What is Amalgam?

Amalgam is a combination of metals that has been the most popular and effective filling material used in dentistry for the last 150 years. Although it sometimes is called “silver amalgam,” amalgam actually consists of a combination of metals. These include silver, mercury, tin and copper. Small amounts of zinc, indium or palladium also may be used.



Mercury is continuously emitted from amalgam fillings, and it is absorbed and retained in the body, particularly in the brain, kidney, liver, lung, and gastrointestinal tract. The output of mercury can be intensified by the number of fillings and other activities, such as chewing, teeth-grinding, and the consumption of hot liquids. Mercury is also known to be released during the placement, replacement, and removal of dental mercury amalgam fillings.

How might I be exposed to mercury?

Mercury is found in the air, drinking water, fish, dental amalgams, vaccines, occupational and home exposures, batteries, red tattoo dye, and more. Be careful to avoid highly polluted environments and the food and water near them, as well as medical procedures that subject you to mercury.

How does mercury damage the body?

• Rupturing the cell membranes
• Altering the cell membrane selective permeability
• Interference with nerve impulse transmission
• Alteration in the 3D structure of enzymes and hormones
• Interference with DNA repair and replication
• Hormonal malfunction
• Crossing of barriers (blood brain and placental barrier)
• Creation of deadly methyl mercury

Here are some of the common signs:

Digestive problems

This starts in the mouth as chewing food releases salivary enzymes, as it simultaneously stimulates the release of mercury from the mercury fillings. This mercury mixes with your food and travels down to the digestive tract with it.

In the stomach this mercury combines with hydrochloric acid and produces mercuric chloride, which can damage the stomach lining and create ulcers. Once mercury comes into contact with our friendly bacteria in our intestinal system, it can kill them instantly by touching them.

Brain disorders

Mercury is lipophilic, meaning it concentrates in fatty tissues, mostly the brain as it is comprised mostly of fat. For this reason alone, it makes sense that any level of mercury poisoning is going to negatively affect the proper functioning of the brain due to mercury binding to it.

Unfortunately, it appears that the neurological development of fetuses, infants, and children are much more susceptible to mercury poisoning than adults, which may explain rising rates of brain related disorders like autism in infants exposed to vigorous vaccination schedules that contain mercury.

Brain related symptoms from mercury poisoning include late development of walking and talking for infants, and poor memory, attention, language, and fine motor and visual spatial skills. This is often labeled as dementia, autism, ADHD, Parkinson’s, depression, migraines, and more.

Muscle and joint pain

Since mercury has an affinity for concentrating in fatty tissues, and tends to accumulate over time, it should come as no surprise that it can cause severe muscle and joint pain, including stiffness and swelling.
Signs of mercury toxicity in the musculoskeletal system include tender muscles, rapid muscle fatigue, joint stiffness, muscle cramps, muscle weakness, and TMJ dysfunction. This is often labeled as arthritis, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and multiple sclerosis.

What to do?

Detoxing from heavy metals is one of the most important, yet most difficult things to do for your health. First of all, consider a holistic dentist who specializes in the removal of mercury amalgams. Secondly, work with a holistic practitioner who understands the proper food, supplementation, and digestive and liver/kidney support required to safely and effectively remove mercury from your body.

Ensure you are properly detoxified in other areas, and have been properly nourished before you consider starting the process.

Holistic Dentistry

Also as known as holistic or environmental dentist. The primary aim of holistic dentist in Tijuana Mexico is to resolve your dental problems while working in harmony with the rest of your body.

Every part of your body is related




So that’s why is important to have dental care and be free of toxic materials in your body and complete your detox program to have a better relief. If the patient presents infection, decay or toxic material in the mouth this is a risk factor and this predispose an uncontrolled disease.

Odontomedik is a holistic dental clinic in Tijuana, Mexico. We follow Protocol Huggins and IAOMT for amalgam removal, our mission is to provide a definitive solution to your oral health and cosmetic dentistry problems. Our specialty is biological dentistry. We aim the most comprehensive dental treatment for each of our patients to make sure that their dental health will be in symbiosis with the rest of the body. This is one of the reason that many Medical clinics in Tijuana send us their patients with degenerative diseases; they know they can trust us.