As with other medical conditions, research suggests certain oral health issues can be hereditary. Your dentist can advise you on any concerns, while helping you maintain the best oral health routine.
Key takeaways:
– Having a parent who has gum disease increases the chances you will have the disease too.
– Inform your dentist of any family history of cancer, as a history of oral cancer may make you more likely to get the disease.
– Softer tooth enamel may be hereditary and signs are whiter spots on the teeth or a yellow hue.
“Even if you take good care of your teeth, your genetic makeup may predispose you to developing periodontal disease.”
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