Dr. Jamie Sands’ Dental Practice Is 100% BPA-Free
You’ve likely heard about the potential dangers of BPA (bisphenol A), a chemical found in plastic containers and aluminum cans. It was confirmed in May of 2015 that BPA is known to the State of California to cause cancer and reproductive toxicity. Many people are not aware that this poisonous chemical is in many dental materials such as fillings, sealants, and cements.
Dr. Jamie Sands Uses Safe, 100% BPA-Free Materials
Since Dr. Jamie Elizabeth Sands has made it her priority to use only materials that are completely safe for her patients, all of the materials she uses at her practice are 100% percent BPA-free. Dental practices with 10 or more employees are now required to post a visible warning to their patients if they use such BPA-laden materials. This requirement is in effect this month (June 2016) due to the passing of Proposition 65, also known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986. While not every person exposed to BPA is destined to suffer from reproductive harm or get cancer, there is enough research to prove that avoiding this chemical is wise. You will not see the required “notice to patients” in Dr. Jamie Sands’ office because all her materials are BPA-free.
If you have fillings, porcelain veneers, crowns, or braces, the materials used to set them in place may contain trace amounts of BPA. The amount of BPA present will depend on the type and amount of material used, and the length of time you have had the dental work in place. Ask your dentist about the necessity of having your dental work evaluated if you are concerned with your amount of BPA exposure. All procedures can be re-done by Dr. Sands with safe, high-quality materials.
To schedule an appointment at Dr. Jamie Elizabeth Sands’ Studio City practice, please call (818) 306-5153 or fill out our online contact form today.