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Safer Dental for the Chemically Sensitive

For the chemically hypersensitive, there is difficulty finding materials that the MCS can live with, and finding a dentist that will work with MCS persons special needs.

Below is a list of suggestions for you to design your own plan. If you have a clear plan, it may lend more validity to your special needs.

For MCS persons, varying success has been reported for lab biocompatability testing.

1. Get a lab biocompatability test to weed out the most objectionable materials.

Peak Energy Performance contacts each manufacturer and get as many chemicals in the material formula that they can. All ingredients in a dental product are not listed on the MSDS sheet, to protect trade secret. Because of this, there can be a false positive tendency for any blood testing. But it does help narrow down the list of what to test. Click on Peak Energy Performance, Serum Biocompatibility Testing
Peak Energy Performance, Inc., 1621 North Circle Drive, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80909. Hours: M-F, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Mountain Time. (800) 331-2303 or (719) 548-1600 FAX: (719) 572-8081

2. Ask if the dentist will furnish samples of permanent and temporary materials for you to test, including cements.

If yes, then:

3. Get a sample and put it in your mouth between the cheek and gum for as long as you can. The Heavy Metal Bulletin advocates 2 weeks during waking hours. Another recommendation is to test 2 hours a day for 2 weeks. Record symptoms, if any, for each material. Make sure to include cements with your test. Ultra-sensitive persons have the most difficulty with these materials.

Cheek and gum testing is the most reliable method reported by MCS persons.

4. On the results of these tests, decide which materials you want the dentist to use.

More Information
Dental Amalgam Mercury Syndrome (DAMS). International DAMS Newsletter. P.O. Box 64397, Virginia Beach, VA, 23467-4397. Phone: 800-311-6265 Contact: Teresa Kaiser.
For more information see:
The Heavy Metal Bulletin, from Sweden. Individual issues or subscriptions available through Monica Kauppi, Lilla Aspuddsv. 10, S-12649 Hagersten Stockholm Sweden, Tel/Fax +46 8 164086 (Sweden is 7 hours ahead of MST)

Doxadent. New Swedish biomaterial integrates with human tissue. Heavy Metal Bulletin - News Release Uppsala 16th Oct. 2002. "Background: In October 2000, the new directly applicable ceramic dental material, DoxaDent, was launched, a material that needs no cement for its application, which gave new hope . . . Heavy Metal Bulletins No. 2 & 3, 2000." (Scroll down this page for article)

Amalgam Illness: Diagnosis and Treatment, by Andrew Hall Cutler, PhD, PE. "Most of the book is devoted to what you can do to treat the symptoms of amalgam illness while you get rid of your mercury. The treatment section gives step by step directions to figure out exactly what mercury is doing to you and how to fix it. This book tells you how."
MCS/EI Answer Line. For expertise on making safe environments for the chemically sensitive and the environmentally ill. Carolyn Gorman has many years of experience educating, advising and providing resources as Patient Information Specialist, with a renowned MCS/EI clinic.
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MCS Experiences with Safer Dental
Dental Toxins
Nightmare on Dental Biocompatible Street (with a Happy Ending)
The Influence of Dental Materials on EMF Sensitivities
Dental Assistant Is Chemically Injured
for more on safer materials and dental experiences.

The information and stories are not presented to recommend, draw conclusions, or denigrate any organization, practice, product, or procedure. They are to represent the perceptions and experiences of the authors.

Safer Dental Tips and Information
Cements. In Germany, most patients with MCS tolerate the cement by HARVARD. This might be available in the U.S. as well. It is useful to include cements with your saliva or cheek and gum tests.
Allergy Elimination, Mercury and the Immune System, Richard H. Keller, D.D.S., M.P.S., N.M.D.
NAET in Practice


Other Help

*This list may pertain to those that are not ultra-sensitive.
Editors Note: Many MCS patients vary in their response to dental materials. Please test the dental materials orally
before dental work.
Before dental work, Vitamin C IV (self-administered)
Follow dental work with sauna

Tested well and recommended for chemically sensitive:

Preventative Resin Restoration: 
Delton and Z100 as sealants    Composite restoration:  Z100
 Bonded Resin Restoration:  Empress crown.  The information did not state whether the crowns you use are internally stained-would like to check with lab.
Targus crown is 25% stronger with imbedded fibers. Did not test well/chemically less toxic materials available:
Perioguard antiseptic rinse (contains hexachlorephine).  Replace with 3% hydrogen peroxide brushed onto teeth.
3M Scotchbond Resin Cement.  Best alternative for cementing crowns is Panavia (Kuraray, Co) which comes in a kit with etch, primer, activator, catalyst, and ceramic primer.  This is probably the simplest solution.
Other products which are recommended over 3M are:  CR Hybrid
One Step All Bond (Bisco, Inc., Itasco, Il) is also OK but still needs Panavia or CR Hybrid.
Vitrebond tests well if pulp capping is needed.
Other comments:
Intraoral sandblasting is less toxic than using etchant If etchant is used, rinse mouth immediately after use to buffer acid.    Avoid polycarboxylate.


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