The RITA Meter in Spokane, Washington

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The RITA Meter AKA Electro-Galvanic Testing

Metal fillings have been described as performing like tiny batteries because they are composed of dissimilar metals in an electrolyte, a.k.a. saliva, environment. The warm temperature of the mouth, bacteria and food debris provide an even better electrical environment. Perhaps fillings could be better described electrically by calling them capacitators. Capacitators, like the flash portion of a flash camera, build up a charge over a period of time, then discharge much of their stored current in an instant. That is what the RITA meter is attempting to capture.

With metal/ amalgam fillings, mercury is the biggest concern, but copper is close behind in toxicity and amount. The brain operates on 7 to 9 nano-amps and a metal filling provides up to 100 or more micro-amps. Natural teeth with no fillings frequently emit a reading of 1 to 4 micro-amps of current just because our bodies are electrical entities. It is important to note that a reading of 4 micro-amps is considered the maximum allowable electrical output. The significant difference in these readings is comparable to touching a 9 volt battery and sticking your finger in a light socket as far as the brain is concerned. Since the upper teeth are less than 2 inches from the brain, it is of concern that adding this much excess electrical activity into the brain has the potential of creating mis-directed impulses to the brain.

With the use of this RITA meter, we have the capability of determining the amount of electrical current emitted by each metal restoration. This allows us to establish the order in which your metal fillings should be replace, also referred to as sequential mercury removal.

"Electrogalvanism is frequently the cause of lask of concentration and memory, insomnia, psychological problems, tinnitus, vertigo, epilepsy, hearing loss, and impaired name a few." Edward Arana, D.D.S., President of the American Academy of Biological Dentistry

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