Archive for April, 2012

Beware…BPA looming in even the most unexpected of places…your shiny new teeth!

Posted in Uncategorized on April 16, 2012 by Obtainable Grapefruit

Getting a cleaning…watch out for the sealants.  Need a cavity filled? …yup, there too!

Here is a link to a scientific article in the  American Journal of Pediatrics outlining some of the dangers and some precautions you can take:

http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/126/4/760.full.html

Apparently scrubbing and rinsing sealants and fillings after they are applied removes 88% to 95% of the compounds that can become BPA.

How hard is that to do? It’s simple, says pediatric dentist Dorota Kopycka-Kedzierawski, DDS, MPH, associate professor at the University of Rochester’s Eastman Institute for Oral Health.

“If you spend 30 minutes placing a filling, scrubbing it for 30 seconds more is not going to kill you,” Kopycka-Kedzierawski tells WebMD. “I would agree it is something we can do to protect our children.”

 Turns out that often an average three year old won’t tolerate an extra 30 seconds very well though… so parents beware.
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