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Would you be surprised to hear that some individuals are more likely to some health issues than others are? You might have also heard that your genetics affect your appearance, but did you know that genetics can also affect the health of your smile?

Unfortunately, some individuals are more vulnerable to problems like tooth decay. There are also a number of things you can do to fight off tooth decay. Brushing and flossing your teeth are steps you should take, but many people are simply more likely to develop cavities regardless of how well they clean their pearly whites. Even your teeth’s shape and size are influenced by genetics. You could also be more likely to have gum disease if your immune system isn’t great.

Luckily, there are several things you can do to reduce your odds of having gum disease or tooth decay. Aside from brushing your teeth for two minutes twice a day, we recommend eating well and scheduling regular appointments with us. Using mouthwash every day could also help you protect your oral health.

If you’d like to learn more about how genetics could impact your oral health in West Seneca, New York, please don’t hesitate to give Tammy Perison, DDS Family and Cosmetic Dental Care a call at 716-674-5256. Dr. Tammy Perison, and our dental team are always happy to answer any questions you have!