Although metal dental fillings and restoration have been a relatively accepted practice since the 1800s, research has emerged within the past several decades and questions the safety of their metallic components, particularly their high concentrations of mercury. However, with the expanding usage and prevalence of cellular phones, even more health hazards of traditional metal dentistry are being uncovered.
Even independently, the questions about the effects of cell phones upon health have been raised. Cell phones continuously link to cell phone towers, power lines, and wireless Internet sources, and residential electrical wiring through the emission and reception of electromagnetic fields (EMFs), or invisible radiation. This has been increasingly linked to such symptoms as inexplicable fatigue, constant headaches, and mental confusion. Although these symptoms may affect anyone, people with metallic or amalgam dental restoration are at an increased risk.
Metal dental implants may intensify the effects of electrohypersensitivity. Cell phones are typically used in close proximity to the head, which leads to intense EMF activity in the brain. With metal dental work, your electrosensitivity is heightened; therefore, the potential health risks of EMFs are much higher. Metallic dental restoration is known to create its own small electrical currents. The human body runs on its own fluctuating electrical currents and when a foreign source of electrical energy is introduced, it can lead to condition called galvanism. Galvanism occurs when saliva reacts with the metal components of amalgam fillings to cause oral electrical currents to nearly double. This sensation is even further exaggerated when the EMFs from cell phone use are introduced. Oral electrical currents can rise to dangerous heights. This can cause interferences with the nervous system and energy flow to the brain. Research has found a strong associate between oral galvanism and migraines, dizziness, and serious chronic health issues. These issues can include:
- Mental Conditions
- Childhood Cancer
- Skin and Ear Problems
- Various Sleep Disorders
Anyone who uses a cell phone is subject to the serious long-term health risks of this electrical interference. However, people with metallic dental restoration are at an even higher risk of earaches, a tingling sensation in the head, headaches, eye and vision problems, fatigue, and even memory loss. If you are experiencing headaches, burning skin, fatigue, or warmth on or behind the ear, your cell phone and metallic dental work may be causing problems.
With over 300 million Americans using cell phones every day, it is nearly impossible to cut cell phone use out of everyday life. Therefore, the first step to decrease the medical consequences of cell phone use is to have metal dental work removed. At Lynn Dental Care, we offer the metal-free dental services to preserve the health and appearance of your smile while making cell phone use as safe as possible.