I go out of the way (25 miles to federal way instead of literally across the street) because I didn't want mercury fillings. Everyone says that they're safe, but it's not worth the risk to me. The ADA tries to rationalize it by saying that we get more mercury from fish/air/water/etc than seepage from fillings, but that seems like negative wisdom (don't worry about x because y is already fucking you up). I'm glad my mom was a holistic freak and wouldn't let dentists give me mercury fillings as a child.
Plus, I think any dentists that work in seattle are vampires.
Dreaming of spanning time in april and arizona helps me get by.