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:
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.”