By Lina Garcia, DDS, DMD

When considering the numerous reasons for the increasing prevalence of chronic illness in our society, I think that we should not overlook the possibility that metal-containing dental work, especially titanium implants, could be acting like antennas for the microwave transmissions going on between our cell phones and all of the cell phone towers in our 21st century environment. I strongly suspect that this is an unrecognized source of insidious stress on our physical, mental, and emotional health. The purpose of this article is to bring awareness to the public of this possibility.

If metal dental restorations – especially titanium implants – are acting like antennas for microwave transmissions from cell phones and cell phone towers, then this would ultimately be a new and insidious stress for the human body. In addition to this new type of stress, it is important to be aware that metal dental restorations and implants have already been shown to cause galvanic and electromagnetic stress for the human body. Galvanic and electromagnetic stress occurs when an unnatural electric current is generated by metal ions interacting with the electrolyte-rich fluid known as saliva.

The microwave-attracting stress, along with the galvanic and electromagnetic stress coming from metal dental restorations and implants, can certainly affect all people at any age. In my clinical experience, however, women seem to be more affected than men. This seems particularly true for menopausal women, especially when they have titanium implants. Titanium implants, particularly when combined with other ‘toxic teeth’ that make up what I call a ‘dirty mouth’, are causing sleep disturbances, anxiety and other neurological problems, thyroid dysfunction, digestive problems, heart problems, and other chronic symptoms in a number of my patients.

After beginning my research in preparation for writing this article, I drove my car past two big cell phone towers that really made me think about what they were doing. I thought about how those antennas were obviously amplifying my phone reception and clarity, and how they were also transmitting microwaves toward my head as I wore my phone headset. So I thought about the possibility that metal dental restorations and especially implants, because they go so deep into the living tissue we call bone, can be adding an additional source of ‘high tech’ stress to our bodies, bodies that are already being ‘hammered’ with stress from so many other sources. I have never heard any other researcher or health care practitioner make this connection.

The big question is: what is an individual’s tolerance to this type of stress? I do believe there are a growing number of people who are finding out for themselves just what the answer is, and it is not likely to be a pleasant experience of discovery.

I recently saw a patient who came to my office after visiting 20 different physicians, including some at the famous Mayo Clinic. This patient had been experiencing what she described to me as “nightly adrenaline rushes”, which produced a racing heartbeat that kept her from being able to sleep. Even though this patient told every physician she saw that her symptoms started after having a titanium dental implant put in and worsened after having a second titanium dental implant put in, none of physicians had any interest in considering these implants as the reasons for this patient’s persisting problems. The physicians did a number of ‘standard of care’ tests but could not find the cause of this patient’s distress. Unfortunately, the only ‘treatment’ this patient was offered was antidepressants and sleeping pills.(Read More)


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Dr. Garcia is a doctor of medical dentistry. She is on staff at St. Alexius Medical Center in Illinois and Methodist Hospitals in Indiana. She graduated from the University of Nova Friburgo Dental School in 1985 and did her residency at Sesi Hospital in Rio de Janeiro. She graduated from the Boston University Advanced Dental Program in 1991. Dr. Garcia is also trained in cranial osteopathy and works with an osteopathic physician and a nutritionist to help guide her patients toward optimal dental and overall health.

For over 30 years, Dr. Garcia has been dedicated to the research and teaching of alternative solutions for conventional dentistry.

Dr. Garcia featured in Oprah’s Magazine and the One Radio Network!

Oprah Winfrey’s magazine “O” is currently featuring Dr. Garcia in its January 2012 issue. Check out the issue, or our December newsletter, to read Dr. Garcia’s commentary on how the mouth is a window into your overall health.

In November, Dr. Garcia was featured on Patrick Timpone’s One Radio Network show. This month, the One Radio Network website is featuring her article, “Drugs and Your Oral Health.” Be sure to visit to listen to the interview and read the article. You can just search for “Garcia” to find it all!

'Has the Dental Work in Your Mouth Turned You Into a Walking Antenna?' has 1 comment

  1. April 1, 2012 @ 8:53 pm Hu Dat

    Just came to dl the RWM show and read the headline. Funny, I grabbed the tip of a speaker cord the other day, to plug my computer into these little speakers, and I got radio reception.


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