Thursday, July 19, 2012
By: Dr. Veronique Desaulniers
[NaturalNews] Amalgam fillings are composed of mercury, silver, tin, copper and other trace metals. A growing body of evidence suggests that amalgam fillings contribute to many degenerative diseases and cancers. According to a report published by The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, there are over1000 tons of mercury in the mouths of unsuspecting Americans.
Understanding the effects of amalgam fillings on your body is key to protecting and maintaining your health. Since your teeth are living entities that have direct connections to your circulatory and lymphatic systems, you want to insist that whatever dental products are inserted in your teeth are safe and non-toxic.
Many dentists may “claim” to practice mercury free dentistry but their procedures are a far cry from it.
Asking questions about their dental practices once you are sitting in the dental chair, is not the most prudent way to protect your health. Be prepared and ask questions ahead of time.
Here are a few sample questions to ask your dentist to see if he or she understands the importance of practicing holistic dentistry:
1. Do you believe that amalgams are toxic and create a biological hazard to the body?
2. How do you feel about the relationship between amalgams and various diseases?
3. When you remove amalgams, do you initially use an amalgameter to test the electrical charge on the tooth to see which quadrant needs primary attention?
4. Do you offer a serum compatibility blood test in order to determine what materials will not cause an allergic reaction when you replace the amalgams?