A bit older (2010) blog post, but something that still (2018) might be a concern today.
October 20th, 2010
Toxins in Dental Plastic Plates
The Cost of Dental Treatment: Are Dentures a Good Option?
My, oh my, how I wish I had listened to Walter Last when I began following his dietary and detoxification measures: This was when I was very young, in my mid 20’s, and I had only just found Walter and his diet. At that stage, I was simply following his advice in the hope that the diet would help me to recover from 245T poisoning which had resulted in a breakdown of health, especially after my daughter, who was exposed to the chemical in the womb, had died.
I had not read anything at all, at this stage, about the possible remarkable effects of the diet which Walter Last proposed, on teeth.
I told Walter that I was thinking of having all my teeth removed, because we could not afford treatment.
What I know now was that an inadequate diet, with no dental care, and chemical poisoning to boot, had caused my teeth to suffer badly. Excessive alcohol abuse in my teens had also not helped the condition of my teeth.
Walter said I should just continue with the diet, and use herbs such as prickly ash on the teeth in the meantime. He assured me that things would get better.
But I did not listen: I had all my teeth extracted within several months of having my third child, just after beginning Walter’s treatment, mainly to save expense.
I have paid dearly for this mad move. Since this time, I have read a lot more and have learned about the successes of people like Jaqui Davison, who grew new teeth as she strived to beat cancer through diet and detoxification. I have used a similar programme to Dr Gerson’s and Walter Last’s to cure myself of a breast lump, and someone else of serious gum disease, which would have otherwise cost her the price of her house to fix, had she followed her dental specialist’s advice, which was to subject herself to a removal and scraping operation on each tooth.
New Dentures Have Only Lasted a Year
Dentures, for me, have a limited life. There has been no obvious external need to have a new denture at all these past few years: there has been no problem with the way they fit, the way they look, or the way they work in chewing food. The problem for me is the poisons in the plastic. Toxins in the plastic begin to be released as the plastic becomes older, and this causes major health problems, simply because the physical body is being ‘fed’ a constant supply of denture toxins. Consequently, I have needed new dentures every three years or so.
Taking antioxidants such as Vitamin C, or ginger, cinnamon, or garlic, are not so good to take when you have plastic in your mouth, because these items, which all work to help remove poisons from the body, also have an effect on the plastic fabric of the denture. They cause poisons in the plastic to be released more readily, so you end up with toxic poisoning from the plastic if you use these products often.
Herbicides, Pesticides, Parabens, Affect Denture Plastic:
Coming into contact with herbicides, pesticides and other chemicals such as those parabens and propyl “things” in cosmetics, cause the teeth to behave in an extremely toxic way, as these chemicals get absorbed into the plastic, where they intensify the already toxic nature of the denture plastic.
Apple Moth Eradication Programme in Auckland: When MAF were spraying Aucklanders with their ‘apple moth’ spray around the years 2001-2005, I was more ill than most people, because this spray accumulated in the plastic of the dentures, and I simply could not get rid of it. This affected my whole health, including memory and even the ability to speak.
Just how and why the Labour Government could justify using this spray all over the city for such an extended period beats me. I am still curious as to their motives for using this spray which had an extremely deleterious effect on the health of so many people: I am sure there had to be some manipulation of facts by chemical and drug companies, and monetary gain to be had by these companies. The spraying programme did not eradicate the apple moth anyway. It had the effect of getting large amounts of the population going to the doctor for all sorts of mysterious illnesses. Around this time, I had to throw away the current dentures which were only two or three years old, because they became toxic due to toxicity resulting from the apple moth spraying programme. This is just one cost which was not reimbursed by MAF and their doctors: The other was that I had to suddenly quit living in the city, give away my piano teaching business and all household appliances like fridge, washing machine, etc, and escape to the countryside.
About six or seven years ago, I found a new dental technician whom I thought had the answer for me. I paid $2,500 and a bit more at the time to get a fantastic new set of dentures which looked really good and were almost as good as my original teeth in their chewing function. An expensive type of clear nylon fabric was used, with porcelain teeth, to minimize the amount of plastic in the mouth.
However, these teeth only lasted about three years before the health issues began again. By the time two more years had passed, there was no doubt at all that the dentures were undermining my health dramatically: Suddenly, one day, I could not stand them in the mouth any longer, as they were causing erosion of the mouth and lip tissues. My digestion was affected equally badly – it felt as if the same bleeding was occurring throughout the body. I took the teeth out, and recovered within a few days. I could not wear those teeth again, as every time I used them, the same symptoms would occur.
Health Problems From Dentures
Poisoning Symptoms which I experience from these dental plate toxins are:
Breathing difficulty, breathlessness when walking quickly, amnesia, loss of memory similar to alzheimer’s, pains in the joints which develop into a weakness and paralysis if I continue to wear the denture, ear ache, sinusitis, eczema, and poor vision.
Now – I have just turned 61. People, and doctors too, will say “You can expect these things to happen when you get older’. But – I have been experiencing the same symptoms because of denture plastic all my life. Every time, when the dentures are done away with, my health gets better. New dentures then, except for one lot which were made of especially toxic plastic, work well for several years before they begin to break down and cause problems with health again.
New Dentures This Time Have Only Lasted One Year:
A year ago, the same old thing happened with the previous denture: suddenly, there was no doubt at all about the bad effect of the denture on my health. So I got a new set made at the cost of $3,000.
Unfortunately, I think the life of this plate was reduced dramatically because the dentist mucked up the first moulding of the teeth. I had to return a few months later to get the matter put right: This meant that the teeth had to be heated up to be remoulded again, and I am sure that it was this heating process which has caused the leeching of plastic chemicals into my stomach. This ability to reuse this modern plastic by heating it up is exactly why dentists use this material: If they get the first moulding wrong, then they do not need to throw away the teeth to make a new one, they simply heat the plastic up and remould the teeth. This, I believe, is very bad for the health, and the reason why I have had to throw these dentures away:………..
Alas, 13 months later, the teeth have suddenly become toxic. The taste of glue with what I guess must be formaldehyde, or similar, is very strong. No amount of cleaning, or leaving them out for several days, changes anything. The taste of glue through my mouth is unbearable. It now causes terrible stomach pains, has killed off the ‘good’ bacteria in my digestive system, causes blurred vision, earache, dizziness, depression, chronic eczema, and pains in the joints and arms with a feeling of imminent paralysis.
I think that the denture plastic, apart from having been ruined by being heated up at the dentists to be remoulded, also reacted to my using a quantity of tea tree oil which I put on my hair and on my skin recently. Ironically, this was used to try and clear a sudden attack of eczema, which most probably was caused by formaldehyde, parabens or whatever, which was coming from the denture plastic.
I have found that tea tree oil, eucalyptus oil and other such strong embrocations get absorbed into the denture plastic which cause it to erode more quickly. I have noticed this other years – that the teeth, which I was already becoming doubtful about with regard to their effect on my health, were made infinitely worse once tea tree or eucalyptus oil had been used.
So – let this be a warning to all those people who consider that having false teeth might be a cheaper way to go: It has not been cheaper for me having dentures. If several sets only were needed during a life time, and they were not made of toxic material, then dentures would be a fine thing.
But dentures, I believe, are VERY BAD for the health. The plastic in dentures could be one reason why so many people suffer alzheimer’s at an early age. We absorb too much plastic poison from other products in our environment, like having milk in plastic, plastic wrapping over meats and cheese, etc – but having plastic in your mouth has to be the very worst thing, because you are constantly absorbing a certain amount of poisons from the plastic into your system.
What I want to now is – why can I not get a plate made which is not made of plastic – something like the hard old thing which the soldiers in the second world war were fitted with? My Dad had this plate for years – he might still be wearing the same one. I think that the material in these old plates was better for the health because it was made of a material which did not break down easily. Even if it WAS plastic, it was certainly a harder type than the soft malleable plastic which is used today by dental technicians. They use this soft plastic because it is easy to mould: It can be heated and reshaped if the first imprint is not a good fit. But this soft plastic is a hazard to the health.
Read the blog here: http://merrilynhope.com/toxic-dentures/
I should have done some research beforehand… I’ve got a bad taste in my mouth, now. ***sigh***