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Are Bad Teeth Genetic
No - Bacteria: Bacteria cause cavities. Infants are born without the bacteria. The bacteria can be passed from parents, grandparents, caregivers to an infant by sharing food utensils. When exposed to simple sugars, the bacteria create acid, which damages tooth structure (forming a cavity). For more info google: strep mutans. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
From a medical standpoint, "genetic" refers to the potential heritability of various medical conditions. While some conditions are inevitable (at some point in one's life) as a consequence of simple genetic heritability (eg huntington's disease), a large number of medical conditions (including all behaviorial health disorders) are the expressed final pathway of a ...Read more
Want expert advice?: Do not try to treat yourself after doing an internet search on dental treatment. See a dentist for a through clinical examination with the appropriate x-rays. Dentists are trained to help patients with really bad teeth as well as really good teeth and anything in between. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Veneers: Whether crowns, bridge, or veneers, a solid foundation is necessary so it's important to treat the "bad teeth" and eliminate potential periodontal disease. This will provide optimal situation for success of veneers or other restorations for function or esthetics. A thorough treatment plan and patient to doctor communication is vital for success. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Possibly: Untreated decayed teeth and/or periodontal disease are just two of the many things that can cause headaches. The only way this can be determined is for someone to examine you. I would set up appointments with both your dentist and your md to evaluate and treat whatever is going on. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It is true: The health of your teeth relies on a combination of genetics and dental hygiene. Your genes are 60% of your tooth decay. Brushing your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, flossing them daily, less sugar food and drinks and having regular check-ups with a dentist can help keep your teeth healthy for life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Of course: Natural teeth must withstand extreme forces that result from chewing, biting and grinding. Brushing your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, flossing them daily and having regular check-ups with a dentist can help keep your teeth healthy for life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bad teeth colour from fizzy drinks and lck of brushing. Is there any way to reverse these effects?
Rarely: Only very early enamel decalcification can be possibly reversed with the use of re-mineralizing prescription tooth pastes. I suggest that you see your own dentist to discuss both treatment options and ways to prevent further damage. Changing some of your habits can save your teeth and tens of thousands of dollars over a lifetime. Get the information you need and make a difference in your life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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