Recently, the European Commission paved the way for a complete banning of mercury fillings in the European Union. While the United States is no where near that mark, with mainstream health agencies refusing to recognize risks, the Commissions study and recommendations could pave the way for future changes in dentistry and possible admission that the dental amalgam fillings are toxic, affect the nervous system, the reproductive system, and even possibly increase the risk of certain types of cancers.
Get Rid of Your Dental Amalgam Fillings
Dental amalgam fillings are about 50% mercury. Mercury is toxic to humans, even in small amounts. “But my filling is solid. It isn’t like I’m swallowing it!” While this is true, any amount of friction on the mercury amalgams can make the filling unstable, releasing the toxic mercury gases into your mouth, and guess where they go from there – to the rest of your body.
Dr. Veronique Desauliers says, “There is no safe level of mercury.” She calls it “the most toxic naturally occurring substance on the planet.” But will still affix it to our teeth permanently. We do know a few of the risks of mercury toxicity, and some of its affects could be increasing your chances of breast cancer.
According tot he European commission:
Mercury and most of its compounds are highly toxic to humans, animals and ecosystems. High doses can be fatal to humans, but even relatively low doses can seriously affect the nervous system and have been linked with possible harmful effects on the cardiovascular, immune and reproductive systems.
Mercury fillings have hormone disrupting effects. Scientists suggest methyl mercury somehow disrupts estrogen production. Canadian researchers recently found breast cancer tissue biopsies contain a “highly significant accumulation of heavy metals in the diseased breast tissues.” Several heavy metals, including mercury, have been found to increase cancer cell production in breast tissue as well.
So, in an effort to reclaim your dental health, what’s the solution? Well, if you already have mercury fillings, talk to a dentist that is experienced in their removal. Special precautions must be taken when removing such fillings to minimize the amount of mercury released. Of course you’ll also want to not get any amalgam fillings, and learn how to prevent cavities so none of this ever becomes an issue – sometimes dentists can be complicated.
If you don’t already have fillings—continue to take good care of your teeth and gums. In addition to the measures outlined in the link posted above, many teeth whitening home remedies also promote oral health while helping to create a white, beautiful smile. And when problems arise, see a dentist who understands the dangers of using dental amalgam fillings and is committed to alternatives.