The first BPA free dental adhesive in Brazil: more safety for the patient
Ambar adhesives are free of BIS-GMA and their derivates, or rather, they are free of monomers with aromatic rings passible of pigmentation by sub-products. It is also BPA free.
Joining the trend towards BPA-free materials, FGM Dental Group, a pioneer in the manufacture and sales leader of dental whiteners in Brazil and in Latin America, is the first Brazilian dental product manufacturer to introduce to the market products with that feature (BPA free), such as the Vittra APS composite and the adhesives for enamel and dentin Ambar, Ambar APS and Ambar Universal APS. It is worth pointing out that the substance has been proved by several studies to be prejudicial to one’s health, causing problems such as behavioral and memory disorders and a greater risk of early puberty, cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.
Although dental research shows that, presently, the BPA released from the degradation of restorations and sealants is under the maximum level considered safe, it is understood that safety parameters may be changed with time and there are other sources of BPA an individual may be exposed to.
Therefore, it seems logical to assume that “Certainly, groups at higher risk to endocrine disruptors, such as pregnant women and children, and individuals who are more conscious about the theme will prefer BPA free materials, it being one less preoccupation factor,” notes professor Rodrigo Reis, doctor in odontology, Master of Science in restorative dentistry and biomaterials, graduate in implantology).