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    dental filling: amalgam or resin

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    sorry if the topic has already been discussed...

    i'm faced with a choice of a dental filling: either a palladium-based amalgam or a composite resin

    today during a visit to a dentist i asked him if the amalgam had any mercury (for i heard it was dangerous), and he said no, so i chose it instead of resin

    but now i'm searching for info, and both of the options seem to be far from ideal: palladium is thought by some to be even more dangerous than mercury (dna damage, allergy), and composite resin leeches bisphenol-a

    so, i wonder what should i choose - any suggestions?

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    amalgam

    i had mine replaced 15 years ago with composite. of the two choices i would go with composite over palladium. hal huggins offers a test similar to a food allergy test to see which filling you are least allergic to.

    report back after yours are finished, some people have astounding health improvements after replacement.

    i read last night that the bisphenol issue does not happen for the entire life of the filling, it is only for a few days after replacement.

    is there any way they could make a meat-based filling by compacting the meat or fermenting it into a suitable material? maybe duck or pork.

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    I'm probably the lone person here that would absolutely choose the amalgam. Our bodies are designed to bind heavy metals and eliminate them easily when given biologically apropriate nutrient dense foods. Selenium escorts mercury (Hg) from the body. Vitamin C escorts Pb from the body.

    There is no similar mechanism in place to protect us from the estrogenic effects of plastics (ie BPA, bisGMA) and other known endocrine disruptors. While one composite filling (containing BPA or BPA free) may not seem like a lot, it is one assault in a long list of endocrine assaults from estrogen mimics that are everpresent in our lives.

    With male factor infertility dramatically on the rise, likely due to the endocrine disruptors in our environment, it would be wise to avoid them no matter what the source. Keeping in mind that by using any of them, we are increasing not only our own personal exposure but everyone's exposure via manufacturing byproducts on a global scale, and on a personal scale, via our own excretions of said compounds into the water supply.

    Amalgam. Your body knows how to deal with it. The environment knows how to deal with it. It's certainly not ideal but for the reasons outlined above, seems to be the best of the currently available options.



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    Hrm... guess I'm in trouble on either side of the argument. I have both, I chose a combination because I was assured that the amalgams didn't have mercury and the composites are used where they are more visible. If I wasn't so vain I would have chosen amalgams for all of them, I suspect.

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    I have a few composites after having amalgams removed. Before having them removed and replaced,I ended up with heavy metal poisoning and had to have EDTA chelation to get it out.

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    continuing with this discussion on fillings....

    i currently have had 3 silver fillings in my mouth since i was around 12 years old. one needs to be replaced i guess, according to my dentist on my last visit. should i get them all replaced, if i have the money to do this of course...or keep them and only replace one? i have no idea about silver or heavy metals in my teeth and health complications...im hoping to hear from someone a bit more knowledgeable.

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    Dentists I have talked to about this claim that you will spike far higher levels of mercury in the removal process than you will ever see while the fillings are in place.

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    I have knocked out 2 or 3 resin fillings while eating innocuous stuff (oatmeal, meat). When I got the recent one re-filled, I went with amalgam. The fit is tighter and it has a more natural feel to it.

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    alright, i called my dentist, and told him i'd go with composite... metal poisoning just doesn't look such a good deal, and i guess, i have all the BPAs i can absorb just from using a shampoo
    i wish they had some regeneration technique with lasers or using stem cells or something

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    I recently read that in brain biopsies, the amount of mercury in the brains of the cadavers directly correlated to the amount of amalgams in their teeth:
    http://naturaldentistry.us/1335/the-...-brain-tissue/

    If you want to see low-concentration mercury in live action on brain cells, watch this video from the U. of Calgary- it will make you think twice about amalgams and vaccines: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtFsy0rQsak

    Some people have a gene mutation that prevents their body from excreting metals, so they can't handle them at all (these are the types that likely become autistic shortly after vaccinations). I knew an MD who had his whole family genetically tested and several members had this gene.

    As far as the BPA from the composite fillings, it doesn't harm the brain nearly like the mercury does and can be detoxified daily though things like green tea, curcumin, DIM, Indole-3-Carbonol, cruciferous veggies, etc.
    We are exposed to so many xenoestrogens anyway that we probably should all be using these things!

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