Mercury and Amalgams

Dental Amalgams

Mercury and Amalgams

Mercury dental amalgams, also known as silver fillings, have been used for decades due to their durability and cost-effectiveness. However, the mercury content in these fillings has raised health concerns. Mercury is a known neurotoxin, and even small amounts can be harmful over time, especially when released as vapor from amalgam fillings during chewing or brushing.

Here are some symptoms and diseases that have been associated with mercury exposure from dental amalgams:

Symptoms of Mercury Exposure from Amalgams

  1. Neurological Symptoms: These can include tremors, headaches, insomnia, mood swings, irritability, and cognitive dysfunction such as memory loss and difficulty concentrating.
  2. Oral Symptoms: Mercury exposure can lead to oral lichen planus (a chronic inflammatory condition of the mucous membranes inside the mouth), a metallic taste, excessive salivation, or a burning sensation in the mouth.
  3. Immune System Dysfunction: Some individuals may experience autoimmune conditions, where the immune system attacks healthy cells, thinking they are foreign substances.
  4. Kidney Problems: Mercury is known to accumulate in the kidneys, potentially leading to kidney dysfunction or failure over time.
  5. Respiratory Issues: Breathing mercury vapor can cause respiratory problems, including chest pains and shortness of breath.
  6. Gastrointestinal Disturbances: Symptoms can include diarrhea, loss of appetite, and nausea.

Diseases and Conditions Linked to Mercury Exposure

  1. Multiple Sclerosis (MS): Some studies have suggested a potential link between mercury exposure and MS, a disease where the immune system eats away at the protective covering of nerves.
  2. Alzheimer’s Disease: Research has explored the connection between mercury exposure and Alzheimer’s, particularly the role of mercury in promoting the accumulation of beta-amyloid plaques in the brain, a hallmark of the disease.
  3. Parkinson’s Disease: Mercury exposure has been considered a risk factor for Parkinson’s disease, which affects the nerve cells in the brain that control movement.
  4. Cardiovascular Disease: Mercury exposure can increase the risk of heart problems, including heart attacks, by contributing to high blood pressure and damaging blood vessels.
  5. Mental Health Disorders: Depression, anxiety, and mood disorders have been associated with mercury exposure, likely due to its effects on the brain and nervous system.
  6. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: This condition, characterized by extreme fatigue that doesn’t improve with rest, has been linked to mercury exposure, possibly due to its impact on cellular mitochondria.
  7. Autoimmune Diseases: Mercury can trigger autoimmune reactions in susceptible individuals, leading to conditions such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and thyroiditis.

Mercury is one of to most neurotoxic substances known to man – it is more toxic than lead, cadmium, or even arsenic, and mercury in amalgams is well-known.

Mercury has no NOEL [no-observed-effect level], meaning that there is NO level of mercury at which mercury isn’t harmful to the body. It is highly toxic even in the smallest quantities!

Mercury can cause a variety of health problems and has even been linked to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Mercury crosses the blood-brain barrier and adversely affects neurological functions. It has also been shown to impair kidney function and induce several types of tumors in rats and mice. Like other toxins, mercury gets passed on from the mother to the baby (through the placenta during pregnancy and later via breastfeeding) and can cause severe learning disabilities and mental retardation.  The National Academy of Sciences estimates that 60,000 newborns a year could be at risk of disabilities because of mercury their mothers absorbed during pregnancy.

While mercury is present in fish and other food, the most common source of mercury poisoning are amalgam fillings in teeth.


Amalgam (made of 50% mercury) was found to be a cheap and long-lasting substance to fill teeth with – the danger of mercury poisoning was overlooked or ignored. The use of amalgams is now prohibited in many countries but is still legal in the U.S.

Studies have shown that the general population in America absorbs more mercury from dental fillings than from any other source.

There is more mercury in dental fillings than in all other products sold in America. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency states that 55% of all mercury in commerce today in the United States – an estimated 1,088 tons of mercury – resides in Americans’ dental fillings!

An additional 34 tons of mercury is added to dental fillings every year. Research has shown that amalgam fillings give off a high dose of the highly toxic gas methylmercury. Chewing gum, drinking hot drinks, or brushing your teeth further increases the level of mercury released by these fillings. The mercury then enters our bloodstream and is stored in tissues and organs for years to come. It can only be released by using a chelator [metal binding agent] such as HMD™.

Even though at least 17 separate studies have confirmed that dental patients absorb a daily dose of mercury derived from their mercury fillings, the U.S. government has never tested mercury fillings for safety. How crazy is that!

So just to recap: Mercury is highly toxic and can cause serious illnesses, yet it is still offered to the unsuspecting public in the form of dental fillings so that EVERY TIME we CHEW we release TOXIC MERCURY into our bodies. Wonderful!

If you have any doubts about how bad this is, then read these fact sheets published by

Measurably Misleading

Mums Against Mercury vs FDA

Watch the following two videos prepared by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology.


Watch this fascinating video NOW!

This is an extract from a video shot by The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology. It shows an amalgam tooth that was extracted many years ago and is still giving off high levels of toxic mercury vapor. Imagine if this amalgam was in your mouth, along with many others!



Watch this fascinating video NOW!

This video produced by the University of Calgary clearly shows how even low levels of mercury completely degenerate brain tissue in a short amount of time.

Luckily you can do something about this!

It is important to note that even if you had your fillings removed, the mercury will still be in your body, causing havoc at a cellular level. If you are thinking of having your Amalgams removed shortly, please read our specific Amalgam Detox Protocol below:


Thinking of having your amalgams removed? You definitely should – they are toxic and dangerous.

However, we strongly recommend that you start your heavy metal detox at least a couple of months BEFORE sitting in the dentist’s chair and continue for 3-6 months afterward. This cannot be emphasized enough as our team of health experts [notably Dr. Georgiou] has personally seen and treated many people who became very ill after amalgam removal.

We have witnessed people develop the most severe illnesses such as MS, cancer, severe mitral valve prolapse [heart disease], and other neurological disorders.

This is due to the vast amount of mercury released during the removal process. We recommend you only remove amalgams while following a FULL DETOX PROGRAM.

Because of the high toxicity of mercury as well as the high doses that amalgams regularly release, we strongly recommend you supplement HMD™ with LAVAGE and CHLORELLA.

In addition, we recommend taking A-Lipoic Acid, which is an excellent antioxidant that will help protect you from free radical damage from stray methyl mercury during the amalgam replacement. We recommend a dose of 300 mg x 3 times daily.

Seek out a dentist who will put in place protective measures during amalgam removal, to minimize the harmful release of harmful mercury vapor during the procedure. A holistic dentist would likely follow such a protocol.


For many years Thimerosal was added as a preservative to vaccines. Thimerosal contains around 50% mercury and is highly toxic. Mercury is known to cause immune, sensory, neurological, motor, and behavioral dysfunctions that are similar to the traits defining autism.

By the age of 10, a child may be hundreds of times over what is considered a “safe” amount of mercury due to his injections. There are hundreds of reports of children suffering strange and lifelong symptoms shortly after being inoculated, and many believe that the recent increase in autism cases is a result of thimerosal-based vaccines.

Service personnel who have been subjected to many different injections for their tours of duty are also at risk. Although Thimerosal has been phased out of many preparations, the effects can still be felt. Mercury accumulates in the body and stays there forever unless an effective detoxifier such as HMD™ is being used to cleanse the body.


While the use of mercury in dental amalgams is still a topic of debate, the potential health risks associated with mercury vapor release cannot be ignored.

Individuals with amalgam fillings should be aware of these risks and consider consulting with a healthcare provider if they experience unexplained symptoms.

The decision to remove or replace amalgam fillings should be made after a thorough evaluation of the potential benefits and risks, ideally with the guidance of a healthcare professional knowledgeable about mercury toxicity.

Dr George

Dr George

Dr. George J. Georgiou, Ph.D., N.D., D.Sc (AM), M.Sc., B.Sc, is a world-renowned expert in the field of holistic medicine and detoxification. As the inventor of the highly acclaimed Dr. Georgiou's Heavy Metal Detox Protocol, and the main product, HMD™ (Heavy Metal Detox), he has revolutionized the approach to natural heavy metal detoxification. With over 35 years of experience in natural medicine, he has authored 23 books, including the comprehensive guide 'Curing the Incurable with Holistic Medicine,' which offers invaluable insights and over 700 scientific references. Dr. Georgiou's groundbreaking work is sought after by individuals and practitioners worldwide through his Da Vinci Institute of Holistic Medicine and Da Vinci Holistic Health Center based in Larnaca, Cyprus.
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