KTH Flashback: BPA in Dentistry: Safety & Risks

Originally posted January 20, 2015 Anymore, the terms “BPA” and “avoid” go hand in hand. Unfortunately, BPA and related compounds turn up in a lot of dental composite – the type of material used to make tooth-colored fillings and a major alternative to mercury amalgam. (Porcelain and other ceramics are other options.) A conscientious biological […]

Is There A Battery In Your Mouth? (Guest Post)

Our thanks to the office of St. Louis biological dentist Dr. Michael Rehme for letting us share his article on an often overlooked dental condition: oral galvanism. Is there a battery in your mouth? That’s a strange question to ask or is it? Did you know that most metals found in your mouth have the […]

BPA in Dentistry: Safety & Risks

Anymore, the terms “BPA” and “avoid” go hand in hand. Unfortunately, BPA and related compounds turn up in a lot of dental composite – the type of material used to make tooth-colored fillings and a major alternative to mercury amalgam. (Porcelain and other ceramics are other options.) A conscientious biological dentist will make every effort […]

3 Keys to Keeping Your Smile Healthy & Whole

Healthful diet Excellent oral hygiene Conservative dental treatment of any problems that arise Tim Rainey, DDS: Basically, I knew that the way that we were preparing teeth back then was dead wrong; that you couldn’t go in and justify destroying massive amounts of tooth structure….We need to be much more conservative. Read Dr. Mercola’s comment […]

“Saving” Teeth by Destroying Them

Say you take your four year old child to the dentist. During the examination, the dentist tells you he found four cavities. You consent to treatment. Afterward, you take your sedation-groggy daughter home and let her nap. So later, when you look in her mouth, what do you see? If you said “four fillings,” you […]

Strange Faith (or Mercury vs. BPA?, Part 2)

Two years ago, Pediatrics published a study on “Bisphenol A and Related Compounds in Dental Materials,” which confirmed that some sealants and composite (white) fillings release BPA. Here’s what one pediatric dentist and dental professor had to say about it at the time: People shouldn’t be scared by this….The amount of exposure is extremely low. […]

Implants, Implants Everywhere!

You probably heard the story (since determined to be a hoax) of the Polish dentist who got revenge on her ex-boyfriend by pulling out all his teeth. According to The Telegraph‘s version of events, the now toothless man says he’s “going to have to pay a fortune on getting indents or something.” Of course, “indents” […]

Dental Implants – with Drugs! (Coming Soon to a Dental Office Near You?)

Last month, the British Dental Journal reported on a study suggesting that “Bisphosphonates Improve Implant Stability.” After dental implant surgery, a dental implant is often not stable enough to enable chewing straight away. It may take several months for the bone around the implant to heal and become strong enough for the patient to regain […]

Stat!: “Silver” Mercury Amalgam Fillings Are No Bargain

One reason often given to justify the continued use of mercury in dental fillings is that it’s cheaper to place than composite – which is true if you just look at the price tag and ignore external costs. Externality: A cost or benefit not transmitted through prices that is incurred by a party who did […]