Advanced Dental Care of Bradenton
109 44th Avenue East, Suite 200, Bradenton, FL 34203

Establishing Links Between Oral Health and Genetics

Genetics and Good Teeth

It is not at all uncommon for people to experience a sense of fear about dentists. But, failing to observe proper dental care habits or get regular cleanings and examinations is a sure recipe for poor oral health. While there is no substitute for twice-a-day brushing and flossing, it has become increasingly clear that genetic factors may play a more substantial role in dental health than was previously believed.

Genes can influence the health of our teeth and gums, the alignment of our teeth, and our susceptibility to oral diseases and tooth decay. One’s propensity for developing tooth decay and cavities is largely determined by the composition of their teeth, something determined in part by genetic factors. This helps to explain why some who brush and floss religiously have a mouthful of cavities, while those with lax dental care habits never seem to have a problem.

According to research, people more likely to develop cavities tend to share certain genetically determined characteristics. Among these factors are things such as excessive grooves in the teeth, poor tooth alignment, and absence of a neutralizing factor in the saliva that can help eliminate the acid responsible for cavities. These traits create conditions in which bacteria can thrive and ultimately produce decay.

Patients with a family history of periodontitis or gingivitis have much greater risk of developing these gum conditions. The ability to fight back against such diseases is also impacted by genetics, in that the strength—or weakness—of the immune system is often inherited.

Dentists and patients alike must consider family history when assessing overall dental health. Good dental care habits and regular visits to an affordable dentist’s office are crucial to good oral health.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Bradenton, call Advanced Dental Care of Bradenton today at (941) 357-1292 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Bradenton. With 21 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Bradenton, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Advanced Dental Care of Bradenton.

 

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  • Friday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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