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Hormone Health...Are Metals in Your Mouth Safe?

Your teeth are like a flock of shorn ewes that have come up from the washing,

all of which bear twins, and not one among them has lost its young.

Song of Solomon 4:2

As Solomon describes his bride, he shares that the most beautiful bride has the most beautiful teeth!

He lavishly compliments, admires and delights in all of her beautiful features, perfectly aligned teeth with nothing missing, clean and fit for their purpose without flaw, functioning in an excellent manner. Just as the Shulamite woman took great care of her teeth, we would be wise in following her example.

Do you or someone that you know have amalgam or “silver fillings” in your teeth? Did you know that these fillings are comprised of 50% mercury, a highly toxic chemical compound? Because fillings are located in the cavity of your mouth, millions of women are exposed to inhaling toxic vapors.

Mercury is highly toxic and harmful to health. Approximately 80% of inhaled mercury vapor is absorbed in the blood through the lungs, causing damages to lungs, kidneys, and the nervous, digestive, respiratory, and immune systems. Health effects from excessive mercury exposure include tremors, impaired vision and hearing, paralysis, insomnia, emotional instability, developmental deficits during fetal development, and attention deficit and developmental delays during childhood. If not addressed, Mercury toxicity alone can develop into chronic illness that may produce one or more or all of the following symptoms:

  • Hormonal imbalance

  • Cognitive impairment

  • Fatigue

  • Dizziness

  • Headaches

  • Joint pain

  • Anxiety and/or depression

  • Metallic taste in the mouth

  • Autoimmune diseases

  • Peripheral neuropathy (numbness and tingling in the feet and hands)

Dental amalgam contains elemental mercury. It releases low levels of

mercury in the form of a vapor that can be inhaled and absorbed by the lungs.

High levels of mercury vapor exposure are associated with

adverse effects in the brain and the kidneys.

World Health Organization

Mercury and Hormonal Imbalance

Hormones are chemicals in our bodies that are responsible for sending messages from the brain and other glands and send vital information to the rest of our body on what to do. For example, during puberty the pituitary gland releases growth hormones that cause us to mature into adults. Hormones play a role in everything we do and are controlled by our endocrine system. This system is made up of glands they secrete very specific hormones. Glands in the endocrine system include:

  • Thymus

  • Hypothalamus

  • Adrenal

  • Pineal

  • Pitutatary

  • Pancreas

  • Thyroid

  • Parathyroid

  • Ovaries – Women

As mercury accumulates inside the body, it is little wonder why women with amalgam fillings run the risk of hormonal and reproductive problems. Among the most common hormonal ailments attributed to amalgam fillings are hypothyroidism, problems with the adrenal gland, hair loss, urinary problems and Hashimoto’s disease – a condition where the immune system attacks the thyroid.

While reproductive issues have a wide variety of causes, conventional dentistry’s use of mercury has also been associated with this condition. Mercury has been linked to reduced sperm counts and other infertility issues, PMS, and spontaneous abortions. This toxic metal has also been associated with birth defects and learning disabilities in children.

Mercury can cause irreparable damage to the body. Many women are simply not aware of the dangers associated with the seemingly harmless practice of obtaining filings. Dental care for most individuals living in the United States begins as soon as the first tooth appears. From our youth, we have been told that fillings are designed to preserve the health of our teeth. While trying to protect our teeth, mercury is inhaled into the bloodstream, and we become subject to heavy metal poisoning. This toxic bloodstream circulates throughout the entire body touching the lungs, heart, kidneys, and brain. In response to the negative side-effects associated with mercury, many women are seeking dentists who are beginning to use safe, mercy-free fillings.

The adage, “What you don’t know can’t hurt you,” could not be farther from the truth.

This is a great web of deception. Ultimately, what you don’t know can hurt or

kill you and the price of ignorance becomes very high.

Alternative Solution to Mercury Fillings

A new wave of holistic dentists is forming in America. These professionals are trained and focus on how dental care impacts your overall health. This is in contrast to conventional dentists who mainly focus on treating the teeth only. Holistic Dentistry, also known as Biological Dentistry or Alternative Dentistry, incorporates various holistic therapies such as diet, lifestyle habits and may be combined with traditional methods to prevent and treat dental diseases.

If you do have mercury fillings, you can seek out a holistic dentist in your area to have them replaced with safe fillings or composites. It’s important to note that improper removal of mercury fillings can cause serious damage to your vital organs and release more toxic mercury into your bloodstream. Before allowing any dentist to perform this procedure, ensure that you thoroughly research their working history, as well as their success rate with removing silver filings.

Become Educated about Dental Health

One of the best things that you can do is to become educated about the subject of holistic dental care. In his book, Whole Body Dentistry, A Complete Guide to Understanding the Impact of Dentistry on Total Health, DDS, Mark A. Breiner, shares invaluable information about the paradigm taking place between conventional dentistry and holistic dentistry. Dr. Breiner is an expert in this subject and discusses oral mercury poisoning, the connection between mercury and Alzheimer’s disease, and how mercury is affecting our children. This is one book that I believe needs to be read by anyone who is serious about taking their health to the next level. You can purchase this book through or at your local bookstore.

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