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Kick those amalgams to the curb for something safer

At the start of 2015 I had three amalgam fillings in my mouth. They had been there since I was 12 and I never really thought much about them until recently. Through my Chiropractor and the testimony of others I was shocked to realize that these small metals were probably causing a large majority of my health symptoms: muscle weakness, pain, and brain fog.

For years dentists have put silver (amalgam) fillings in people’s mouths and haven’t thought twice about it. Dental professionals that I have talked to in the past (pre-2015) have never mentioned them to be an extreme hazard but they are.

Consider the composition of an amalgam: 43-54% mercury and 46-57% a combination of silver, tin and copper [1]

Wow, that is a lot of metals! Mercury is a known substance on the prop 65 list of toxic materials [1]. The others are not, but that doesn’t mean people are non- reactive. Now, let’s look at some evidence.

Clifford Consulting & Research Inc. is a company that does dental material reactivity tests to see if materials are safe for internal or contact use [2]

I recently got a test kit from my dentist and had my blood drawn. They sent the specimen off to the lab and later I got the results back. This included a 164 page packet of 99.9% of the dental materials used by dentists for fillings, crowns, etc. It also included general reactivity info based on material groups.

Listed below are the highest reactive material groups (50% or higher) for all patients tested by the lab and whether I was reactive to that group.

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Let’s now look at the list of materials commonly used in dental fillings

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It’s obvious from the chart that metals are not suited to be inside anyone’s mouth.

It’s also interesting that for me I was reactive to gold. At only 0.6% that is a pretty small percentage of the population (and I don’t have any gold alloy fillings) but there are people that do have these type of fillings.

As I mentioned earlier the packet from Clifford contains reactivity information for 99.9% of the dental materials in existence. I had some old composite fillings done in 2007 and wanted to check if they were safe. Well, I called up my old dentist and they were able to give me the brand names and manufacturers used in the fillings.

Premise by Kerr, Bond-1 by Pentron and Flowit by Pentron were all listed in the materials study as non-reactive. Phew!

As for my amalgams I had them removed two months ago; my dentist used a safe composite filling to replace them. I’m still detoxing the leftover metals in my body so I’m waiting to see how much difference this will make but I’m optimistic. At worst I lessened the toxic load on my body. At best I will regain a great part of my health.

[1] Dental Materials Fact Sheet, California Department of Consumer Affairs, http://www.dbc.ca.gov
[2] Dental Materials Screening Panel, Clifford Consulting & Research Inc., http://http://www.ccrlab.com/

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