A Link Between BPA and Children’s Tooth Enamel?

BPA, also known as Bisphenol A, has been labeled as an unsafe chemical compound used in the manufacturing of plastics. This byproduct appears in many day-to-day products such as food containers, water bottles, baby bottles and more. Scientists have linked BPA to higher outcomes of heart disease, diabetes, and liver abnormalities. You may be wondering what this has to do with dental health.

According to a new study, tooth enamel is the latest victim in the increasing list of harmful outcomes from BPA.  The study exposed rats to low doses of BPA daily. The results seem similar to an issue we see in people, mostly children called MIH (Molar Incisor Hypomineralisation). This condition appears in 18% of children between the ages of 6 and 8. The teeth become hypersensitive to temperatures and more likely to develop cavities. Europe has responded to the problem by outlawing baby bottles made with BPA. Medical News Today has the complete article. Read it here: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/261756.php