Mercury Fillings - Scary Video!

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    Feb 23, 2012 12:56 AM GMT


    This is the most frightening video I've seen in a long time! I've heard that silver fillings leak mercury but I always wrote it off to conspiracy theorists. But after seeing this video, I'm making an appointment to get this crap out of my mouth ASAP!
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    Feb 23, 2012 2:56 AM GMT
    Make sure your dentist uses a rubber dental dam to keep you from swallowing anything accidentally as its being removed. The dentist I had in my childhood struck me as more interested in drilling and filling than anything else.

    I don't think his mercury exposure did him any good later in life.

    Heavy metals can be removed from your body by Chelation. So, I'm happy I had mine replaced about 10 years ago. But, I wasn't emotional about getting it done.
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    Feb 23, 2012 4:27 AM GMT
    Scruffypup said

    This is the most frightening video I've seen in a long time! I've heard that silver fillings leak mercury but I always wrote it off to conspiracy theorists. But after seeing this video, I'm making an appointment to get this crap out of my mouth ASAP!


    This is not scientifically valid from many aspects. My doctoral dissertation was on mercury in dental amalgam. Unless you have astronomical numbers of silver amalgams in your mouth, it does not affect you in any substantial way. If anyone is interested, I would be willing to share with the research of many scientists on this topic.
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    Feb 23, 2012 4:42 AM GMT
    So you're going to replace inert and harmless silver amalgam fillings with resin fillings? Which break down and need to to be replaced about every 5 years and are a constant source of bisphenol A? (Funny how composite resin fillings never get the rap that mercury alloy amalgam fillings do)

    You could try getting porcelain, alloy, or high noble (i.e. gold) milled restorations in the form of an inlay or onlay. But, oh wait, they use RESIN CEMENTS, so you're still getting poisoned.

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    What about gold foil restorations? Sure, they can be used in very small and specific situations. Better hope your tooth doesn't fracture from the repeated hammering required, and that the pulp doesn't overheat from the friction.

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    If tl;dr, don't worry about the mercury in the fillings. It becomes inert once it sets up, and you consume far more mercury from seafood, vegetables and plants, and other trace environmental sources. Getting them removed and replaced with resin fillings will be an uncomfortable, long, and expensive process that is unnecessary.
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    Feb 23, 2012 4:47 AM GMT
    dancedancekj saidSo you're going to replace inert and harmless silver amalgam fillings with resin fillings? Which break down and need to to be replaced about every 5 years and are a constant source of bisphenol A? (Funny how composite resin fillings never get the rap that mercury alloy amalgam fillings do)

    You could try getting porcelain, alloy, or high noble (i.e. gold) milled restorations in the form of an inlay or onlay. But, oh wait, they use RESIN CEMENTS, so you're still getting poisoned.

    full_gold_inlay_onlay.gif

    What about gold foil restorations? Sure, they can be used in very small and specific situations. Better hope your tooth doesn't fracture from the repeated hammering required, and that the pulp doesn't overheat from the friction.

    14c4e725d9.jpg



    If tl;dr, don't worry about the mercury in the fillings. It becomes inert once it sets up, and you consume far more mercury from seafood, vegetables and plants, and other trace environmental sources. Getting them removed and replaced with resin fillings will be an uncomfortable, long, and expensive process that is unnecessary.



    Why the condescending comments? According to the guy in the video, the tooth they made the video with was 25 years old. Did you even watch the video or are you just bashing it simply to discredit it?
  • dancedancekj

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    Feb 23, 2012 4:56 AM GMT
    He is using sensationalist imagery and semantics to scare people.

    I've read the papers he's sourcing from, and the experiments were highly problematic - the mercury alloys were nothing like the ones utilized in dental restorations, and the exposure rates far beyond any human would experience with even the most extensive dental restoration procedures.

    In addition, he's not aware most dentist have long since moved past G.V. Black's motto of "extension for prevention" and provide sealants, composite fillings, and conservative restorations. He doesn't touch on anything regarding alternative fillings and their downsides whatsoever. His information is incomplete at best.
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    Feb 24, 2012 1:07 AM GMT
    dancedancekj saidHe is using sensationalist imagery and semantics to scare people.

    I've read the papers he's sourcing from, and the experiments were highly problematic - the mercury alloys were nothing like the ones utilized in dental restorations, and the exposure rates far beyond any human would experience with even the most extensive dental restoration procedures.

    In addition, he's not aware most dentist have long since moved past G.V. Black's motto of "extension for prevention" and provide sealants, composite fillings, and conservative restorations. He doesn't touch on anything regarding alternative fillings and their downsides whatsoever. His information is incomplete at best.



    So are you saying the video is a fake? Something sure as hell is pouring out of that 25 year old tooth and whatever it is, it doesn't look healthy!
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    Feb 24, 2012 1:12 AM GMT
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