February, is National Children’s Dental Health month, So it may be no suprise to see this headline related to finding missing children.
At issue is it probably won’t. It certainly may help identify a missing child but it is unlikely to find one. Unless there was a massive database of all “toothprints” and a Dental professional compared the “toothprint” with others in it while the child was there, similar to running fingerprints, how would it help find any child? In fairness, neither will fingerprints or DNA.
It may seem like a case of semantics but millions are spent each year by parents on DNA, ID and fingerprint kits to ensure a quick recovery of their child should they go missing, when in fact most products are geared toward only identifying the chld.
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