Those who have poor teeth could be suffering due to genetics just as much as poor oral hygiene. Research shows that the size and shape of teeth and their vulnerability to cavities are impacted by genetics. Even gum disease can be associated with an inherited poor immune response.
Other findings include:
– Crooked teeth and need for braces is partially genetic.
– Poor dental hygiene can exacerbate such conditions.
– Proper dental care is essential to enjoy a healthy mouth.
“Based on the genes you have, you may actually have an increased risk for tooth decay”