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What would be the effects of re-filling pre-filled water bottles (plastic)?

What would be the effects of re-filling pre-filled water bottles (plastic)?

Probably nothing: Prefilled water bottles do have to meet some standards of sterily and purity. Many, however are simply filled at the factory with filtered tap water (and not the mountain spring or whatever they claim). If you find it convenient to refill these bottles it is the same as filling a standard reusable hiking type bottle. ...Read more

Filling (Definition)

Any of several materials used to repair a tooth that has chipped, is adversely worn, or that has had a cavity which has been drilled (cleaned ...Read more


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Knee replaced April 2014 kept filling w/ fluid 6 months after went back in cleaned knee capsule, rep plastic 5 months latter still filling w/ fluid?

Knee replaced April 2014 kept filling w/ fluid 6 months after went back in cleaned knee capsule, rep plastic 5 months latter still filling w/ fluid?

See your surgeon: You really need to see your surgeon, there is strong possibility that you are rejecting your new knee, that is first.
second fluid around a new knee need to be checked before it get infected, that will be a disaster.
it could be a simple thing to handle, your surgeon will be the best person to decide that.
good luck. ...Read more

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My dentist said the white plastic filling I had on my front tooth years ago is attracting stains and laser. Why is that?

My dentist said the white plastic filling I had on my front tooth years ago is attracting stains and laser. Why is that?

Staining: The tooth colored composite fillings used years ago were more porous and therefore picked up stains easier over time. The newer materials can receive a higher polish and maintain their integrity for longer periods of time. ...Read more

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I was wondering if silver fillings or white resin filling are safer?

I was wondering if silver fillings or white resin filling are safer?

Dental fillings: Both are considered safe. The use of amalgam fillings has stood the test of time ; scrutiny for over 150 years. Current materials used for composite fillings have not been around as long. Each has pros and cons. I have both in my mouth ; could have 100% of either for free. Unquestionably, composite fillings are becoming the norm as they too have stood the test of time and improving in durability. ...Read more

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Can you tell me are silver amalgam fillings or white resin fillings safer for health?

Can you tell me are silver amalgam fillings or white resin fillings safer for health?

Both safe: Silver amalgam fillings have been around over 150 years and no conclusive evidence or study ever to my knowledge on them not being safe. Composite fillings newer and considered safe but have not stood the same test of time. Both have had controversies concerning their safety. I would have either in my mouth without any concern! Air, water. Food and just living is not 100% safe. ...Read more

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How safe are amalgam fillings?

How safe are amalgam fillings?

Safe: Based on scientific evidence, fda considers dental amalgam fillings also known as silver fillings are safe for adults and children ages 6 and above. The amount of mercury measured in the bodies of people with dental amalgam fillings is well below levels associated with adverse health effects. ...Read more

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What foods are safe to eat after a composite filling?

Follow instructions: By your dentist and common sense. As with natural teeth, avoid chewing excessively hard foods on the filled teeth (hard candy, ice, raw carrots, etc.) because the resin material can break under extreme forces. Also, the color of the composite can change slightly if the patient drinks tea, coffee or other staining foods or drinks (e.g. red wine). ...Read more

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What is filling made of? Is it safe if there for life?

What is filling made of? Is it safe if there for life?

Nothing toxic: Amalgam has been around for almost 200 years. The mercury bonds the other metals together and therefor is not "free" to get into your body in any significant amounts. The ada, the ama, and the fda have all done extensive studies to conclude that amalgam is safe. I have a couple in my mouth. That said, I don't place amalgam fillings in my practice because nobody likes the looks of them. ...Read more

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My aniexty medication got washed in my shorts I stopped the machine while it was filling git it out and the pills were fine not wet safe to take?

My aniexty medication got washed in my shorts I stopped the machine while it was filling git it out and the pills were fine not wet safe to take?

If I understand: Correctly - pill bottle went into washing machine. You pulled bottle out and pills did not become wet. Yes, - I would still use them. ...Read more

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Is it safe to replace amalgam fillings?

Yes: It's done all the time. Presuming there is a problem with the existing restoration, once it's removed a new restoration can be placed utilizing any of several different materials. Replacing amalgam fillings simply because they are amalgam is sometimes done for esthetic or other reasons but you will find many opinions on this topic. From the ada: http://www. Ada. Org/2468.Aspx. ...Read more

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Gold dental fillings: are they safe for a child?

Gold dental fillings: are they safe for a child?

Yes, but why?: Gold fillings are the most biocompatable of all the materials we use in the mouth. However, they are also the most expensive. If they are being done on a baby tooth that is going to fall out, it may not be the most economical thing to do. ...Read more

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How safe is it to have a gold crown sitting next to an amalgam filling?

Very safe!: As a dentist with over 25 years of experience, i'd venture to say millions of gold crowns are sitting there next to amalgam fillings. The vast majority of them (probably 99% or more) exhibit no interaction (significant galvanic current) causing symptoms. There is disagreement among dentists on this topic. Some dentists are very anti-amalgam and very passionate about it. Me? I place amalgams! ...Read more

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Docs can you explain, is it safe to replace deep amalgam fillings with composite fillings?

Safe and predictable: Amalgam fillings over time can crack and decay. Replacing them with composite resin is a predictable, safe and long term solution. ...Read more

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A few of my older dental fillings have mercury. Are they safe or should I have them replaced?

Leave it alone: The old mercury-silver fillings are not likely to do any harm. You may leave these alone. Trying to replace these has its own risks. ...Read more

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My friend has a loose tooth with a filling and she wants to know if it is safe to pull it out?

My friend has a loose tooth with a filling and she wants to know if it is safe to pull it out?

No problem: She can remove it just like any other baby tooth. No problem. But it is a problem of it is a permanent tooth. ...Read more

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Is fat transplant a safe procedure!? would you recommend it for facial cosmetic as cheeck filling!?

Is fat transplant a safe procedure!? would you recommend it for facial cosmetic as cheeck filling!?

Fat injections: Fat injections are safe and effective when accomplished by an experienced surgeon. ...Read more

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Is a mouthful of amalgams (silver-mercury) fillings safe?

Absolutely safe: I have a mouth full of silver fillings and I have no intention of changing them. I'm still waiting to see even 1 article in a well refereed scientific journal that tells me otherwise. It's a hoax. It's bad science. Don't fall for the mumbo-jumbo. ...Read more

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Is filling your prescription from a reputable online canadian pharmacy safe?

Is filling your prescription from a reputable online canadian pharmacy safe?

Yes: If it has a good reputation, they use the same medications world wide. Most medications are actually made overseas. You still need a regular prescription from your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it safe to bleach teeth that have fillings?

Safe? Yes. But...: Yes, it is safe, but not effective. Only natural enamel will bleach. ...Read more

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Is it true that its not safe for pregnant women to get dental fillings?

Is it true that its not safe for pregnant women to get dental fillings?

Usually ok: I prefer to not do any dental work on pregnant women during the first and third trimesters because those are critical stages. I really don't have any worries about doing fillings during the second trimester. My biggest concern is if the patient has high anxiety during the treatment which could upset the pregnancy. If the treatment is not an emergency, it can usually wait until after. ...Read more

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Can there be any other safe tooth fillings besides white composite and silver amalgam?

Cast restorations: Gold or porcelain inlays/onlays can also be used... But they are more expensive than composite or amalgam fillings. ...Read more

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I heard dental fillings are toxic and slowly get released. Any safe ones you might be aware of?

I heard dental fillings are toxic and slowly get released. Any safe ones you might be aware of?

Silver fillings?: If you are speaking of silver or amalgam fillings, there has been talk that the mercury in filling can leak and is toxic. In us, the american dental association and the federal drug adm have done scientific studies that show there is no harm to the patient. They are safe and long lasting. However. There are good alternatives to these type of fillings, like bonded resin, milled ceramic, or gold. ...Read more

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Please tell me if there are any other safe tooth fillings besides white composite and silver amalgam?

Please tell me if there are any other safe tooth fillings besides white composite and silver amalgam?

Of course: Today, several dental filling materials are available. Teeth can be filled with gold; porcelain; composite and silver amalgam. The dentist will inform every patient of the available choices of dental fillings and explain advantages and disadvantages. ...Read more

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I had halcion (triazolam) this morning at 830 for a few fillings. How long does it stay in your body? Also is it safe to have drink? I feel completely fine

I had halcion (triazolam) this morning at 830 for a few fillings. How long does it stay in your body? Also is it safe to have drink? I feel completely fine

Ask your doctor: This is a question that you should ask the doctor who prescribed medication. We don't know anything about your medical history, what other drugs you may be taking, the dosage, how you respond to medication, etc. There are too many variables to give you an answer over the internet. Many people "feel fine" and then get into accidents or do stupid things. ...Read more

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My son is three years old and his dentist said that he needs five fillings. Is there anything else that can be done? Is it safe? I don't want him to be scared of dentists.

My son is three years old and his dentist said that he needs five fillings. Is there anything else that can be done? Is it safe? I don't want him to be scared of dentists.

See a pedodontist: Pedodontist is the pediatrician of dentistry. He/she has two to three years specialty training following dental school and limits his/her practice to treating children only. The "baby, ” teeth is important for the child development and oral and general health. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get an amalgam filling on my teeth?

Yes: All scientific studies have proven no harm. Some are concerned with mercury. They are less expensive and long lasting. There is some concern that over time they will weaken teeth and cause fractures. They are not esthetic. Look worse with age. We do not do as many of these type of fillings. People prefer the bonded white resin fillings. Very good material. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have mercury tooth fillings while pregnant?

Is it safe to have mercury tooth fillings while pregnant?

Yes: The mercury is a non-issue. No evidence that it will harm you or the baby. That said, we try to get all dental work done in the second trimester. If you are having pain, that's another story. Rule of thumb though, get all your dental work done in the second trimester. Cleanings can be done at any time. ...Read more

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Are amaglam fillings safe during 3rd trimester will it harm my baby just got 2 yesterday?

Amalgam is safe: Although it's a controversial topic, according to the american dental association, and the most current well done studies, there is no evidence of any harm to either you or your baby. Personally, I don't place amalgam fillings in my office anymore, because there are such great tooth colored materials available now. However, if you were my patient I would tell you not to worry or lose any sleep! ...Read more

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How safe is the material that false teeth are made of to our bodies and to the fillings of our teeth?

How safe is the material that false teeth are made of to our bodies and to the fillings of our teeth?

Can be very safe: If you seek care from a reputable dentist I am sure there will be no issues with this as far as dental science currently understands. If a dentist utilizes a dental laboratory that uses substandard materials that may be an issue. I would ask the dentist about their materials and the dental laboratory materials. In many instances the lab provides a sticker that provides information on materials. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use mercury amalgam fillings?

Is it safe to use mercury amalgam fillings?

The insurance: Companies would like you to believe that it is a safe and viable restoration because it is cheap for them. Many insurance companies will also downgrade resin restorations to amalgams to save money. Amalgams had their day 50 years ago. It is an overall inferior filling (forget the mercury issue) which weakens the tooth. There is no literature supporting the benefits of amalgams in decades. ...Read more

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If I had silver mercury amalgam dental fillings, can I change to a safer material?

You can change them: If you want, but that's not going to make you any healthier. There is no scientifically proven risk, only internet trash. Amalgams have been used or over 150 years: you'd think by now we would know if they were detrimental to your health. I would change them as your silver fillings break down and need replacement anyway, but it's your call. ...Read more

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I have one amalgam filling and I have heard that they are made with mercury, is this safe for my mouth?

Safe and durable: Safe and durable choice. Most research finds no relationship between fillings and symptoms of mercury poisoning or other side effects. Eventually, any cavity if not treated, can lead to pain, infection, root canal and even tooth loss. See your dentist for evaluation, x-rays and treatment. ...Read more

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How safe were dental xrays in the 80s and 90s with regards to causing head and neck tumors of any type later on? Used for checkups, fillings, etc.

How safe were dental xrays in the 80s and 90s with regards to causing head and neck tumors of any type later on? Used for checkups, fillings, etc.

Extremely Safe: Exposure dose very, very low. Beam is collimated to keep exposed area small. Machines are calibrated and periodically inspected to ensure correct output. I am unaware of a single case of oral cancer every being directly attributed to diagnostic dental radiographs. ...Read more

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Dental filling during pregnancy, is it safe?

Pregnancy Filling: The first question I would have for you is how necessary is the filling to be done right now. 2nd- can it wait until after delivery? If there are no consequences for waiting putting it off a few months might be a better choice. Yes a filling can be done safely at any stage of your pregnancy but unless there are compelling reasons to do it now, why not wait until your pregnancy is a non-issue? ...Read more