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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.

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    Oral health is extremely important, thanks for the link

    1980 days ago
    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.
    1981 days ago
    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.
    1981 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/17/2013 1:04:26 PM
    Great post!
    1981 days ago
    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.
    1982 days ago
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