(This section on dentistry was contributed by Frank Jerome,
Dr. Jerome: The philosophy of dental treatment taught in
America is that teeth are to be saved by whatever means available,
using the strongest, most long lasting materials. Long-term
toxic effects are of little concern. The attitude of the majority of
dentists is: whatever the American Dental Association (ADA)
says is OK, they will do.
A more reasonable philosophy is that there is no tooth worth
saving if it damages your immune system. Use this as your
The reason dentists do not see toxic results is that they do not
look or ask. If a patient has three mercury amalgam fillings
placed in the mouth and a week later has a kidney problem, will
she call the dentistóor the doctor? Will they ever tell the dentist
about the kidney problem or tell the doctor about the three
fillings? A connection will never be made.
It is common for patients who have had their metal fillings
removed to have various symptoms go away but, again, they do
not tell the dentist. The patient has to be asked! Once the patient
begins to feel well they take it for granted, and don't make the
connection, either. If everybody's results were instantaneous,
there would be no controversy.
Find an alternative dentist. They have been leading the
movement to ban mercury from dental supplies. Not only mercury,
but all metal needs to be banned. If your dentist will not
follow the necessary procedures, then you must find one that
will. The questions to ask when you phone a new dental office
1. Do you place mercury fillings? (The correct answer is NO.
If they do, they probably don't have enough experience in
the use of non-metal composites.)
2. Do you do root canals? (The correct answer is NO. If they
do, they do not understand good alternative dentistry.)
3. Do you remove amalgam tattoos? (The correct answer is
YES. Tattoos are pieces of mercury left in the gum tissue.)
4. Do you treat cavitations? (The correct answer is YES. By
cleaning them.) The complete name of cavitations is alveolar
cavitational osteopathosis. They are holes
(cavities) left in the jawbone by an incompletely extracted
tooth. A properly cleaned socket which is left after an extraction
will heal and fill with bone. Dentists routinely do
NOT clean the socket of tissue remnants or infected bone.
A dry socket (really an infected socket) is a common result.
These sockets never fully heal. Thirty years after an
extraction, a cavitation will still be there. It is a form of
osteomyelitis, which means bone infection.
Ninety percent or more of dental offices will not be able to
answer ANY of the above questions correctly. If you allow the
work to be done by a dentist who does not understand the importance
of the above list, you could end up with new problems.
Find the right dentist first even if you must travel hundreds of
miles. There are 6,000 to 10,000 dentists who should be able to
help. Some can do part of the work and refer you to a specialist
for the rest. Five hundred to one thousand of these dentists can do
Normal treatment cost is about $1,000 for replacement of 6 to
8 metal fillings including the examination and X-rays. For people
with a metal filling in every tooth, or for the extraction of all
teeth (plus dentures), it may be up to $3,000 (or more in some
Remember, the simpler the treatment, the better. If the
dentist says that he or she can change your metal fillings to
plastic but it would be better to crown them, say ďNO!Ē