A 55-year-old member asked:
Is tooth decay hereditary?
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Dr. James Beck answered
10 years experience in Dentistry
Not really: No i don't think it is. But the bad habits that cause tooth decay are passed on through families. I have heard patients say that bad teeth run in their family, but i don't agree with that. If you brush 2-3 times a day, floss once a day, rinse once a day, see the dentist every 6 months, you will go a long way toward breaking this family tradition.
Answered on Jul 26, 2016
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