Professor X wrote:
And to the other post, yes, by the third trimester, fetuses have teeth. They just haven’t erupted yet into the oral cavity.
Learn something new every day.
Are any of you really that worried about the toxic effects of your fillings? Understand that you will die some day. Also understand your dental work will have nothing to do with your demise.
UNfortunately you are completely false on this one and your statement is akin to telling people that creatine will wreck their Kidneys–totally off-base. I see people day in and day out that have major health challenges stemming from the teeth whether it is faulty dental work or just that they haven’t addressed chronic infections in the teeth. Dental infections are the only infection that the body can’t resolve on its own (i.e. just your immune system).
It will probably take someone close to you suffering for you to understand this point and just how wrong your position is.[/quote]
You are relating a dental infection to amalgam fillings?
This is worse than comparing marijuana to heroin and cocaine.
You are right about how the body deals with dental infections. However, the relation here to the process of filling a tooth is ridiculous.
This is like relying on scare tactic sites on aspartame for your knowledge of it.
It might be best to actually ask a professional who actually DOES those types of fillings or has in the past. That would erase the idea that mercury is just being lodged into teeth.
Amalgam is a combination of materials that allow the doctor to manipulate it for a short time as they pack it into the tooth prep before it begins to harden.
It is that stage that most of the mercury is pushed OUT of the tooth and suctioned. That is why it is easy to manipulate as the tooth is being filled. Otherwise, there would be no way to actually fill the tooth efficiently. After that, the filling begins to harden, meeting its initial set in about 5-10min (or less).
Again, there were NO effective LASTING alternatives until relatively recently.
Beyond that, none of this erases the fact that oral hygiene of the patient is the greatest importance in the first place.
I can’t even tell you the number of patients who get decay underneath old fillings and blame the previous dentist for it…as if the last 10 years it was in their mouth, their lack of brushing had nothing to do with it.