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Are bad teeth genetic?

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 more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Are weak teeth genetic?

Are weak teeth genetic?

Sometimes: There are specific, very uncommon genetic conditions that cause weak teeth. More commonly, teeth have different levels of resistance to disease that may be genetic. If someone in your family has lots of tooth problems, others should be sure to maximize their preventive efforts. ...Read more

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Can teeth decay sometimes be genetic?

Can teeth decay sometimes be genetic?

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. ...Read more

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What are genetic tests for charcot-marie-tooth?

What are genetic tests for charcot-marie-tooth?

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 impulses in the extremities
electromyogram (EMG) -a test that records the electrical activity of muscle cells
dna blood test-to confirm certain types of cmt, even if there are no symptoms. ...Read more

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Is there anyone out there with the disease charcot marie tooth who had no genetic link to it?

Is there anyone out there with the disease charcot marie tooth who had no genetic link to it?

No: Charcot-marie-tooth disease is a group of disorders passed down through families that affect the nerves outside the brain and spine. ...Read more

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Are there some genetic reasons I get tooth infection off and on?

Are there some genetic reasons I get tooth infection off and on?

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 infrequent professional care, inadequate oral hygiene, and choice of foods. Frequent brushing with good technique, flossing, and regular professional cleaning are the keys to avoiding further infection. ...Read more

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Are there some genetic reasons I get dental abscesses off and on?

Are there some genetic reasons I get dental abscesses off and on?

Possible/unlikely: You may have some genetic predisposition to gum disease, but it is not likely that you are genetically prone to abscesses themselves. ...Read more

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How do they do genetic testing for drugs when they swab your mouth?

How do they do genetic testing for drugs when they swab your mouth?

DNA analysis: There are saliva tests for drugs where one can actually detect the drug or metabolites of the drug in saliva. This type of testing is NOT genetic testing. In genetic testing, we are usually doing DNA testing to see how one metabolizes drugs. This is based on a DNA profile. Since your DNA is found in all of your cells, we can get cells from really anywhere but saliva tends to be easy ...Read more

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What can be done for someone who has a genetic insensitivity to local anesthesia but needs dental work done?

What can be done for someone who has a genetic insensitivity to local anesthesia but needs dental work done?

Sedation: I have yet to have a patient who genetically could not become anesthetized with local anesthetics, but if that is the case for you, you may want to consult with a local practice that performs sedation dentistry. ...Read more

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How can we can relax to our teeths?

How can we can relax to our teeths?

Please reask your?: I believe you are asking how can you relax your jaw so that your teeth are not clenching and causing tenderness, sensitivity and wearing them down which is called bruxing, but I am not certain that is your question. If it is, you are probably doing at night which is called nocturnal bruxism and a large % of the people do this. See your dentist and ask about having a bruxism appliance being made. ...Read more

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How to keep my teeths white using healthy methods (Not damaging my teeths)?

How to keep my teeths white using healthy methods (Not damaging my teeths)?

Good Oral Hygiene: Brush and floss properly after each meal for approximately two minutes. Have your own dentist or dental hygienist make sure you are doing both properly. Don't skip meals or days. ...Read more

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How is eating neat honey for teeths health?

How is eating neat honey for teeths health?

No problem: With the proper oral hygiene, honey should be fine for you and your teeth (but not for an infant). It has high sugar content, so be sure to brush and floss, and of course, see your dentist regularly anyway. ...Read more

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How to treat teeths that have cavities?

How to treat teeths that have cavities?

See a dentist: Teeth with cavities are at risk for deeper infections and inflammation/infection of the gums, and would need to be treated by a dentist. ...Read more

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Can I fix teeth?

Can I fix teeth?

Yes: A dentist is a skilled professional that fix teeth. Crowns, porcelain veneers, and array of restorative materials can be used to fix teeth. ...Read more

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My teeth are loose?

My teeth are loose?

See dentist ASAP: Teeth should not be loose. If they are, you may have disease of the supporting bone/gum complex, or a systemic problem such as diabetes. Don't let tis go...Have an examination asap. This is not a problem that self-resolves. ...Read more

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How do teeth harden?

Tooth calcification: If you mean how teeth harden as a they develop inside of the jaw the answer is calcification of the tooth bud. This is a one time & permanent process. As the teeth grow into the mouth, their surface can pick up Fluoride or calcium form saliva and harden to some degree. Of course, the most important thing is to take steps to prevent "decalcification" of the tooth or "decay" by proper oral hygiene. ...Read more

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Why do I teeth clench?

Why do I teeth clench?

Stress: Often teeth clenching is caused by stress. Consider stress reducing methods or activities. Consult with your dentist for a night guard to help with clenching. ...Read more

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What makes teeth loose?

What makes teeth loose?

Periodontal disease: Teeth are rooted in the gums, so any gum disease, most common is inflammation known as periodontosis, will weaken the gums and will contribute to teeth loosening. It is very important that you not only brush but also floss your teeth at least once daily. Also, to prevent inflammation caused by acid producing bacteria in the mouth - use xylitol containing products (gum) after meals. ...Read more

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Teeth are my teeth clean

Teeth are my teeth clean

I: I am sorry but I do not understand your question. Are your teeth clean?

Cannot tell without an examination. ...Read more

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What causes chalky teeth?

What causes chalky teeth?

A few things: Decalcification or things that leach the calcium out of the teeth. Acidic foods sometimes can cause this. Excess Fluoride can also cause this. (fluorosis). Consult with your dentist. ...Read more

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Why are teeth so sensitive?

Why are teeth so sensitive?

Tooth sensitivity?: Teeth have nerves to tell us when something is wrong. See a dentist for an exam and x-rays to determine the cause of your tooth sensitivity. Could be due to cavities, tooth erosions, gum recession, etc. Your dentist can tell you why and how to resolve this issue. ...Read more

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What are are teeth diseases?

What are are teeth diseases?

Decay: Tooth decay is the most common infection in the mouth and this will destroy the teeth. Occlusal disease will cause the teeth to wear, break and become sensitive or painful. Most systemic diseases can effect the mouth and sings of them can be seen in the tissues in your mouth. That is why a dentist examines not only your teeth but also your tongue, palate, and every part of your mouth. ...Read more

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My teeth have a bluish tint?

My teeth have a bluish tint?

Translucency: Enamel is translucent, meaning certain light waves pas through it. Without getting into the physics of it, suffice to say it can look bluish in color, as does a body of water on a sunny day! ...Read more

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Why do my teeth keep breaking?

Why do my teeth keep breaking?

Many reasons: Large old fillings
hx of trauma
chewing ice, hard candy
malocclusion
cavities
alcohol
see your dentist. ...Read more

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Can whitestrips unstain my teeth?

Can whitestrips unstain my teeth?

Yes but: Whitestrips can whiten teeth but not as much as professional products can. So don't get your expectations up too high. ...Read more

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Is Suprazole 200mg tablet for teeth?

No.: It is an antibiotic and it is typically used for stomach/intestine issues but can also be used for dental gum infections. ...Read more

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What causes your teeth to turn black?

What causes your teeth to turn black?

Many causes: Cavities, leaking silver fillings, food stain (coffee, tea, colas, dark berries, etc), medications, trauma to nerve of tooth, and many other reasons. Please call your dentist for an exam asap. Delay may result in emergency. ...Read more

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Should I get holes in my teeth filled?

Should I get holes in my teeth filled?

Absolutetly: These holes called cavities can become bigger causing the tooth to hurt and become infected. Have the fillings now as they are not expensive. ...Read more

Genetic (Definition)

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