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Teeth that have been affected by tooth decay (caries or cavities) require a filling.

How Boston Children's Hospital pioneers research in the field

Children's researchers led a study that found no adverse health effects in 500 children who received silver amalgam fillings. They caution, however, that this is just one study and it did not include children under age 6, who could be more vulnerable to mercury's effects.

The future of pediatrics will be forged by thinking differently, breaking paradigms and joining together in a shared vision of tackling the toughest challenges before us.”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

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