WHAT ARE SEALANTS WITHOUT BPA?
A sealant is a plastic compound that is applied to the chewing surfaces of teeth to cover the pits, fissures, and curves. They’re made to keep bacteria out of those hard-to-reach regions by “sealing out” food and plaque to help prevent cavities.
Because of the risks linked with BPA, a BPA-free sealant is better for general health.
What exactly is BPA?
Bisphenol A is a chemical compound. It’s a plastic-related compound that has been prohibited in baby bottles and children’s drinking cups since 2013. It alters hormone development in relation to fertility and reproduction, according to studies. In response, BPA-free sealants have been developed to aid in the growth of your child.
BPA Footprint Reduction
Although sealants do not contain BPA, saliva activates the components that produce it. Because there is evidence that BPA is a hormone disruptor, a BPA-free sealant is required. This is especially true for children, who are advised to have sealants.
How Do I Make a Decision?
Healthy development and a healthy mouth can go hand in hand. Begin by reviewing the manufacturer’s assertions to ensure that they are accurate, and then consult with your child’s dentist. Make certain they are aware of your preferences. Also, make sure they’re cleaning and rinsing the BPA-free sealant after they’ve applied it to get rid of any remaining BPA for improved health.
Who is in danger?
BPA-free sealants can be used on anyone with teeth problems, including children’s teeth, to prevent cavities and tooth deterioration. When decay starts, ignoring cleaning these hard-to-reach spots merely exacerbates the problem and leads to oral health problems. Many dentists prescribe the treatment for children because they are frequently just learning these techniques.
Always seek advice from a professional when it comes to your family’s oral health. Now that you know the basics about BPA-free sealants, schedule an appointment with your dentist to discuss how you and your dentist can protect your child’s health. Please contact us!