The benefits of dental sealants are great, and they’ve worked wonders for multiple of our patients’ smile. However, this hasn’t stopped a number of our other patients from questioning the materials used in dental sealants: namely, they’ve been curious about whether the BPA in dental sealants is dangerous. Since we recognize that you may also have this same worry, we’ve set out to solve the question once and for all in this post. Is there BPA in oral sealants?
For the record, there is usually BPA in dental sealants. Before you dismiss dental sealants altogether, please know that the percentage of BPA in oral sealants comprises less than .001 percent of the total chemicals in oral sealants. This means that there is almost no BPA in dental sealants. By comparison, receipts are usually 2 percent comprised of BPA, meaning that there are more than 2000 times as much BPA in every bit of receipt that’s the same size as the dental sealant. There is also way more BPA in dust 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 an incredibly little amount. If you’re still concerned about the BPA in dental sealants but want to benefit from a cleaner oral cavity, call us today with any questions you have.
Please check in with us at our Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, office, or phone 484.392.7687 now to pencil in your visit with Dr. Truong Nguyen and the Always Dental Care team.