Dealing with Deep Decay in Children’s Teeth

Originally posted 6 February 2009 While checking out some dental blogs recently, we ran across this post on a study published last year in Pediatric Dentistry. The researchers looked at the presence of formocresol in the blood of children given pulpotomies. Formocresol is a solution made of formaldehyde, cresol, glycerin and water, which the dentist …

US Government Says (Finally), Yes, Formaldehyde Causes Cancer

As early as 1981, even research published by the thoroughly mainstream American Dental Association acknowledged formaldehyde as a carcinogen. Flash forward 30 years. Last week, the US government did, too. The government issued warnings on Friday about two materials used daily by millions of Americans, saying that one causes cancer and the other might. Government …

The Stuff of Toxic Dentistry

Via WWLTV in New Orleans: An office building was evacuated after a spill of a chemical used in root canals caused some skin irritation among a handful of employees who came in contact with it Thursday just before noon. The incident occurred in the 2200 block of Simon Bolivar at a dental office in the …

Dealing with Deep Decay in Children’s Teeth

While checking out some dental blogs recently, we ran across this post on a study published last year in Pediatric Dentistry. The researchers looked at the presence of formocresol in the blood of children given pulpotomies. Formocresol is a solution made of formaldehyde, cresol, glycerin and water, which the dentist applies to a primary tooth …