A 35-year-old member asked:
can teeth decay sometimes be genetic?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Dentistry 44 years experience
Yes?: There is a hereditary aspect, but good oral hygiene and regular checkups can negate bad genes.
4.3k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Dentistry 27 years experience
Bacteria & sugar: Decay is caused by bacteria (which are naturally occurring in your mouth) consuming sugar (both simple and complex). Simple sugars are in sweets. Complex are in foods like bread and pastas.
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Last updated Nov 28, 2016
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