Does Genetics Play a Role in Your Oral Health?Do you ever wonder where you get your straight or crooked teeth from? Why, if your parent’s teeth are so straight, are yours crooked or vice versa? Well, start by asking family members if they’ve had cosmetic dental care, like braces or aligners, because genetics play a role in your oral health! At Floss Family Dental, we see a lot of patients from the same family. We feel it’s important to get to know each and every one of our patients, understanding that their dental health is not only a personal journey but often a shared one within families. Floss Family Dental is committed to personalised care that caters to the unique genetic makeup of each patient. Continue reading below to find out how genetics affect your teeth and oral health.
Inherited Dental Traits and Oral HealthMuch like the colour of your eyes or the texture of your hair, aspects of your oral health are influenced by your genetic makeup. From the strength of your enamel to the shape of your jaw, inherited traits can play a significant role in determining the foundation of your dental health. While genes don’t single-handedly dictate your destiny, they set the stage for the oral landscape you navigate.
Common Genetic FactorsCertain genetic factors contribute to dental characteristics that run in families. These may include:
- Susceptibility to cavities,
- The alignment of teeth,
- And even the predisposition to gum disease.