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A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cristina Carballo
38 years experience in Neonatology
No: Bad teeth are caused by poor hygiene from infancy and through childhood as well as lack of floride to protect them.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Shnayder
14 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Rarely.: Most of the time it has more to do with the nutrition and Fluoride supplementation at the time of tooth development.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mjos
43 years experience in Dentistry
Yes?: There is a hereditary aspect, but good oral hygiene and regular checkups can negate bad genes.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Chromosomal studies: A blood test for chromosomes and looking at dna. Other tests include: nerve conduction study -a test that measures the speed and amplitude of nerve im ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Charmoy
35 years experience in Dentistry
No: It is a genetic disease.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Possibly: You may have an inherited condition that interferes with your immunity but it's much more likely that repeated tooth infection is related to infrequen ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes may be: Heredity: genetic factors do influence in case of teeth and gum diseases.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience in Preventive Medicine
Possible:metabolites: of some drugs. More commonly promoted for genetic patterns associated with known drug clearance pathways; rates of metabolism/ clearance of certain dr ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience in Orthodontics
Sleep Dentistry: There are Dentists who do Sleep Dentistry, general anesthesia. Check with the local Dental Society. Have you discussed your "genetic insensitivity" ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Sjogreans disease: Sjogrens syndrome can be inherited and it sounds like you have the disease as well.
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