Is it true that there is mercury in silver fillings?
Yes, amalgam (or silver) fillings are made of about 50% mercury. There are varying reports on the health concerns this may raise. Some say there are no health affects, others say there are. Just go with what you are comfortable with. A great alternative to traditional fillings are white fillings (or composite fillings). They have many benefits aside from being mercury-free.
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