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    What Toxins Have You Been Exposed To? Your Baby Teeth May Hold the Answer

    Researchers have discovered that they can identify exposures that occurred before birth, during birth and during childhood by studying baby teeth.

    Key takeaways:

    • Baby teeth have been described as biological hard drives.
    • The teeth form rings of growth on a daily basis; each ring encodes information about exposures occurring that day.
    • Baby teeth can reveal all the things that an individual has been exposed to such as stress hormones and environmental toxins such as lead and pesticides.

    Arora’s work is part of an emerging field of study focused on the exposome, a term coined in 2005 to refer to the totality of health-affecting exposures that a person experiences.

    Read the full story here

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/what-toxins-have-you-been-exposed-to-your-baby-teeth-may-hold-the-answer/2016/07/11/9cf1d740-1d18-11e6-b6e0-c53b7ef63b45_story.html

    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.

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