October 2009

Following a long conversation at our clinic with one of my clients today, I felt compelled to share with you some of the health implications of amalgam fillings. To cut a long debate short, amalgam is simply not safe enough for use on humans or any living animal as you will see.

What is an amalgam filling?

An amalgam filling is the silver coloured fillings found in molars and it is made with mercury mixed with silver, tin, zinc and copper, Mercury is nearly 50 percent of the mixture. It was introduced to America by the Crowcour brothers in about 1830. The formula and technique for using amalgam has remained virtually unchanged for the past one hundred years.

Why are amalgam fillings unsafe?

Due to its composition mercury can vaporise from the filling, chewing and hot drinks will increase the vaporisation. This vapour is extremely toxic to the human body. The toxic effects of Mercury can cause a host of serious health problems, from dementia to loss of motor control. The many other problems associated with mercury poisoning including:


  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Sinusitis

Endocrine Symptoms

  • Fatigue
  • Muscle weakness
  • Infertility (Research shows that sperm counts are reduced in men and imbalances in hormones occur in females)
  • Depression of Immune System
  • Oedema
  • Abnormal hair loss and growth. Both may be present at the same time in different areas of the body.


Renal damage. Kidney function can be severely impaired very quickly (50% in thirty days). Considering the yearly rise in kidney disease and the number of patients on dialysis, amalgam must be questioned.


Intestinal flora can be significantly altered and other bacteria become resistant to antibiotics. This is of concern in postoperative complications.

Neurological Conditions

  • Depression
  • Nervousness
  • Irritability
  • Mood instability
  • Memory loss
  • Headaches
  • Visual disturbances
  • Neuromuscular disorders

The mercury that vaporises from amalgam fillings distributes to tissues around the body, and is the biggest source of mercury body burden. In pregnant women the mercury from amalgam crosses the placenta and into breast milk, resulting in significant pre- and post-partum exposures for infants. Adverse physiological changes occur from that exposure on the immune, renal, reproductive and central nervous systems, as well as the oral and intestinal flora, (good bacteria), which reduces digestive ability leading to nutrient deficiencies.

Past research has shown by use of a ‘Jerome Mercury Vapour Detector’ and other methods, were the ‘mouth air’ of an individual with amalgam fillings contains more mercury than an individual who doesn’t. And after chewing for 10 minutes it was recorded that those with amalgam fillings had 8-10 times the amount of mercury in their ‘mouth air’, than before chewing. This remained elevated for at least 90 minutes.

Oral Reflexology

Also just like reflexology, where specific areas of the feet can be treated to elicit a response from an organ or structure within the body. So to do the teeth have these same reflexive properties with the organs within the body. Drilling and filling a tooth with amalgam can have serious reflexive effects on various other structures and systems within the body. There have been many reports of people having reduction of symptoms and reversal of serious disease and illness, by removing their amalgam for mercury free fillings.

See for yourself

The strongest and most potent example of how dangerous amalgam fillings are has been captured in the following video made by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology.

If you have any amalgam fillings I seriously urge you to watch this video.


If you choose to have your amalgams replaced, it is paramount that you research and choose the correct dentist for the job, as unsafe removal of amalgam can be equally as dangerous.

  1. Always choose a Holistic Dentist who follows the strict protocols of the IAOMT. The exposure to mercury if amalgam is removed incorrectly can be highly dangerous. Also if too many are removed in one procedure and if you are not protected correctly from exposure to mercury, this too can be highly dangerous.
  2. It is also extremely important that your body is physiologically prepared for the procedure, and all the body’s system are functioning correctly especially the detoxification system should you experience any exposure to mercury.

Please contact us if you need guidance and education to which dentist to choose. We will also help you to by supporting your body’s system through skin, organ and cellular detoxification protocols and correct nutritional guidance. To reinforce your physiological health throughout the whole process.

If you have any questions or concerns as to your health and wellbeing, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

In health and happiness

pure body balance


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