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by anitahansen
Thu Dec 26, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Metallic dental fillings : to change or not?
Replies: 10
Views: 3294

Re: Metallic dental fillings : to change or not?

I'm a dentist, and I would actually recommend getting silver fillings if you need any work done. They last longer and are better for your long term dental health. There are a lot of myths regarding fillings, and I'll comment on one of them that was mentioned in this thread. Silver fillings expand an...
by anitahansen
Wed Oct 07, 2015 1:28 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Beware "Holistic" Dentists
Replies: 34
Views: 21705

Re: Beware "Holistic" Dentists

The problem is that you most likely didn't have cavities around all your fillings. I've seen over and over that holistic dentists tell patients they need fillings replaced for different reasons, cavities, worn fillings, "leakning" fillings and so on. Patients often figure out something is wrong beca...
by anitahansen
Wed Jun 17, 2015 12:42 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Beware "Holistic" Dentists
Replies: 34
Views: 21705

Re: Beware "Holistic" Dentists

Your orthodontist got it the wrong way around. You can get cavities around both kinds of fillings, but you are much more likely to get cavities around composite fillings. Composite fillings shrink after being placed, which means they are much more likely to leak than amalgams. If an amalgam filling ...
by anitahansen
Sun May 10, 2015 11:46 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Beware "Holistic" Dentists
Replies: 34
Views: 21705

Re: Beware "Holistic" Dentists

Hollistic dentistry is pretty much the worst thing that has happened to dentistry. Their treatment and their advice ruins peoples teeth in the long term. Fluoride does a fantastic job of reducing the occurance of caries (cavities) in the population. However, for a hollistic dentist, more cavities mi...
by anitahansen
Mon Oct 13, 2014 4:09 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: HELP - opinions before they debrace me!
Replies: 22
Views: 2233

Re: HELP - opinions before they debrace me!

Removing a filling to replace it will only damage your tooth, you have to remove healthy tooth structure to do that. Furthermore, white fillings doesn't last anywhere near as long as silver in average, and teeth that has them tend up need root canals and crowns. White fillings shrink after being pla...
by anitahansen
Sun Sep 14, 2014 1:21 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: HELP - opinions before they debrace me!
Replies: 22
Views: 2233

Re: HELP - opinions before they debrace me!

Now that you are spending so much money and time on getting your teeth perfectly straight. I would make sure that the dental work you get done, is what will give you healthy teeth in the long run. I would stock with silver fillings for sure. Much better for your teeth in the long run. Don't let the ...
by anitahansen
Tue Jul 30, 2013 3:10 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 31 year old dental assistant considering braces.
Replies: 13
Views: 1895

Re: 31 year old dental assistant considering braces.

@Yeej: That was a very interesting perspective! I'm starting to lean towards ceramic braces. Thinking about it now, it's possible part of my concern is due to the fact that I work in a dental office, and that it might look strange for me to have braces. I've actually had a few patients ask about my ...
by anitahansen
Tue Jul 30, 2013 3:03 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What has my ortho done? Wearing braces now for 5 months?
Replies: 8
Views: 896

Re: What has my ortho done? Wearing braces now for 5 months

There are other reasons why orthos but bands too. Do you have a lot of restoration work on any of these teeth? I have a porcelain fillings in 2 molars. My ortho said that porcelain is more likely to crack or get damaged with braces so she put bands on these teeth as well. Also, sometimes a bracket ...
by anitahansen
Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:49 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 31 year old dental assistant considering braces.
Replies: 13
Views: 1895

Re: 31 year old dental assistant considering braces.

Thank you so much EbonyQ! Your really put things into a different perspective for me! I'm gonna read your story, and think trough all if this again, hopefully with a new mindset :)
by anitahansen
Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:57 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Issues/Risks/Dangers of putting braces on a second time?
Replies: 4
Views: 1801

Re: Issues/Risks/Dangers of putting braces on a second time?

Yeah, hopefully you will get trough it without any damage this time as well!
by anitahansen
Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:33 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Can teeth crack in ortho?
Replies: 28
Views: 3032

Re: Can teeth crack in ortho?

The reason dentists want to place white fillings, is that they make so much more money on patients that has them. Yes, an amalgam (silver fillings) will expand when it gets hotter, but so will your tooth. What they neglected to tell you is that a white fillings will shrink. Not only when it is cold,...
by anitahansen
Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:27 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: braceface74 story with pics
Replies: 115
Views: 19142

Re: braceface74 story with pics

If you wish to keep your teeth healthy for a long time, then silver fillings are the reasonable option for molars and premolars. Whatever you do, do not get porcelain inlays or resin/composite fillings. If you want to to the best possible thing for your teeth, there is only one choice, and that is g...
by anitahansen
Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:06 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: braceface74 story with pics
Replies: 115
Views: 19142

Re: braceface74 story with pics

If your NHS dentist didn't pick up on that, I can almost promise you that your current dentist is trying to rip you off! Very typical I'm afraid. Some dentist just start counting cash when they see fillings they think they can replace without the patient complaining. Unfortunately the dentist might ...
by anitahansen
Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:56 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Issues/Risks/Dangers of putting braces on a second time?
Replies: 4
Views: 1801

Re: Issues/Risks/Dangers of putting braces on a second time?

As a dental assistant consider braces for a second time, this made me thing. I've been cavity free since my last run with braces, and I really don't want to go there again. Thinking about it, braces has to be quite hard on the enamel of your teeth. Sanding down, etching, gluing, ripping off brackets...
by anitahansen
Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:53 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Weight GAIN and braces
Replies: 33
Views: 4918

Re: Weight GAIN and braces

During my previous run with braces, I noticed no change in my overall diet, or in my weight. I think I cut down a bit on sugar in total, since I needed to take away sticky things like caramel, which I loved. And I don't think I replaced that with anything else. I think that helped me get trough brac...