Dental Toxicity – Can It Cause Cancer?

Dental toxicity refers to the impact of mercury-based amalgam fillings, nickel crowns and root canals.

Mercury is more toxic than arsenic, so why does the dental profession think it a good idea to put this into our children’s mouths?

What are the symptoms of mercury poisoning?

The list of symptoms from mercury poisoning is so extensive, that I was unable to list them all here. Central nervous system symptoms ranged from emotional instability through to depression and suicidal tendencies. But the full range of symptoms extended through head, neck and oral cavity disorders, gastrointestinal effects, cardiovascular effects, immunological issues all the way through to kidney, thyroid and adrenal diseases.

Is it any wonder, with all the mercury used in dental practice, that dentists have the highest divorce and suicide rates among professionals? Female dental personnel have an increased incidence of premature labour, increased spontaneous abortion rate and a raised level of perinatal mortality.

It is estimated that 40 tons of mercury is used every year in the US to prepare amalgam fillings. Unfortunately, it is also estimated that each amalgam filling can release as much as 10 micrograms of mercury into the body every day.

“I don’t feel comfortable using a substance designated by the Environmental Protection Agency to be a waste disposal hazard. I can’t throw it in the trash, bury it in the ground, or put it in a landfill, but they say it is OK to put it in people’s mouths. That doesn’t make sense.” – Richard. Fischer, D.D.S.

“The association of mercury to chronic diseases is well documented in the didactic scientific literature. The search for the association between mercury and cardiovascular disease reveals 358 scientific papers exemplifying the relationship; between mercury and cancer we find 643 scientific papers. The association of mercury with neurodegenerative diseases is the most significant, with the references numbering 1,445.” – Dr. Rashid Buttar

The plethora of toxic consequences from mercury must no doubt impact upon your body’s ability to fight off cancer. I would suggest that if you have any mercury fillings, you have them removed and replaced with white, non-mercury fillings as I did. I didn’t have any obvious symptoms, but understanding the nature of mercury as an adult, I no longer wanted to have them in my mouth.

“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.” “It is estimated that an amalgam filling will release up to half of its mercury content over a ten year period (50% corrosion rate).” – Dr. Robert Gammal

Can the use of nickel impact your health?

With regard to the dangers of nickel, Thomas Levy, M.D explains “Nickel is rapidly gaining a reputation for its toxicity, too. Most partial dentures are made of nickel. Approximately 80% of crowns use nickel, even “porcelain” crowns. Braces usually are nickel. Stainless steel is usually nickel alloy. Nickel compounds have been unequivocally implicated as human respiratory carcinogens in epidemiological studies of nickel refinery workers, and there appears to be a relationship between nickel crowns and breast cancer in women.”

According to Dr. David Eggleston, “Nickel is used routinely by national cancer centers to induce cancer in laboratory animals to study cancer. The nickel alloys they are using are very similar to those we are using in patients’ mouths. Dentists are causing a major health problem.”

Are root canals dangerous?

Root Canals are another potential danger to your health.

According to Dr Hal Huggins, D.D.S. in a lecture to the Cancer Control Society 1993. Tape 93F014, “Research has demonstrated that 100% of all root canals result in residual infection due to the imperfect seal that allows bacteria to penetrate. The toxins given off by these bacteria are more toxic than mercury. These toxins can cause systemic diseases of the heart, kidney, uterus, and nervous and endocrine systems.”

“The problem with a root canal is that it is dead. Let’s equate that. Let’s say you have got a ruptured appendix, so you go to the phone book, and who do you look up? Let’s see, we have a surgeon and a taxidermist, who do you call? You’re going to get it bronzed? That is all we do to a dead tooth. We put a gold crown on it. It looks like it has been bronzed. It doesn’t really matter what you embalm the dead tooth with, it is still dead, and within that dead tooth we have bacteria, and these bacteria are in the absence of oxygen. In the absence of oxygen most things die, except bacteria. They undergo something called a pleomorphic change. Like a mutation. They learn to live in the absence of oxygen… Now they produce thioethers, some of the strongest poisons on the planet that are not radioactive. These get out into the body.”

“You may notice in the medical literature of 1900 they mentioned a few heart attacks, so it wasn’t a big deal in 1900, but by 1910, it was 2% of the US population, which is a lot of folks having heart attacks. By 1920, 10% of the population had had heart attacks, and we are up to about 25% about 10 years ago, and everywhere you go you see joggers running around. Menus in the restaurant have this little heart over it because we are on low cholesterol diets …….so what has it done. It has moved the 25% to around 43%.”

“We are going in the wrong direction and root canals are going up. In 1990 we did 17 million of them. This last year we did 23 million, and the ADA hopes by the year 2000 we reach 30 million a year.”

“Weston Price knew this back in 1920… He would take a person who had had a heart attack, take out the tooth with the root canal, take a little segment of it, put it under the skin of a rabbit. We have done this with guinea pigs, and in about 10 days that rabbit would die of a heart attack. And you could take it out and put it under the skin of another rabbit, and in 10 days he would die of a heart attack…”

“He would do this to 30 rabbits and every one of them in 97% of the cases would die of heart disease. What if they didn’t have heart disease? If they had something else, the rabbit picks up the something else, but all of them that we have tested in this way have ended up with an auto immune disease in the kidney.”

“Look at the work of Dr Joseph Issels in Germany, who for 40 years treated terminal cancer cases. He started on them when they had already had their chemo, surgery, radiation, then they came to him. That is having 3 strikes against you and a fast ball down the tube there before you get up to the plate. He turned around 24% of 16,000 patients over a period of 40 years. What is the first thing he did? Have a dentist take out the root canal teeth.”

How can you protect your health?

Could dental toxicity be one of many triggers for cancer, and the tumour just be the symptom? If so, removing the mercury, nickel and dead teeth from your mouth could be a solid step toward prevention or even recovery.

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