Tuesday, November 10, 2009

BPA & Teeth, the human interior

A quick tip next time you need the services of an orthodontist or dentist. Bisphenol A can be found in bonding products used to adhere braces to teeth, it can also be found in some retainer products and may be used in tooth fillings. Remember to ask your dentist about what is in the products they use, as there are many product choices on the market. Bisphenol A has been associated with health concerns in studies linking it to hormone disruption, early puberty for girls, thyroid complaints, pre birth male genital deformations and hindered sperm production. Bisphenol A is an accumulative toxin and has been found in human breast tissue and in breast milk.

Bisphenol A can be found in many products, some of which are plastic toys, plastic kitchen products, and in some food packaging such as BPA lined tinned food. BPA has been found to migrate / leach from its source eg into food.

Just like the products we bring into our homes, we need to ask questions of our dentists to protect our personal interior.