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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Dr. Rizwan Khawaja BDS (University of Manchester)

Dr Rizwan Khawaja, also known as Riz by his patients, graduated from the University of Manchester in 2010. Since qualifying he has worked across Cheshire in practices, specialist centres and treatment centres.

As a certified dentist in Inman Aligner treatments, Riz has a passion for cosmetic dentistry. He is also working towards specializing in restorative dentistry in the near future.

In his spare time, he can be found on the golf course or at Old Trafford, supporting his beloved football club, Manchester United.

He also loves travel and considers himself as a bit of a foodie!