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Did I Inherit My Dental Health?

Posted on 5/15/2024 by Office
You can blame a lot of things on your parents: your curly hair that drives you crazy, your height, even your ability to play sports. As it turns out, you can also blame some of your dental health issues on your parents. Like everything in your body, some aspects of your dental health happen because you inherited traits from your parents. Here is some additional information on the genetic factors in dental health. Genes and Dental Health Every baby begins life as a single cell, with two copies of the genes of their parents. You get half of your genes from your mom and the other half from your dad. This means that your genes can tell our dentist much about your dental health. You inherited the size of your teeth and your jaws, as well as the number of teeth you have from your parents. You also can inherit issues within your mouth from your parents. For example, if you have a parent who needed braces to straighten out their crooked teeth, you are far more likely to need braces yourself than if you have two parents with straight teeth. Also, if one of your parents has a geographic tongue, which is a tongue with raised patches that make it look like a map, you are more likely to have one as well. Can I Fix My Heredity? There is nothing you can do about the genes you inherited from your parents. However, there are things you can do to give yourself the best dental health possible. The most important thing you can do to keep your teeth as healthy as possible is to keep them clean. Make flossing and brushing your teeth part of your daily habits. Also, be sure you are eating a diet that includes vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin C and calcium, to maintain your dental health. Keep your twice-yearly dental appointments so that our dental professionals can clean and check the health of your teeth and gums. Not sure when your last dental visit was, or do you have questions about your dental health? Give us a call today to schedule an appointment....
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