The benefits of dental sealants are great, and they’ve worked miracles for a number of our patients’ dental wellbeings. However, this hasn’t stopped lots of our other patients from being uneasy about the compounds utilized in oral sealants: namely, they’ve wondered if the BPA in oral sealants is dangerous. Since we know 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 typically BPA in dental sealants. Before you dismiss oral sealants altogether, please know that the percentage of BPA in dental sealants comprises less than .001 percent of the total compounds in oral 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 and makeup products 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 small amount. If you’re still worried about the BPA in oral sealants but want to benefit from a healthier oral cavity, call 530-622-1987 now to speak with our dental team.
Please check in with us at our Placerville, California, office, or ring 530-622-1987 to set up your visit with Dr. Lien Ngo and the Brookside Dental staff today!