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KTH Flashback: BPA in Dentistry: Safety & Risks

Originally posted January 20, 2015 Anymore, the terms “BPA” and “avoid” go hand in hand. Unfortunately, BPA and related compounds turn up in a lot of dental composite – the type of material used to make tooth-colored fillings and a … Continue reading

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BPA in Dentistry: Safety & Risks

Anymore, the terms “BPA” and “avoid” go hand in hand. Unfortunately, BPA and related compounds turn up in a lot of dental composite – the type of material used to make tooth-colored fillings and a major alternative to mercury amalgam. … Continue reading

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Yet Another Downside to BPA-Laced Sealants

Sealants are done by placing a thin layer of composite as a protective coating for tooth enamel – for once it’s damaged, enamel cannot grow back. In fact, it’s the only tissue in your body that can’t regenerate itself. (You … Continue reading

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First, Do No Harm…

From time to time, we invoke the phrase “first, do no harm,” commonly attributed to the Hippocratic Oath. But if you want to get strict about such things, this isn’t really accurate. In fact, nothing like the phrase occurs in … Continue reading

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Strange Faith (or Mercury vs. BPA?, Part 2)

Two years ago, Pediatrics published a study on “Bisphenol A and Related Compounds in Dental Materials,” which confirmed that some sealants and composite (white) fillings release BPA. Here’s what one pediatric dentist and dental professor had to say about it … Continue reading

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The Oral-Systemic Connection, & Other News of Note

Can Poor Dental Health Lead to Pneumonia? (Dental Education Blog) Yale University says so. The oral systemic health study, presented this past October at the Infectious Diseases Society of America annual meeting in Boston, was headed by Dr. Samit Joshi … Continue reading

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Protein (Not Sugar) for Energy, & Other News of Note

Mid-Afternoon Slump? Why a Sugar Rush May Not Be the Answer (ScienceDaily) A new study has found that protein and not sugar activates the cells responsible for keeping us awake and burning calories. The research, published in the Nov. 17 … Continue reading

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