Silver Fillings in Your Mouth Release Mercury
In a recent interview on the Dr. Oz Show, Dr. Joseph Mercola of Southern California brought out some interesting information which applies to all dentists and patients. It is commonly known that silver fillings contain mercury which combines with other metals to form the “amalgam” used to restore teeth. For a long time some dentists and research scientists have warned patients about the negative characteristics of this restorative material.
Dr. Mercola said that there are about 1000mg of mercury in the average filling, which is about 1 million times more mercury than is found in seafood. The EPA and CDC advise pregnant women to avoid foods high in mercury, e.g., tuna, because of the adverse affects it has on the fetus. Mercury is a well known neurotoxin. He warns that many people are unaware of the mercury which composes about 50% of an amalgam filling. Dr. Mercola claims that mercury is released into the mouth every time you chew something, grind your teeth and even brush your teeth. Scientific studies have shown release of mercury, especially during removal of fillings by a dentist. The airborne aerosol spray is considered to be hazardous during that removal procedure. He is adamant that removal of amalgam fillings be done by a holistic or biologic dentist to be assured one is not contaminated during the procedure…
IMPORTANT: Find a Good Biological Dentist
If you are convinced of the importance of removing your mercury let me caution you to avoid the mistake I made. After being convinced of the danger by watching the 60 Minutes program on the topic 20 years ago (you can see the video below) I actually had over a dozen of my amalgam fillings removed.
I saw a competent conventional dentist but he was absolutely clueless about the dangers of mercury. As a result I had large amounts of mercury liberated improperly and I believe it was largely responsible for damaging my kidneys.
Avoid my mistake and see a biological dentist who is trained in properly removing mercury so it doesn’t go into your body during the removal process. This typically involves the use of high-powered suction and rubber dams. One simple strategy is to ask your friends or local health food stores who these dentists are in your community, or you can also contact The International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine.
Dr. Swidler and Dr. Glass are both active members of the IABDM.
Chlorella is a single-celled fresh water algae that acts as an efficient detoxifying agent which binds to toxins such as mercury and carries them out of your system.. Studies with mice show that when treated with chlorella they excrete twice as much mercury than those who have not been given the substance. However, since humans do not have the capacity to break down the outer cell wall of the algae the consumer must be sure to purchase the product correctly, i.e., that which has the substance with the outer hard wall already broken down, and be sure to take it as recommended.