zahnreinigung-1514693_1920A person can become immunocompromised by a variety of factors, and one of them is mercury. Mercury may negatively affect the immune system and it can also spread to other parts of the body like the nervous system. Because the immune and nervous systems are so closely intertwined, what negatively affects one will inadvertently affect the other. A compromised immune system means a greater risk of infections and viruses, including coronavirus.

Even low levels of mercury can lead to potential issues and that means something as simple as an amalgam filling may cause problems. These fillings contain mercury as well as other metals. As these metals come into contact with saliva, they are absorbed into the bloodstream and may cause issues such as allergic contact diseases, for example.

Indeed, studies have shown that dental amalgam fillings remain one of the largest sources of mercury. This becomes even more of an issue if a person has multiple dental amalgam fillings as it increases the blood mercury levels. As shown in this study, mercury at “high levels” may cause serious harm to the body including damage to essential organs like the heart, lungs, and even the brain. Another study published on the Arthritis Research website also discusses in-depth the effects mercury may have on the immune system.

It’s worth remembering that mercury is just one of many factors that may affect the immune system, some of which may not have been mentioned or considered. If you have amalgam fillings and want to have them removed, we offer a safe removal procedure using guidelines from the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology. By strictly following these guidelines, patients can look forward to a procedure free of adverse effects.

This update is by Holistic Dental Center New Jersey. We concentrate on delivering balanced dental care that is healthy for both the body, the teeth, and gums. With more two decades of private practice, Dr. Vladimir Gashinsky aims to enhance the quality of life of his patients through holistic dental treatment such as ozone therapy NJ that values and honors the body. The result is a healthy body and a sterling smile. To schedule an appointment at our holistic dentist New Jersey office, please call 973-718-5104.