With the FDA’s decision that baby bottles and sippy cups can no longer contain Bisphenol-A (BPA), a chemical that has endocrine-disrupting, estrogenic properties, attention is once again being directed at dental materials.
Fluoride, amalgam, and BPA are three chemicals that can be highly toxic, or highly helpful to dental health.
The scientific evidence isn’t clear.
Dentists use a number of chemical products in their dental practices and The Wealthy Dentist conducted a survey asking doctors how concerned they are about potential public health risks linked to chemicals in dentistry.
Sighed one dentist, “I find it ironic that some patients don’t want ‘artificial chemicals’ in their mouth and decline the natural elements in amalgam in favor of the complex chemistry of composites.”
To hear more of what dentists had to say about the subject of chemicals in dentistry, Click on Play on the following dental survey video:
What are your thoughts on the chemicals used in oral health?