The Dental Component

by Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt, MD, PhD

2. The Toxicity Issue

All dental materials are potentially toxic with a broad individual variety of reactions. Mercury and tin stand out as neurotoxins. Mercury has the ability to destroy or damage the axonal transport system inside of each nerve (most affected are unmyelinated nerves: c-fibers or pain nerves and the autonomic nerves)[1] and traps basically all other environmental toxins.

Therefore, mercury potentizes the damage done by all other environmental toxins.

Evidence will be presented from the latest research of top German toxicologist Max Daunderer, M.D.[2], that the entire jaw bone (upper and lower jaw) has become for most of us a toxic waste dump for the following materials:

1. Pesticides

2. Solvents (see also A.R.T. manual[3]) (mostly lower jaw)

3. Formaldehyde (mostly lower jaw)

4. Amalgam (mercury, tin, copper, silver) (jawbone and maxillary sinus)

5. Palladium (from gold crowns) (mostly upper jaw)

6. All other dental materials to a lesser degree.

Through biopsies Daunderer found that virtually all inhaled toxins are stored in the jaw bone in the areas adjacent to the root tips.

Metals and toxins leave characteristic changes in the jaw bone:

1. Amalgam on the dental roots: spiral-like brightness around the roots; white slice-like brightness between the molar roots

2. Amalgam-lake: soft, nebulous wide level at the bottom of the maxillary sinus

3. Gold on the roots: bright, hard strips around the roots

4. Gold-lake: bright, hard level at the bottom of the maxillary sinus

5. Palladium on the roots: the outline of the root appears to be hazy, as if the root is dissolving.

6. Palladium-lake: one or more horizontal stripes at the bottom of the maxillary sinus, often underneath the amalgam level

7. Other metals: aluminum, lead, bismuth etc. leave soft white dots around the roots or the neck of the tooth.

8. Inhaled toxins: Daunderer was able to determine the age of the toxin exposure according to how deep the toxin has spread from the supplying artery into the jaw bone. If the toxin reaches all the way to the cortical bone, the inhalation dates back more than 30 years.

9. Formaldehyde: Pinhead-sized white dots, which are perfectly round in the area of the angle of the jaw, stripe-like at the edge of the jaw bone.

10. Mercury: soft, white nebulous level at the bottom of the sinus. In extreme cases also as soft white spots in the ascending part of the mandible [bone comprising the lower jaw].

11. Palladium: inhaled palladium comes e.g. from car-catalytic converters. It settles at the bottom of the sinus as rough, thin line or several lines.

12. Platinum: from car catalytic converters, settles as soft line at the bottom of the sinus, especially if the patient is already mercury-toxic.

13. Solvents: inhaled solvents form dark round circular deposits - like a lake - in the ascending part of the mandible. The age can be assessed by location.

14. Pesticides: PCP, Lindan etc. look like the solvent-lakes, but have a sharp, white margin.

15. Smoking: outlines the blood vessels in the jaw.

These are Daunderer’s findings, which clarify a statement I have made for years: cavitations[4] in the jaw bone are a symptom, not the cause of disease.

Daunderer recommends to not close the surgical site, but leave a gauze strip in place. The jaw bone detoxes itself massively through the open wound (he found up to 20,000 ppb of Hg [mercury] in the gauze after 24 hours).

Amalgam in the brain

1. Putamen[5] : right side: manic behavior, left side: depression. Both sides even: manic depression

If there is amalgam in the brain stem, Vitamin B12, C and F and psychotropic medications (Prozac etc.) can potentiate the amalgam damage!

2. Pallidum: located on the cranial base, responsible for continuity of muscular movements. Most common symptom: Intention-Tremor. Children of smoking mothers are predisposed to deposit their mercury here (damage from carbon monoxide).

3. Spinal cord: most common symptom: kidney failure. Best kidney test: alpha-1- microglobulin in serum or urine. Typical and often overlooked in MS. Most often reversible with DMPS[6] etc.

Neck musculature ("Trigger Points")

causes neck pain and headaches, torticollis. Always reversible with treatment.

Daunderer’s Axiom:

Without allergy to a specific metal, the metal will not be stored in the brain!

(He estimates that 90% of the population are allergic to and therefore brain-toxic with metals.)

Klinghardt’s Axiom:

In order to detox the brain of metals, the metal allergies have to be identified and treated before, during and after the detox program.

(NAET or the McCoombs or Phillips program are effective.)

Other storage sites in the brain:

1. Pituitary: inhaled metals (dentists) are stored in the anterior pituitary, dental metals (amalgam, palladium) in the posterior pituitary.

2. Brain stem: all metals and other toxins stored here lead to multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS). Metals usually get here first and trap the other toxins.

3. Cortex: metals here lead to atrophy.

4. Lateral ventricles: every amalgam carrier and child of a mother who was an amalgam carrier shows here dotted metal deposits the size of pin-heads. These are referred to as u.b.os in radiology (unknown brown objects - white matter lesions).

Daunderer showed that these patients are predisposed to develop MS if their fillings are removed without the appropriate care. The lesions however disappear if the amalgam is removed properly.

5. Other interesting facts: Daunderer performed serial biopsies on malignant tumors in patients that were amalgam carriers, and predictably found amalgam in the tumor. The concentration is highest in the center of the tumor (malignant melanoma, brain cancer, bladder, stomach, colon and tongue cancer, exactly as Omura[7] did with his bi-digital O-ring test, a variation of A.R.T.[3]).

Daunderer also found the following other toxins concentrated in the center of these tumors: other metals - formaldehyde - solvents.

6. Clinical pearls from Daunderer:

Symptom Main toxin Secondary toxin
allergy formaldehyde Amalgam
asthma formaldehyde Amalgam
depression Amalgam formaldehyde
over-stimulated formaldehyde Amalgam
listless Amalgam all others
memory loss solvents aluminium
smell (poor) pesticides Amalgam
hormonal problems pesticides Amalgam
deafness Amalgam all others
infections pesticides Amalgam
motor loss Amalgam pesticides
arthritis Amalgam palladium
insomnia Amalgam formaldehyde
vertigo solvents pesticides
vision problems Amalgam (Hg, tin) solvents
tremor Amalgam lead
panic attacks formaldehyde  
immune breakdown dioxin  
learning disability lead  
hyperactivity lead  
cancer lead  
osteoporosis cadmium  
depression cadmium  
headaches cadmium  


Lead: old water pipes (soldering)

Cadmium: plastics

Dioxin: passive smoking, paper mills, garbage burning plants

Formaldehyde: cosmetics, lumber, disinfectants, root canals

Solvents: paint, body care products

Pesticides: treated wood, carpets

The dental alternatives [plastic, gold, platinum, palladium etc.] & most compatible materials

1. All plastics give off small molecules, which are estrogen analogues. Worst are the dental sealants used in children.

2. All plastics have strange effects on the immune system, especially those closest to the dentin. The smaller the molecules, the more immunogenic.[8] [12]

3. Each material placed in the mouth or anywhere else in the body is a "resonator", forcing the system to respond and to adapt to the electro-magnetic properties.

4. Gold, platinum and palladium are neurotoxins, highly allergenic and should not be used in the mouth [also see further down at "Melisa test"].

I believe that I have seen enough evidence from German studies that the most compatible material currently used in dentistry is ART-glass (both filling, crown and bridge material) and carboxylate cement.

Bonding agents should only be used,if an argon laser can be used as a curing light to form long molecules, which are less allergenic.

Addendum by Healing Teeth Naturally

According to the book "Die Heilkunst von Morgen" by Erika Herbst, the safest and best material now available is Cercon®, a zirconium-dioxide-based material developed by DeguDent GmbH, Hanau, Germany (see Cercon® can be used for crowns and bridges spanning up to 6 teeth.

The current N.T.9 approach to detox

A regimen using segmental therapy, ganglion injections, DMPS[6], chlorella, cilantro and garlic will be discussed in detail. The injection techniques are outlined in NT A and B.

The Melisa Test from Sweden[10]: Memory Lymphocyte Immuno Stimulation Assay - the most advanced test for allergies towards dental materials

There are 2 varieties:

1. Morphology test: the lymphocytes are observed under the microscope while they are exposed to a dilution of the toxin.

2. Thymidin test: radioactive thymidin is used to demonstrate allergies of the type IV.

It is this test that has exposed gold, platinum, palladium and other dental metals as possible haptens[11]. The mechanism will be explained during the seminar. It makes these metals from here on unacceptable as dental materials except in particular well chosen circumstances.

Placing gold in a patient’s mouth is playing Russian roulette with the patient’s health. The only test that currently correlates well with the MELISA test is ART[3], which is reliable, fast and inexpensive. The blood tests from Colorado do not correlate well with the MELISA test and should be considered from here on only as adjunctive tests.

Compare the related page

Problems with dentures: Potential risks & inconveniences of false teeth.

Also see Alzheimer's reversed after amalgam detoxification: a case story.

Notes by Healing Teeth Naturally

1 For a graphic demonstration, see Video: how mercury causes brain fibre damage (neurodegeneration).

2 Compare On the dangers of dental amalgam (mercury) "silver" fillings.

3 A.R.T. = Autonomic Response Testing (see

4 Cavitation: infection in the jaw bone (more details)

5 The putamen (Latin: hard outer covering, shell, from the verb putare to clean, prune) is a structure situated at the core of the forebrain.

6 DMPS is a sulphuric substance which binds heavy metals, for further explanations see for instance Dr. med. Dietrich Klinghardt M.D., Ph.D., On Effective Holistic Heavy Metal Detoxification.

7 Dr. Yoshiaki Omura, MD, ScD is medical research director of the Heart Disease Research Foundation and founder/president of the International College of Acupuncture and Electro-Therapeutics as well as of the International Bi-Digital O-Ring Test Medical Association.

8 immunogenic = possessing the ability to provoke an immune response

9 NT = neural therapy

10 Karolinska Institut, Vera Stejskal, Tel.: 0046/8/655 7698

11 Hapten (also incomplete or partial antigen) = a substance capable of reacting with a specific antibody but unable to trigger the formation of antibodies without being bound to a molecule such as a carrier protein.

12 A site visitor commented that "the most harmless material I found to have crowns, inlays, onlays, and bridges made of is EMax Press."

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