BPA Free Fillings!
Much uproar has surfaced about BPA or Bisphenol A, contained in plastics and in dental materials.
Baby bottles and other plastic bottles are notorious for containing the synthetic harmful substance that has been known to cause problems in the body (ie-certain reproductive cancers). More specifically, BPA looks a lot like the hormone estrogen and can confuse the organs that produce or respond to the hormone.
In a time where we have recognized and moved beyond silver fillings due to their mercury content, white fillings are not without risk. BPA is commonly used in most white (or composite) fillings.
In studies done approximately 10 years ago showed that BPA can be found in the saliva after 10 minutes of placing the filling.
Our team is very aware of this issue. We have done our best to select dental composite fillings and dental sealants that don’t include bisphenol-A nor contain compounds that make bisphenol-A in the past, but starting this week, we have switched our white filling material products to exclusively BPA free products.
We are proud to be of the first group of dentists on the east coast to make this change. Please ask Dr Maria or our team for details.