Hi. I’m a very sad American Indian. I am crying because I just learned that my children have Bisphenol-A in their dental sealants. BPA is bad. It means my boys might end up with man-boobs.
This is about dental pollution, people. It may be ignored by mainstream science, but this problem is real enough to sell newspapers, magazines, and make you read online articles.
What I’ve Heard About Dental Pollution
Everywhere I go I hear about how it’s not fair that the citizens of cities have no choice about the fluoride in their drinking water. Sure, it makes teeth stronger, but there’s a conspiracy of pollution! And it’s the people who are so poor that they can’t even afford cups, they have to tilt their heads sideways to drink under the sink faucet, they are the ones who get the most fluoride in their bodies.
Does fluoride save lives like chlorine does? Wait, I didn’t say that, because it’s going to sound like I am in favor of putting poisons in the water.
You dentists also are protecting the right to fix the holes in people’s mouths with evil substances. If you drill a tooth and put in a silver filling, you have to make the filling soft with toxic mercury. Why can’t you just heat up the silver and pour it in the cavity?
The high road dentists are no better, with their lady-man BPA-leaching plastic composites. I’d rather gnaw on a Nalgene bottle and take my chances with it than have an oil-slick wedged between my teeth 24/7. The recent petroleum price increases are nothing compared to the cost in human lives.
The other thing that’s polluting our mouths is lead. There’s been lead found in ceramic/metal crowns. They say these crowns come from China. We like to blame everything on China. But the real reason that there’s lead coming from the dental labs is because the cheap dentists have forced lab technicians to scavenge for scrap metal by secretly dumpster-diving for X-ray film packets.
My shaman tells me that all the metal he sees in people’s mouths is creating imbalance in their meridians. This pollution is caused by all the various metals sending out galvanic currents, which turns our mouths into electrolyte-driven batteries. It scares me even today when I see that trick with the guy who sticks the end of a lightbulb in his mouth and it turns on. I know he’s dying from galvanic currents just for a laugh.
One more pollutant that is caused by the well-meaning but unenlightened dentists of the world is when they leave a dead tooth in a living mouth. Would you leave a cadaver just laying around with living people? Well, this is just what is done when a dentist fills the root canal of a tooth and just leaves the dead shell of a tooth in place.
I’m no Navajo with my sand art, but I sketched out this modern flow chart to help us understand where all this pollution is leading:
The pollutants are circled in red. Only one treatment is circled in green because it doesn’t involve dental pollution.
With only two choices in life if we find that we need a dentist – a polluted mouth or the totally toothless gums of a baby – all we can do is pray to our ancestors to give us naturally strong, healthy teeth.
My life has been one of ignorance until now. I have been going to the dentist regularly, and have had various pollutants placed in my mouth. I still have all of my teeth and have no ill symptoms from the poisons. Should I be grateful, or should I be worried? Are teeth worth it, in the end?
Six Degrees Of Dental Pollution
Here are various tests that you can either do in your office or send home with patients to make sure that you aren’t polluting their mouths:
Galvanic Currents: http://www.biomeridian.com/devices.htm
Root Canal Therapy: http://www.holisticdentist.com/articles/root-canal-treatment.html
I know that this isn’t Keep America Beautiful or any other grand public service announcement, but it’s important for dentists to understand the consequences of their actions. And sorry about the waterworks; you know how pollution is a touchy subject for me.
The Visible Dentist says
I too am outspoken on health issues and the environment — which at times puts me at odds with both clients and others. Dentists are in general a great bunch of guys who enjoy life, family and fun just like the rest of us. However, they too have an invested interest in the matrix and can quickly take offense when stark reality threatens their paradigm and livelihood.
Nevertheless I offer discount prices for SEO services to those dentists who practice or advocate mercury-free dentistry.
P.S. – wish I had a shaman 🙂
You can add a whole host of toxins that can be traced back to dentists.
Fluoridation chemicals (silicofluorides) are derived from the smokestacks of phosphate fertilizer industry and are allowed to contain many toxins that are never removed.
NSF International is a private company that regulates public water supply additives. February 2008 NSF reported they tested only 245 batches of fluoridation chemicals from 2000 to 2006 which received their “seal of approval” (There are approximately 155,000 US public water supplies and 70% are fluoridated.) They found lead in 2% of the samples and 43% had arsenic. Lead and arsenic are contaminants allowed in fluoridation chemicals, as they are poured into your drinking water supply, along with antimony, arsenic, barium, beryllium, cadmium, chromium, copper, mercury, selenium, and thallium. See:
nyscof, thank you for the link to the NSF article. I agree that 245 random batches out of hundreds of thousands is not an adequate sample. However, the contaminants found in these samples seemed well within acceptable limits. You may personally not be happy with arsenic in your water at one part per billion, but as long as you’re only bathing with it and getting your drinking water from the reverse osmosis store you should be fine.
M Bell says
I think I saw that you’re a hygienist so just curious as to what the dentist you work for thinks about all this. Maybe the office you work for does not use any toxic products? Thanks for the indian video… that was tucked away in the part of my brain that has childhood memories. It’s probably considered a cult classic!