Dental Mercury and Alzheimer’s Disease 

Dental Mercury and Alzheimer's Disease

Studies are now showing a link between chronic mercury exposure (such as mercury exposure caused by mercury amalgam fillings) and Alzheimer’s disease. 

Approximately 50% of dentists in America are still placing mercury amalgam fillings in the mouths of their patients.  This is due to historical acceptance by large, influential groups like the American Dental Association. Patients are frequently told mistruths such as “they are stronger than tooth-colored fillings.” We are led to believe that it’s okay to install toxic material in our mouths. But the fact is, patients will inhale and swallow the mercury vapor as long as it is there.

The FDA website states:  “Dental amalgam contains elemental mercury. It releases low levels of mercury in the form of a vapor that can be inhaled and absorbed by the lungs. High levels of mercury vapor exposure are associated with adverse effects in the brain and the kidneys.”

So, if you already have this toxic material in your mouth and you want to stop being chronically exposed to the mercury vapor, the only truly safe way to have it removed is by following the “SMART” protocol.  The “SMART” protocol (Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique) was developed by the IAOMT (International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology), and formal “SMART” training started being offered in June of 2016.  Drs. Kelly Blodgett and Bryan Neish were Oregon’s first dentists to be certified “SMART” practitioners.  They have helped thousands of people to become safely mercury-free in their mouths and watched many have significant health issues resolve once they were no longer toxically exposed.

To learn more about the “SMART” protocol, read about it on the IAOMT’s website:  www.thesmartchoice.com

To schedule a visit with our team to learn how to detoxify your mouth from mercury, please email us at info@bdcpdx.com or call 503-894-5802.


Chronic Mercury Exposure and Alzheimer’s Disease

Studies are now showing a link between chronic mercury exposure and Alzheimer’s disease.  One such study released in the July 2015 issue of “Alzheimer’s Research & Therapy” concluded that women who were exposed to mercury amalgam fillings were 13.2% more likely to develop Alzheimer’s than the non-mercury-exposed women.  Another article in the “Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease” (Feb. 2010) concluded that inorganic mercury promotes neurodegenerative disorders.

To quote the author, “As the single most effective public health primary preventive measure, industrial and medical usage of mercury should be eliminated as soon as possible.”

So why do dentists continue using it?  And why does the ADA continue to promote it? I do not have the answers to these questions, but I suspect that human nature and our desire to avoid change has a lot to do with it.

I want you to know that if you do have mercury in your mouth, it can be removed safely! First, you should look for a dentist who is “SMART-certified” by the IAOMT! Secondly, find a healthcare provider who is familiar with helping people safely detox your body from the accumulation of heavy metals. And remember, slow and steady wins the race!  It took you years to become toxic. Make sure you don’t overload your body during your detox process.

If you know anybody who is dealing with neurodegenerative disorders, please refer them to an integrative and biological dentist.  We can help! If you would like our personalized help at Blodgett Dental Care, please contact us at: info@bdcpdx.com


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