Tag Archives: fillings

More DIY Dentistry, Metal-Mouth Edition

Once we saw this… …we really felt no need to watch the whole episode of Extreme Cheapskates. Sometimes, a teaser is enough. But it brought to mind another case of DIY dentistry we recently ran across in the British Dental … Continue reading

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Biosis 32: The Power of Music, the Complexities of Chronic Illness & More

The February 2011 issue of Biosis, our quarterly newsletter, is now online. In this issue: JoAnne’s Motivational Minute: Music/Magic “When you’re stressed, music can help soothe. When you’re tired, it can pep you up. Music can make you laugh as … Continue reading

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The Ongoing Fight Against Dental Mercury Amalgam

Late last month, the Second Session of the World Mercury Treaty negotiations was held in Chiba, Japan. The World Alliance for Mercury-Free Dentistry (WAMFD) – a coalition of consumer organizations from around the globe – was there to advocate for … Continue reading

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A Brief History of Mercury Amalgam Research & the Establishment’s Response

More from last month’s FDA hearing on dental amalgam:     For more clips from the hearing, see mercurymatters’s YouTube channel.  

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How Mercury Amalgam Fillings Are Done

In talking about the problem of mercury amalgam fillings, we usually focus on what happens after the restoration is done. But it’s important to recognize that exposure begins as soon as the dentist sets to work on placing, packing and … Continue reading

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The Last Days of Mercury Fillings?

“Are Amalgam’s Days Numbered?” asks a recent opinion piece…er, article on DrBicuspid.com: While the Bush administration long opposed any legally binding measures on mercury, the Obama administration is taking a very different tack. A global crackdown on its use – … Continue reading

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Kids and Cavities, Fillings and Food

Finizio/Flickr What’s the best material for treating filling cavities in your children’s teeth? According to a recent research review in The Cochrane Library, nobody really knows. So far, there is a not a clear winner among the types of fillings … Continue reading

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