Monthly Archives: April 2016

Genetics & Tooth Decay

We blame our parents for everything, so why not blame them for our predisposition for tooth decay, too? All joking aside, if you’re curious about how your oral health will change as you age, then take a look at your parents and grandparents. More research shows that tooth decay does have a genetic component, so even if you floss, brush, and see your dentist, you may still have dental problems that need attention. It’s important to note that tooth decay does has a bacterial component, too, so be sure to maintain good oral hygiene. Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine believe that certain genetic variations can […]

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