The reality of tooth decay outweighs concerns over the potentially harmful effects of residual chemical, experts say.
Dental Sealants can reduce tooth decay I children by more than 70%. While highly effective, sealants also pose concerns; they are made with BPA. A controversial chemical that in low doses have been associated with changes in behavior, prostate and urinary tract development and early onset puberty.
So far experts still strongly recommend sealants based on their proven benefit and the brief exposure to BPA, which can be minimized by taking certain steps in the application process.
Tooth decay is a serious medical condition, and for some children, sealants are necessary.
If you would like to read the whole article it was Published 1.4.11 in the Star Tribune (Benefits of sealants for teeth are worth the risks)