Q&A: What does the latest science say about mercury amalgam tooth fillings–are they safe or not?

Question by writerdude99: What does the latest science say about mercury amalgam tooth fillings–are they safe or not?
I see a lot of stuff on the Internet from people who claim that mercury amalgam fillings are unsafe because they leak or give off microscopic traces of mercury gas. However, I’ve been able to find solid, research backed evidence that contradicts the American Dental Association’s assertions that amalgam fillings have never been shown to cause any harm to human beings. I would especially appreciate responses from dental professionals and chemistry majors who might know a thing or two about toxicology.

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Answer by LuckyChucky
I think the mercury in my mouth kills bacteria that would otherwise destroy the enamel on my teeth.

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