Fact #2: Electrical Currents in Your Mouth
Dissimilar metals used in braces, night appliances, implants, crown bases, and dental amalgam fillings, cause oral galvanism, a deleterious electrical current which leads to damage to your brain and central nervous system. Human saliva conducts electricity, so the dissimilar metals need not be in contact with one another to produce the adverse current. The problem can occur between separate fillings within your mouth, and it can occur between dissimilar metals within the same tooth.
William Rasmussen, M.A. in his book Natural Mercury Detoxification says: “The highest electrical currents are generated by a close proximity of silver amalgam and gold. Unfortunately, most gold crowns have a silver amalgam post or base to support them and as a result generate a high electric charge. Acid saliva increases the electric currents generated by metals in the mouth. Most regular dentists are totally unaware of the existence of these electric currents in the mouth. Biological dentists are fully trained in their importance and most have a meter for accurately accessing the magnitude of the currents being generated.”
He goes on to say, “Clinical observation soon taught me that most people with severe cases of MS, epilepsy, or emotional disease had lots of negative-current fillings.”
Dr. Myron Wentz, in A Mouth Full of Poison says: “Around 1990, dentists began replacing the traditional amalgam material with the nongamma-2 amalgam material, which contains more copper. The new amalgam mixture was created to reduce oxidation of the filling surface and make it more resistant to fractures. However, the addition of copper did far more than make the filling stronger: it also generated a greater galvanic current, a common occurrence when two or more metals of differing electrochemical potentials are brought into contact.”
There are literally hundreds of study articles on the medical dangers of electrical current in the mouth due to fillings - especially using gold in the same mouth with amalgam. Has your dentist mentioned anything like this to you?
This oral electric current directly contributes to amalgam mercury release - the next fact on our list.
Fact #3: Mercury Vaporization
Dental amalgams contain as much as 50% mercury. Mercury is as toxic as arsenic and lead. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers discarded dental amalgams to be toxic waste.
(a) It is possible for microscopic particles of mercury-containing dental amalgams break off (especially during initial amalgam placement or upon extraction), be swallowed, and enter your digestive system. Then they can pass through your intestinal membrane where your bloodstream distributes them to cell/tissue receptor sites throughout your body. This stored mercury has disastrous results on your body’s cells, and could be the very basis for almost all chronic disease and affliction.
(b) There are studies to show that, over time, mercury simply leaches out of amalgams.
(c) Each and every time you drink hot liquids, chew foods (or chewing gum), clench or grind your teeth, brush your teeth, or have your amalgam-containing teeth cleaned at the dentist’s office, mercury vapor is released from your dental amalgams. The vaporization can last as much as one and one half hours after you have stopped drinking / chewing / brushing / cleaning. Mercury vapor enters your lungs, your bloodstream, your body tissues, your central nervous system, and even your brain. If mercury vapor mixes with the food in your mouth it can enter your bloodstream via your digestive system. It can adversely effect every cell, tissue, organ, gland and system in your body. This continual, constant vaporization affects your health for years.
Ask your dentist to let you see the container that your amalgam materials were in when they were delivered to his or her office. I bet the container is labeled “hazardous-materials.” While you’re at it, ask your dentist, to show you the amalgam manufacturer’s materials precautionary list. Even the manufacturer expresses warnings (to the dentist).