Mercury poisoning is something you read about in mystery novels. Conspiracy theorists have proposed mercury poisoning as the cause of Edgar Allen Poe’s demise. Mercury poisoning is the black widow’s way of getting rid of her wealthy husband on a dramatic news special. Right? Maybe, but mercury poisoning is a bigger reality than just a blip on the pop culture radar. Though mercury poisoning may be an affliction that many people don’t take seriously, mercury toxicity is indeed a reality, and it’s affecting the health of millions of people.
Mercury toxicity can build up in the systems of people who have teeth with amalgam fillings. It only takes one dental mercury filling to begin affecting a person’s health. Mercury has been known to play a part in any number of diseases, from thyroid disease to diabetes, cancer to hormonal dysfunction. As a neurotoxin, mercury is believed to be a major factor in neurological ailments and emotional afflictions.
Mercury’s impact is most especially evident in cases where people have amalgam fillings removed, and witness their health problems disappearing. They can go from fatigued and ill to renewed and energized.
How Mercury Toxicity Appears in Your Mouth
Mercury toxicity can make itself evident in your mouth, whether or not your body is reacting to the heavy metal yet or not. Symptoms of oral mercury toxicity can include:
- Bad breath
- Tooth loss
- Chronic coughing
- Sore throat
- Periodontal disease
- Metallic taste
- White patches
Understanding and Eliminating the Mercury Toxicity Risk
There are several variables that will affect the levels of mercury toxicity in a person’s body, including the number of amalgam fillings you have, how long you’ve had them, and the ways in which they are activated and how often (meaning, the foods you chew and other habits like teeth grinding). The state of a person’s immune system can also influence how great of an impact dental mercury can have on your well-being.
Having amalgam fillings safely removed is the first step in achieving good health. A holistic dentist is aware that your oral health shows direct correlations to how well or how poorly your organs and systems function. If one tooth is compromised with an amalgam filling, the declining health of its corresponding body part can make the connection clear.
Make an appointment with Dr. Yolanda Cintron at Fort Lauderdale’s International Center for Dental Excellence to discuss the safe removal of your amalgam fillings and replacing them with non-mercury fillings. If you want to change your health for the better, take one of the easiest and most impactful steps – replace amalgam fillings with composite non-mercury fillings.