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clemaneuverers [M] [S] 5 points ago +5 / -0 stickied

Our featured documentary is a vintage episode of 60 minutes first aired on December 23 1990, about the toxicity of mercury amalgam dental fillings, and narrated by veteran reporter Morley Safer.

Thanks to everyone who voted and to u/dukey for making the winning suggestion!

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Trump_VS_NWO 8 points ago +8 / -0

Jebus Christ, the ADA is still trying to say it's completely safe!

This is right up there with "vaccines" in proving that "science" has been virtually nothing but a buzz word for decades.
You can completely prove something scientifically and it doesn't even matter.
There's some kind of machine in place that can cover it up on an enormous scale for decades.

And both of those particular cases ("vaccines" and fillings) appear to be revealing a desperate effort to keep mercury in the human body for something.

dukey 4 points ago +4 / -0

Yeah they still say it's safe, whilst simultaneously doing no science to prove it. Amalgam because it is so old, it actually pre-dated the FDA, and thus was grandfathered in. No safety tests required.

JollyJoker 6 points ago +7 / -1

The white plastic ones are bad in some ways too. A based hygienist told me that the plastic expands and contracts with the temperature of the food we eat so it has to be replaced more often than the silver fillings. Also, the plastic white ones can apparently lead to root canals sometimes.

dukey 3 points ago +3 / -0

Amalgam is worse for cracking teeth. The thermal expansion coefficient of Amalgam is designed to be similar to that of natural teeth. The problem is the thermal diffusion coefficient. Or in layman's terms because it's a metal it conducts heat really fast and thus expands faster than your own teeth when in contact with heat, say a hot coffee.

Neverstoptrumping 1 point ago +1 / -0

Amalgam expands and is more temp sensitive. Correct. Also harder to see decay and staining...thus deeper decay closer to the nerve=root canal. Usually takes longer to detect a cavity.

White fillings are composites or an inlay/onlay...bonding. or porcelain which is fused to metal.

(Inlays or onlays preserve more of the tooth)

Dentist didn't regularly wear gloves until the aids scare. Amalgam did not affect their hands. The big push was a scare tactic to get people to replace their old metal fillings with composites. Not conservative dentistry (about preserving the tooth) but replace out of fear and even esthetics...the bad dentist made good money from that narrative and news sources even has to do retractions on the amalgam scare...I remember watching them. Hard to find!

You get mercury exposure the most by removal.

Dental amalgam is a mixture of liquid (elemental) mercury and a powdered alloy made up of silver, tin and copper. Elemental mercury makes up about 50% of dental amalgam.

It does leak and the dental term for a dark spot on the gums by an old filling is called an amalgam tattoo.

On the positive side to having an amalgam is for a root cavity. Composit fillings have to be completely dry when placed and amalgams do not.

So lots of children and and tricky spots get amalgam fillings inorder to save a tooth. (Cost is less but in this day and age idepending on insurance providers most will cover it the same)

Fun fact...people who still have their teeth live longer.

Wondering if the person that you responded to was confusing CEREC crowns or porcelain fused to metal. Cerec always seem to have a shorter life span than lab created crowns.

jubyeonin 4 points ago +5 / -1

I think Sandy Hook is more relevant to what's happening now, but mercury fillings are bad. I found out a Vietnamese douche ended up filling up half a tooth. The dental assistant was shocked and said she wasn't sure that it could even be replaced. I've never had a cavity in any of my teeth too.

Neverstoptrumping 1 point ago +1 / -0

Any chance the film Ng was done by a specialist? Like endodontist? That's someone that does root canals. They will do the root canal.... fill the root and part of the tooth. You are supposed to see your regular dentist and they fill the rest of the tooth or fill with a crown.


You just got bad treatment. Some people are a dentist in their home country and move to America where they get to be a senior off the bat because of experience and have to take some courses and licensing testings so they can practice here. Sadly bad apples in any profession.

jubyeonin 2 points ago +2 / -0

It was one guy who owned the practice and did the general work and the other one was his brother-in-law who did the drilling and filling. He destroyed a perfectly good tooth and filled it once most of the bleeding stopped.

Neverstoptrumping 1 point ago +1 / -0

I hope you find a good match for a dentist...I wouldn't go back there.

ScutFarkus -6 points ago +1 / -7

Did you get it filled in Vietnam?

jubyeonin 3 points ago +3 / -0


ScutFarkus -11 points ago +2 / -13

Oh ok.

So no reason to mention their ethnicity other than bigotry.

allahead 3 points ago +3 / -0

I made a post about this with some more information a few days ago.


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dukey 2 points ago +2 / -0

Also worth a watch if you have a mouth full of poison https://youtu.be/Bw94F94FZqA

Jmricht 1 point ago +2 / -1

I have horror stories.

Jmricht 2 points ago +3 / -1

Goldenstein. You can’t make this up.

Jmricht 1 point ago +2 / -1

Or Goldstein. I was young.

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