Advanced Dental Care of Clearwater
3690 East Bay Drive, Suite K, Largo, FL 33771

Is Tooth Health Inherited?

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It is indisputable that our genes determine an incredibly large number of our personal and physical characteristics. Eye color, predisposition to certain health conditions and even the shape of our faces are all determined in some part by our genetics. That has led many to inquire as to the role genetics may or may not play in the condition and strength of our teeth. Scientists have yet to reach agreement on the issue, but it seems certain that the quest for knowledge on the topic will continue.

The concept of bad teeth is a rather broad one, and can encompass a variety of definitions, depending on whom you ask. Teeth may be considered by some to be bad if they are poorly aligned, misshapen, sensitive or discolored. Missing or lost teeth (hypodontia and oligodontia) can be the result of genetic factors or mutations. Genetic mutations that have combined with environmental factors such as viruses or the use of medications can also result in malformed or even missing teeth.

Genetics can, without doubt, result in certain malformations of the teeth, but stains on teeth tend to be the product of environmental factors instead. Cigarette use, drug use, bad dietary habits, and a lack of proper oral hygiene all have the ability to produce unsightly discolorations. Therefore, by heeding some key advice from affordable dentists about what good dental care for your teeth and gums means, you have the ability to control a great deal in terms of the overall health of your mouth.

Brushing and flossing twice a day are, of course, vital components of a comprehensive dental care routine. So are regular visits to local affordable dentists. Using fluoride toothpastes and rinses is also an essential part of any good oral hygiene regimen. A nutrient-rich diet that contains only limited amounts of processed sugars can go a long way toward preventing excessive buildup of bacteria and plaque that lead to decay. Avoiding tobacco products and drugs will help mitigate tartar deposits onto tooth enamel, keeping teeth as white as possible. While it is certainly true that genetic factors can create an environment in which tooth problems can take root, adopting best practices as part of your daily dental care regimen and making sure to see affordable dentists regularly enables you to take the situation well in hand and have the healthy teeth you desire.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Clearwater, call Advanced Dental Care of Clearwater today at (727) 286-3945 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Clearwater. With 21 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Clearwater, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Advanced Dental Care of Clearwater.

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