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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.

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- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

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