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Insurance and Government Block the Transition to Mercury-Free Dentistry

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  • The major barriers to mercury-free dentistry are insurance companies and government programs. These third-party payers favor the pro-mercury dentists and their product: amalgam, a primitive, pre-Civil War, tooth-unfriendly pollutant that is 50 percent mercury. The term “silver fillings” is a falsehood; they are mainly mercury


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