Replacing Silver Fillings? Get Your Vitamins Ready!

Our patients come to us everyday asking about replacing silver fillings. Patients want to remove mercury amalgam fillings for a variety of health reasons (recent diagnosis of lyme disease, MS, low thyroid hormone levels, their chiropractor, naturapathic doctor or medical doctor has recommended it, they are suffering from rheumatoid arthritis or have endocrine issues, or sometimes the fillings are simply breaking down or falling out). If you have silver fillings you’d like to get replaced, you can make an appointment here.

We’re always happy to remove those old silver fillings safely. We follow Safer Mercury Filling Removal Protocols (see our blog on this topic to know what this entails) but we also recommend that the patient use food and supplements that are known to clear cells, tissues, organs, neuron areas of these harmful heavy metals. These heavy metals may have been building up from multiple sources (not just fillings) over the last few decades.

Below are some of our most frequent recommendations we make to patients.

We like to customize theses recommendations for our patients so that they don’t spend more then they need to on supplements at the same time we also don’t want them getting less then desired results because they are not committed to a 6 week-6 month protocol of nutrition and supplements to improve their health.


Avoid all sugar and milk, limit all processed foods and most grains, especially wheat.

Mercout supplements are available.

It will be important to have a high protein diet as the sulfur bearing amino acids in the protein will greatly facilitate detoxification. Whey protein can be used as a supplement as it is high in glutathione and branched chain amino acids. Two large tablespoons are used per drink and that can be taken once a day.

Autistic children can’t use this product as it contains casein.


Optimized bowel flora is a MUST for detoxification. Take 1/2 teaspoon of quality probiotics a day.


If you are not having this many bowel movements make certain that your thyroid status has been checked. It is very common for mercury to affect the thyroid. If your thyroid function is fine, then you should add some magnesium or drink 2-3 glasses of salt water (1/2 tsp in each glass) when you wake up in the morning for 2-3 days.

If you are on long-term magnesium, it is important to take some calcium with it or after awhile you will develop an imbalance in your calcium magnesium ratio which could result in severe cramping. Magnesium Oil is also effective as it is absorbed through the skin.

Healthy essential fatty acids such as flax seed oil, 1 tsp daily is recommended.


Chlorella and ProChitosan are an important part of the detoxification program, as approximately 90% of the mercury in our bodies is eliminated through the stool. Chlorella is an algae and, unlike Protchitosan, has protein high levels of chlorophyll and other nutrients which can be used for nourishment.

Chlorella powder or capsules are equally as effective but the powder is more economical.

Caution:Some people can’t tolerate chlorella, if you are unable to tolerate it, an enzyme with cellulase normally helps.

Dose: 1/4 tsp (one 500 mg tablet) once a day initially to confirm that there is no hypersensitivity present. Work up slowly over one to two weeks to a dose of one teaspoon (4 tablets) per day.>This does is for a 150 lb adult if you are using for children around 70lbs then 1/2 the dose accordingly.

Porphrazyme from Biotics Research is another alternative to chlorella that many clinicians have had success with in mercury detoxification.


3 cloves of garlic a day

1-3 MSM capsules (increase to 5 capsules a day if you have root canals and mercury fillings)


Raw Cilantro in smoothies, salads, or guacamole will help mobilize mercury out of the tissues. Dragon River makes a tincture if you are opposed to raw cilantro(505-583-2348).

The dose is one dropper applied on the wrists and rubbed in twice a day for the two weeks. This tincture could be rubbed on a joint that is hurting to relieve pain if you have leftovers and are experiencing joint pain.


Selenium, Magnesium, zinc are particularly important trace minerals in mercury detoxification.

Hydrochloric Acid:

If you do not have a sufficient amount of Hydrochloric Acid secreted by your stomach then it will be very difficult to ionize mineral supplements to absorb them properly. Not everyone is deficient in Hydrochloric Acid. Normally individuals over 50 years old or individuals with food allergies would benefit from 1-4 capsules of Betaine Hydrochloride a day for 2-6 weeks

Monitoring Your Mineral Dosing

This can be done every 12 weeks by Trace Elements or Analytical Research through hair samples.


Magnesium taurate or taurine, butyric acid (Butryex 559-433-3110) can aid in gal bladder and liver function

Your diet should contain adequate fat from unprocessed pure oils. Listed below are some companies that sell these oils ( Omega Nutrition, Flora or Arrowhead Mills)

  • sunflower
  • safflower
  • sesame

OR fats naturally found in foods:

  • seeds
  • nuts
  • avocado
  • free range organic poultry, eggs, or meats


Vitamin C – 1000-4000 mg daily

Vitamin E-250-500 mg daily


For those with MS or ALS or children with fragile brain architecture these options are best:

PCA (peptid clathrating agent) spray can be used. The dose is 4 sprays under the tongue every day or every other day. One may use a dipeptide amino acid or mixed mineral succinates such as Champion Nutrition Muscle Nitro.

REnew Life (at Whole foods)Heavy Metal Cleanse 1—Morning Formula is a mineral support formula, containing vitamins and minerals that support a healthy nutritional balance. It includes Vitamins: Vitamin B1 (Thiamine), Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid), Vitamin B-6 (Pyridoxine), Vitamin B-12, Biotin, Vitamin C and Folic Acid; and Minerals: Calcium, Chromium, Cooper, Magnesium, Manganese, Molybdenum, Selenium, Vanadium, and Zinc.

-Heavy Metal Cleanse 2—Evening Formula contains natural herbs that have been traditionally used to support cleansing for heavy metals.* It includes Chelating Herbs: ‡ Bladderwrack, Chlorella, Garlic, Kelp, Sodium Alginate, and Spirulina; and Antioxidants: Alpha Lipoic Acid, L-leucine, and NAC.

Other recommended “compiled Supplements/vitamins” that save you from going on 10+ websites or visiting 10+ health food stores are listed below:

quicksilverscientific Detox cube has core detox kits as well as chlorella and Cats-a-tonic pure encapsulation has multiple “light” detox products if one does not demonstrate heavy metal toxicity but wants to increase their ability to detox from heavy metals and other toxins in environment/food.

We are happy to recommend a list of products specific for your needs and order them at wholesale for you. Call for a consult to discuss your specific health conditions and how getting your mouth and gut healthy can make you feel great! (and LOOK GREAT!!) – cosmetic dentistry and healthy diet is the easiest thing one can do to look 10 years younger!!