Amalgam Removal, Mercury
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Safe Detoxification After Amalgam Removal: Natural Remedies

| Modified on Feb 26, 2024

Amalgam fillings, widely used for decades due to their durability and longevity, contain mercury, a heavy metal that can harm the body. Removing these fillings can release mercury vapor, potentially leading to mercury exposure. As awareness grows about the implications of mercury exposure, many seek natural and effective ways to detoxify the body after amalgam removal. This article explores holistic strategies and natural remedies to support the body's detoxification process, ensuring a safer and healthier recovery.

Understanding the Need for Detoxification

Mercury exposure, even in small amounts, can lead to a variety of health issues, including neurological and immune system effects. Detoxifying after amalgam removal is crucial for minimizing these risks and supporting the body's healing processes. A tailored detox plan can aid in eliminating mercury residues, enhancing overall well-being.

Key Natural Remedies for Detoxification

1. Increase Antioxidant Intake

Antioxidants play a vital role in neutralizing free radicals and supporting the body’s detoxification pathways. Foods rich in vitamins C and E, selenium, and beta-carotene can help protect the body from mercury toxicity. Incorporating berries, nuts, leafy greens, and citrus fruits into your diet can boost your antioxidant levels.

2. Incorporate Detoxifying Foods

Certain foods are known for their detoxifying properties, aiding in the elimination of heavy metals. Garlic, cilantro, chlorella, and spirulina have been shown to bind with mercury, facilitating its removal from the body. Integrating these foods into your daily diet can enhance the detoxification process.

3. Stay Hydrated

Water is essential for detoxification, helping to flush toxins out of the body through the kidneys. Drinking plenty of filtered or spring water throughout the day can aid in the efficient elimination of mercury post-amalgam removal.

4. Support Gut Health

A healthy gut plays a critical role in detoxification and overall health. Probiotics and fermented foods can help maintain a balanced gut microbiome, supporting the elimination of toxins and enhancing immune function.

5. Herbal Supplements

Certain herbs, such as milk thistle, dandelion root, and turmeric, can support liver function and aid in the body’s natural detoxification processes. These herbs can be taken as supplements or teas to help cleanse the body of mercury.

6. Engage in Regular Exercise

Physical activity increases blood circulation and promotes the elimination of toxins through sweat. Low-impact exercises, such as walking, yoga, and swimming, can be particularly beneficial during detoxification.

Safe Practices for Amalgam Removal

Choosing a dentist experienced in safe amalgam removal techniques is crucial. Proper safety measures, such as the use of a rubber dam and adequate ventilation, can minimize mercury exposure during the procedure.


Detoxifying after amalgam removal is essential in minimizing mercury exposure and supporting the body's healing processes. By incorporating natural remedies and practices, such as a diet rich in antioxidants and detoxifying foods, staying hydrated, supporting gut health, utilizing herbal supplements, and engaging in regular exercise, individuals can enhance their detoxification efforts and promote overall health. Always consult with a healthcare provider before starting any new detox regimen, especially after dental procedures like amalgam removal, to ensure it's safe and suitable for your specific health needs.

Amalgam Removal Advice

Posted by D (South Carolina ) on 02/22/2024

My husband has amalgams in all 4 quadrants of molars. We want to get them removed and replaced but are not sure if it's better to wait until we can get them all removed within a month's time so we can have him detox?

Has anyone had a good detox experience?

The second question is would it be better for me (no amalgams) to get pregnant prior to him removing anything because that could start him excreting more mercury for an unknown amount of time?

Replied by Cindy
(Illinois, USA)
432 posts

I simply had all mine pulled. I don't know if getting rid of all of the fillings has made it feel so good or just the fact I'll never have to go to the dentist again, ROFL! But I do NOT regret it, which everyone assured me I would.

(South Carolina)

That's fantastic! I do have a load of questions if you could answer any of them:

1. Did you do any pretox/detox?

2. Did you have a lot of amalgams?

3. Were there amalgams on both sides of your mouth?

4. Did you remove them all in one go?

5. Could you share roughly how much the removal cost for either just one of the amalgams or all of them? (All the dentists I've called make the excuse that they can't even ESTIMATE without seeing my husband 🙄—yeah right)

PS I did learn to get “SMART certified” only requires dentists to take some courses but unfortunately does NOT verify they implement all the precautions.

(Illinois, USA)
432 posts

Mine was an all-in-one place - extractions and 2 sets of dentures that I was never able to use, which is a much longer story but, didn't care. Don't know how much it cost, around 3 or 4k, I think, but my daughter paid for it. I just picked the cheapest place. I had a mouth full of "silver" fillings from when I was a kid. Once I came of age, I quit going to the dentist until I cracked a tooth and had them all out in my 50s.

I tried to have them all out a few years prior to that, at a regular dentist, but he was such a you-know-what and was ruthless in trying to talk me out of it and into a bunch of other dental work, so I just left.

I didn't really care about or pay any attention to anything but getting rid of them and he wouldn't do the extractions unless I bought the dentures. He was just a horrible human being but I didn't care. I didn't care about him or the dentures or anything. He was doing what I wanted done. That's all I cared about.

I'd been in that position before, with a surgeon, and just bit the bullet, ignored the whole malpractice aspect and left them both to karma. I got what I wanted, both times. Yeah, they both got their petty "revenge" on a patient they couldn't bully but I didn't care about it the way they wanted me to so, there was no satisfaction in it for them. The surgeon left town - as he'd really, truly screwed up but the dentist is just left living with himself, knowing what he'd done, so...not my problem.

(Illinois, USA)
432 posts

I should also clarify that there wasn't anything they could do to me that I couldn't fix. Not without hanging themselves. Which the surgeon nearly did, but he skipped town. I gave him a pass but I don't think the hospital did.

Replied by Danielle
(South Carolina)

Wow! Thankful you're on the other side of things now—after “waking up” to western medicine it's hard for me not to see malpractice in everything they do but your experience seems even more than usual. Thank you for the pricing and experience details. It seems like many people get amalgams out in their 50's and 60's so maybe we don't need to rush, as much as I'd love the metal and MERCURY (dentists! Why do they do this?! ) out of my husband's mouth.

(Illinois, USA)

I was more interested in ditching the dentistry but I've always had clay and/or charcoal so never really worried about toxins.