Should I wait to start ClearDrops until AFTER I remove my old amalgum fillings?
Denise Stephens, ZOI CEO (00:00):
All right, Laurie, we're coming back to Park City, Utah. Sweet girl.
Awesome. So as I started working with more and more clients and patients in, in the dentistry world, I get this question a lot. And so they basically, what they're saying is that they have been told that they cannot use any metal binders until they get all of their old mercury amalgam fillings removed. So shouldn't, we wait to start using ClearDrops until after they get their old amalgam fillings.
Dr. Nikolaos Tsirikos-Karapanos, PharmD, MD, Cardiothoracic Surgeon (00:40):
Wow. totally wrong, very good question, but totally wrong. What they've been told these people now, okay. The amalgam is a foreign body okay. Into the tooth. There is no blood flow to the amalgam. There's no way that ClearDrops after being absorbed in the gut, in the circulation to reach out to the amalgam, through the root of the tooth. Now we take ClearDrops by adding them to a glass of water and we drink it. Okay. Now the time that ClearDrops, they diluted in water. The time that these ClearDrops is going to be in direct contact with the amalgam into our mouth is practically zero. So, there is no concern that ClearDrops in any way will take metals out of the surface of the amalgam. Now, if someone is determined seriously of thinking to get rid of the amalgam fillings and replace them by composite fillings, the ideal time point to start taking ClearDrops is far before you even started the removal of the amalgam. Before you start the process one month, two months before. So there is a lot of time between when you start ClearDrops and you start removing amalgams because Laurie, I'm sure you've heard that no matter what the technical improvements are in this field and how carefully dentists are removing amalgam fillings, Trust me, there is no way that you are not going to swallow or inhale, okay. When the drilling is done. So ideally you have started ClearDrops before the process of removing and replacing the amble gum feelings,
Denise Stephens, ZOI CEO (03:09):
Laurie, that is an excellent question. And Dr. Nicholas, that is a beautiful answer because I think the awareness of the potential damage from these feelings is becoming more and more aware. And now that we've got this answer, this can quite possibly help many dentists that are, you know, in that field, trying to help their, their patients. So thank you, Laurie, for asking it.
Dr. Nicholas, thank you for answering.