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The 4 Worst Dental Metals – Mercury – Nickel – Palladium – Gold

This page provides an overview of the worst 4 metals found to be recording the highest levels of dental toxicity

Dental toxicity had been sped up by the dental actions of ‘Oral-Electro Galvanism’ well known for nearly two centuries.

Many people including NHS clinicians do not realise that it the can be patient’s teeth that are the root cause for their poor health

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Severe Chronic Dental Ingestion

This page continues with part 2 of 2, ‘Severe Chronic Dental Ingestion – severe poisoning by Elemental/Inorganic Mercury Palladium Nickel and other dental metals toxins’.

Severe Chronic Dental Ingestion was due to the extraordinary increase in severe dental ingested vapour caused by Oral-Electro galvanism, explained in part 1, ‘Finding The Root Causes’ . You may like to read.

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Finding the Root Causes

Finding the Root Causes of Toxicity, Oral-Electro galvanism and chronic toxicity dental ingestion. Mercury, Elemental Mercury, Inorganic Mercury, Palladium, Nickel, poisoning. Toxic Health. Read more.

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About Elemental Mercury – Nickel – Palladium – Gold – Dental Poisoning

This website explains how a patient was sick for many years before the diagnosis was found – dental poisoning, dental toxicity.

This page is a short overview of the 4 metal toxins that were found to be of the highest toxicity values when tested, having already caused chronic dental ingestion over the previous 7 years, with symptoms experienced similar to Parkinson’s Disease, MS, Alzheimer’s and more.

Many metals used in the construction of the suspect dental restoration which was found to be the main cause of the toxicity placed in the patients cavity, were tested for, by various blood tests, suggestive of extreme high toxicity levels. The main 4 were –

  1. Elemental/Inorganic Mercury tested at the very highest levels with very high levels of nickel and palladium and lesser, gold. There were other lesser metals such as iridium and copper that still tested positive, over the accepted public range levels, which are set notoriously high, that registered in the blood stream. More than 20 metals were tested presenting a toxic result.

As mercury is deemed to be the second worst metal known to man, (the first being plutonium), it was imperative to start a chelation programme to remove the toxins, starting with elemental/inorganic mercury.

2. Nickel scored very high in test results, the dedicated removal of this metal had to wait for a few months when chelating, the process to remove toxins from the body, as the process to remove nickel can counteract the process to remove the more dangerous elemental mercury/inorganic mercury.

3. Palladium, little is known about palladium with global authorities admitting there is not enough research available to establish a proven palladium chelation programme.

4. Gold was recorded as evident in the blood stream and at reasonably high levels but noted as causing less toxicity to humans, less important to chelate than Mercury, Nickel and Palladium.

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Facts About Mercury

Mercury (Hg) has been recognised as a toxic metal since prehistoric times, one of the most deadly heavy metals on the planet and toxic to man.

Amalgam dental fillings which mistakenly get called by the public as ‘silver fillings’ and ‘metallic fillings’, contain 50% mercury or more. The remainder content is made up of silver, (22-32%) tin, (14%) copper (8%) aluminium and other metals.

Amalgam is still being used by British dentists in the adult population, despite many other countries now banning its use, with the intended worldwide ban, 2030.

Mercury poisoning differs from the other forms of poisoning in that it causes significant neurological symptoms rather than digestive orders.

Mercury is a known poison, extremely volatile. Mercury escapes the amalgam as a vapour and is breathed into the body.

  • Mercury vapour is colourless, tasteless and odourless. If inhaled into the lungs can pass into your bloodstream for distribution to all body tissues. 
  • Mercury acts in a similar way to HIV 1, and shares similarities with cancer cells. Selenium is a vital protector.
  • Mercury has high levels of galvanic current densities when near other metals. This causes extensive migration of mercury to saliva, tooth roots, jaw gums and other parts of the body.
  • Mercury is 1000 times more toxic than lead.
  • Mercury poisoning causes a range of severe symptoms and puts the body at risk.
  • Mercury leaching out of the amalgam fillings make the human inoperative and can produce pain elsewhere in the body.


Silver amalgam was first developed by a British chemist in 1819.

There’s the old English phrase ‘as mad as a hatter,’ where the use of mercury compounds in the 19th-century millinery industry resulted in hatters suffering visible trembling fits.

There are first reports of dental galvanism published in the medical profession’s The Lancet, journal, dating as far back as, 16 October 1836.

There’s plenty of online information today about how mercury and metals cause ‘batteries in your mouth’, galvanism.

The World Health Organization,

The World Health Organization, WHO, have produced a Key Facts general fact sheet which explains the main differences between the various forms of mercury and health.

WHO confirmed that mercury vapour and ions from amalgam dental fillings escape and have published documents clearly stating that the largest estimated average daily intake and retention of mercury and mercury compounds in the general population and not occupationally exposed, is from dental amalgams, not food or air.

The Banning of Mercury Use In Dentistry

The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology The IAOMT released a powerful video before the UN meeting to discuss a worldwide ban on mercury usage, 2013. The IAOMT is the leader in science-based biological dentistry.

The above video outlines the worlds 10% dental amalgam mercury usage, 2013, with shockingly, 340 tons yearly of dental mercury emissions globally.

The Minamata Treaty, 2013, part of the UN Environmental Programme, was passed calling for a worldwide ban on mercury usage by 2030.

Some EU countries had already banned or restricted use of mercury being used in fillings, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Germany.

“Sweden is now leading the way in removing and protecting the environment from mercury, which is non-degradable,” the Minister for the Environment, Andreas Carlgren, said. “The ban is a strong signal to other countries and a Swedish contribution to EU and UN aims to reduce mercury use and emissions.”   January 2013.

NCBI, The US National Center for Biotechnology Information advances science and health by providing access to biomedical and genomic information. Their comprehensive website explains the problems with chelation techniques for acute and chronic mercury and other toxicity, with a detailed report by Margaret E. Sears, 18 April 2013. Chelation: Harnessing and Enhancing Heavy Metal Detoxification—A Review.

The report states – ‘It does admit that Clinical Advances (4.7) outlining chronic poisoning ‘presents a significant challenge to the health care provider‘.

Margaret Sears outlines the common symptoms of chronic dental ingestion, detailing information regarding sulphur foods, vitamins, particularly C, the use of coriander (cilantro), chlorella and algae, emphasising using foodstuffs for chelation other than pharmaceuticals.

Recent directives, 2018, by the European Commission has called for some restrictions in the use of mercury in dental fillings. Those restrictions acknowledge that it should not be used in pregnant mothers and young children.

However, The BDA, The British Dentistry Association have been working alongside the Council of European Dentists, CED, to avoid a full ban of dental amalgam, (aka mercury fillings).

Recently, better bio-compatible materials have been increasingly used by UK dentists. Approximately 50% of NHS dental fillings are allegedly now bio-compatible.

People who are suffering from poor health can prevent poisoning by making changes to their diet and environment by limiting their exposure. What cannot be prevented, however, are unknown dental accidents that lead to chronic elemental/inorganic mercury dental ingestion.

Mercury Dental Accidents

Patient visits to NHS A&E departments who experience known mercury and dental accidents, by swallowing implants or loose fillings, are allegedly treated by A&E clinicians in consultation with specialists.

Those patients who suffer unknown accidents, for example, to the face, are misdiagnosed or left undiagnosed for years by The NHS because clinicians are not trained to recognise the symptoms, including Oral and Maxillofacial, A&Es and Toxicology Departments.

The NHS provides no assistance to those patients and can prolong their symptoms, worsening their health, even leading to cause death, by their failure to be trained to recognise the symptoms, diagnose and put a chelation protocol in place for the patient.

The NHS currently does not offer dental ingestion blood tests. They offer a limited range of inappropriate metal blood testing for today’s needs, and where NHS mercury testing is seemingly specific only to acute ingestion cases, generally organic mercury, methylmercury cases which the public recognise, are related to eating fish with bacterial mercuric problems.

Read post 23 Elemental, Inorganic And Organic Mercury Toxicity that explains the differing mercury.

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NHS toxicologists admit they are not trained to diagnose chronic elemental/inorganic mercury dental ingestion cases.

Whilst elemental mercury is ingested, it has time to mix with a mouthful of saliva and possibly other dental metals used in the patient’s cavity. By the time it is ingested it has become inorganic mercury, a mercuric compound, having mixed with those metals.

In my case, it was known that at least 20 other metals were recorded in the blood stream as on or above the public range and, therefore, has to be concluded, that the inorganic mercury had mixed making compounds with many other metals present for approximately 7 years.

Chronic dental ingestion elemental/inorganic mercury poisoning can be reversed, in some cases, but it is a long process and the patient has to be committed to continual detoxification for many years.

There are many more articles now being written openly about the dangers of mercury fillings by specialists all around the world. As a private patient one has the right to choose what is put in your mouth, and its imperative to use bio-compatible rather than these noxious, dangerous, out-dated use of metals.

Read more > Article by Dr S Myhill as to why you should have your dental amalgams removed.

Read more > Sam and Michael Ziff. 1997. Dentistry without Mercury ISBN 9780941011044

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Facts About Nickel

Nickel (Ni) is a hard and ductile metal, a naturally-occurring metallic element with a silvery-white appearance. Small amounts of nickel can be found in plants, animals, and seawater.

It is used in many thousands of products, being widely used as the production of ferronickel for stainless steel. Notably used in cooking pans, and used in dentistry for spacers, brackets, fillings and crowns.

Nickel is a carcinogen, meaning that inhaling this substance is hazardous to your lungs and nasal canal. As a result, nickel is on the Hazardous Substance List in the US.

Nickel exposure affects the brain, and nervous system; frontal headaches, vertigo, insomnia, nausea, lethargy, and irritability.

In my case unidentified eczema appeared on the body during late 2012, 3 years after the NHS procedure that was suggestive of causing the dental accident which is explained in post 2.

I was identified as being nickel sensitive (eczema) the root cause being the chronic dental ingestion caused by Oral-Electro galvanism, which speed up toxicity leeching by more than 10 times the normal rate, with visual Nickel signs appearing after three years of dental ingestion.

It particularly nestled in between the fingers and palms of both hands causing much discomfort, blistering and bleeding as it progressively worsened.

Nickel had been used in the oral cavity, in dentistry, used in pins and brackets and the vapour able to mix with saliva and other noble metals used in the oral cavity. By the time it reached the blood stream, it would have been able to mix with many of the other dental metal vapour ingested metals and minerals.

You can read more about the eczema caused in post 6.

By careful research, a number of foods were avoided, and still are today, being high in nickel content, and replaced with foods that were known to aid a nickel-free diet. This way, eczema was gradually reduced over years, coupled with the help of the dentistry removal of some of the mixed metals in the mouth, including amalgams, removed by an experienced holistic trained dentist. Post 10.

10. Holistic Dentists

10. How holistic dentists remove elemental mercury ‘silver’ amalgam fillings, procedures and after-care, helping to reduce Oral-Electro galvanism and severe toxicity. Read more.

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You can read more about the foods consumed to help the removal of the toxins, called chelation, in several posts, numbers 13 -18.

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Facts About Palladium

the “fool’s gold” of dentistry,

Palladium (Pd) is a silvery-white metal with a faceted cubic crystalline structure and is suggested to act like mercury, poorly absorbed by the body, is cytotoxic, killing and damaging human cells.

Palladium has high corrosion resistance and is used in low voltage electrical contacts; used in dentistry alloyed with silver, gold and copper.

Palladium is a toxic heavy metal that is associated with damaging bone marrow, kidneys and the liver, and considered carcinogenic, so cancer is possible. 

Used in all kinds of items around us including dentistry, jewellery, photography, and catalytic converters in motor cars.

Many of the symptoms caused by palladium are similar to mercury. It can be associated with osteoporosis and arthritis. 

The US organisation, BRMI, states –

The use of gold in dentistry dates to ancient times and, today, the gold used by most dentists contains dangerous amounts of palladium. German biological medical doctors refer to palladium/gold alloy as the “fool’s gold” of dentistry, because it may be more dangerous than mercury. The amount of palladium used today in making dental crowns and bridges varies considerably, whereas gold restorations may contain up to 78.5% of other dangerous heavy metals.

Palladium has high levels of galvanic current densities when near other metals, approximately 10 times higher, than other high noble alloys.

This causes extensive migration of palladium, and mercury if located nearby in the oral cavity. It may cause skin, eye or respiratory tract irritation and skin sensitivity including allergic reactions.

Like mercury, Palladium has high levels of galvanic current densities when near other metals, with the current densities of Pd alloys approximately 10 times higher than for high noble metals, causing extensive migration of palladium not just to the oral cavity but to saliva, deep into the roots, jaw and gums and to other parts of the body.

The BRMI has comprehensive information posted about dental use of Palladium detailing the usual symptoms associated with Palladium.

  1. Early symptoms of toxicity due to Pd dental crowns or bridges include: increased salivation, pain in teeth and jaw, burning tongue, metallic taste, peeling of mucous membrane around teeth, fungus-like coating in throat (thrush) and frequent sore throats, and painful, swollen lymph nodes in the neck.
  2. Late symptoms of Pd toxicity include: teeth pulp death, granulomas, puss pockets with dead tissue, swollen tongue; nerve pain in the face; paralysis of face; muscle cramps of tongue, lips, around eyes; sinus infection, bronchitis and lung ailments without clear reason; difficulty breathing at night; problems with stomach, intestines, liver, bladder, kidneys; weight loss; joint and muscle pain; muscle cramps and weakness; tinnitus; visual disturbance; depression, insomnia; outbreaks of sweat, palpitations, difficulty concentrating.

The early and late symptoms experienced by the patient were and possibly can be attributed to high levels of Palladium toxicity are –

  1. Early symptoms could be attributed to increased salivation, pain in teeth and jaw, metallic taste, sore throats, swollen and painful lymph nodes in the neck.
  2. Late symptoms could be nerve pain in face, (visual) paralysis of face, muscle cramps around eyes, joint and muscle pain, muscle cramps and weakness, tinnitus, visual disturbance, insomnia, difficulty concentrating.

*Tinnitus was particularly noted commencing just a few days after the dangerous non-consented NHS surgical procedure under a general anaesthetic had taken place. Post 2 provides more information about this.

According to the BRMI, further state – the Pd cations in dental alloys are continuously released and accumulate in the kidneys, liver, thyroid, brain, and CNS. The gold/palladium alloys in proximity to mercury/silver alloys create high levels of galvanic current densities, information provides by tenfold. This causes extensive migration of mercury and palladium to saliva, tooth roots, jaw, gums, and other parts of the body.


The global dental profession admits that there has not been sufficient testing to be able to provide a protocol for the safe removal of palladium ingestion, considering it may remove similar to mercury.

The IAOMT, the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) does not have a specific protocol for palladium removal, their “SMART” mercury removal protocol may be used as a substitute.

Palladium leaves patients with the only option to chelate using the elemental/inorganic mercury chelation procedures hoping that this will remove palladium.

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Facts About Gold

Gold (Au) has a high positive charge, greatly augments the rate of corrosion of the negatively charged mercury in the amalgam filling and especially potentiates the release of this toxic metal into the body.

The galvanic currents reported at anywhere between several hundred millivolts to exceeding a thousand millivolts. Mine measured, generally, 0.5v (500 hundred millivolts) to more than 0.1v (1000 millivolts + ), 10 times more than a human can operate in.

“Gold is more than just an expensive yellow metal. It has been exploited by physicians for decades to treat rheumatoid arthritis, asthma and a variety of other disorders. However, gold’s usefulness for many of these conditions has been limited by its toxicity, and – until recently – gold has been largely replaced by more effective and less toxic drugs.

According to the July 2011 issue of Metalogics, it states

‘gold is enjoying a renaissance as research unveils new potential uses, including treatment of some cancers’. Stephen Christensen for

Read more about ‘the causes, signs and symptoms of gold toxicity’ by

In my case, Gold did record toxic levels, but at lower levels of mercury, palladium and nickel.

No protocol was put in place to remove Gold, but is currently being reviewed.


A highly regarded and informative writer Louisa L Williams has written Radical Medicine providing considerable insight into these toxic metals, healthy and harmful foods, food allergies and far more. A recommended read.

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