Materials that dentists now use to fill most cavities are made with derivatives of bisphenol-A, the controversial endocrine-disrupting chemical used in a wide range of plastic products, including polycarbonate water bottles and canned food linings. Over the past decade, the BPA derivative known as Bis-GMA has been the predominant dental filler, going into the mouths of some 100 million Americans a year, according to one expert. And now a study in the journal Pediatrics is linking Bis-GMA fillings to negative behavioral outcomes in children.
Another reason to brush and floss! And include plenty of these veggies to help out!