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    Baby Teeth Contain Clues about Early Exposure to Toxins

    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.

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    Dr Nicholas Riley BDS 1996, MJDF 2012

    Nik qualified from Cardiff Dental School in 1996. He has always had a keen interest in clinical excellence, and further education. He recently gained his MJDF qualifications Nik dedicates much of his time to attending many world renowned courses in restorative, aesthetic and implant dentistry, so he can ensure that patients benefit from the most up to date solutions.