Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Baby Teeth May One Day Help Identify Kids at Risk for Mental Disorders Later in Life

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This shows a little boy pulling a funny face, sticking out his bottom teethChildren's baby teeth may help identify risks for developing mental health disorders later in life, researchers report. The thickness of growth marks in primary teeth may be associated with risk factors for depression and other mental health disorders. The study found the link was associated with the mental health of the mother. Mothers who experienced episodes of depression throughout their life, and those who experienced depression and anxiety at 32 weeks pregnant were more likely to have children with thicker neonatal lines.