What’s wrong with filling Amalgam?

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You probably know that oral health is one of my favorite things. I found some dentists on the podcast discussing common questions about dental health, and another topic that will be revisited is the prevention of decay and cavities. What is so important about pits and amalgam fillings? Yes, in addition to the pain, loss, and frustration of having a fill, there is something in filling to think about (thought: not good).

What are Amalgam fillers?

Dental amalgam is a dental filler made with about 50% mercury (the other 50% is tin, copper, and silverware). Many of us have these silver cups in our teeth, because this material has been used for years in the dental world.

What’s wrong with filling Amalgam?

It is common to fill Amalgam but it is also bitter. Here’s what you need to know about them.


Amalgam contains mercury, a very toxic substance to the human body. Mercury is a known and deadly neurotoxin. Studies have linked mercury levels in the body with painkillers.

Mercury is released into the body if:

  • leave the toothpaste or remove the amalgam on the tooth
  • you eat food or rubbish
  • you brush your teeth
  • grind your teeth

In 2009, the FDA reviewed scientific evidence regarding amalgam fillings. It further separated the mercury from a class I problem (less problem) to a class II problem (more problem). Amalgam fillings were also classified as a class II problem. The FDA wrote in their guideline:

“(D) amalgam ental is also released at lower levels of mercury vapor, a chemical that is bound at high levels of release to cause health consequences. The higher the detection the vapor of Mercury immediately after the deposition and removal of the dental amalgam but decreases later.

Surprisingly, the FDA considered amalgam supplementation to be safe for people under six years of age. Here is a history of the revisions of the last ten years:

  • In 2011, the World Health Organization called for the elimination of amalgamated fillings.
  • In 2011, the public appealed to the FDA to pursue the complaint and prevent the public from amalgam fillings.
  • In 2013, a global treaty ratified the United Nations Minamata Convention on Mercury. This agreement requires countries to export products with mercury, as well as thermometers. It also called for an end to mercury mining in 15 years. By May 2017, they had reached the 50 ratification milestone (at least 50 countries had agreed to sign the treaty), and mercury eradication could begin. Although the American government had agreed to the treaty, we did not know much about it at this time.

Then in 2016, researchers found (in a study conducted in 2003-2004) that people with more than eight teeth had 2.4 times the amount of mercury they had. in their blood, as those that are not filled. The latter group (in a study conducted in 2011-2012) found the same group, but the amount was slightly lower, because these total fillers (non-mercury fillers) were higher. ). The amount of mercury in this study was below what the EPA considered safe (.002 mg / L).

Some researchers say this is just an average, meaning that some people are above the EPA limit. If you combine other natural sources of mercury (such as eating fish, drugs, etc.), some people can get a dangerous level of mercury in their stomachs. their bodies.

The study also found an increase in the amount of mercury – methylmercury – which is known to be harmful at very low levels.

The American Dental Association (ADA) responded to the inquiry by releasing a statement confirming its position that “dental amalgam is a safe, stable, and complete filling of cavities.” They argued that safety conclusions should not be drawn from the study.

Bottom line: Mercury is a known toxin, and amalgam supplementation releases some mercury into the body. When we have other things in amalgams, there is no reason to continue using them.

Tooth Damage

The substance in the filling increases and hardens due to changes in temperature, which can cause cracking and tooth decay. Incorporating amalgam fillings is also necessary for the teeth to remove healthy parts of the teeth. This removal of the tooth makes it less likely to break and break (and have more dental procedures in the future). The healthy parts of the tooth must be completely filled to be removed.

Environmental Problems

Mercury pollury is also a problem. Mercury teeth enter the environment by:

  • Air – fire, dirt, rubbish, and evacuation of the dental office
  • Water – disposal of human waste and dental clinics
  • Land – garbage, crops, and fertilizers

After mercury enters the environment, microorganisms convert elemental mercury to methylmercury, which builds up in fish, seafood, and people who eat fish with mercury. Methylmercury can damage infants and children developing brain and nervous systems.

Mercury affects not only the human body but also other substances (more people eat fish).

Signs of Mercury’s Death

The amount of mercury in the body is not an accurate indicator of whether mercury is harmful. Studies show that the body responds to mercury by releasing pro-inflammatory immune cells, which means that mercury in the body can increase the risk for infectious and autoimmune diseases.

Yeast can stimulate the body to absorb mercury. Amy Nett said in an interview with Chris Kresser:

“In one study, inflammation due to a variety of factors, including the detection of endotoxin bacteria, which was found with food or other GI infections, increased significantly. Another study found that the low release of endotoxin bacteria significantly increased the risk of damage from various toxins, including metals, and another study found that mercury in rats in the presence of endotoxin bacteria is more likely to cause damage than mercury alone.That is, the same amount of mercury or substances is present. Others to inflict more pain.

Therefore, the mechanism by which mercury is killed in the body is one person. However, here are some common symptoms that can indicate mercury death:

  • Anxiety or sadness
  • Dizziness, dementia, memory problems
  • Fatigue
  • The head often
  • Lack of driving / thinking skills
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Fun
  • General chemistry
  • Poino a’alolo (phantom pain or sensations)
  • Heard the news
  • Slow speech or speech
  • Really shivering
  • Hair loss
  • Hormonal dysregulation, including menstrual cycles and infertility
  • Heart disease
  • Stomach upset

To children:

  • Sleep disorders
  • Delayed or impaired driving skills
  • It is hard to learn the language
  • Problems with hand-face assembly

Many of these symptoms can indicate other illnesses or causes, so it is important to work with a experienced naturopath or occupational therapist to determine the cause of your symptoms. your child.

A hair mineral test can show that the metals are the most important to your body.

It may be worth a try again, even though the hair mineral test isn’t enough, that’s the main reason the doctor knows!

Other ways to fill the Amalgam

I said earlier that there is no good reason to continue using amalgam fillers because there are so many good options. These are some of the best and safest options for mercury supplementation.

Resin assembly

The composite resin filling is made from a form of plastic (an acrylic resin) that is reinforced with a white powder glass and matched to the tooth. Filler supplements contain BPA, but studies have not found a relationship between the number of fillers and the levels of BPA in the blood (assuming that BPA does not release supplementation. in the way that amalgam fillers release mercury). Ideally, it is better to avoid one, but it is better to have a composite between the two (amalgam or composite). It also takes a long time to complete it.

Increasing the holes in the normal way

According to Drs. Weston A. Price (a dentist) found and detailed it Diet and moderation, Some cultures around the world have good teeth even though it is not possible to get new teeth or teeth. On the other hand, cultures like different foods have a higher incidence of tooth decay.

He (and many others) knew that food was the key to good teeth and good health. Yes, that means the diet depends on whether the baby needs braces!

There are three main types of food that help strengthen teeth (as opposed to causing cavities):

  1. The dietary minerals are sufficient
  2. Contains fats that can be soluble in fat (A, D, E, and K)
  3. Bioavailability of these foods and whether humans can ingest them

As I changed my diet to improve my oral health, I actually trained a few times!

What do you do if you have Amalgam characters

If you have some amalgam fillings and want to remove them, it is not as easy as going to your regular toothbrush. Large amounts of mercury can be released into the body by removing amalgam fillings, and most teeth do not know how to remove amalgam fillings safely. An entire dentist (called a living tooth) can remove amalgam fillings with safety. You can find one near you:

Have you been taken to an amalgam filler? How did it go?

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  4. International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology. (2018, June 30). The public is urging the FDA to immediately make Mercury supplements.
  5. Department of Environmental Protection. (nd). Minamata Convention on Mercury. EPA.
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