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On Safe Removal or Replacement of Amalgam Fillings

We recently released some posts on the dangers of some materials used during dental work. 

We talked about the use of the neurotoxin fluoride here, but the bigger danger at the dental office is actually metal amalgam fillings, which are approximately 50% mercury, one of the most toxic elements known to man.

The post raised some questions about the proper way to deal with these type of fillings if you do have them, and we strive to present solutions to any problems we note. 

So here are some helpful steps to get you moving in the right direction if you want to remove the toxic amalgam fillings from your mouth to retain or regain your health!

1. First and foremost, you have to make sure you are healthy enough to have the fillings either a) removed, or b) replaced.

Even with a safe removal there can still be small amounts of mercury vapor that the body will reabsorb. This can be a very high concentration for someone who is already ill with other symptoms. 

It is important to work with a genuine healthcare provider who has the knowledge and experience to help you become healthy enough to deal with the detox side effects of a safe removal of mercury fillings--this is not usually a "traditional" family MD. Most western medicine doctors have very limited knowledge on the topic of mercury poisoning or safe removal procedures. 

In many cases, the biggest factor you can do to increase your health prior to removal/replacement is a change in diet and addition of supplements that support the area of the body that mercury affects the most. We will be talking more about these dietary changes and supplements in an upcoming post, but you definitely want to be taking nascent iodine asap.

Iodine is a required nutrient that you are already supposed to be consuming every single day for a whole bunch of reasons. It supports metabolism and proper hormone function, and it also detoxes heavy metals like mercury! Learn more about nascent iodine here.

2. Next step is to find a dentist that does safe removal of amalgam fillings.

You can call dentists in your local area and ask them if they participate in the IAOMT The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) protocol recommendations, also know as Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique (SMART).

Or, you can check the IAOMT database of dentists:

It is not a complete list--there are more dentists who practice SMART but are not listed, but it is frequently updated.

Please keep in mind when looking for a dentist that if cost is an issue, then it may better suit your needs to call many dentists in many different states or even countries. Some dentists offer the same repairs at a fraction of the price of another dentist. There are instances where a plane ticket to another location saves you a lot more money than trying to have the work done locally.

3. Develop a plan of action with your dentist. If fillings will be replaced, talk about what materials will be used. 

Sometimes BPA is used in some of the materials, and that is not something most people would want to replace mercury with. 

In some cases you may even want to have some testing done beforehand to find out if you are sensitive to any other materials the dentist will use. If your dentist does this testing, then they can give you the details about which lab they use and the cost for the testing. If you can afford it, the testing is a good idea so you know for your own benefit if there are any other chemicals or materials you might have an adverse reaction too, as it would be a waste of money to have your amalgam fillings replaced with something else that could still be causing health issues.

4. Once you get an idea from your dentist how much work needs to be done, bring that information to a genuine healthcare provider to come up with the best course of action for removal that will have the least impact to your health.

In some cases that may be removing an entire tooth instead of trying to repair it. Everyone's situation is slightly different, so the specifics for both your doctor and dentist are very important.

5. Once you are in good enough health to start the removal, it is very important to make sure you are supporting all the body’s detox pathways. 

Even if you are in seemingly good health and have no major issues to speak of, you still want to support your body during the detox efforts as much as possible. We will discuss detoxing in greater detail in an upcoming post.

6. Make sure that your dentist does the removal by quadrants with about a month of rest time in-between.

This allows time for observation to see how much you are detoxing or if there are adverse reactions to the removal or replacement of the amalgam fillings.

7. Last but definitely not least make sure the recommended steps of SMART (Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique) are actually being followed in the office! 

This includes the safe handling, ventilation, equipment, and other procedures for the dentist to use when removing mercury fillings. 

The protocol can be found at their website:

In summary, if you want those 50% mercury amalgam fillings out of your head:

  1. Get healthy.

  2. Find a dentist with SMART experience removing mercury.

  3. Develop a plan of action with your dentist, and find out what materials will be used.

  4. Work with a genuine healthcare provider to protect your body during the removal & detox.

  5. Support the body's detox pathways.

  6. Work by quadrant.

  7. Make sure the office does observe the SMART protocol! 

We hope this will inspire you to do additional research and work towards the best possible health for yourself!

For additional resources on this topic please check out some of these links and the ones above:

Cheers to your health and happiness!

*We do not give medical advice. This is just shared research and experience.

Products mentioned here have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure any disease.


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