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Dental Health Summit - What your dentist may not know can hurt you

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

I've been doing a lot of learning about dental health at this online dental health summit. The lectures are free for each day but it is also possible to buy the whole package. This is particularly important for people who have had amalgam fillings, fluoride treatments or root canal treatments in the past and have other health issues.
There is also lots of info on how to keep kids' teeth healthy.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KELTIC-CARA 1/18/2013 1:59PM

    Oral health is extremely important, thanks for the link


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SLENDERMAMA1 1/17/2013 6:27PM

    Gracemcdog, hope you don't mind my asking, but is there a relationship between being hypothyroid and mercury fillings? I have never heard of this. I had a root canal done when I was 11 , I am also hypothyroid, so this interesting information for me.

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ROSEWAND 1/17/2013 12:56PM

    Thanks for this link. My husband who died suddenly
last summer was a pioneer in the field in of
biological dentistry and took many hits in the
dental community for his vision.

He became aware of what he called "the mercury
story" in the mid-seventies and at that time stopped
using amalgams. He was the only biological
dentistry in In the eastern half of Kentucky and
patients would travel for hours for his care. Now
that he is gone, we have no other dentist in our area
who understands these important health issues.
It is sad when the patients know more
than the doctors about our health.

Edited to add. Never, never allow your mercury
fillings to be removed without precautions. Without
these extra steps, you will be exposed to more
mercury than if you leave the amalgam fillings in
place. Many dentists are now happy to replace
your amalgams with resin fillings, but do not
have a clue about protecting you from mercury
in the process. Contact me if you have questions
about this.

Comment edited on: 1/17/2013 1:04:26 PM

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JSTETSER 1/17/2013 5:43AM

    Great post!

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GRACEMCDOG 1/16/2013 2:15PM

    The dentist I used to go to removed the mercury fillings, for free, from all his employees. He found ways to gradually take all of mine out, too, in a way that my insurance would pay for, bless his heart. I had 13 of them for over 40 years. I've refused fluoride treatments since I became hypothyrdoid. I became severely hypothyroid almost immediately after my one and only root canal. When I brought up any of these issues with my GP he was totally dismissive. But my dentist wasn't. I was lucky. I'm convinced it's become an issue of denial due to fear of reprisal and costly class action suits. We need to decide, as a society, to offer a blanket pardon and get on with a way of dentistry that benefits everyone's health.

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