Today I worked on the canine tooth filling for the first time. I bought the drill bits months and months ago, but haven’t used them yet. I am holding the drill bit in my hand and just scraping it against the dental filling instead of using an electric drill.
In 2008 I went to the dentist to get him to take out my silver-mercury amalgam filling in the molar, and replace it with a plastic one. He did that, and he also filled a second cavity in my canine tooth. I wish I hadn’t done the canine tooth – I didn’t even know I had a cavity there, and now that I know what I know, I am confident enough to leave cavities alone and heal them by changing my diet.
I am testing this, and I notice that some of my teeth on the left side are painful when I’m eating a bad diet, and the pain goes away when I’m eating healthy foods. After a week of eating healthier foods, I already notice that I can eat sweets with the painful teeth on the left side, and the pain is gone. I’ve had those slightly painful teeth there for a long time, but the dentist didn’t see any cavities there. Teeth don’t completely heal themselves, but they do absorb minerals from the saliva (according to Weston Price). The dentist himself told me that teeth try to remineralize, but he acted like this was insignificant and like it could not possibly heal a cavity.
Teeth can absorb minerals into demineralized areas. They can also close off the pulp chamber, the inner part of the tooth, by forming new secondary dentin between the pulp and the outside, if the tooth is worn down or decayed close to the root. But it can only do this if you are eating a healthy diet. Cavities will stop decaying and stop hurting, but they will not fully grow back the part of the tooth that has been destroyed.
Back when I got those two plastic fillings, I didn’t know for sure that self-healing cavities were real. I had read about it but wasn’t sure I believed it. However, I’ve experienced changes in my tooth pain, as I said above. After studying and reading about this, I believe it now. But I had the canine cavity filled because back then, I wasn’t sure whether it really could fix itself.
So anyway, after I got those fillings, I had terrible headaches for a couple days, and then extreme mood swings, as though I had really, really bad PMS. I was crying and irritable and angry, arguing with my co-workers. They probably didn’t notice, because I didn’t actually cry at work, but I noticed it myself. Then I started having terrible breast pain. I had breast pain like that when I was a teenager and I had a plastic retainer in my mouth after my braces were taken off. When I was done with the retainer, the breast pain went away and never came back… until I got the new plastic fillings. Now I have it all the time, a little bit, and it gets worse if I have any St. John’s Wort. St. John’s Wort never gave me breast pain before, but now every time I am exposed to SJW at all I get the pain for a day or two.
Not only that, but the right side of my face is always a little bit swollen now. Often, the right sinus is closed, but the left sinus is still open and I can breathe through it. Something at McDonald’s triggered my face to get swollen really badly one night – although I saw some other guy with a similar swollen eye, so it might have been a contagious virus – and the next day my right eye was all swollen shut. The swelling seems to happen whenever I handle lots and lots of french fries. It happened after a night of working at College Avenue where all I did was french fries for the entire night. You have to touch a lot of french fry grease and salt, and it goes through your skin. The salt contains iodine, so it could be excessive iodine causing the problem, or the salt itself, or some other additive in the salt, or the grease – I can’t tell which thing causes the problem. Every time I handle lots of french fries, my face is swollen the next morning, but it’s worst on the right side where the fillings are.
(Salt additives are horrible. I’m used to eating sea salt because it doesn’t have additives. But at Peter’s house one night, I tasted a pinch of his regular table salt, and it was all bitter and disgusting because of the anticaking agents. I researched them and found out that in the USA, we’re lucky: our salt contains sodium aluminosilicate. That’s bad, but not as bad as European table salt. European table salt contains sodium ferrocyanide. When sodium ferrocyanide reacts with acid, such as the hydrochloric acid in your stomach, it releases cyanide gas. Normal people might tolerate this, but a chemical sensitive person would have a hard time with it. Iodine is another additive that can be a problem. It’s supposed to help people prevent cretinism in areas where the soil contains very little iodine, but you can also get too much iodine, especially when you have large amounts of iodized salt from all different sources in your food. You have to be allowed to choose whether or not you want salt that contains iodine. So I choose sea salt.)
I also have to mention that I have had more problems with erectile tissue dysfunction. This would be more noticeable in men than in women. If you get new plastic dental fillings and suddenly have erectile dysfunction, the fillings are what caused it. Peter temporarily had a plastic catheter inserted into his chest for dialysis, and during that time period, he had erectile dysfunction very badly and it got much better after the catheter was taken out. ED is very common and people need to know what’s causing it instead of just taking another pill for it. It’s caused by drugs and plastic and other things. Supposedly it can also be caused by high blood pressure, but I would want to know what caused the high blood pressure in the first place. So I noticed this symptom happening a lot more after getting those dental fillings.
I won’t know for sure until they are completely removed from my mouth and all traces of the plastic taken out of the tooth. It will be difficult to get every last bit of plastic out. I will have to scrape the edges of the cavity holes even if it slightly wears down my real tooth dentin.
I want to remove the fillings completely before having children. Bisphenol-A is said to cause deformities in babies, such as genital abnormalities. I don’t want to know what else it might do. I just want to get rid of the fillings. I will sacrifice my own two teeth for the babies. There are only two filled cavities in my mouth – I am very lucky. I would not want to be someone who has cavities filled in every tooth and then decides that bisphenol-A is giving them a bad reaction and they want all their fillings taken out.
When I feel any hesitation about this, I think about being pregnant, and how badly the fillings affect my own body – so what would they do to a developing embryo? BPA might permanently change the baby’s entire body in ways that could never be undone. I can sacrifice two teeth to prevent that.
So I am using this diamond burr drill bit which was meant for arts and crafts use. It’s small enough to fit. It’s part of a set of differently shaped bits. I bought them on the internet.
This is only experimental, and I’m learning. I spent about an hour gently scraping at the canine tooth filling. I am using a lighted dental mirror. It has this weird purple glow. It’s not very bright. It’s hard to see the difference between the tooth-colored filling and the tooth itself, but I can see it if I look from the right angle. So far, all I’ve done is made the dental filling’s outer surface a little bit rougher, so that I can feel the roughness with my tongue.
I am trying not to spread the pulverized dental filling around in my mouth. I’ve been trying to dab the tooth with a bit of sugarfree chewing gum, hoping to stick the particles of the filling to the gum. But the gum is not very sticky. I was dismayed when I went shopping for gum and I read on the front of one of the packages that it was specifically designed NOT to stick to your dental fillings! I have spread a little bit of pulverized material in my mouth – I felt a sharp tiny splinter on my tongue, and I feel a strange stinging sensation on that side of my mouth.
I kept hitting the full-length mirror with the handle of the dental mirror – they bumped into each other, and the full-length mirror kept swinging back and forth because of the way I have it hung up. It’s only hung up on a string hooked over a hook on the door, so it won’t stay still. So I was trying to watch what I was doing, on the back of my tooth, in this eerie purple light, while the mirror kept getting bumped and swinging back and forth. And everything is backwards in the mirror. So when I moved the drill bit, it did the opposite of what I thought I was doing. It was hardest for me to figure out forwards and backwards, towards and away from me. I have to put it at the proper angle and then gently scrape, while also paying attention to the noise of the scraping so that I know I’m scraping filling instead of real tooth enamel.
A couple times, I looked at the drill bit and saw some white stuff on it that had been scraped off. But I am doing it very slowly and carefully, so there was hardly anything at all.
I asked the dentist if he would remove my fillings and leave nothing, just empty unfilled cavities. He told me he couldn’t do that because that would be unethical. I didn’t say this out loud, but I thought: So it’s unethical to remove a poisonous substance from someone’s mouth, but it’s ethical to put poisonous substances in there in the first place? He doesn’t have faith in teeth’s ability to heal themselves, because he hasn’t been taught about proper nutrition. Dentists believe that toothbrushing is the only way to prevent cavities. In primitive societies where they don’t have sugar and flour, they also don’t brush their teeth at all, and they have zero cavities. I haven’t been brushing my teeth at all, as an experiment, and there is one thing that does happen: I am noticing some swollen gums that bleed easily, so it seems to be true that plaque causes gingivitis. But plaque does not cause cavities. And I haven’t switched to a completely healthy diet. I am only eating a ‘slightly better diet’ compared to the way I had been eating. So hopefully the swollen gums will go away if I keep improving my diet.
I am going to try dyeing the tooth filling with red food coloring to see if it will be visible in contrast to the tooth enamel. Old fillings from years ago were able to get stained by certain foods, but the newer fillings are designed to not stain easily. So I expect that this won’t work. But I will try.
Anyway, no real progress, just practice, and a slightly roughened outer surface of the filling. That’s all.