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ADA Coverup vs. Amalgam/mercury fillings
Is it really just the way you brush your teeth?
Peridontal disease is often caused by amalgam/mercury fillings. Also check for Diabetes.
Do not have your fillings removed by just any
dentist or instead of a small amount of mercury
leaching into your body it will throw an overload of
mercury into the body which can make the problem
worse. The dentist needs to know what he is
doing when he removes the fillings.
MERCURY FILLINGS AND HOW THEY DESTROY YOUR HEALTH!!!
Articles written by Dr. Deborah Baker-Racine©2000-2003
THE HISTORY OF HOW IT HAPPENED
Back in 1840, dentists formed the American Society of Dental Surgeons. Their members were required to sign pledges that they would NOT use mercury in the fillings they placed. There were even cases in New York in 1848 where dentists were fined for malpractice for using mercury in their filling material.
Mercury was referred to as "quicksilver" in North American and in Europe was called "quacksalver" Therefore a "quack" was someone who pretends to cure disease and "salve" was an application for wounds. The term "quack" was first applied to anyone using mercury to cure skin diseases, e.g. the skin lesions associated with tertiary syphilis. The skin rash would disappear, but the disease went deeper into the organs and the nervous system and the person died a very painful death. The term was then used against dentists using mercury for the same reason, - using a poisonous substance to "cure" or fix decay.
Because of the internal feuds, a new dental organization was formed in 1859 – the American Dental Association (ADA). This body did NOT condemn the use of mercury, to the extreme now 140 years later; they try to crucify any dentist who tells his or her patients about the dangers of mercury! Many practitioners believe the ADA actually send undercover personnel into offices of practitioners who dare to speak the truth, to gather information against them and challenge their licenses.
If mercury is so safe, then why have whole countries such as Sweden, Germany, Denmark completely banned it? Some countries have even started to pay to have mercury replaced with resin fillings for its populace. Why can dentists not just throw it down the sink when they work, but have to treat it like the toxic waste it is, containerizing it and ridding of it by very stringent rules? Why have the governing bodies of dentistry in ANY country never been able to prove its safety?
Why in Canada was it politically manipulated to be exempt of the Medical Devices rulings for safety of anything implanted in the human body?
MERCURY FACTS AND HEALTH CONCERNS.
Those "silver" fillings in your mouth are actually 50% or slightly more mercury. There is only about 35% silver in them along with 9% tin and 6% copper. The mercury is not inert or stable as you may have been told. In fact, every time you eat something acidic, hot or chew at all or brush your teeth, mercury gasses off directly into your system (80% of inhaled mercury goes to your lungs) and via your bloodstream, settles in various organs of the body, particularly the nervous system, liver, kidney, thyroid, pituitary, prostate, testes, ovaries and pancreas.
Studies by Clarkson (1998) and the World Health Organization related that one amalgam could release anywhere between 3-18 m gm/day of mercury. And yet, a Canadian conference suggested a Tolerable Daily Intake (TDI) for mercury of only 1 m gm/day for a person weighing about 150 pounds. People with more than 2-3 amalgams, therefore are above the occupationally exposed acceptable levels. In fact, in a study done by Dr. Mark Richardson of Ottawa, Canada at the request of Health and Welfare Canada, it was seen that any more than 3 amalgams in the head of an adult were akin to occupational exposure. In other words, gave off as much mercury as if the person worked in an occupation where they were exposed to mercury on a daily basis.
In a study done on over 1300 patients, symptoms were reported which ranged from:
Neurological Problems such as:
Psychological disorders such as:
Oral Cavity problems such as:
Gastrointestinal complaints such as:
Cardiovascular problems such as:
Inflammatory and immunological problems such as:
Other problems such as:
Special Note: This will offer some very clear and personal experiences we can have with many of the basic substances in the IMVA cancer protocol. Meaning salt water, magnesium chloride, sodium bicarbonate, iodine and bentonite clay can all be used to great effect to cleanse and strenghten oral and dental environments. The experience of using these substances in the mouth gives us a close up feeling for how to use them for other applications like cancer in other parts of the body.
We cannot attain or maintain a complete state ofThe incidence of oral cancer is on the rise. Current estimates have the rate of increase at around 11%, with approximately 34,000 people in the U.S. being diagnosed with oral cancers each year. Of those 34,000 newly diagnosed individuals only half will be alive in five years. Oral Cancer can mimic common mouth sores meaning most patients do not experience noticeable symptoms in the early stage of the disease process, and that is dangerous.
Scientists have also discovered a link between gum and pancreatic cancer in men. "Our study provides the first strong evidence that periodontal disease may increase the risk of pancreatic cancer," said Dr Dominique Michaud of the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, who led the research. Men with a history of periodontal disease had a 64 per cent increased risk of pancreatic cancer than men with no such history. And increased severity of periodontitis, for example with recent tooth loss, had the greatest risk. People with periodontal disease have an increased level of inflammatory markers such as C reactive protein (CRP) in their blood. These markers are part of an early immune system response to persistent inflammation and have been linked to the development of pancreatic cancer. It is the high levels of carcinogenic compounds that are present in the mouths of people with periodontal disease that increases risk of pancreatic cancer.
Every year about 32,000 people in the US and 60,000 in Europe are diagnosed with cancer of the pancreas. Because the symptoms of early development are often a common cause of other ailments (loss of appetite, stomach pains, weight loss), early diagnosis is very unusual. The contribution this study makes is to emphasize the importance of good oral hygiene, not only for oral health but also as a way to reduce the risk factor of a cancer that has the highest fatality rate among American men and women where less than 5 per cent of patients survive more than 5 years after diagnosis.
This is crucial to medicine and especially cancer treatment because it addresses a fundamental meeting point or converging causes of many diseases including cancer. Mercury vapors in the mouth which spreads mercury to all points in the body, increased use of antiboitics, periodontal disease, inappropriate oral care, yeast and fungal overgrowth, and decreasing immune strength are all colliding and reinforcing each other in a downward spiral that leads to chronic diseases and cancer. Most people and even dentists are surprised to find out that more often than not this all starts out in the mouth.
Most of our cancer patients haveMore than 50 million Americans suffer from periodontitis. The underlying causes of periodontal disease are infectious agents such as virus, bacteria, spirochetes, amoebas and fungus. Peridontitis is a micro climate that reflects the macro climate of the entire body. A published study in the Journal of Periodontology confirms recent findings that people with periodontal disease are at a greater risk of systemic diseases and appears to be a risk factor for heart disease and stroke. In periodontal disease the pathogens form a sticky, colorless plaque that constantly forms on our teeth; however other factors can cause periodontal (gum) disease or influence its progression.
Periodontal disease is a chronicHarvard Medical School researchers studied longevity and found that one of the most important contributing factors was daily flossing. Because it removes bacteria from the teeth and gums, flossing helps to prevent periodontal disease and gingivitis. Another study found that men with periodontitis had a whopping 72% greater risk of developing coronary disease. Gingivitis was associated with a 42% increased risk for men. A 1996 study involving over 1,100 individuals found that the incidence of coronary heart disease, fatal coronary disease, and strokes were all significantly related to their baseline periodontal status.
"Around each one of your teeth there is a natural space between the gum and the tooth. The depth of this space is important. If it’s too deep, it becomes a breeding ground for bacteria and disease. Disease is diagnosed by redness, swelling, bleeding, odor and pocket depth. The presence or absence of gum disease is a reflection of an individual’s ability to withstand the negative influences of improper teeth care, daily eating, drinking, and even by the content of one’s own saliva," writes Dr. Ray G Behm Jr., DDS.
The most common strain of bacteria in dental plaque canAs the plaque gets harder and thicker, it becomes what is known as dental calculus or tartar, a hard calcified layer that is virtually impossible to shift with normal brushing, you would have to get the dental hygienist to do it. It can even descend into pockets around the base of teeth inside the gums. This provides an ideal environment for the bacteria to breed and cause gum inflammation. For many people the symptoms are mild, with some bleeding but little pain or irritation, so it can be quite advanced before it is detected. It can also be associated with bad breath.
Research reveals that diseased gums pump high levels of harmful bacterial components into the bloodstream. The skin of the oral cavity is known as "Oral Mucosa". It is very rich with blood vessels and if outside bacteria and the toxins which they produce get into the blood stream, they are off and running throughout the body.
Gingivitis is the inflammation of the gums around the teeth due in great part to improper cleaning of the teeth. Although systemic factors and general health can modify the tissue reactions to local irritants, the primary irritant is mercury containing dental amalgam. It is a well known fact in the published, peer-reviewed dental journals that mercury leaks directly from amalgam into adjacent oral tissues causing periodontal disease. In 1957, Zander (JADA, 55:11-15) reported "materials used in restorative dentistry may be a contributing factor in gingival disease." In 1961, App (J Prosth Dent 11:522-532) suggested that there was greater chronic inflammation around amalgam sites than non-amalgam areas. In 1964, Trott and Sherkat (J CDA, 30:766-770) showed that the presence of mercury amalgam correlates with gingival disease. Such disease was not present at contralateral amalgam-free sites. In 1973, Trivedi and Talim (J. Prosth. Dentistry, 29:73-81) demonstrated that 62% of amalgam sites have inflammatory periodontal tissue reaction. In 1976, Goldschmidt et al (J. Perio. Res., 11:108-115) demonstrated that amalgam corrosion products were cytotoxic to gingival cells at concentrations of 10-6; that is, micrograms/gram of tissue.
The Richardson Report, a study completed for Canada health in 1995, The Richardson Report, a study completed for Canada health in 1995, found that the tolerable daily intake of mercury was exceeded in different age groups with the following number of amalgam fillings: adults -4, teenagers –3, children and toddlers –1.Dentists and their parent dental associations are loath to inform patients that the mercury they place in the mouth is a deadly poison that negatively influences not only their oral environments but total body health as well. This is a shame that the majority of dentists will take to their grave. “Mercury is one of the most potent chemical inhibitors of thiol-sensitive enzymes and mercury vapour easily penetrates into the central nervous system,” writes Dr. Boyd Haley who goes on to say, “Amalgams leak mercury, this is a fact that any chemistry department can confirm. We have made amalgam fillings outside of the mouth, placed these fillings in sterile water for 15 minutes to several hours. We then tested this water for toxicity to tubulin and creatine kinase. The result was that the solutions in which amalgams were soaked (even for fifteen minutes) were extremely toxic. This work is supported by reports doing similar experiments at the University of Michigan Dental School where they described solutions in which amalgams were soaked as being ‘extremely cytotoxic.’ 
It is estimated that an amalgam filling will release up to half of“There is no safe level of mercury, and no one has actually shown that there is a safe level,” said Dr. Lars Friberg, Chief Adviser to the WHO on mercury safety. Survival Medicine has a two hundred page section called The Rising Tide of Mercury because mercury toxicity needs to be factored into all notions of health and disease today. “The Richardson Report, a study completed for Canada health in 1995, found that the tolerable daily intake of mercury was exceeded in different age groups with the following number of amalgam fillings:adults - 4, teenagers – 3, children and toddlers – 1,” reports Dr. Gammal. When you walk into a doctor’s office with serious health complaints the first thing they should do is ask you to open your mouth and take a look at your teeth. He should count the number of toxic mercury fillings that have been implanted into your mouth and make a quick calculation.
Dr. Hal A. Huggins stated that amalgam fillings can devastate human health. The most common form of exposure to mercury is by inhalation of vapor and there is widespread general agreement that this leads to a slowly developing and insidious poisoning, which at first yield psychic and other general effects that are vague and difficult to diagnose. The World Health Organization (WHO) in 1991 determined that dental amalgam was the greatest source of mercury contamination to the general population - up to ten times greater than all other sources combined, and that for mercury vapor, there is no known "no-observable-effect level (NOEL)". Yet dentists have continued to expose children to the toxic effects of mercury.
Children with amalgam are exposed to from tens to several hundreds of micrograms of mercury per day depending on how many fillings are in their mouth, how old the fillings are, how much a person brushes their teeth, chews and eats, the bacteria count in the mouth, and even the temperature of the body. Dr. Murry Vimy, professor of dentistry says, "It is estimated that the average individual, with eight biting surface mercury fillings, is exposed to a daily dose uptake of about 10 micrograms mercury from their fillings. Select individuals may have daily doses 10 times higher (lOOmcgs) because of factors which exacerbate the mercury vaporization.
Mercury is invisible in vapor form but we have to see that it’s raining mercury, literally. The FDA says it’s everywhere and for once they are right about something. People with mercury fillings have literal VAPORS FROM HELL in their mouths, fumes from their mercury dental fillings that rise up from their teeth 24/7 with more powerful bursts when chewing or drinking hot fluids. These vapors play havoc on the body through a host of means the least of which is to feed the bacteria, fungi and yeasts that thrive on mercury. Mercury will promote the growth of Candida, though as it adsorbs the mercury it thereby protects the system to a certain extent from its toxicity. Candida cannot be effectively dealt with without dealing with the dental issues. This is not an optional appraoch, but necessarily part of the primary approach.
The list of organisms that have the highest affinity for toxic metalsWith mercury implanted in the majority of peoples’ mouths and with mercury now outdistancing lead as the number one polluter in the environment we can assume that mercury toxicity is playing a huge role in the creation of many diseases including cancer and heart disease, the number one and two causes of death.
There are poisonous time bombs going off in billions of mouths and few in medicine and dentistry are aware of it. Why dentistry did not study mercury chemistry before 1000’s of tons were implanted two inches from the brain and why allopathic medicine did not scream out warnings are questions we will be asking for a long time?When we look at the fungal and yeast infections that are an integral aspect of cancer we should begin to understand the desperate need to include chelation of mercury in each and every cancer treatment. Mercury fed candida become more and more virulent and eventually penetrate and root into the intestinal walls and invade the cells. These fungal microorganisms become quite at home in the cell, and can easily be considered a principle characteristic of cancer. Survival Medicine has a two hundred page section on cancer and its treatment with sodium bicarbonate, which is proving to be effective against cancer because it is lethal to yeasts and fungi growths.
Mercury from amalgam fillings has been shown to be neurotoxic, embryotoxic, mutagenic, teratogenic, immunotoxic and clastogenic. It is capable of causing immune dysfunction and auto-immune diseases.When we consider mercury as one of the basic causes of cancer and heart disease we can begin to review our estimates on iatrogenic death and disease. Mercury toxicity is in the realm of chronic disease yet we also have to look at its ability to weaken the immune system and leave people vulnerable to acute infection. Mercury is often at the heart of periodontitis and many other diseases yet the vast majority of dentists are still in denial, which makes them inept at taking care of the problems they themselves create for patients. It is bad enough that they plant the mercury in the mouth but then they add insult and injury by suggesting, as they do, antibiotics that make the entire situation worse with the yeasts and fungus.
Iatrogenic dentistry is a new concept that has yet to be explored but already a great part of the civilized world understands the incredible stupidity and cruelty of floridated water, toothpaste and flouride treatments at the dental clinic and the continued widespread use of mercury containing dental amalgam. Harvard University Medical Center is just one of many universtities that recognize flouride as a cause of cancer. If one wants to study the basic elements of terrorism one need look no further than the people and organizations that support the floridation of public water supplies.
Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt and others have long observed that patients diagnosed with chronic viral illnesses (EBV, CMV, HIV, herpes zoster and genital herpes, CFIDS etc.), chronic fungal illnesses (Candidiasis and others) and recurrent episodes of bacterial infections (chronic sinusitis, tonsillitis, bronchitis, bladder/prostate infections, HIV related infections) often have dramatic recoveries following an aggressive amalgam detoxification program. Detrimental accumulation of mercury from amalgam fillings lowers immunity through a depletion of beneficial, antioxidant enzymes such as glutathione peroxidase, superoxidedismutase and catalase as well as the vital mineral selenium, which chemically is the best antidote to mercuy contamination.
On the next page is a chart of a study done on over
SYMPTOMATIC RELIEF AFTER AMALGAM REMOVAL
The statistics listed were compiled by the Foundation For Toxic Free Dentistry (FTTD) on 1569 patients from 6 different reports:
SELECTED HEALTH SYMPTOM ANALYSIS OF 1569 PATIENTS BEFORE AND AFTER ELIMINATION OF THEIR MERCURY-CONTAINING DENTAL FILLINGS
COMMON SOURCES OF MERCURY
Mining, smelters, combustion of fossil fuel and
refining of gold.
Mercury disrupts your body’s biochemistry and physiology in a number of ways:
Disturbances in the production of larger molecules such as proteins and the nucleic acids which are the core of DNA and RNA.
Disruption in the balance of calcium…not good news when you consider how often we hear of people being diagnosed with osteoporosis. Another point in this area is that the liver and the kidney are two major organs effected by mercury and compromised in their ability to function under mercury’s influence. Vitamin D, which is produced in the skin, is augmented to the much more active hormone forms first by the liver, then the kidney. If their function has been debilitated, the conversion to the more active Vitamin D forms may not occur as well. These activated forms are essential for proper calcium uptake and utilization, hence another nail in the coffin of calcium balance.
Free radical injury to the cells of the body, resulting in oxidative stress. What this means is that the free radicals, which are produced as a result of mercury’s interaction with the cell, result in cellular damage, particularly to the membranes of the cell.
Many proteins need to have phosphorus derivatives attached to them, and mercury will get in the way of this. This may explain, at least to some degree, the incredible fatigue mercury patients experience. The molecule in your body responsible for energy –ATP- looses a phosphate group when you use it and becomes ADP. Then another phosphate must be added to "refurbish" it to ATP, so your body can reuse it and mercury gets in the way of this.
The kidney is of great concern in mercury toxicity. In people who are occupationally exposed, studies have seen the incredible cell damage and protein leakage from the kidney. In the sensitive mercury patient with even just a few amalgam fillings, the same damage can be seen. The general public may show varying levels of this damage. The World Health Organization in 1991 concluded that urinary mercury of more than 100 m gm/gm creatinine (about 80 m gm/m3) or more increases the risk of neurological (tumour development) and protein in the urine leading to kidney damage.
Research in the past few years, particularly from Europe has shown the devastating consequences mercury has on the effectiveness of the white blood cell of your immune system. It also can be part of the cause in autoimmune diseases such as the more serious arthritides, allergies, and some researchers believe, multiple sclerosis, lupus and Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Mercury definitely has the ability to cross the placental membranes and so cause health disorders in the unborn child. In studies done by Marsh et al in 1981 and 1987, they showed that mothers with hair mercury levels of 70-640 m g/gm of hair during pregnancy have 30% increased risk of psychomotor and other neurological disorders in their infants. Even as low as 10-20 m g/gm can increase risk to 5% (WHO 1990).
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