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Dr. Mark Carl Dr. Carl
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Dental experts! what toothpastes/dental products strengthen tooth enamel?

Dr. Mark Carl Dr. Carl
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Dental experts! what toothpastes/dental products strengthen tooth enamel?

Several: Any tooth paste with fluoride make the tooth more resistant to the acids that cause decay. If you get a tooth paste that is designed with a calcium and fluoride combination you can get minor remineralization (hardening) of the tooth. Tooth paste such as Pronamel and Colgate Enamel Health can be good for this. Any tooth paste should not be too abrasive as this can wear enamel away. Hope this is h ...Read more

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Amalgam (Definition)

Dental amalgam is a material used as a filling to replace tooth structure lost as a result of decay or fracture and is produced by mixing liquid mercury with solid particles of an alloy of silver, tin, copper, and sometimes zinc. Although it has been used for over 100 years and is an outstanding material that has stood the test of time, over the years it has ...Read more


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Is bisphenol used in composite dental fillings?

Is bisphenol used in composite dental fillings?

Not anymore: Bpa (bisphenol a) is a resin used in some plastics. There is some evidence, tho nothing has been proven, that bpa may have harmful effects on child development. Dental sealants & newer composites don’t contain it. The american dental association states the bpa in the saliva after 2 hrs from old plastic fills is 200 x lower than the level epa (environmental protection association) considers safe. ...Read more

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What products contain amalgams? Is their any tooth paste without amalgam?

What products contain amalgams? Is their any tooth paste without amalgam?

Amalgam: Only silver fillings contain amalgam(silver, tin, zinc, mercury). No toothpaste contains amalgam that i know of. ...Read more

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Can dental sealants stick to dental fillings?

Can dental sealants stick to dental fillings?

Sometimes.: The materials used for dental sealants stick to tooth surface but won't stick to metal fillings. Some times dentists place dental sealants next to fillings to fill in any small gaps between the filling and the tooth's surface. ...Read more

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Could amalgam in dental fillings cause mercury poisoning?

Could amalgam in dental fillings cause mercury poisoning?

NO!!!: For decades the top pure science medical and dental researchers have studied this issue and all have reached the same conclusion-silver mercury amalgam fillings are safe. Those who say otherwise have no real science to validate their findings. It is true mercury is a poison alone, but so is sodium or chloride, but mixed together they are salt. While no longer popular due to esthetic, it is safe! ...Read more

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Zirconium crowns any hazardous materials in them?

Zirconium crowns any hazardous materials in them?

NO: They are the most modern type of dental restoration available, and they should have no hazardous materials in them. ...Read more

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Are the tooth sealents dentists use neurotoxic?

Are the tooth sealents dentists use neurotoxic?

No: The material we use to seal a tooth is the same material we use to do permanent white fillings. Before any material is cleared to be used in the mouth it undergoes extensive testing as prescribed by the fda. This material has been in use for over 25 years with no reports of any toxicity. Sealants are recommended for permanent teeth with deep grooves to keep food and bacteria out. ...Read more

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Could dental assistants place and grind permanent composite filling?

Could dental assistants place and grind permanent composite filling?

Maybe: Depends on the state your in and state regulations. Some states license dental assistants with extended functions. After a dentists prepares a tooth for a restoration this assistant can fill, polish, adjust bite and contour the restoration. ...Read more

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Does dental bonding contain toxic chemicals? How about metal filings

Does dental bonding contain toxic chemicals? How about metal filings

Depends: Depends on what you consider toxic and at what dose you receive the chemical. Bonded fillings contain bpa currently in a gray area on many fronts, metallic filings contain about 50% mercury. As a dentist I have 2 places to put these fillings your mouth or an epa registered hazardous waste dump. Which do you prefer? ...Read more

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Is mercury in composite resin filling?

Is mercury in composite resin filling?

No: Composites are often the first choice as an alternative to the silver mercury fillings. ...Read more

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Dental recommended mouthwashes?

Dental recommended mouthwashes?

Depends: I recommend smart mouth, and crest pro health for gingivitis. Listerine only for short term use due to alcohol content. Phosphlur is a good flouride rinse. ...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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Dental professionals, "transparent teeth"?

Dental professionals, "transparent teeth"?

Enamel: If you are referring to the edges of the front teeth being transparent, this is usually due to the natural transparency of enamel. Also, severely worn teeth can look transparent. ...Read more

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Is dental bonding effective?

Yes it is: Dental bonding to rebuild or repair teeth is very effective. Consult your dentist for your individual situation. ...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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Difference between dental bonding, composite veneer and ceramic veneer?

Difference between dental bonding, composite veneer and ceramic veneer?

Aesthetics/Strength: Both types can give you a smile that is greatly improved. Only your dentist can tell you if you are a good candidate for veneers or bonding. ...Read more

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Is mercury in dental amalgam safe to use?

Yes: Mercury in today's dental silver amalgam fillings is entirely bound to the other metals and is completely safe. Mercury levels in the brains of people with metal fillings is exactly the same as in the brains of people who have never had a metal filling. Tooth colored fillings contain no mercury, but wear out quicker. Metal fillings are more apt to cause fractures, but last longer. It's complex ...Read more

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What toxigenic chemicals does a composite dental filling contain?

What toxigenic chemicals does  a composite dental filling contain?

BPA: Bpa. However, the cumulative release of bpa from composites dental filling appears to be minimal from the available research. First, realize that all dental materials are toxic to some degree and second, that the toxicology of resins is far less researched and far less understood than the effect of amalgams, which itself is inconclusive. I hope this helps! regards. ...Read more

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Composite fissure sealant safety?

Dr. Meng Syn Dr. Syn
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Composite fissure sealant safety?

Very safe but: Sealants manufactured in the us are safe to place on teeth and can be very beneficial. I recently read an artiicle in a peer review magazine that some sealants manufactured outside the us had detectable levels of bisphenol a (bpa) in extreamly low levels. Bpa from composite fillings and sealents manufactured outside the us should be avoided since there is some concern. ...Read more

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