You probably learned in
school that mercury is a poisonous substance. Things havent changed since then
it still is. The fact remains that when you are exposed to mercury even in
minute doses, your whole body goes on attack.
Your nervous system and your immune system take the brunt and you may experience common
problems such as headaches, acne and fatigue. More serious complaints have related
Multiple Sclerosis, Alzheimer's Disease and Leukemia to
mercury poisoning. Whether you eat fish (or other foods) containing mercury,
mercury fumes from a factory, spill it onto your skin or grind small amounts
from the fillings in your teeth, the fact remains your body absolutely hates having it
around and it lets you know!
and signs of mercury toxicity.
But I have "Silver" Fillings
Whether you call them "silver fillings" or "silver-mercury-amalgam"
fillings you are talking about the same thing. The current dental controversy hinges on
the fact that in the average dental practice, around 75% of all single tooth restorations
("fillings") are made of a material that contains mercury. "Silver"
filling materials actually have more mercury than anything else. Usual percentages are
fillings have been used in dentistry for almost 160 years with very little change in
composition. In all that time, the theory has been that the mercury was
"bound-up" with other metals, so that it could not cause you problems. Research
has proven without question that mercury is not nearly as well "bound-up" as
previously assumed. If you have mercury fillings, you could be at risk. The mercury can be
slowly released from your "fillings" by the simple process of chewing. It is
then swallowed, inhaled and absorbed by you and steadily accumulates in your body tissues
The degree as to how you will be effected
depends on your sensitivity to the substance. The literature available varies a great deal
on how many people will be sensitive to mercury. In the U.S., percentages range between 2
to 20% of the population, which represents between 4 ½ million and 46 million mercury
What can I do about it?
The good news is, that in most cases, the effects of this form of mercury contamination
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Who is sensitive to mercury?
The literature varies on how many people will
be sensitive to mercury. In the U.S., percentages range from between 2-20% of the
population. Even 2% represents 4,679,620 Mercury sensitive people. Most
articles report a much higher percent of sensitivity.
Can it be reversed?
The good news is that in most cases this form
of mercury contamination is reversible by skilled dentists who specialise in mercury
filling removals. It is very important to understand that there are important
protocols that need to be followed so that no further contamination into your system
What exactly is Dental
Dental amalgam is a substance used to fill cavities in teeth.
It is made up of approximately 50%mercury and the rest in various percentages of
copper, silver, tin and zinc.
Why is Dental Amalgam a concern?
The concern is mainly in the use of mercury. This mercury
leaks from the fillings into your body by the simple act of chewing and even breathing.
Once in your body, it can cause an adverse reaction on your immune defence that can
open the way for disease to attack your system.