Is There BPA in Dental Sealants?

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The benefits of dental sealants are numerous, and they’ve worked wonders for many of our patients’ oral wellbeings. However, this hasn’t stopped many of our other patients from being uneasy about the compounds utilized in dental sealants: namely, they’ve wondered if the BPA in dental sealants is hurtful. Because we recognize that you may also have this same worry, we’ve set out to answer the question once and for all in this post. Is there BPA in oral sealants?

For the record, there is normally BPA in oral sealants. Before you dismiss dental sealants altogether, please understand that the percentage of BPA in oral sealants comprises less than .001 percent of the total materials in dental sealants. This means that there is nearly no BPA in oral sealants. By comparison, receipts are normally 2 percent comprised of BPA, meaning that there is more than 2000 times as much BPA in every piece of receipt that’s the same size as the dental sealant.

There is also way more BPA in dust particles and makeup than there is in oral sealants. So to set the record straight once and for all, yes there is BPA in most oral sealants, but it is a ridiculously little amount. If you’re still anxious about the BPA in dental sealants but want to benefit from a cleaner mouth, call 209-952-9290 now to speak with your oral staff.

Please come see us at our Stockton, California, location, or dial 209-952-9290 now to pencil in your visit with Dr. Novan Nguyen and the Smile 32 team.