Occupational health and safety is imperative for dentists and dental workers who are exposed to dental mercury from amalgam fillings through placement, replacement, polishing, and removal.
Researchers have identified that autoimmune disease can be caused by a combination of 1) genetic components, and 2) metals (including those used in medical and dental implants and devices), pharmaceutical drugs, pollen, infectious agents, molds, and food allergies (such as gluten).
Evaluating a person’s genetic traits as a risk for certain diseases is being practiced more and more often, sometimes even at the request of the patient. The concept of genetic susceptibility is showing that particular issues with mercury can be traced to genetic traits.
The Dental amalgam controversy: a history of debate and growing scientific evidence of harm that have inspired worldwide regulations that begin in the 21st century.
As a patient, you have the right to know what is being put in your mouth. You also have the right to express concerns about any treatment offered to you, including the use of mercury / amalgam / silver fillings, all of which contain approximately 50% mercury.
The focus areas of the study were Hg amalgam toxicity, its waste management practices and safety measures practiced among the dental practitioners. In the light of the findings described and discussed in this brief report, to safeguard public health and for the protection of environment, it is strongly recommended that since mercury amalgam use cannot be banned immediately in the country, its use may be regularized and allowed subject to use of “Amalgam Separators,” “Capsulated Mercury” and “Mechanized Mixing,” use of mercury amalgam be banned for children (below 12 years age) and pregnant women. The curriculum currently being taught at medical and dental colleges in the country be reviewed and revised, to ensure adequate training towards minimizing mercury exposure.
People the world over are concerned because amalgam fillings release toxic mercury vapors 24 / 7 and even more so during the removal process.
This video compares SMART vs the mercury generated during the removal / replacement of amalgam dental fillings, which exceed established safety limits.
Watch this video to understand the various techniques that SMART Certified dentists utilize to safely remove dental mercury amalgam fillings.
Safe removal of amalgam fillings in dental clinic: use of synergic nasal filters (active carbon) and phytonaturals
Thus, dentist and patient should have been encouraged to avoid risk factors associated with unnecessary exposure to mercury during/after removal amalgam fillings. Mercury exposure from amalgam fillings is dramatically increased by chewing, eating, brushing, and drinking hot liquids. To avoid this, the use of safe protocols for dental filling removal together with (the synergic) use of nasal filters (active carbon) and nutritional supplements (i.e.: Curcuma longa, Clorella, Desmodium….) would enhance endogenous detoxification capacities against heavy metals in patients before / during / after removal of dental amalgam.