Should You Get Sealants For Your Child?


When it comes to making dental health decisions for yourself or your children, it is easy to feel overwhelmed. There is no absolute right or wrong decision, so it is often about finding the lesser of two evils. This is why it is important to do as much research as you can, and to find credible sources that you resonate with. In today’s episode, Dr. B. talks about sealants and some of the research around these coverings. We hear about some of the potential adverse effects, when it is necessary to get sealants for your child, and what a good sealant insertion looks like. As with many areas of dentistry, this is a subject with a lot of gray areas, but the more you know, the better informed you will be, so be sure to tune in today!

Key Points From This Episode:

Some background on sealants, including what they are, how long they last, and their efficacyIt is difficult to get patients in at the right time if they need sealantsYou have to weigh up the good and the bad when it comes to dental decisionsSealants contain endocrine disruptors which have adverse long-term effectsWhat researchers have found about BPA exposure with sealantsHow Dr. B’s sealant insertion process worksBefore you put something in your body, you should do thorough research

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