More Dental Dangers from Toxic Dentistry
Your body and nervous system operate on a very small electrical current. Metal fillings can produce electrical currents that can be exponentially stronger than the electrical currents in your body. Considering that your teeth are connected to the largest sensory nerve in your body, the trigeminal nerve, this excess of electricity can cause harm. The mix of metals in the mouth greatly magnifies the problems of electrical current. For example gold and mercury, or crowns that are reinforced with “stainless steel,” can all be present in a mouth also containing mercury fillings. Dissimilar metals in the mouth can be responsible for neurological problems including migraine headaches.
Composite fillings also interfere with the natural electrical current of the teeth. Rather than greatly magnify it, however, composites completely dampen the current since they are made from plastic and plastic does not conduct an electrical current.
Gold Fillings and Crowns
Pure gold is naturally quite soft. This makes it a bad dental material. It needs to be mixed with other metals to make it stronger. While it is possible that not many people’s immune systems would react negatively to gold by itself the other metals in gold fillings such as palladium can pose an immune system challenge. Dental gold has an affinity for mercury released from “silver” mercury amalgam fillings. The gold attracts and stores the released mercury from other fillings. Then when exposed to heat such as a hot drink, toxic mercury vapor will release from the gold crowns.
To place crowns requires extra grinding down of the tooth. This is done because of the weak bonding strength of dental cement. Dentists using new bonding technologies can avoid placing crowns, or remove significantly less of the tooth to place a crown.
Nickel and Stainless Steel
Stainless steel contains nickel. Nickel is used in braces, bridges, partials and crowns. Nickel is a metal that is highly toxic the body. Nickel is hidden in crowns and metal jackets for children’s tooth cavities and creates a negative electrical current in the mouth. Nickel is highly toxic to the nervous system and may be related to arthritis and some types of cancer such as lung cancer and breast cancer. Nickel is used to induce cancer in laboratory animals.
Porcelain as a Dental Material
Porcelain contains aluminum in the form of aluminum oxide. Aluminum is toxic to humans. The official belief in dentistry regarding the stability of aluminum in porcelain is identical to the official belief of mercury’s safety in amalgam. Aluminum is purported to remain bonded to the other materials in porcelain and not leak, but this is not likely the case. Porcelain crowns are often reinforced with low-cost stainless steel which often contains nickel.
Safer Filling Materials
There are at least three holistic paradigms for safe dental filling materials. I cannot determine which one is best. I suggest you choose one that feels good for you after you have done your own investigations. As important as filling materials are, what is equally or more important is the quality of the dental work. My perspective on determining filling materials is first to find a dentist with whom you feel comfortable and trust, and who abides by a biocompatible paradigm.
The premise of biocompatible dentistry is that you do not place just any material in somebody’s body and hope that everything will be all right. Biocompatible dentistry aims to test and confirm that the filling materials will not adversely affect your health. One sophisticated but accurate approach to test filling materials is to get a sample vial of the filling material from your dentist, and find an osteopath, or cranial sacral therapist who can check how your cranial / sacral rhythm is influenced by the filling material.
Electro-dermal screening, blood testing and muscle testing are other methods to determine how safe filling materials are for you. Holistically oriented dentists typically either subscribe to one of the following paradigms and offer treatments accordingly, or offer many of these treatments and they decide with the patient which treatment perspective to pursue.
Dentist Hal Huggins—Dr. Huggins developed a careful program for removing mercury fillings and placing compatible replacements. It is based on a blood chemistry test in which your blood is checked with a database of filling materials to match for immune system compatibility.
Dentist Douglas Cook—Dr. Cook has tested a variety of filling materials and believes that Holistore by Den-Mat for smaller fillings and Premise Indirect (formally BelleGlass) unshaded for large cavities are the best filling materials. Slow speed drilling prevents damage to teeth during removal.
Dr. Robert Marshall—Electrical testing shows that composite materials block vital electrical flows to the body, while metals overly increase them and are toxic. Therefore from Dr. Marshall’s perspective, the only safe dental materials are low-fusing ceramics laser bonded to the teeth. Low-fusing ceramics and ceramic resin hybrids allow a slight electrical current and mimic the function of natural tooth. These materials include Degussa Ceramic, Vita-block, Luminesse, Cercon, Procera Zirconium, and Esthet-X composite.
The disadvantage to the low-fusing ceramics is that they can cost significantly more than other filling materials and they may in certain cases require more of the tooth to be drilled.