Uninformed Consent
The Hidden Dangers in Dental Care

Written by Hal A. Huggins, DDS, MS & Thomas E. Levy MD, JD

Many "incurable" diseases may be incurable, but they may also be preventable. This prevention is not by using a multitude of modern "miracle" drugs, but directly by you. There is a price to pay. You must become informed and educated. You must be willing to discuss this situation because of the many legal implications and large sums of insurance money at risk.

What preventable diseases are we addressing?
Although the list is much longer, prominent ones included are Multiple sclerosis, lupus, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Lou Gehrig's disease, and breast cancer. There are many more symptom clusters lacking formal disease names. These include chronic fatigue, memory problems, emotional instability, "female" problems and indigestion. Kids aren't spared, either. Some of their more preventable afflictions include hyperkinesis, attention deficit, birth defects, lowered grade point average, and visual disturbances.

How can one avoid these problems?
The simple answer is to avoid the cause. Frequently the cause is exposure to one or more toxins from dental materials in the mouth. The situation becomes more complicated when you've already been primarily exposed, and you want to eliminate the current exposure. Such dental toxins include mercury, cadmium, copper, zinc, beryllium, nickel, phenol, and the toxic wastes generated by anaerobic bacteria. Most dentists are unaware of either the contents of the dental materials they implant or the potential consequences of those materials after they get into your body. Dentists have been taught that these toxic materials are safe while in the mouth. These dental materials are known to you as silver fillings, crowns or caps, bridges, implants, children's chrome crowns, orthodontic braces, retainers, root canals, and the necessary removal of wisdom teeth.

Can anything be done if you already have some of the symptoms or diseases we have mentioned?
That depends. It depends on how severely ill you already are, and on how reactive your immune system is to the materials that you already have in your mouth. It depends on the skills of the practitioners who are treating you, and on how well they understand dental toxicity and the unique problems associated with dental toxicity. It depends on how dedicated you are to being an active participant in the treatment process. The information in this book is not about magic bullets or instant cures. It only outlines a road to possible success and invites you to travel that road.

The information in this book may be your first introduction to the concept that your mouth could be a toxic waste site worthy of fines from the Environmental Protection Agency.

Don't leave your health in your dentist's hands and assume that all will be fine. Become informed and take an active role in your full and complete consent to all that will be implanted into your mouth. Many of the toxic preparations used in your mouth will be less expensive and more durable than the safer alternatives. But you must decide at the outset, which is of the most importance to you: the life of the filling, or the life of the patient (you). The choice is yours alone to make.

Hal A. Huggins DDS, MS, is a leading pioneer and the world's foremost authority in identifying toxic dental materials, balancing body chemistry and developing a multi-disciplined approach to reversing autoimmune diseases.

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