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Category: dentistry

Prop 65 and Dental Mercury: New Warnings

Prop 65 and Dental Mercury: New Warnings “Proposition 65, officially known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, was enacted as a ballot initiative in November 1986. The proposition protects the state’s drinking water sources from being contaminated with chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm, and…
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Utilization of Whole, Fractioned, or Ground Teeth for DNA Microbial Testing: Is There a Difference?

Utilization of Whole, Fractioned, or Ground Teeth for DNA Microbial Testing: Is There a Difference? By Leslie Douglas, PhD, Blanche D. Grube, DMD, and Anita Vazquez Tibau Introduction The impact that oral health has on whole body health is no longer a question; in fact, over 100 systemic diseases have been linked to poor oral health. According…
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A General Review of Titanium Toxicity

A General Review of Titanium Toxicity by Kyeong Tae Kim, Mi Young Eo, Truc Thi Hoang Nguyen &  Soung Min Kim Background Titanium is a commonly used inert bio-implant material within the medical and dental fields. Although the use of titanium is thought to be safe with a high success rate, in some cases, there are rare reports of…
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A Hypothesis and Evidence That Mercury May be an Etiological Factor in Alzheimer’s Disease

A Hypothesis and Evidence That Mercury May be an Etiological Factor in Alzheimer’s Disease The cause of Alzheimer’s disease [AD] has been one of the great medical mysteries since Alois Alzheimer first identified this disease in 1906. It is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States, affecting 4.2 million citizens. Although recent…
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Genetic Susceptibility to Neurodegeneration in Amazon: Apolipoprotein E Genotyping in Vulnerable Populations Exposed to Mercury

Genetic Susceptibility to Neurodegeneration in Amazon: Apolipoprotein E Genotyping in Vulnerable Populations Exposed to Mercury Human exposure to mercury is presently a major public health concern worldwide (Sheehan et al., 2014; Andreoli and Sprovieri, 2017). Since 2013, a growing number of countries are agreeing to join efforts aiming to protect human health and the environment against…
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How Mercury Causes Brain Neuron Degeneration University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine Dept. of Physiology and Biophysics

How Mercury Causes Brain Neuron Degeneration University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine Dept. of Physiology and Biophysics This short presentation available on the University website clearly shows how mercury in fillings can destroy brain neurons as seen with people who have Alzheimer’s Disease. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XU8nSn5Ezd8

TO TREAT CHRONIC DISEASE, LOOK FIRST TO THE MOUTH: AN INTERVIEW WITH HAL A. HUGGINS, DDS, MS

TO TREAT CHRONIC DISEASE, LOOK FIRST TO THE MOUTH: AN INTERVIEW WITH HAL A. HUGGINS, DDS, MS An interview with Karen Burnett  Hal A. Huggins, DDS, MS, has built a career on trying to convince dentistry to stop the use of mercury in fillings. He has been in practice since 1962, and received a post–doctoral…
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Recommendations About the Use of Dental Amalgam in Certain High-Risk Populations: FDA Safety Communication

Date Issued: September 24, 2020 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is providing recommendations about the use of dental amalgam in certain groups of people who may be at greater risk to the potential adverse health effects of mercury exposure, to include: Pregnant women and their developing fetuses; Women who are planning to become pregnant; Nursing…
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Silent Inflammation in the Jaw and Neurological Dysregulation – Case Study Linking Rantes/Ccl5 Overexpression in Jawbone with Chemokine Receptors in the Central Nervous System

BACKGROUND “With the increasing complexity of various systemic diseases, it is appropriate to discuss the background of their pathogenesis. Autonomic dysregulation with poorly defined multisystem disorders frequently present a challenging clinical situation for medical practitioners [1,2]. With the absence of any discernable cause, together with insufficient research on this increasingly prevalent phenomenon, many presentationsof this…
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Genetic Susceptibility to Neurodegeneration in Amazon: Apolipoprotein E Genotyping in Vulnerable Populations Exposed to Mercury

By Gabriela P. F. Arrifano Rosa C. R. Martín-Doimeadios, María Jiménez-Moreno, et al. “Human exposure to mercury is a serious problem of public health in Amazon. As in other vulnerable populations throughout the world, Amazonian riverine populations are chronically exposed to this metal and some symptoms of mercury intoxication were already detected in these populations.…
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