The Battery in your Mouth

(From Volume 3 of the The Sarkissian Report – Dentistry News)

Metals are good conductors of electricity and it does not take too much imagination to suspect that when they are placed in our bodies, they will create electrical currents that may not only cause the release of toxic corrosion products, but also interfere with the body’s subtle energy fields.

Since many dissimilar metals, such as silver amalgam and gold are used as fillings in our teeth, and are present in a moist environment, a battery effect is produced. This electrical activity is measured as “galvanic currents” between different fillings, or between fillings and body tissue. Electricity may cause corrosion of the less noble metal component, releasing harmful metal ions, or it may have neurological effects as it travels though our bodies.

Some people may perceive this as a “metallic taste” in the mouth or a spark of electricity when they have metal utensils or aluminum foil touch their metal fillings. It may also cause fatigue, sleep disturbances, irritability, skin lesions, etc.

It is easy to measure the battery effect. We do that regularly on our patients. A regular voltmeter will typically measure values of 20 to 300 millivolts between a mercury filling and the body. Mercury fillings hiding under or placed adjacent to gold crowns is of major concern because the electricity generated is much more profound.

Mercury released through galvanic corrosion enters the bone and gums surrounding these teeth in concentrations 20-100 times normal values. Other components of amalgams, such as tin and copper, also are released as salts which have a highly toxic effect on the body.

For a more exhaustive look at this subject see the article
Mercury-Amalgam Fillings…


5 thoughts on “The Battery in your Mouth

  1. Very interesting information. I’m 27, and have suffered from unexplained illness (extreme fatigue, dizziness, etc) for last ten years. I have no amalgams, and have never had any. I have no dental pain, electric sensations or metallic taste in mouth. However I do have a bonded metal lingual retainer spanning the canine teeth on my lower arch. Maybe it’s a stretch – but could something like this cause chronic illness?

  2. I have several amalgam fillings that have been in place for 50 years. During the first 10 years I did notice electrical sensations if they contacted silver or aluminum. My preference is to eat with stainless steel which doesnt seem to cause the effect. But 15 years ago I broke a molar and had a gold crown put on. What I have now noticed 15 years later is the adjacent amalgam filling has started to take on a gold color. My dentist was also without an answer for why and said they would research it. The other health problems listed for mercury release I have not experienced any of these symptoms in the past 5 decades. But I am curious why the amalgam is taking on a gold color.

  3. I have recently had a gold crown fitted to the last lower r/h/s tooth. I’ve also recently had persistent tinnitus. All the amalgam fillings were removed from my mouth some years ago. Is it possible that the gold crown is causing the tinnitus?

  4. Certainly a possibility, but make sure that the tinnitus really happened right after the gold crown was set. Something like tinnitus might be lingering and we just don’t notice if for a long time.

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