If your parents have bad dental health, you might be worried about your chances of getting bad oral health. Genes have a solid link to your dental health issues. According to American Dental Association (ADA)
Can Bad Teeths be Inherited?
Several aspects of your dental health are highly impacted by your genes, such as your mouth's size, shape, and bone structure. Crooked teeth are also passed down from one generation to another. If your previous generation had bad teeth because of poor oral care habits, it would not be passed on to you. Practicing good oral hygiene assists your teeth remain in their best condition.
Now let's know about some teeth conditions you might inherit from your parents?
For crooked or overcrowded teeth, you can blame your parents or ancestors. Your jawbone size can also cause a problem with biting or might even lead to some painful issues with jaw points. Even having such issues, you can easily overcome such genetic factors. Various conditions of your dental health have a basis because of heredity that puts you at high risk for developing specific needs, no matter how well your habits are. For example, crooked teeth offer a safe harbor for bacteria as they are challenging to clean.
When are you at risk of oral health issues because of genes? Well, find out if your blood relation has any history of the following conditions:
Bad teeth always occur because of bad habits. The best oral health hygiene can easily prevent gum disease and cavities.
See your dentist for regular oral health checkups.
Regular visits to your dentist and preventive oral care can decrease the risk of genetic factors that lead to bad teeth. You can blame your genes, but you must take ownership of your oral health. Even the healthiest person requires regular dental health checkups. If you as a parent or a child have any doubts regarding your dental health or oral problems, please visit MyDentalPlan.in- India’s Largest Dental Network that has highly skilled dentists who can answer all your queries both online and offline.
About the Author:
Suprithi Choudhary, M.Pharm (Pharmacology) Medical Content writer
Suprithi is a Pharma Professional working as a medical content writer and previously worked as a Research Scientist and Senior Research Analyst
Special thanks to Dr Deepak Kulkarni, a dental surgeon with over 23 years of experience who proofread this blog. He graduated from the H.K.E's Dental College, Gulbarga, and has certifications in ACHS International Accreditation Education Plan; Advanced Rotary Endodontic - Restorative Continuum; and Leadership, Team Building and Customer Service Leadership from the Oscar Murphy International.