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Baby Teeth Contain Clues about Early Exposure to Toxins

Posted in: Childrens Dentistry, by thecourtyardclinic, on 22nd August 2016 | 0 comments

Close up portrait of preschooler girl with open mouth without milk tooth

Baby teeth are more important than we have thought. Baby teeth are a repository which can reveal everything a person has been exposed to including environmental toxins such as lead and pesticides and stress hormones produced in utero.

The emerging study of the totality of health-affecting exposures a person experiences is referred to as exposome. It will help health practitioners to analyze what a patient has been exposed to and use that information to determine health risks linked to or caused by those exposures.

Researchers believe that exposures as early as pregnancy could affect the onset and progression of conditions such as adult obesity, childhood asthma and cancers.

Read the full story here
http://www.themorningsun.com/health/20160810/baby-teeth-contain-clues-about-early-exposure-to-toxins

It is one of the first things we notice when we meet someone for the first time, so it’s worth paying as much attention to your smile as you do to other aspects of your appearance.

We are an experienced dental team and are proud to deliver excellence, innovation and results that are second to none, using state of the art techniques in a practice dedicated to your comfort, wellbeing and most importantly, your smile.


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