Resources in Holistic Dentistry

Read here the author’s ample “observations and opinions on dental regeneration with natural healing methods”.

features excerpts, very impressive reviews and pictures from Weston A. Price’s major work Nutrition and Physical Degeneration. Click on “Go to the Health Library” and then “Longevity and Nutrition”. In addition to Weston Price’s book, you’ll also find “Man Versus Toothache” by Dr. George W. Herd, another interesting read.

Interesting article on “Healing Teeth Naturally without Drugs, Surgery or Dentists” by Dennis Knicely.

“God fills teeth”

Huge resource created by the DAMS (Dental Amalgam Mercury Syndrome) site on the hazards of mercury and dental amalgam fillings, summarizing the science against amalgam restorations. Good research reference.

The website of Consumers for Dental Choice (CDC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation originally established in 1996 and counting victims of mercury poisoning, consumer advocates, mercury-free dentists and scientists among its ranks. Aims at abolishing the use of mercury in dentistry by educating the public about both the health and environmental hazards of amalgam fillings and ensuring better government supervision on amalgam.
Australians for Mercury-Free Dentistry led by dentist Dr Lisa Matriste and consumer activist Anna Priest is the Australian Chapter of The World Alliance for Mercury-Free Dentistry.

Fluoride and fluoridation information and advocacy

Information and documentation on total exposure to fluoride, food and beverage sources, shifts in professional recommendations, highlights of the Congressional Investigation, U.S. Senate Statement with complete questions from the U.S. House Committee on Science and responses from the EPA, CDC, FDA, NAS and NSF, Effectiveness (Overview of: Systemic vs. Topical, Pit and Fissure Tooth Decay, Baby Bottle Tooth Decay, and Reports of Cessation of Fluoridation, Citizens’ Legislative Action, Environmental Impact, California Court Rulings
Washington State Legal Action, etc.

“Broadening public awareness about fluoride”, the Fluoride Action Network (FAN) is an international coalition and large information base for citizens and scientists documenting the toxicity of fluoride compounds and serving as a “watchdog” monitoring governmental actions regarding fluoride exposure of the public. Site sections include Latest News, Health Effects, Sources of Fluoride Exposure, Fluorine Pesticides, Take Action!, Bibliography, FAQs and more.

Scientists, doctors and researchers warning against the dangers of fluoridated water. Many pithy quotes.

On the history of fluorine, fluoride and fluoridation incl. large amounts of documentation and human-interest stories such as “Fluoride tablets kill Jason Burton”, “Fluoride tablets fatal to Daniel Huala” and “Lethal ‘routine’ treatment for William Kennerly”. A quote: “In a TV discussion on fluoride a dentist vehemently defended the application of fluoride tablets to babies for caries prevention, but as soon as the cameras went off he told me: ‘Mr. Meiers, in a few years us dentists will ask ‘how could we have ever gotten involved in this fluoride matter´.” (from “How I became interested in fluoride”,, also available in German)

Second Look,a non-profit educational initiative, among other things boasts a large section of scientific literature on fluoride, nearly exclusively “peer-reviewed articles from mainstream medical, dental, and scientific journals worldwide” offering much “legitimate reason for concern regarding the health effects of fluoride toxicity”.

Mercury-free and/or holistic dentistry

The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology. Toxin-free dentistry, news on the struggle to eliminate dangerous dentistry, referrals/directory of mercury-free dentists. Re mercury, perhaps the most toxic metal known to man, watch their dramatic “Smoking Teeth Video” at which shows odourless, colourless and tasteless “Poison Gas” (mercury vapor) outgassing from an amalgam-filled tooth. .

Overseas, the equivalent of IAOMT is the “Australasian Society of Oral Medicine and Toxicology” (ASOMAT) found at .

Detailed protocol for safe removal of amalgam fillings (geared at protecting both the patient and the dentist).

“Providing Solutions for Mercury Toxicity since 1973”, Dr. Hal A. Huggins (a University of Nebraska School of Dentistry graduate with an MS from the University of Colorado), the author of It’s All In Your Head: The Link Between Mercury Amalgams and Illness and Uninformed Consent: The Hidden Dangers in Dental Care is a researcher and pioneer in the field of “alternative”, safe, mercury-free dentistry and nutrition and the creator of the Huggins Protocol for removing amalgam fillings. Dental referrals (list of qualified biological/holistic/non-mercury dentists) and much information.

The International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine. “IABDM is committed to the education of holistic dentists, physicians and practitioners in the art and science of biological dentistry.” (Listing of qualified dentists)

Drs. Graeme and Lilian Munro-Hall are among the foremost specialists on cavitation and mercury removal and have trained other dentists in their own “V-tox” protocol as well.

Holistic Dental Association (HDA), since 1978. Support and guidance for holistic and alternative dentists, raising public awareness of the advantages of holistic dentistry for health.

Mercury-Free Dentists Directory

The Environmental Dental Association

Tel. 800-388-8124 (listing of qualified dentists)

The Price Pottenger Nutrition Foundation (PPNF) keeps a list of dentists and various health care providers who apply nutritional research in their professional work.

Tests for allergies towards dental materials

Provides diagnostics using the Melisa Test to detect undesirable health effects from dental metals and metal allergies. See Dr. Klinghardt on dental toxicity, incl. a discussion of alternative filling materials (plastic, gold, platinum etc.).

Provides sensitivity tests for dental materials.

How to fill a cavity

The humanitarian Hesperian Health Guides website provides a number of free self-help resources in many languages, among which the booklet Where There Is No Dentist. Chapter 10 gives detailed instructions on how to fill a cavity yourself and can be downloaded from or alternatively here. Please don’t download the document unless you actually plan to do your own or a friend’s fillings and consider sending a donation to



Nutrition and Physical Degeneration

Nutrition & Physical Degeneration

by Dr. Weston A. Price

“Best book ever written on nutrition…” (From a reader’s comment)


The Cure For All DiseasesThe Cure For All Diseases

by Hulda Regehr Clark, PH.D., N.D.
Introduction and extensive excerpts

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Hydrogen Peroxide - Medical MiracleHydrogen Peroxide – Medical Miracle

by William Campbell Douglass

(see eg Chapter 6: THROW OUT YOUR TOOTHPASTE!)


Dentistry and Its VictimsDentistry and Its Victims: The Self-Defense Handbook You Need to Protect Your Teeth and Your Pocketbook (1970)
by Paul Revere

Excerpt from chapter “Dental Pain and Its Control”

Dental empowerment and self-healing

How to Become Dentally Self-Sufficient

by Robert O. Nara DDS


Money by the Mouthful

by Robert O. Nara DDS


Good Teeth Birth To Death

Good Teeth Birth To Death – The Prescription for Perfect Teeth
by Gerard F. Judd

“… an excellent book of only 117 pages specifically focused on keeping your teeth … extensively researched with facts…”


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Cure Tooth DecayCure Tooth Decay: Heal And Prevent Cavities With Nutrition – Limit And Avoid Dental Surgery and Fluoride
by Ramiel Nagel

Based on Dr. Weston A. Price’s nutritional research (see Dr. Price’s book Nutrition & Physical Degeneration).

Elements of Danger

Elements of Danger: Protect Yourself Against the Hazards of Modern Dentistry

by Morton Walker and Julian Whitaker


Amalgam toxicity/illness and amalgam removal/detox (incl. self-help)

The Mercury In Your Mouth

The Mercury In Your Mouth: The Truth About “Silver” Dental Fillings

by Quicksilver Associates

“If you have chronic health problems, then give this book a look. This book covers many important aspects of mercury amalgam fillings: history, research, symptoms, removal, and detoxification. It will make you wonder why the U.S. hasn’t joined Sweden, Germany, and Austria in banning mercury amalgam fillings.”

“…It’s sad that the potentially dangerous long term effects on people’s health is not more of an issue for a majority of dental professionals. Books like this one and Hal Huggins’ books provide a basis for finding the literature. Peer reviewed articles can be found on the internet, as well.”

“…the author of this book isn’t looking for financial gain — she was getting symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis when she traced it back to her mouth full of ‘silver’ fillings. Even after having them replaced, and getting better, she was incredulous that the mercury in the fillings were really what caused the problem, so she embarked on a several-year research project talking with experts on the issue, the culmination of which is this very useful book — which confirms that mercury is very dangerous.”


Amalgam Illness

Amalgam Illness, Diagnosis and Treatment : What You Can Do to Get Better, How Your Doctor Can Help

by Andrew Hall Cutler PhD

Former amalgam victim Dr. Cutler describes the world of an amalgam patient from the insider’s view.

“Dr. Cutler’s book explains how mercury causes many serious health problems you may suffer from. But it doesn’t stop after telling you how terribly poisoned you might be – it actually tells you how to get the mercury out of your brain [nervous system, kidneys, blood, etc.] and get well. … Most of the neurological symptoms I’ve suffered from are gone now. They don’t come and go; they are just gone. The rapid heart beat stopped, along with the numbness and tingling of the extremities, and the tremor and twitches in my head. My blood pressure has come up from 70/40 to 120/80 – perfectly normal. My cholesterol has dropped from 305 to 240. My facial color is no longer ghastly white, but rather a normal and natural color. H-Pylori titers (a bacterium associated with peptic ulcers and cancer) have gone from 6 plus to 1.37 without medication.”
“I’m thrilled I found a way to improve these stubborn health problems that refused to budge with any other means. Believe me, I had tried everything. If you want to get well from CFIDS, candida, MS, and other neurological problems please don’t overlook this book,… Then follow the directions for how to get well safely!” (from Amazon readers’ reviews)

Some excerpts from the book on how to remove mercury deposits from one’s body:

“First, do no harm… the DMPS challenge is not a legitimate diagnostic test since over half the population will give a positive result but most of them do not appear to have amalgam illness. In addition there is a high incidence of adverse drug reactions during it, including permanent disability and death. It should never be used. DMSA challenge tests that involve the administration of 500 mg – 3g of DMSA as a single dose are also dangerous and not diagnostic. … Therapeutic approaches currently offered by some practitioners but which should NEVER be used include: DMPS by injection except when oral administration is contraindicated and dosage is low, DMPS or DMSA on any schedule not involving frequent administration of equal doses for at least several days in a row, EDTA chelation, or penicillamine in any form. Supplementary cysteine, glutathione, or a “high sulfur” diet, or chlorella should NOT be used. All of these “therapies” will be VERY HARMFUL to you… For most people the proper chelation protocol using DMSA and LA (Lipoic Acid) is: Starting 4 days after the last filling is replaced, 50-100 mg DMSA every 4 hours (including getting up at night to take a dose) for 2-6 months, until urine mercury is reduced 80%. Then DMSA 50-100 mg + LA (Lipoic Acid) 50-200 mg every 3-4 hours (including getting up at night to take a dose) for about 3 days per week. When you feel all better, keep going for a few months. You may need to do this anywhere from 6 to 36 months depending on how sick you were to start and how hard your body holds on to the mercury. It is important to keep taking your supplements and medicines during the whole time you are chelating.”.

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It's All In Your HeadIt’s All In Your Head: The Link Between Mercury Amalgams and Illness

by Dr. Hal A. Huggins
“Dentist Huggins has led the fight to alert the public and health professionals to the dangers of using mercury in the amalgams used to fill teeth. Here he describes his battle with the American Dental Association and the results of his research studies. After explaining mercury toxicity, he describes such conditions as neurological and immunological diseases that can result from this toxicity. His discussion also includes the diagnosis of mercury toxicity and the pros and cons of having mercury amalgam fillings removed. He indicates that there are often no definitive answers in the diagnostic process and that the final proof of mercury toxicity is whether the patient feels better when mercury fillings are removed.” (Karen Graves)


Uninformed Consent

Uninformed Consent : The Hidden Dangers in Dental Care

by Hal A. Huggins DDS and Thomas E. Levy MD, JD

Contains chapters on root canals, cavitations [bone infection in the jaw bone where a tooth was extracted which never healed], toxic metals used in dental fillings such as mercury, nickel (according to Huggins the most cancer-causing substance on earth), copper and lead, on properly done dental detoxification, etc. “… could prevent future health problems ranging from chronic fatigue to Parkinson’s.”

“Before you have a root canal or mercury filling placed in your mouth, you owe it to yourself to read this book. If you already have one or more root canals, mercury (amalgam) fillings in your mouth and are endevouring to gain back your lost health, you will find this book a Godsend. The book gives specifics about various illnesses caused by toxins in your mouth, which act as systemic poisons.”

“I have had all of the mercury removed from my mouth. Upon removal of the last 3 amalgams my hot flashes ceased that day. My periods that I did not have resumed 3 weeks later. My body temperature went to normal. I can sleep restfully at night. I don’t get up several times in the evening to go to the bathroom. My quality of life has increased. I don’t feel as foggy headed or forgetful. I even reduced some of my thyroid medication. So for those who want to call us ignorant or ill-informed I will have the last laugh with a strong immune system and good health.”

“…consider the testimony of Dr. Josef Issels, who cured incurables at his cancer clinic in Bavaria: “We have now seen how decisively the entire organism is affected by dental foci not properly treated, and what catastrophic results destruction of the pulp may entail. Dentists must, therefore, bear in mind that there is no root treatment which does not invariably produce foci. … Dr. Issels … agreed that all devitalized teeth must be extracted and excavated, all the way down to the bone.”

“What you don’t know CAN hurt you … an absolute must for anyone suffering from any vague, unresponsive illness. This book also sends shock-waves through the standard medical dogma of what constitutes incurables,’ in that case after case of serious medical diseases were reversed after removing mercury amalgams from patient’s mouths. The book is co-written by a physician, whose own health benefits were revealed after he underwent dental detox. His account will amaze the nay-sayers and awaken the nearly dead from mercury toxicity. You may save the life of someone you love, maybe even yourself.” (compiled from Amazon readers’ reviews)

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The Poison In Your Teeth

Poison in Your Teeth: Mercury Amalgam (Silver) Fillings…Hazardous to Your Health!

by Tom L. McGuire DDS

Written in layman’s terms.

Dentistry Without Mercury

Dentistry Without Mercury

by Sam Ziff, Michael F. Ziff, DDS

Scientific data and info in layman’s terms on the fundamentals of the dental mercury debate and the issues involved, with a chart of signs and symptoms revealing mercury toxicity.


The Great Dental Deception

The Great Dental Deception

by NoHg

“As a doctor I thought I understood everything there was to know about mercury. I learned a lot.” Holistic MD

“Mercury needs to be eliminated and detoxification is a complicated process … This book discusses this complex subject in great detail.” RN, Nutritionist, and Colon Hydrotherapist


Toxic Metal SyndromeToxic Metal Syndrome

by Casdorph & Walker



Dental Mercury Detox

Dental Mercury Detox (Health Information Guide Series)

by Sam Ziff, Michael F. Ziff, DDS, and Mats Hanson PhD

“This is the classic Michael and Sam Ziff booklet that IAOMT (see Links to proponents of mercury-free dentistry) members have used to help counsel patients on effective methods of countering their dental mercury exposure. Newly revised 2008.”

“This approach should answer most questions and represents a program designed to free up thousands of dollars of your valuable time that would otherwise be spent reiterating the facts about dental mercury. Give your patients something they can take home and study so they can make an informed decision.”

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Root canal toxicity

The Roots of Disease

The Roots of Disease: Connecting Dentistry & Medicine

by Robert Kulacz, Thomas E. Levy & James Earl Jones (dental surgeon and cardiologist author team)

“This book is excellent at 1) establishing evidence that there is a signifcant problem and 2) that the system is in full blown denial about it. I would recommend it to anyone who is curious about the downside of root canals.”

“Most dentists know virtually nothing about any of this. It is therefore your health and your responsibility.”

“I find sometimes, alternative medical practitioners have an ‘axe’ to grind or an anti-establishment bias. I found none of that in this book. This was based on logic, studies, and experience. I have suffered from a ‘root canal gone bad’ for over a year before I discovered this information. All the doctors and dentists just shook their collective heads while I was being poisoned by an infected root canal tooth. Even after I had it removed, the problem continued. It had tranferred to my jaw and other areas of my jaw. Without this info, I do not know where I would be at this point.” (from readers’ reviews)


Root canal cover-up

Root Canal Cover-Up

by Dr. George E. Meinig, D.D.S., F.A.C.D.

“… staggering implications in terms of human suffering and public health.”

Dr. Meinig, a former endodontist (a dentist specializing in root canals) also helped found the American Association of Endodontists. “Certainly, anyone with root canals in their mouths, or anyone contemplating getting a root canal needs to read this book. … you may discover the cause of your “mysterious” illness, and learn how to cure it. Meinig explains why root canals cause so many puzzling illnesses, and how removing your root-canaled teeth may cure those same illnesses. To put it concisely: ALL root canaled teeth are infected. And the very nasty bacteria causing those infections migrate to other parts of the body causing everything from cancer to multiple sclerosis.” … “For anyone suffering from chronic/degenerative disease, this reading is a must. Thorough coverage of this valuable research, as well as the reasons for its cover-up are made known. Dr. Meinig explains how bacterial infections and the toxins they emit travel from the dentin in the root filled tooth to other parts of the body, causing systemic focal infections. These infections may also originate from gum infections, infected tonsils or tonsil tags, and tooth pocket infections resulting from extractions. Many body organs and systems have been associated with focal infection from root canal bacteria. Many case histories are presented. Some of the ones covered are heart and circulatory, bladder, kidneys, ovaries, testicles, and arthritis. Written for the lay person, many photographs included.” More background to Dr. Meinig and his book: “Root canals pose health threat”.

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Fraud and the fallacy of root canal “therapy”
by S. Hale Shakman

The Toxic Tooth: How a root canal could be making you sick (2014)

by Robert Kulacz DDS and Thomas E Levy MD

Described as the “best book ever on the science and dangers of root canals”

Fluoride and Fluoridation

The Fluoride Conspiracy

The Fluoride Conspiracy

by Christopher Bryson

“Although not mentioned in the book, fluoride is one of the most toxic substances known to man. Before WWII it was used as rat and roach poison, but since it is the only gas reactive enough to split uranium atoms in two, it enabled us to produce atomic energy during the second world war. During the cold war with the Russians, totally flawed research showed that it supposedly prevented tooth decay, and the push was on to make fluoride look healthy and not the roach poison that it is.” For background compare On the dangerous effects of water and toothpaste fluoridation.


Fluoridation of American drinking water

Fluoridation of American drinking water: A failed and flawed practice with purpose of preventing cavities, affidavit with references

by Gerard F Judd


Fluoride the Aging FactorFluoride the Aging Factor

by John Yiamouyiannis, PhD.



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Holistic dentistry

Toxic Dentistry ExposedToxic Dentistry Exposed: The Link between Dentistry and Chronic Disease

by Dr Graeme Munro-Hall BDS & Dr Lilian Munro-Hall

I’d never have thought that I’d “fall in love” with a dentist but in this case, it is coming close :-). This is an information-packed manual distilling some 50 years of experience in dentistry and how it relates to modern chronic diseases. In addition to detailing the “maverick” authors’ view of what holistic dentistry entails and a comprehensive discussion of what practices and materials constitute “toxic dentistry”, the book provides a number of fascinating case histories including people in extremely critical states of health which recovered after being treated by the Munro-Halls’ V-Tox protocol which they developed to provide the safest possible removal of dental toxins and infections to their patients. These people not infrequently came to them after already having been treated by another dentist who claimed to be holistic – but who actually made them worse!

Interestingly, Dr. Graeme Munro-Hall himself nearly became a victim of toxic dentistry when due to massive mercury poisoning from his previous work as a conventional dentist, he developed a serious heart condition some 30 years earlier which he managed to heal using a naturopathic approach.

I don’t agree with absolutely everything the authors espouse, since personal experience makes me believe that the human body possesses a greater capacity for self-healing of cavitation infections (if properly and vigorously supported) than the authors give it credit for (they feel that only surgical cleaning will come to grips of these frequently serious infections). Still, I highly recommend this book for the deep insights and light it sheds on the connection between illness and toxic dentistry. Quote: “This book is vital to anyone who has been told that there is no explanation for their condition or that it is incurable. By removing the dental toxins and infections correctly, patients can recover from all sorts of serious illnesses.”

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Tooth Truth

Tooth Truth

by Frank J. Jerome, DDS

An excellent primer by another honest and caring dentist containing such pearls of wisdom as: “It is common knowledge among dentists that over 95 percent of all dental treatments are optional.” While it still recommends a number of treatments Healing Teeth Naturally (which – to the extent possible – embraces dental self-sufficiency) typically would not recommend (such as onlays or composite fillings), this is a book for those on a middle path between total dental autonomy and allowing minimalist dentistry intervention likely to only have minimal impact on health while offering cosmetic and probably other benefits. The only chapter I take issue with is the one dealing with wisdom teeth. While it is true that they can have (very) negative repercussions on health, there are other approaches than surgery that could be initially tried (see Impacted wisdom teeth: potential health impacts).

The hazards of silver/mercury dental fillings

The hazards of silver/mercury dental fillings: Restorative dentistry without silver amalgam fillings

by Sam; Ziff, Michael F. Ziff


Energetic medicine


Energy MedicineEnergy Medicine

by Donna Eden (Author), David Feinstein (Contributor), Caroline Myss (Foreword)

To understand the potential and relevance of this major work to dental healing, compare Energetic Toothache Remedies.

“Your body is designed to heal itself…”

Based on Eden’s more than 20 years of experience practicing energy medicine and teaching the methods of applied kinesiology as well as her own numerous health problems, this self-help energy healing reference book (referred to as “essential reference book”, a “gold mine of information” and “landmark work in energy medicine” by two readers) “will show you how to work with the electromagnetic and more subtle energies that give your body life …[and]… form the foundation of your health.”

Contains clear instructions for many DIY energy healing techniques (or techniques done with a partner) and 100+ “quick fixes” for allaying everyday ailments and stresses. Describes the body’s energy meridians, chakra balancing, and how to do the “celtic weave”.

Includes clients’ stories (even cancer and chronic pain patients).

Some readers’ comments:

“… a priceless addition to any energy healer’s book shelves”.

“…includes a vast assortment of fascinating real-life stories of energy healings that Donna Eden has been involved in…”

“Among the hundreds of books in the category of Energy this book STANDS OUT as the only book to my knowledge that addresses so many different energy systems. … full of practical information.”

“The short Daily Energy Routine in Chapter 3 has benefited everybody who continues to do it.”

“Optimal health has been defined as the unlimited and unimpeded free flow of life force energy through body, mind and spirit. This book introduces you to techniques which make that possible.”

“If you have health challenges, … by all means use the techniques in this book, and the energy kit.”

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The EFT manualThe EFT manual (EFT: Emotional Freedom Techniques)
by Gary Craig

The “classic” on EFT.


The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook

Trigger Point Therapy Workbook

by Clair Davies

Described as “very easy to understand … you can fix your pains yourself!”.


Xylitol – the dental miracle sugar

The sweet miracle of xylitolThe sweet miracle of xylitol 

by Dr. Fran Gare

Background and some recipes


Sweeten Your Life the Xylitol WaySweeten Your Life the Xylitol Way

by Karen Edwards

A xylitol cookbook


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