Mercury Amalgam Silver Fillings and Overall Health
Oral health plays a significant role in overall, general, health and your cannot be healthy without healthy gums and teeth. But there is more to oral health than just the gums and teeth. Mercury amalgam (silver) fillings can contribute to chronic mercury poisoning and cause mercury to accumulate in your body. Mercury is one of the most poisonous non-radioactive substances on our planet and even one atom of it is harmful. Mercury can directly, or indirectly, cause, contribute, or make worse every health problem you are dealing with.
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Chronic Mercury Poisoning
The key to dealing with chronic mercury poisoning from amalgam fillings is to have these fillings safely removed by a mercury free and safe dentist and participate in a safe, effective and natural mercury detoxification program. I have provided a list of mercury free dentists in the United States, Canada and Internationally below. Do find a dentist who practices mercury free dentistry click on the link.
Mercury Free Dentists
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Having your mercury amalgam, silver, fillings safely removed and replaced is an important first step in dealing with chronic mercury poisoning. But another aspect that must be considered is how to detoxify the mercury that is stored in your body, in a safe and healthy way. My new book, Mercury Detoxification: The Natural Way to Remove Mercury from Your Body, will be your A to Z guide to this process and you review and purchase it by Clicking Here.
When dealing with mercury I believe two areas must be dealt with:
- Making the dental office mercury safe, including for the mercury free dentist, the staff, and the patient.
- Making the environment safe from mercury.
All of these issues must be taken into consideration if you truly want to be healthy and any efforts by your health professional to treat any health issue related to oral health will not be successful unless your oral health is dealt with. The following resources will provide information on how you can access more information about these issues, including testing laboratories, and steps you can tatke to treat them.
The Dental Wellness Institute
Tom McGuire, DDS is one of the world’s leading authorities on holistic dental wellness, mercury amalgam fillings, and mercury detoxification for the layperson. He is also the founder and director of The Dental Wellness Institute. He has written two popular and informative books on preventive dentistry for the layperson, Tooth Fitness: Your Guide to Healthy Teeth and The Tooth Trip. He has also written Mercury Detoxification: The Natural Way to Remove Mercury from Your Body. Dr. Tom offers office and phone consultations on prevention, mercury amalgam fillings, mercury detoxification and impartial second opinions regarding dental treatment. You can contact Dr. Tom at:
The Dental Wellness Institute
321 S. Main St. # 503
Sebastopol, CA 95472
Web Site: www.dentalwellness4u.com
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Preventive Medical Center of Marin
Elson Haas, MD
25 Mitchell Blvd, St #8
San Rafael, CA 94903
415-472-2343, Fax: 415-472-7636
Founder & Director, Preventive Medical Center of Marin, an Integrated Healthcare Center, Dr. Hass is the author of 7 bestselling books on health & nutrition, including the NEW Detox Diet (2004), Staying Healthy with the Seasons (2003, renewed edition), The False Fat Diet, and Staying Healthy with Nutrition: The Complete Guide to Diet and Nutritional Medicine.
The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT)
The IAOMT is a membership organization for dental, medical and research professionals who seek to promote medical-dental cooperation, mercury free dentistry, and elevated standards of scientific biocompatibility in dental practice. This is a great organiztion and I have a great deal of respect for it and its members. I feel any dentist who wants to develop a mercury safe dental office should consider joining this organization.
I encourage you to visit their w ebsite: www.iaomt.org
The International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine
The International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine, or IABDM, is committed to the education of holistic dentists, physicians and practitioners in the art and science of biological dentistry. Biological practice is socially, spiritually, ecologically and environmentally aware. Its practitioners honor the right to informed consent. They know the human body is more than a collection of parts that can be mechanically worked on in isolation. Seeing us as whole, unified beings, they respect each person’s individual uniqueness and dignity. They are committed to providing the patient with the knowledge, tools and power to take charge of his or her health. For more information please go to its website at: www.iabdm.org
The Institute of Nutritional Dentistry
The Institute of Nutritional Dentistry is a teaching organization that is unique in many ways. It offers seminars for dentist that are specifically designed to teach them how to practice Whole Body and Healthy Dentistry. The seminars provides dentists with access to the latest information on all aspects of nutritional dentistry, innovative technology, products, and biocompatible dental materials, to name a few. I personally know several of the Institute’s founders and member dentists, and I have a great deal of respect for the Institute and its goals. If you find a dentist who belongs to this organization you can feel confident that he or she will be mercury free and you will be in good hands. For more information please go to its website at: http://www.naturaldentistry.org
The Institute of Systemic Dentistry
The Institute of Systemic Dentistry is the East coast version of the Institute of Nutritional Dentistry and is also a teaching organization that is unique in many ways. It offers seminars for dentists that are specifically designed to teach them how to practice Whole Body and Healthy Dentistry. The seminars provides dentists with access to the latest information on all aspects of nutritional dentistry, innovative technology, products, and biocompatible dental materials, to name a few. I personally know several of the Institute’s founders and member dentists, and I have a great deal of respect for the Institute and its goals.
If you find a dentist who belongs to this organization you can feel confident that he or she will be mercury free and you will be in good hands. For more information please go to its website at: http://www.naturaldentistry.org
Holistic Dental Association
The Holistic Dental Association (HDA) was formed by a group of dentists who wished to establish an organization that would provide a forum for the development and sharing of health promoting therapies. Today, more and more individuals are assuming greater responsibility for their own health. In this regard, the HDA has assumed a primary obligation to provide information and guidance to those persons seeking to participate in their own health care and to help in the continuing education of dental and health practitioners who have a desire to expand their knowledge and awareness.
This organization is concerned with the oral and overall health of their patients and I have a high regard for it and its members. I believe that if you find a dentist who is a member of the HAD and also of the IAMFD you will be assured of a dental practitioner who is mercury free, knowledgeable, and of high integrity. For more information about this organization please go to, www.holisticdental.org.
The website of Jigsaw. It was founded by Pat Sullivan and managed by his son, Patrick Sullivan, Jr., and is called the home for science-based alternative medicine. It contains a great deal of information about many health issues, their cause and their suggestions for dealing with them. They also offer a number of nutritional foods and dietary supplements. I know Pat and Patrick and this is a website, www.jigsawhealth.com, that is worth looking at.
Mercury Policy Project
The Mercury Policy Project (MPP) works to promote policies to eliminate mercury uses, reduce the export and trafficking of mercury, and significantly reduce mercury exposures at the local, national, and international levels. We strive to work harmoniously with other groups and individuals who have similar goals and interests. For more information about this outstanding group please go to www.mercurypolicy.org.
Holistic Healers Academy
The Holistic Healers Academy is accredited by the American Association for Drugless Practitioners, offers Holistic Health Practitioner programs in several areas of concentration (with over thirty five courses to choose from) which lead to board certification through membership with the AADP. I know Kristen, the women that runs the program, and she is an amazing person, very intuitive, with a wealth of knowledge. I recommend a visit to her informative website. www.holistichealersacademy.com
Information for the Dental Hygienist
Dental Hygiene Seminars, Inc.
This company conducts Dental Hygiene Board Review Seminars to help pass the National Boards. Based on an independent research study conducted by Texas Women's University, Dental Hygiene Seminars, Inc. has a pass rate of 98+% for students who attended the Dental Hygiene Seminars Review course. The overall pass rate for all students who took the 2001 national Board was 89%. It's easy to see that students who attended the Dental Hygiene Seminars, Inc. review course scored considerably higher than those who didn't. For more information please go to www.dhseminars.com.
Mercury and Dental Materials Biocompatibility Testing Laboratories
A number of excellent testing laboratories are available. I suggest the following for the tests we recommend. Your health professional may have his own preference.
Fecal Metals Test, Hair Analysis, Urine Mercury Challenge Test
Doctors Data Laboratory
3755 Illinois Ave.
St. Charles, IL 60174
Your health professional or dentist may select another lab for some of the mercury tests, but as of this printing only Doctor’s Data does the fecal metals test.
Dental Material Biocompatibility
Clifford Consulting and Research
2275 J Waynoka Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80915
This is the website for the Clifford Consulting & Research. This laboratory offers the Clifford Materials Reactivity Test that can provide dentists and physicians with important information about their patients individual sensitivities so that least offensive materials can chosen and used in treating the patient in the safest possible way. There are over 2,000 different dental materials that can be used in treating dental and gum disease and a substance that causes little or no reaction in one person can prove harmful to another. Keep in mind that if you are allergic to a food you can stop eating it but if it is a filling, or other permanent dental materials, it is there 24/7/365. I recommend this test to anyone who has mercury related symptoms or diseases, immune system issues and especially for those with allergies and sensitivities; either to environmental substances, foods, or chemicals.
King James Labs do the Melisa test to see if you are allergic to mercury and other heavy metals.
King James Medical Laboratory, Inc.
24700 Center Ridge Rd., Suite 113
Cleveland, OH 44145-5606
Additional information about the MELISA® test and about the relationship of mercury to allergies can be found on its website: www.melisa.org