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You probably know that some people are genetically more likely to have to deal with a number of health issues. You also know that your genetics affect the way you look. However, did you know that your genetics will also impact your oral health?

Sadly, some people are actually more genetically disposed to cavities and tooth decay. There are several things you can do to prevent tooth decay, such as brushing and flossing your pearly whites regularly, but some individuals are simply more likely to have a cavity regardless of how well they care for their teeth. In fact, the shape and size of your teeth can also be the result of genetics. You may also be more likely to have gum disease because of your immune system. If you have poor immune responses, you’ll be more likely to have gum disease.

Of course, even if you are more likely to have gum disease or tooth decay, you’ll need to care for your smile well. Aside from brushing and flossing your teeth, you should eat well and visit our team once every six months. Adding mouthwash to your daily routine might also be useful to protect your oral health.

If you’re interested in learning more about how genetics can impact your oral health in Wichita Falls, Texas, we invite you to give Stone Lake Dental a call at 940-692-2851. Our team will gladly address any concerns you have. Dr. Rafael A. Perez and Dr. Sarah Fritzsch look forward to meeting with you soon!