Dr. Nicole Sundene, NMD
Mercury filling removal can stir up toxins in the process, so it is imperative that women considering this do it properly. I get this question asked nearly every day as a Naturopathic Doctor, so I would like to take the time to explain the Do's and Don'ts of this potentially dangerous process when not done properly.
I would like to take a moment to just briefly summarize the basics of safe mercury amalgam removal, as well as how to support the natural elimination of mercury from your body.
I tend to be very conservative in my thinking as a naturopathic doctor, and hope that women go about having their mercury amalgams replaced sensibly, and slowly over time. The rationale for this, is that you are likely exposed to much more mercury in the removal process than what is released from chewing your food or grinding your teeth.
Below are key points to ensure your fillings are safely removed, followed by tips to help safely eliminate mercury from your system.
Safety Considerations for the removal of mercury amalgams:
Natural ways to aid detoxification of mercury from the body:
Remember, it is not an “emergency” that these fillings are removed. However, I have suspected for quite some time that at some point the ADA will be forced to change its position on mercury amalgams. Doing so, will be a huge financial burden on the American “sick care” system, and thus will take a great deal of time and literature for a safer stance to finally be made official on mercury.
As a biochemist and Naturopathic Doctor, I say why bother to wait around for the “old boys club” to make their decisions on how to deal with the politics surrounding this widely recognized mercury problem. If it is not good for children or pregnant women, then it is not good for anyone else either!
Don't get mercury fillings put in your mouth. Only work with a dentist that offers composite fillings. Be sure you understand what materials are being used before they are somewhat permanently placed in your mouth.
It is important to find a Naturopathic or Holistic Dentist that specializes in this!
Dr. Nicole Sundene
Dr. Sundene is a Naturopathic Doctor in Scottsdale, Arizona, and is a Female Hormone Expert in Women's Health and Bioidentical Hormones. She specializes in Holistic Women's Health for Menopause, Thyroid, Hashimotos, PMS, Perimenopause, Autoimmune, Postpartum, Chronic Fatigue, Depression, Anxiety, Food Allergies, Digestion, Dermatology, Acne, Psoriasis, Eczema, and Adrenal Hormonal Conditions. In 1999 she began working for a Hormone Doctor prior to starting Naturopathic Medical School. With over 23 years of experience in both Prescription and Natural women's health and hormones, she presents to women the best-integrated health solutions for their Chronic Disease.
She has been an Herbalist for over 28 years and enjoys teaching women how to use herbs to balance their hormones, nutrition and optimize their health. Dr. Sundene relies on blood testing for her hormone metrics. The hormone testing is covered per the patient's insurance plan (not Medicaid) and conducted at certain points in the woman's menstrual cycle. To learn more about Hormone Testing for Women Visit: Bioidentical Hormones. Follow Dr. Sundene on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for more tips on Women's Health, Female Hormones, and Naturopathy!