You Can Have BPA-Free Dental Fillings in Virginia Biological Dentistry
In our modern environment, there are so many potential health hazards. Glen Allen, Virginia biological dentist, Dr. Oliva Hart, believes you shouldn’t have to worry about toxicity from your teeth! In keeping with her commitment to providing the safest level of oral care possible, she places dental fillings that are BPA free, and look beautifully natural.
WHAT ARE BPAS?
BPA is an acronym for bisphenol A. This family of building-block chemical compounds makes epoxy resins and polycarbonate plastics strong and durable. Many of these materials are used in food and beverage packaging, as well as hygiene products and toiletries.
The chemical shape of BPA mimics the structure of the hormone estrogen. When BPA enters the human body, this trait allows it to bind to estrogen receptors, imitating that hormone’s function.
Because the body is very sensitive to hormonal fluctuations, BPA can influence:
- Fetal development
- Cellular repair
- Energy levels
It may also interact with other hormone receptors (such as thyroid), affecting their functioning.
WHAT IS A CAVITY?
A hard, shiny layer of enamel covers the portion of a tooth that extends beyond the gum line, protecting dentin and pulp within. There is a common misperception that sugar causes cavities, but these holes in teeth are caused by acid attack. The acid comes from excretions of oral bacteria that thrive on sugars and starches left behind by your meals.
- Cavities start as microscopic pits. When properly detected at this stage, they can often be healed with homeopathic treatment.
- Otherwise, bacteria work their way deeper, continuing to erode tooth structure.
- Eventually, untreated decay reaches nerves and blood supply at the center of the tooth. This can cause a painful abscess and require extraction.
- Gum recession exposes roots that do not have the protection of enamel, contributing to decay at the gum line.
- A broken tooth is prone to decay as well.
Your best defense against cavities is a consistent program of daily brushing and flossing, and regular professional cleanings and examinations. Yet, cavities can still occur, requiring tooth fillings.
CONCERNED PARENTS IN GLEN ALLEN AND RICHMOND, VIRGINIA CHOOSE BPA FREE DENTAL FILLINGS
Today, most dental patients opt for composite resin fillings as a healthy and aesthetic alternative to mercury-laden, silver-colored amalgam. Are composite fillings toxic, though? Some tooth-colored fillings contain potentially harmful amounts of BPAs. Dr. Hart places only non-toxic dental fillings. This BPA-Free composite is a healthy choice for adult patients, and vitally important for children who are most susceptible to BPA risk.
Composite filling materials used at Virginia Biological Dentistry are strong and durable, suitable even for molars subject to a great deal of bite force. This technique is conservative, preserving more natural tooth structure than amalgam fillings since the restoration is bonded into place. Composites blend with natural dentition, resist staining and are non-reactive since the compound contains no metal. They are easy care, too – just brush and floss normally.
Dr. Hart also offers other nontoxic dental filling alternatives, such as ceramic inlays and onlays, and porcelain and zirconia crowns.
Contact Dr. Olivia Hart of Virginia Biological Dentistry to make sure your smile gets BPA-free dental fillings. Click here to make an appointment now or call (804) 381-6238 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.