Dental work can create stress on the body so taking measures to decrease the stress of dental trauma will aid in healing and recovery. The health of one’s teeth and gums can have distant effects throughout the body and can affect any organ. Daily dental care can reduce the chances of common dental problems, conditions and diseases from occurring.
Another major health concern is the use of the toxic heavy metal, mercury, in amalgam fillings. Mercury is a highly neurotoxic heavy metal. Once it has penetrated the body, it kills cells and blocks essential enzymatic reactions. If one experiences a chronic illness and has silver/mercury fillings, investigating this as a possible cause would merit consideration. Following a specific protocol to minimize the amount of toxic mercury getting into the body during removal of amalgam fillings is recommended.