Dental Sealants Contain Bisphenol A (BPA): How To Limit Exposure

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A freshly released study in the medical journal Pediatrics reveals that many sealants and fillings used by dentists for children’s teeth may expose them to bisphenol A (BPA). According to the new research, BPA is released from dental resins through “Salivary enzymatic hydrolysis of BPA derivatives” and the BPA is detectable in a child’s saliva for up to 3 hours after resin placement.

How dangerous is this?

According to the research available, your kids have a much larger chance of being exposed to BPA via sources such as metal food can linings, plastic food-storage containers and plastic water bottles then they do being exposed via dental work. So far researchers aren’t even sure about the quantity and duration of systemic BPA absorption from sealants and fillings.

Don’t Avoid Dental Care

First and foremost, you should not allow your child to avoid the dentist. Proper dental care, and yes, even sealants are more important than avoiding tiny amounts of BPA. Dental sealants, overall have proven to be an effective way to prevent a large majority of dental cavities in children and teens. Take the time to learn about eco-friendly dental care and always use an eco-friendly, BPA-free toothbrush along with natural toothpaste, but never avoid dental care.

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One Response to “Dental Sealants Contain Bisphenol A (BPA): How To Limit Exposure”

  1. janjost says:

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