The presence of amalgams alongside other metal alloys can lead to a blockage of enzymes necessary for immunity.

Mercury toxicity

In Integrative Biological Dentistry, we talk about the toxicity of mercury and metal alloys subject to ionic leakage.

In 1997, a team of researchers from the University of Tübingen in Germany analysed the saliva of 18,000 people, each of whom had an average of 9 amalgam fillings. In their 77-page report, they revealed that after chewing a piece of chewing gum for ten minutes, the saliva contained an average of 47 microgrammes of mercury per litre. The World Health Organisation (WHO) standard for drinking water is 1 microgramme per litre.

Above-average ingestion

Amalgam carriers therefore ingest around 47 times more mercury than the permitted standard.

Local symptoms

Others who wear a few fillings experience local symptoms linked to mercury toxicity, such as dry mouth, inflammation and burning sensations of the mouth and tongue, mouth ulcers, gingivitis and chapped lips.