Are Dental Sealants Safe? [INFOGRAPHIC]

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In recent years, we’ve become more aware of BPA, a chemical commonly used in certain plastics, and the possible negative effects it can have on your health. As people begin to pay more attention to the chemicals in plastic food packaging and toys, you may be wondering: Are dental sealants safe?

Dental sealants, which are thin coatings painted onto the chewing surfaces of teeth, do contain a small amount of BPA.

But check out this infographic below. You’ll see that the amount of BPA in dental sealants is incredibly small compared to the amount of BPA in food and beverage containers, receipts, cosmetics, and even the air!

Plus, sealants have been proven to reduce your chances of tooth decay. If you’re looking to protect your teeth from plaque-causing bacteria, call Dream-Dentistry & Sleep Care in Quakertown, PA at (215) 804-4777.

Let’s work together toward a healthier, more beautiful smile!