An earlier diagnostic test for autism could be developed in the future based on baby teeth. In summary:
– Baby teeth capture critical information about nutrients in their layers.
– Analysis of baby teeth nutrients has shown that children with autism have different levels of zinc and copper in their teeth than those without autism.
– Most children with autism will already have a diagnosis by the time they shed their baby teeth.
“They may lead to other studies that help to identify a prenatal marker that corresponds to the dental findings reported by these researchers.”