How do EMF’s affect dental health, and should we be concerned? In my experience the answer is yes. If you have titanium dental implants, cell phones placed up to your ear on the side of the implant has been shown to raise the temperature of the implant. Even a couple of degrees can make a difference, as anyone who’s ever had a fever can attest to. What happens with a temperature increase is that cytokine proteins signal immune cells to the area, causing inflammation. Inflammation begins a cascade of events that could lead to gum disease around a metal implant, also known as peri-implantitis. Zirconia implants don’t have this issue as they don’t conduct heat nearly as much.
The second reason you should be concerned is if you have bleeding gums or gum disease. Bacteria have been shown to reproduce up to 6 times faster when exposed to electrical fields. This can accelerate the advancement of gum disease, in my opinion. In cases where I have seen extreme bacterial activity, I ask the patient if they use cell phones often, and whether they use the phone right next to their head. The answer to both questions is usually ‘Yes’.
Below is a video I took of one of my patients who works as a radio tower engineer for radio stations in Southern California. When he first came in and I did a microscope evaluation of the bacteria in his mouth, he had significant levels of bacteria teeming around his gums and exacerbating the gum and bone loss around his teeth. When I find his original video, I will post it. The video below shows much improvement but still, there was amoeba (parasites) still present which are harder to get rid of. Even when he did everything he was supposed to do, he still had microbes present in amounts that did not make sense to me. This is when I thought about the research and felt that his job was hyper exciting the microbes in his mouth, making it more difficult to get rid of them.
Video of Oral Amoeba Examined under a Microscope
Are EMF’s Harmless?
In my opinion, they are not. The Environmental Health Trust scientists worldwide are calling for a halt to the 5G roll-out: Over 200 scientists and doctors issued a declaration calling for a moratorium on the increase of 5G cell antennas citing human health effects and impacts to wildlife.
Read the 2017 Scientific Appeal on 5G To the European Commission
Read the 2015 EMF Scientist Appeal to the United Nations
Read Letters From Dozens of Scientists on Health Risks of 5G
The last link was especially interesting to me as these are letters by doctors and researchers about their concerns regarding cellular radiation and health.
Why should I be concerned?
I think 5G poses an interesting dilemma: people’s access to advances in technology vs. people’s right to have a say in what they are exposed to, even in their own homes. What many don’t realize is that in order to make 5G a reality, cellular companies will have to install cellular transmitters every 200-500 feet apart on every street in the coverage area. It is already being rolled out in Los Angeles and Tampa, with plans to follow in many major metropolitan cities.
Again, according to the Environmental Health Trust:
- Millions of small transmitters to be built in front yards: The Federal Communications Commission estimates that millions of these wireless transmitters will be built directly in front of our homes. This is done by mounting transmitters on telephone poles and light posts. For instance, Verizon plans to mount 5G transmitters every 500 feet, which in my neighborhood means on every light post.
- The radiation from small cells is not small: Wireless antennas emit microwaves — non-ionizing radio frequency radiation.
- 5G will add to — not replace — our current frequencies already in use but also add higher frequencies in order to transmit data at super fast speeds.
- Decreased property values: Studies show property values drop up to 20% on homes near cell towers. Would you buy a home
with a mini cell tower in the yard? Read research showing decreased property value from cell towers near homes.
What can I do?
First, educate yourself. There is a free online 5G Summit that is starting this month. You can register for the summit at the5gsummit.com. In this Summit, you will learn of different ways to protect yourself and minimize the effects of all EMF’s. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is one of the speakers and addresses the effects of 5G on children. Second, find out what is being done in your area to address the situation. For example, Encinitas residents can attend a City Council meeting about 5G this Wednesday, August 21st. Or talk about it with your neighbors and start some neighborhood activity on your own. Decreased property values and unsightly cell towers should bring attention to the situation, even if health concerns were not also an issue.
If you are a healthcare practitioner, please share your thoughts and experiences in the comment section below…
Carey O’Rielly DDS has been a practicing dentist for 33 years. He went to USC Dental School and Duke University for his undergraduate degree. He grew up in Laguna Beach and now lives in La Costa with his wife Victoria, who runs his office.
He began his career by owning and operating a network of six offices in the San Francisco Bay Area. Presently he owns a private holistic practice in North County San Diego’s Encinitas.
Dr. O started looking for solutions to his health challenges that resulted from the stress and environmental toxicity that built up over a ten year period running his dental network. He has dedicated himself to learning about oral systemic problems and how dentistry can affect your health. He has applied what he has learned over the last twenty years to ensure he, his staff and his patients are protected from the chemicals and toxic materials found in most dental offices. He has produced an environmentally friendly office that is also peaceful and calm.
He is an expert on dental materials having looked at hundreds of biocompatibility lab tests over the years. He has identified the most bio-friendly materials to use in his practice and which dental materials can be used to replace metal fillings and crowns, including BPA free and fluoride free ‘white’ fillings. He also uses metal-free Zirconia or ceramic implants and PRF (platelet-rich fibrin) grafting materials which come from the patient’s own blood.
Dr. O’Rielly teaches C.E. courses on the systemic effects of gum disease. He is an expert in using phase contrast microscopy for analyzing dental infections, where he shows patients what kind of microbes, i.e. bacteria, amoeba, and yeasts like candida are populating the mouth and affecting the body as a whole.
He has an educational blog and is writing a book on dental health called ‘Hidden Dental Infections: Healing Root Canals and Infected Teeth with the Erbium Laser’ where he discusses dental nutrition, toxic dental materials and the effects of old root canals on inflammation and overall health.