The Mercury in Our Mouths

For over a century, dental professionals have been using amalgams containing mercury to fill cavities. But in an age of assumption testing, is tradition enough to keep it up? Help MuckRock find out what the federal government has to say about the most controversial element in our mouths today.

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Silver linings: Holes in federal dental amalgam research are as common as cavities

Earlier this week, people with mouths across America were stunned to hear that the lifelong recommendation to floss one’s teeth goes unsupported by research - yet another case testing the assumption that the federal government knows best when it comes to caring for and treating our human bodies. Add to the list the ever-ongoing concerns surrounding one of the most controversial dental elements ever to be used: mercury.

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