Scientific Research Linking Dental Fillings to Depression

Almost 80% of US adult population has dental fillings. Majority of the fillings are made up of mercury and other metals. There is growing evidence that mercury from these fillings leaks in form of liquid and vapors and reaches different parts of our body and damages them.

Mercury and other heavy metals if entered in to our system, can damage our organs such as liver, lungs, kidneys and can even lead to cancer.

These heavy metals and especially mercury is equally damaging for your psychological health.

People having dental amalgams are found to suffer from various mental issues including:

  • Memory Loss
  • Anger
  • Irritation
  • Depression
  • Suicidal thoughts

How to Identify if You Have Mercury Induced Depression?

There are many steps that can be taken to determine if mercury is the cause of your depression. It is highly recommended that you consult your doctor and discuss your symptoms with him / her so that you can be steered in the right direction.

The first thing to figure out is the timing of your depression. You need to ask yourself the following questions:

“Did you start feeling depressed round about the time you got dental fillings?”

“Did your depression symptoms worsen after you got the dental fillings?”

If your answer to one of the above questions in Yes, then there is a high chance that you have mercury induced depression.

However, you can not rely only on guess work to diagnose any mental disorder. Talk to your doctor about some of the tests which can be taken to check the mercury content in your body. Those tests include:

  • Provocative Urine Mercury Test – An inexpensive and easy to perform urine test which tells you how much mercury you have in your body.
  • Fecal Metals Test – This test measures the amount of mercury and other heavy metals in your body through feces. It is one of the most reliable tests to check mercury content in your body.
  • Blood Mercury Test – Although not as accurate as the other tests mentioned above, mercury content can also be checked through a blood test. However, the test has many limitations such as not eating any fish what so ever at least 72 hours prior to taking the test.

What To Do If You Have Mercury Induced Depression?

Once you are diagnosed with mercury induced depression, there are many steps that can be prescribed by your doctor/ psychiatrist. These steps include:

Replace The Fillings

First and foremost, you should immediately get rid of mercury fillings and have them replaced with white composite fillings. In most of the cases, just replacing your fillings will make you feel better in a matter of just few weeks.

Eat Coriander

This leafy green vegetable is known for its detoxifying effects. Regular intake of coriander detoxifies your body from various heavy metals including mercury.

Take Vitamin C

Fruits and vegetables that are rich in Vitamin C are strong anti-oxidants and very effective for detoxifying your body from heavy metals. Ensure regular intake of foods like oranges, grapefruit, kale and broccoli to make your diet Vitamin C rich.

Drink Plenty of Water

Nothing beats water when it comes to flushing harmful toxins and heavy metal out of your body. Drink at least 8 to 10 glasses of water every day whether you feel thirsty or not. Regular intake of water keeps your body and mind hydrated and improves your focus.

Prescribed Medication

In extreme cases of toxicity, your doctor might prescribe some anti-biotic and pro-biotic medicines which help you in the detoxification process. Simply ensure that you take the medication as prescribed by the doctor.

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