Centre for Oral Health Research

Micronutrients

Micronutrients

Being able to measure how the body handles certain micronutrients and trace elements and consequently total body exposure at different points in the life course is essential.

We currently investigate:

  • the usefulness of the tooth as a biomarker for micronutrient exposure in utero and early life
  • intake and excretion of fluoride, using gold standard methods and by developing new techniques
  • micronutrient homeostasis at a cellular level and relationship to dental history and oral disease experience

Recent publications