Now that Sjogren's Syndrome has been eliminated as the reason for my very dry eyes and throat during the night I started to think back to when it all began to try to see if I could find any connection to something that happened back then. The only thing I could think about is the placing of a dental implant. I know that it sounds far fetched but think about it, they place a metal device in one's jaw bones..... During the night my eyes become worryingly dry and so does my mouth now, so much so that I have trouble sleeping as I keep drinking water. For the eyes I got a cream which helps quite a bit. I know that if I phone the surgeon he is going to tell me that there is no connection whatsoever. I will phone him anyway but I wondered whether someone here has ever heard of something similar. I know dental implants can give problems but never heard of something like this. Thanks for any tips you people might have!
Dental Root Resorption: Dentists and my research on internet has no clear causation. A horrible condition. Cells which are normally friendly decide to absorb the roots.
Appears mostly triggered by periodontal work and later distress. I found one non periodontal reference to very high acidic diet (I have). And one non periodontal reference to general sytemic health.
I want to take some action to prevent further resorption problem. Not enough info, and info is sooo dental-technical; difficult for me to understand.
Can you help?
Great article by Lisa Sanders, M.D. in the September 6th, 2009 New York Times Magazine called Diagnosis: Fear of Falling about a woman whose dentures fit so poorly, she used a tube a day of denture adhesive containing zinc (one tube is supposed to last a month). The patient's symptoms were increasing weakness and loss of balance. So much zinc, day after day, caused a severe copper deficiency. Once the denture sealant was changed to one without zinc, the patient started to slowly get better.
Here it is:
dental sealants release a chemical known as BPA into the saliva. BPA is classified as a endocrine disruptor. Known to cause testiculor cancer and breast cancer. I began to do research of dental sealants because my child's dentist was pushing this treatment on us but I refused this treatment until I researched it. Im glad I did.
I have recently begun using diatomaceous earth to brush my teeth and they have never felt cleaner.
DE has a negative charge and all the bad stuff (plaque, tartar, and bad bacteria) has a positive charge. The bad stuff is attracted to the DE and gets whisked right off the teeth and tongue.
Also my teeth are as white or maybe more than the commercial teeth bleach gets them. Same principle--the DE just pulls the stains right off. I have also filled a bleaching tray or tooth guard with mud made with DE and water and worn it while I showered. It pulls the bacteria from under the gum line and leaves your gums so healthy without the abrasive brushing.
Hi - Two weeks ago I had an old filling replaced with a new, larger one in a bottom molar - due to part of the tooth breaking off. It is an amalgam filling. Yes, I know, but I don't have dental insurance, and this was the least expensive option. He wanted to do a crown. Yikes. Anyway, it was pretty traumatic.
My question(s): Does anyone here on EC know how long a new filling can be sensitive, (too cold, and chewing) - it is normal to have it bugging me two weeks out? Also - does anyone know of anything that with help hurry it along to feeling normal again? :-)
Thanks for any help or reassurance at all.... I am scared this sucker will never be normal again!
(St. Paul, Mn)
(Seattle, Wa - Usa)
(Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa)
(Seattle , Wa - Usa)
I wish i'd kept away from Dentist!!!! I had lovely teeth xxx My friend was ill and I wet to work, and stayed over her home to look after her and her children as well as going to work. It was hard, but at least I was able to do it xxxx Anyway, I went for my 2 yearly check up xxxxx My Friend saig "go to MY DENTIST" It will save you an 16 mile walk xxxxxx He put 124 ALMALGAMIN FILLINGS in my teeth xxxxxx When I went back to MY Dentist, he was swearing till his face went prple!!!! Why?????????? Because he had x-rays of my teeth and there was nothing wrong with them!!!!!! He said that b^%$#@! D! Did this because he could make more money off you this way!!!!!!!! Everytime I go to the DENTIST now, I end up with MORE PROBLEM;S!!!!!!!!! I can prove this xxxx The latest 1 is a FILLING Done to high, smashing my TEETH TOGHTHER??? I am in agony!!!!!! And I have to go bak yet again???? If you ain't got TOOTH ACHE stay away from these BUTCHERS!!!!!!! Love andrea c
I am scheduled to go the dentist tomorrow and need a quick answer. they are going to charge me $600 for a deep cleaning. i definitely don't want to lose teeth, but that is a hefty price to pay? any suggestions...
(Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa)
(Louisville, Ky, Usa)
(Worden, Il, Usa)
Hi Everyone... There was a man called Dr Gerard Judd who was a Phd Chemist for 33 years. For 18 years he was a researcher in fluoro-organics and dental health. He was very anti-fluoride and some of his research results and simple advice might well surprise you. He also wrote an interesting book called "Good Teeth, Birth to Death"
Here is a letter from Dr Judd to the US Government which specifies and advises exactly what people should do do maintain healthy teeth. The letter is here:
Dental health is very important to the rest of body health. Ted from Bangkok has continually made the point that teeth are a major point of entry via cavities, fillings etc for bacteria and viruses as well as for heavy metals from fillings -- which usually go into the lymph glands and are so easily dispersed throughout the body from there.
(Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France)
(San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines)
(Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France)
(San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines)
(San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines)
Hi Everyone, I know many people who come here to EC are looking for alternative mouth care. I have posted video of those in this field who are at the forefront on this issue. I would now like to give a recipe for Herbal Tooth Powder which I know would interest many here. It can be used instead of toothpaste.
- 1/4 cup of kaolin clay
- 1/4 cup of baking soda
- 1/4 cup of sea salt
- 1 Tbs. of sage
- 30 drops of spearmint essential oil (or peppermint, cinnamon, etc)
- 1 jar
In a container, mix together clay, baking soda and sea salt. Then grind the sage finely and mix in. (You could use a mortar and pestle. ) Finally, put in the essential oil. Mix together well and then put in your jar.
This will help prevent plaque buildup and promote healthy teeth. The sage helps whiten the teeth. Just wet your toothbrush and put on the tooth powder.
Remedy: Hyaluronic Acid, Oil Pulling
I am im my late 50s and notice that my gums didn't feel as strong as in previous years. I did not undertsand why either. I have taken the formulation of small molecule Hyluronic Acid (includes collagen and chondroitin) for back problems where it took away the pain. I noticed after a week of high dose (500mg), my gums felt a lot stronger and rejuvenated and more protected.
Another thing that helped me before that was oil pulling. I used sesame seed oil. There is a lot of information on internet. I initially used 2 or 4 drops of tea tree oil. Where I really got the boost was when I added the clove oil. I rinse with hydrogen peroxide. The oil pulling removed the dull pain in my gums. I also had two root canal teeth that the dentist said that if I didn't pull them then I would just develop pain. The oil pulling has not required me to do any root canals procedures since I started. It keeps things in check.
There is a device on the internet called microelectricitygermkiller in yahoo group that has cured people from having to do root canals.
I have been brushing my teeth with 3 percent food grade hydrogen peroxide now for about 10 years. My gums are healthier now than for my entire lifetime. I am a 67 year old female and have gone to the dentist twice a year for the last 40 years. They hygienist would give me the dreadful news that I had these deep pockets that were going to cause me to loose my teeth if I didn't clean them better. I have had no pockets ever since I started the peroxide brushing.
I have started using Hydrogen Peroxide diluted with water. I use 1/2 water and 1/2 Hydrogen Peroxide. I use it as a mouthwash and in my Waterpik. I have suffered from Halitosis for several years due to periodontal disease. I work, but due to high premiums, I don't have dental insurance. I have used products at the pharmacy, but this is more effective. I brush and manually floss with unwaxd dental floss. I use the Waterpik w/diluted Hydrogen Peroxide to irrigate between the teeth and below the gumline. On a job interview, I sat at close range w/the interviewer with no problems. It is not a substitute for professional dental care, but supplement it w/dental care. I also take Chlorophyll tablets(internal deodorizer) and Burdock Root (a blood cleanser).
A month or so ago my 10 year old had a loose tooth that was bothering him. He let me pull it out. I told him, “Hey we should soak this in coke. I have heard that if you do that it will dissolve the tooth! ” I offered him a buck for his tooth and he agreed.
Then I realized that I could soak a bunch of teeth in different things to see what happened. So I offered him $10 for his tooth collection of 11 teeth. It was worth it for the sake of pure science.
I put one tooth in each of seven jars and filled with 7 liquids and labeled them. I kept them on a table for about a month. Tonight I inspected the teeth and had some pretty interesting results!!
Here is what I soaked the teeth in:
- Apple cider vinegar plus water tonic
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Distilled water
- Colloidal Silver
- Apple Cider Vinegar, baking soda, water tonic
- Baking soda tonic
The tooth soaked in coke was nearly black. Ugh! It looked the worst. My 16 year old son was passing through and I showed him the tooth. He said, “That is why I don't keep coke sitting in my mouth.” Hmmm…)
The tooth soaked in hydrogen peroxide looked amazing. It was pure white.
The other teeth had varying amounts of color. The ones in vinegar solutions looked somewhat stained.
The tooth that was in the Apple Cider Vinegar tonic broke in half when I took it out of the solution!
I took a wooden spoon and tried to crush each tooth, to no avail (even the broken tooth).
So I got a hammer and hit each tooth until it smashed. J The colloidal silver tooth and the distilled water tooth were easiest to crush. The coke tooth and the peroxide tooth were equally hard to crush.
Some limitations of my experiment:
These teeth were dead teeth. So this experiment did not replicate “real life.”
Additionally, these teeth did not have the benefit of body functions that would affect teeth. I am thinking in particular of saliva, which has a benefit to the teeth, I believe.
Each tooth came out of my son's mouth at different times over the course of 5 years. They would not all have been of identical quality, which could have affected the outcome.
Some conclusions and observations:
I think the most striking thing was how white the hydrogen peroxide tooth was, and with no appearance of being worse for the wear. I think hydrogen peroxide is likely among the best ways to safely whiten your teeth. Now, you can't soak your teeth in them, but you can use hydrogen peroxide as a mouthwash after you brush, or whenever you like.
I had used some distilled water in one because Robert Henry and others say that distilled water will leach minerals out of your body. It did seem to weaken the tooth that was soaking in it!
I have to admit that I was surprised that the coke tooth was not compromised in its strength, though the color was quite dreadful.
Of course, none of this takes into account the bodily processed affected by each liquid and how that would affect your teeth.
At the end of the day, what is my take away from this?
I need to be using hydrogen peroxide to try and whiten my teeth.
I don't need to get too excited about my children having an occasional soda.
I will stick to using distilled water only for particular things, like making colloidal silver. I don't think it is a good idea to drink it unless you add back in the minerals.
The pictures below:
3. Before (again, by mistake.)
4. Close up which shows the coke tooth and cracked ACV tooth and H2O2 tooth.
If you have an observations or conclusions, let me know!
(Ten Mile , Tn)
To the dentist. We love our dentist. We love our cleanings. I am not a fan of murcury as we ALL know it is a neurotoxin EVEN in small amounts!
I got 4 fillings by an amazing dentist and my health began to fail soon after. I had twiches in hand and my immune system wet downhill until I cleansed for a very long time.
Now I go ONLY to a holistic dentist.
It is 2011 not 1970.
(Richardson, Tx, Usa)