Tooth Toxicity

Cancer Connection to Mercury, Toxic Metals, Dental Cavitations & Root Canals

Dental amalgam mercury fillings are the greatest source of mercury for the adults who have them. DAMS (Dental Amalgam Mercury Solutions) is a leading non-profit group educating the public on this issue in the US and Canada. While the dental amalgam filling, which is half mercury, has been banned in Norway and Sweden, in the USA, the American Dental Association and the FDA continue to defend the use of the amalgam mercury filling, despite the clinical evidence of harm caused by amalgams and the heavy weight of scientific studies that show that amalgams expose patients to unacceptably large amounts of mercury and tend to harm health. They have many books and scientific papers documenting the hazards of mercury and of amalgam fillings.

Amalgam filling removal needs to be done with elaborate protections in order to prevent further mercury exposure problems. Most dentists are not equipped and trained to do amalgam removal with the needed protections.

Dental amalgam fillings act as a time-release poison – the poison being mercury. The other metals in amalgam, namely copper, tin, silver and zinc also have some toxicity in their elemental forms, adding to the hazard of amalgam. Early symptoms of amalgam / mercury toxicity include fatigue, low thyroid function (sluggishness, weight gain, loss of sex drive, rough skin, weakened immunity, and more), and depression (including anxiety, panic attacks, shyness, irritability, unprovoked anger).

Mercury and mercury amalgams tend to promote fungal yeast infections, which can show up as indigestions and bloating, ear and sinus infections, vaginal yeast infections, toenail fungus, psoriasis, brain fog, short-term memory problems.

While all of these problems tend to show up more in the middle years, they are increasingly common among college student populations and even sometimes are seen in children. Rarely will a physician think to ask what kind of fillings have been placed in the patient’s teeth and, in ignorance (since they didn’t learn about mercury poisoning in medical school), may even scoff at the patient who expresses concerns about mercury poisoning from dental amalgam fillings. They shouldn’t scoff – they should learn the science of amalgams and mercury poisoning and start being more helpful to these patients wanting to address the fundamental causes of their health problems

DAMS International can provide you with an information guide that discusses the needed precautions; this guide can help you select a qualified dentist in your area for safe, proper replacement of your amalgam fillings. Their information guide also covers other important topics such as:

Choosing “best choice” replacement materials
Safe detoxification methods
The potential hazards toxic crowns
Root canal teeth (which are dead teeth that are prone to infection)
Fluoride and other health pitfalls relating to dentistry

Learn More About Chronic Diseases Due to Mercury and Other Toxic Metals in Dental Amalgams