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Pasadena Texas Dentist Michael Nugent

According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, dental cavities remain the most common chronic disease of children aged 5 to 17 years—5 times more common than asthma (59% versus 11%). Untreated cavities can cause pain, dysfunction, absence from school, and poor appearance—problems that can greatly affect a child’s quality of life. The utility of composite resin materials for both restoring dental health and preventing cavities is well established, while any health risks from their use are not. The American Dental Association (ADA) fully supports continued research into the safety of BPA; but, based on current evidence, the ADA does not believe there is a basis for health concerns relative to BPA exposure from any dental material.

In a nutshell: Bisphenol A exposure is not good. Trace amounts of Bisphenol A can be found in dental sealants at the time of placement. The one time exposure from dental sealants is WAY less the daily environmental exposures. I am going to seal all posterior adult teeth in my daughter’s teeth to help prevent cavities.

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