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Is dental caries lifestyle or lifecycle problem?

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Dr. Robert Rawdin
Dentistry - Cosmetic
2 doctors agree

In brief: Both

There is a genetic component to caries susceptibility.
Some people are just more prone to caries. However, lifestyle - particularly diet and how well you take care of your teeth are critical in preventing caries. Good oral hygiene and regular visits to the dentist will help you keep a healthy mouth.

In brief: Both

There is a genetic component to caries susceptibility.
Some people are just more prone to caries. However, lifestyle - particularly diet and how well you take care of your teeth are critical in preventing caries. Good oral hygiene and regular visits to the dentist will help you keep a healthy mouth.
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In brief: Both!

If one has a poor diet, poor home oral hygiene and sees the dentists infrequently, than dental decay is a life style occurrence.
If a person has certain illnesses ) such as Type 1Diabetes or ones that require medication to be stable, but cause a person's mouth to be dry, dental decay is a life cycle problem. The later is very common with seniors.

In brief: Both!

If one has a poor diet, poor home oral hygiene and sees the dentists infrequently, than dental decay is a life style occurrence.
If a person has certain illnesses ) such as Type 1Diabetes or ones that require medication to be stable, but cause a person's mouth to be dry, dental decay is a life cycle problem. The later is very common with seniors.
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Dr. Meng Syn
Dentistry

In brief: Both

Why some people are more susceptible to cavities than others is unclear. The structure of enamel proteins, the quality and quantity of saliva, and immune defense mechanisms against bacteria are all possible causes of susceptibility, and each has a genetic component.
It is well understood, however, that prevention of dental decay is dependent on good oral hygiene and monitoring with check ups

In brief: Both

Why some people are more susceptible to cavities than others is unclear. The structure of enamel proteins, the quality and quantity of saliva, and immune defense mechanisms against bacteria are all possible causes of susceptibility, and each has a genetic component.
It is well understood, however, that prevention of dental decay is dependent on good oral hygiene and monitoring with check ups
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