Holistic Dental Care by Dr. Mallory

How Dental Materials Create Medical Diseases

Autoimmune diseases, whether Multiple Sclerosis, ALS, lupus, diabetes, leukemia, seizures, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, or arthritis, may be different fingerprints, but they all come from the same hand. The frightening part is that all the fingers point toward toxic dental materials. This is offensive to those caring dentists who place toxic materials entirely unaware of the consequences of their actions or the mechanisms of toxicity. Also offensive is the dental association and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) who defend these toxicities with no proof of safety tests, but an absolute unswerving allegiance. Where does dentistry fit into this scenario? Mercury escapes from so-called “silver” fillings (actually up to 50% mercury) at the average rate of 34 ug per filling per day. These measurements were taken daily over a two-year period at room temperature in sterile water with no friction, no other metals (like gold crowns or nickel crowns), and no food chemistry reactions taking place, so the actual release is potentially far greater. Certain things increase the speed of mercury release, like chewing, drinking hot beverages, and experiencing electrochemical reactions between other metals like gold crowns. Should an atom of mercury attach to a –SH binding site on a cell membrane, the five-digit MHC becomes a six-digit, non-self code and is naturally scheduled for destruction. Such is the job description of the immune system. If this cell is a nerve cell, we might call it MS, ALS, or something similar. If it attaches to a binding site on a hormone, it might be called Hashimoto’s thyroiditis or diabetes.

Another example: there is a normal range for red blood cell counts. In males, the hematocrit is about 42% to 52%. In females the range is lower from 35% to 49%. The standard reason is that the female body does not have the capability to recover menses. However, it appears that estrogen dominant tissues may be more sensitive to the presence of mercury than testosterone dominant tissues. About 80% of the patients with neurological or autoimmune problems related to mercury appear to be female. In the absence of dental toxins and presence of their Ancestral Diet, both males and females gravitate toward a hematocrit of 46%.

We are dealing with human beings, so a different code of recovery must be applied other than strictly mathematics based. There is a new critical interpretation for an old chemistry: serum albumin. Why is albumin so important? It is the major transport system for nutrients (vitamins, minerals, hormones, fatty acids, amino acids) in the bloodstream, involving reconstruction and maintenance. Equally – if not more important – is the little known fact that albumin is the primary detoxifier in the bloodstream. Albumin is only created from animal protein, either yours or dietary. Vegetable protein has a slightly different sterio-isometric shape and is ineffective in creating albumin needed in the healing of autoimmune or neurological diseases. Mercury is not the only dental toxin that can disrupt this phase. Copper from the “state of the art” high-copper amalgam (which releases 50 times more mercury than its pre-1976 predecessor, “conventional” amalgam wreaks the same kind of havoc. Other metallic toxins like silver, tin, and zinc also escape from amalgam. And what about the 16 corrosion products that are created on the surface of amalgam and easily sloughed away with foods? There are also biological toxins that are delivered into the body’s systems via the bloodstream.

The concept of Dental Revision and dietary intervention based on blood chemistry monitoring is hardly new – just so revolutionary that it has taken generations for it to be recognized as an option to drug intervention that primarily covers up, not eliminates, the neurological diseases that unnecessarily compromise the lives of millions of people.

Brushing and Flossing Related to Diabetes
November 28, 2007, 8:10 pm
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Gum disease may even be more important than obesity or age as a factor in the onset of diabetes in adults.

More than 16 million Americans have diabetes, a condition in which the body’s ability to process sugar is impaired. Adult-onset diabetes, or Type 2 diabetes, accounts for 90 percent of the estimated diabetes cases in the United States and is almost always caused by lifestyle.

Type 2 diabetes occurs among people whose bodies ether do not produce enough insulin or cannot use insulin effectively. Researchers measured glucose control in 75 members of Pueblo Indian communities in Santa Fe, New Mexico, who had both Type 2 diabetes and severe gum disease, after treatment with various antibiotic regimens. Results showed blood sugar levels could be reduced and kept at a lower level most effectively with a single dose of oral antibiotic and repeated application of a topical antibiotic to the gums. The effects were equal to and independent of those induced by diabetes medication, the researchers said. The study shows that in this group of severe diabetics, they were able to increase glucose control with repeated treatment of their periodontal infection.

Another study showed that using antibiotics to treat gum disease decreases two markers of inflammation throughout the body. The inflammatory markers are associated with the development of atherosclerosis and other chronic diseases. This is an important finding because we have come to understand that heart disease has a substantial inflammatory component.

Health experts have said the United States could see the number of diabetes cases swell to 29 million over the next 50 years as a population fond of junk food and prone to obesity grows older. The disease raises the risk of kidney failure, blindness, heart disease, and circulatory problems that can force amputations.

Annual Meeting of the International Association of Dental Research in San Diego, March 12 2002