Dental fillings may cause behavioral changes in kids

July 16, 2012 3:03:05 PM PDT
A new report suggests children who receive dental fillings made from the controversial plastics chemical Bisphenol A (BPA) could undergo small, but long-term, changes in their behavior.

The fillings were made from either a silver blend called amalgam or plastic composites made from BPA.

Children who had more of these fillings had more emotional problems five years later than children who had fewer fillings.

Dentists are calling for more research, but say the best way to avoid any problems is to make sure your children take care of their teeth.