there are lots of people who would choose the resins. My body seems to have a tough time w/whatever is currently in my mouth. I will never, ever, ever, have anyone touch my top fillings unless absolutely necessary.”


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amalgam within the gum erodes bone and tissue and surgical removal may be necessary


absorption of mercury and silver from amalgam within the gum would have to be 100% as body fluids leach the amalgam surface or structure


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i have seen people get badly damaged by incautious amalgam removal and especially with stupid chelation procedures during the removal and afterwards


on the other hand people never really seem to recover with them in


its not necessarily the worst option to leave them in until they are loose enough to remove without drilling


most people would be advised to just leave them in until loose


new fillings leach the largest amount and the most toxic form of mercury


“The Chemical Forms of Mercury in Aged and Fresh Dental Amalgam Surfaces”   study


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pecanbread post (4th sept 05) titled 'amalgam removal is tricky'


basically the body stores of mercury are quite large and slow to excrete

you need to supplement as per my compendium probably reasonably fully

dentists also get it in the neck from exposure to the drilled amalgam aerosol

the drill is a very bad culprit with its creating an aerosol of microfine amalgam particles

the plasma half life of a removal is 5-13 days so basically i would only get one removed at a time with say two months between each removal


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a healing crow post (30th august 2005)


amalgam is very easy to place and suits the somewhat impaired manual dexterity of male dentists

i had two fillings recently and was careful to find a dexterous female dentist to do the work, they were small and composite was used, if larger i would probably would have had porcelain/ceramic

as far as i can see, with most composite formulations, after a month they don't leak signficant bisphenol a and the better formulations don't emit signifcant bispheol a after a couple of days.

however bisphenol a is a signifcant issue and you want to keep the volume and surface area of composite in the mouth to a minimum, like i have a tooth missing and have passed up on replacing it with a composite 'mini bridge' and actually theres no real non toxic alternative to replace the tooth so i am just leaving a gap despite relative objections.

there plenty of literature on the web about amalgams emitting mercury vapour

even though the fillings look solid the mercury is still liquid inside them and emit vapour

i mean sorta still liquid at the microscopic level, its not like say a soft centered chocolate so to speak, no soft inner core, its just the mercury is not really bound well to the other metals.

also the silver in amalgams is an issue and the damage the amalgams do is silver times mercury if you see what i mean


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a who_knows post (28th august 05) replying to a question about hal huggins view of electric charge with amalgam fillings:


huggins is schizophrenic, just can't think straight though he is right about amalgams being a problem but all dentists seems to be irreversibly affected by mercury and have a degree of pyschosis from it.

mercury free dentists also seem out of the loop, some of their 'detox' methods are killers, perhaps its the constant viral exposure from sharing so much breath from different people on a daily basis?

his protocols are crazy, way too many fillings are removed at once.

ideally a filling at a time should be removed spaced by some considerable while, like three weeks or a month, depends on the size of the filling a bit and if any drilling was necessary during removal, prising or cutting the filling out greatly reduces the amount of mercury absorbed.

Zn & Zn(Hg) > Sn > Cu(Hg) > Cu > Ag > Hg > Au

+.7626 + .1406 -.3511 -.3400 -.799 -.852 -1.42

what that says is silver (ag) and mercury (hg) are sucked out of amalgam by gold (au)

and tin (sn) helps keep silver and mercury in amalgam

gilbert jackson's  study

gold alloy in the mouth can dramatically accelerate mercury release from the amalgam especially if its in direct contact with amalgam, either on the same tooth or an amalgam filling touching a gold restoration on an opposing tooth

in fact i was just reading that what is called 'gold' in dentistry is in fact an alloy with other metals, some of these gold alloys contain palladium which apparently really is quite toxic

some gold alloys may cause a huge release of mercury and silver from new amalgam

gold alloy crowns over amalgam fillings and touching them are an effective battery corroding the amalgam and releasing mercury by electroylsis

even gold alloy put in a mouth that all the amalgam has been removed from may possibly still flush mercury out that is left in teeth through galvanic action

dentists prefer gold alloy and mercury/amalgam because they are much easier to work, have good wear resistance, especially gold alloy, and in general mechanically are the ideal materials so beware!

male dentists favour these more toxic materials because they are more tolerant of poor placement and sealing

i actually won't go to a male dentist now, they don't have the co-ordination to do this fine work properly, but women do

platinum is also a problem and gold, platinum, and especially palladium are poisonous in thier own right

palladium is half the price of gold (may 2008) which would be a major driver for increased dental use


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Marylynn writes (august 2007):

"I had two porcelin crowns with gold/palladium backing put in over one year ago. I developed a chronic lung congestion since then that has not gone away. I cough up phlemn daily and have suspected the palladium b/c I have had gold crowns prior w/ no problems."


Debbie writes (july 2006):

I had a porcelain over gold crown placed that I feel certain had palladium in it. Immediately I had a burning, swollen tounge. Felt like needles sticking in tongue & everything tasted like salt, even sugar. It took 10 months to get removed - lots of BEGGING & PLEADING. Immediately, the burning,salty taste, etc. disappeared when it was removed & the temp was put back on.


both the above quotes  from


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adam writes:


I had braces on my teeth in my teens, (in addition to amalgams in the mouth ed.) and this is when I went down hill. It was almost immediate, so it's surprising that nobody attributed it to the braces. I suffered a myriad of symptoms from this and also had strange involuntary tremors in areas of my face from it.


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removal of amalgams:


composite fillings if put in by some-one with good skills (female) can last well enough even on biting surfaces.


my understanding from reading the research is that the bisphenol A leached from composite fillings is only significant in the first minutes or hours after placement, depending on the material and brand


the whole issue of why dentists have been reluctant to dispense with amalgam is that very few men have the manual dexterity to do these modern materials properly and as a result the composites fall out after a year or so. there are compedent male dentists around but it takes a bit of collating peoples experiences to find them.


amalgam is very forgiving for klutzes which is basically all that the many years of dentists poisoning the population have been about.


i would imagine that porcelain or ceramic is perhaps better but the most important thing is to get the amalgam out in a way that does not dump more mercury into you. also since dentists have no clues about toxicity you need to check that there are no toxic fillers in the ceramic like bismuth. bismuth is similar to mercury in its bad effect of body sulphur chemistry. bisphenol is another bismuth compound.


you need to check the manufacturers data sheet before agreeing to have any material put in your mouth and even then its not certain they list all the materials.


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laser  removal of amalgams may be best as it more fully removes amalgam from the teeth but dentists who have the right equipment and skills are hard to find


hmmm re above a dentist with some laser equipment offers the following opinion


"Hi there Andrew,

Unfortunately the laser is not able to be used in the removal of amalgam. The metal reflects the laser beam back at itself and destroys the machine!

The lowest mercury method of removing amalgam is to have it done under a rubber dam, using high-speed suction and to cut the amalgam out in large pieces.  Dr. C."


so i don't know.


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its probably best to have at least a months spacing between each filling removal, it depends a bit on wether you are supplementing with selenium and how easily and completely the fillings come out.


it is not necessarily the worst option to leave fillings in until they are loose enough to come out easily which is perhaps an indication of how much mercury a bad removal can dump.


ideally the amalgam filling in the tooth should be loose enough to be prised out without drilling, you may be able to loosen it yourself.


some dentists will be ok, some won't.


i don't like the huggins protocol.


beware of a lot of nutritional protocol junk that seems to be floating around on the net about mercury detoxifiction(lol!) most is put together by people totally impaired in any reasoning by mercury including a certain well known usa west coast phd promoting frequent dose chelation protocols


amalgams are destructive but the detox industry drastically ups the ante with its purported remedies.



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   MISCELLANEOUS




i have seen as many people or more damaged by biological dentistry and crazy detox protocols like iv vitamin c and chelation, and too many amalgams removed at once, as damaged by ordinary dentists


the only protection is to sort out the issues yourself


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the effectiveness of material compatibility testing is limited since new reactions can always arise, that is to say, you may not react to an inherently toxic material at the time of testing but go on to develop problems after the material has been permanently put in the mouth


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stem cells  and 3D  printed  teeth are the way of the future in dentistry


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i mainly use soft tooth brushes


its brushing across the gums on the gum/tooth line with a too stiff bristle tooth brush that causes the lateral erosions on the gum line


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“the exogenous  peptide  known as P 11-4 under certain conditions will assemble together into fibres. In practice, this means that when applied to the tooth, the fluid seeps into the micro-pores caused by acid attack and then spontaneously forms a gel. This gel then provides a 'scaffold' or framework that attracts calcium and regenerates the tooth's enamel and dentin from within, providing a natural and pain-free repair.”


  credentis


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pecan bread post (2/june/04) titled 'fluoridated water'

We've skipped the fluoride anything (don't use fluoride toothpaste either) on both of my son's teeth since they were little (ages 9 & 11 now) and they both have beautiful teeth (each of them both had a single cavity in a baby tooth but the dentist told us it was because their teeth are so crowded). Since they had the one cavity each (no mercury filling!), we are now adamant about flossing every night and no cavities since.

Blessings, Liberty


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an abmd post (6 june 04)



quoting andrew (ed.) "fluoride is a super strong oxidiser and enzyme and thyroid depressant."


We don't have fluoride in drinking water here, and we stopped the fluoride "supplements" about a year ago.


Should we be using non-fluoride toothpaste as well? Thanks, Jan Feldman



reply:



what ever is in toothpaste is quite well absorbed through the gums


i am using several different types of soft brushes, and do an occasional calculus scrape (i have a home made tool) which seems to work ok.


with flossing you have to watch your jaw doesn't get too sore or unhinged from the stretching open , that seems to limit how much flossing you can do.


from an essay by Michael B. Schachter M.D. "The concentration of fluoride in water is 1 ppm, in toothpaste 1,000 ppm and in fluoride dental rinses 10,000 ppm".


so fluoride dental rinses look pretty toxic.


also from that essay


fluoride is more poisonous than lead and just slightly less poisonous than arsenic. It is a cumulative poison that accumulates in bone over the years


however fluoride is effective !


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an abmd post  (11 june 04)  titled  ' Dental amalgams removed today - ready for 2nd child ? '


I was wondering if anyone can help me?


My son is 7½ years old and has autism. I had approx. 7 amalgam fillings in my mouth at the time of my pregnancy with him. These were all fillings that were placed in my mouth about 6 or so years BEFORE my pregnancy. I had NO dental work while I was pregnant or while I was breastfeeding. I breastfed for 2 full years.


Well, I am now at that point in my life where we are considering having another child biologically and want to make sure we cross all our "t"'s and dot all of our "I"'s.


Today I am having the LAST of my 7 amalgam fillings replaced (all 6 of my fillings have been replaced over the past few months). Apart from having a "whiter" looking smile, I am hoping that I will also have a healthier mouth since all of this silver is going to be gone!


Therefore I am now wondering what is my next step? How long do I have to wait before conceiving? Is there any protocol I should follow for any determined length of time BEFORE jumping into getting pregnant? Does the fact that all of my amalgams will be gone as of today mean that I am free of the metal as of today? What is my next step?


Thank you everyone ~ :-) Lisa



my reply:



the fetus selectively absorbs mercury from the mother and some women unconciously strive to stay pregnant because of this effect


it takes at least a year and a half for the body to recover and probably more like three and its best done it its own pace, adult chelation is always a disaster despite the schizophrenic claims of those who have done so.


recovery is a bit of an intangible actually, there is no complete return and the recovering dimension will be different from where you were before


you just want to let the mercury sequester and remove at its own rate of progress.


not all the amalgam will have been removed so thats one issue, there are still traces on the teeth so thats at least six months for that to start to decay.


basically i would get a hair test and wait until you get a fairly normal distribution before thinking of conceiving


theres a heap of dietary and other things in terms of minerals, efas and other supplementation that can be done in the meantime and nutrtional knowledge to pick up................


its difficult to comment further without seeing a hair test but selenium as per my web page may be useful.


when i see the word protocol i translate that as some stupid rule that doesn't fit sense or caution.


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a autism-mercury post (8th july 04) titled 'HELP!!!!! amalgam removals & dizziness'



Can anyone help me figure out what is going on?

Two and a half weeks ago I had the last of my 7 amalgam fillings removed. The dentist seemed to take all the necessary precautions, removing one quadrant at a time with a few weeks/month in between each removal, using a rubber dam, etc. etc.

Yesterday afternoon I started to experience dizziness while I was at work. It carried on into my grocery shopping last night and some of the night at home. I am back at work today and the dizziness is still there. Throughout the day it feels like the room is spinning or that I am looking through a semi-darkened tunnel. I don't really feel like I am going to faint (from what I can tell) but something is not right.

What can this be? I have a doctors appointment in about 3 1/2 hours but I am sure he will balk at the idea that this has anything to do with my amalgam removal. Anyone experience this before?



my reply:



i'd do selenium as per my web page 'minerals i take'

to help mop up the mercury

low blood pressure can be a very mercury thing i think

chromium gtf also on that page may help with the blood sugar situation

probably you have other heavy metals issues as well, i'd get a hair test

also as you improve you get little dumps of mercury for a year or so, seems very grainy the way it comes out which is why selenium is important

it really takes about two weeks to a month for any sort of improvement after getting amalgam removed but i wouldn't mind betting you are getting some mobilisation of mercury from body stores as your sulphur chemistry recovers

also amalgam is never entirely removed traces remain on the teeth and in the enamel


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dental sealants on teeth close off the tubules that dentin is composed of and prevent the tooth 'breathing" and disrupt the parturition fluid flow through the dentin.


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small holes if left unfilled can develop develop a leathery protective coating (no sugar and mineral supplementation aka the compendium, silicon? molybdenum, magnesium taurate, dual seleniums etc).


biting surfaces of course will need to be filled (not mercury amalgam or palladium/gold or platinum!!!!).


root canals by sealing off the dentin tubules may not be a good idea, allowing anerobic bacteria to take up residence. better to remove a tooth than have a root canal and provide a tooth-long source of income for the dentist!


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a who_knows thread (15th aug 04) titled 'amalgam removal'




hey....i was reading more about amalgam removal ( huggins  and other sites) and it starts to scare me a bit to do it with a normal dentist... would i need to rethink it ? did u all did it by a specialised dentist ?  W.



E's reply:



Hi Willem, Well here in the backwoods of Tassie most dentists still don't even believe in mercury damage from amalgams is even credible unfortunately so it is not an option here to have all the protocols in place that are offered overseas :o(

I was lucky in that I found one who would even take my request semi seriously at all, I decided I would go ahead and have my 4 removed anyway and we discussed how VERY carefully it would be done, No drilling (Mine were done yrs ago when I was 14)They were old and reasonably easily pried out with a small instument with a tiny end a bit like a crochet hook, I had a suction hose held over the fillings by a dental nurse the whole time, I did NOT swallow at all during the proceedings and I rinsed and spat thoroughly VERY often during the removal, I had extra selenium an hour before the removal and activated charcol afterwards.

Might sound risky but I do NOT regret it in the slightest and would do it again if I had to, I have made such a HUGE recovery since (About 8/10 months after it really started to show) and am SO glad I did it.

Everyone has to make thier own choise Re risk, I am very glad I made the one I did and went ahead dispite some misgivings beforehand.



W's reply:



- hey ! well, i just asked my friend who went there (the dentist ed.) already and she said that they used drilling with a very small drill she said and it took by an half hour... does this sound safe ??



E's reply:



All I can do is repeat that if you discuss VERY thoroughly any concerns you might have RE swallowing ingesting any little bits that get into your mouth because of the removal maybe the dentist could pry them out??? Instead of drilling??

How old/loose are the fillings?

Or make sure the dental nurse keeps that suction hose going for broke? Dont swallow (Get them to stop frequently if you need to I did) Sorry I can't say more than that, Umm...Could also suggest you don't do it in a hurry with the first dentist you talk to, Ask around altho sounds like you have already, Talk to a few dentists, I did till I found one who was open minded about what I was aiming for.


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below are extracts from this  study  (home tooth bleaching slightly reduces enamel strength, shereen azer)


tooth bleaching products contain solutions of various strengths of either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide, which provide the whitening effect.


they bleach teeth by producing unstable free radicals that attack pigment molecules in the organic parts of enamel. the reduction in pigment means the molecules no longer reflect light, so the teeth appear whiter.


enamel, which is almost entirely inorganic and translucent, appears yellow in most teeth because it reflects the color of the dentin underneath, which is naturally yellow


teeth typically can restore their previous hardness after losing small amounts of enamel calcification.


the average loss of enamel ranged from 1.2 to 2 nanometers on the (bleach) treated teeth. the control teeth, on average, actually gained 0.4 nanometers of hardness in comparison over the treatment time frame. the surface ability to bounce back from applied force was reduced by an average of between 6 percent and 18.8 percent among the treated teeth, depending on the type of treatment.


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healthy teeth have a slight yellow tinge which might be iron, the toothpaste model whiter than white smiles are in fact bleached teeth or the model is so anorexic she has low iron levels


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“ several hair-specific epithelial  keratins  are expressed in murine enamel organ ”



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   NEUROTOXICITY OF DENTAL SEALANTS



dental sealants/fillings liners are neurotoxic, however they do work for "soft", poorly enamelled teeth so its a dilemma, since decay requires repair and all tooth repairs are toxic one way or another


    article  (660kb pdf)


you need to go through all the materials these dentists use and check them out.


molybdenum as per  minerals i take  in the compendium index, hardens tooth enamel


vitamin  K  helps too, but you need the synergy of the whole  compendium



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   IT'S BETTER TO REMOVE AN INFECTED TOOTH THAN LEAVE IT IN OR HAVE A ROOT CANAL



about four or five years ago i had a tooth with the root pulp all dead and calcified and the infection had gone into the bone around the tooth


i had the tooth removed and i think the  research  shows i made the right decision


the removal must help the body contain the bone infection in the jaw and retaining the tooth just provides an ongoing source of infection


i have just left a gap because implants interact unfavourably with the immune system and have a surprisingly high risk of  peri-implantitis 


the teeth have not moved at all


the amount of x-raying needed for a root canal was frightening and one of the reasons i didn't have one


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individuals with elevated levels of periodontal disease were nearly  twice as likely  to become diabetic



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TITANIUM IMPLANTS



i have some reservations about titanium implants as being allergenic



a post from the autism - mercury message board :


“ My 30 something cousin knocked his front teeth over a year ago and needed dental implants to replace the lost teeth, I am sure they are titanium or titanium alloy screws.


Shortly after he started a chronic sinus condition that he never had had before, which has led to coughing and breathing problems. This has gone on to the point he is now on 25 percent breathing per his pulmonologist, (still working and walking around), can't taste or smell anything and is losing weight. Has undergone a battery of tests, cat scan, breathing, bloodwork. Nothing.


Recently pulmonologist said problems may be related to reflux (which, as you may have guessed, he never had prior to implants). ”


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“ I have a titanium implant in the very front of my mouth. I am extremely bioincompatible with titanium, a different issue from inflammation.


I think this bioincompatibility may be why gum transplants, to build up the gum around the implant, have failed, though creatively contrived. ”


from



my comment:


bioincompatible indeed! the titanium is inducting an allergenic reaction which is in part and maybe whole causing the gum transplant to fail !


vitamin D and sun  exposure  will reduce the allergenic response !


titanium dental implants are a bit of a one way street, fullscale  surgery  is needed to remove them !



“ it's about getting the right  balance  of biting and cutting teeth at the front of the mouth with enough of the chewing teeth at the back ”





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