Dental One Associates of Fayetteville
410 N Jeff Davis Drive, Fayetteville, GA 30214

Are Teeth Affected by Genetics?

Genetics and Good Teeth

Genes affect many things in life. They can be indicators of not only disease risk, but how you will look, smile, and even potentially how you will perform academically and athletically. While some of those factors can never be changed, there is an aspect of your family heritage that you do have control over—your oral health. Your oral health, even with the influence of a poor family medical history, is very much in your control. Diligence to your dental care routine, including regular visits to an affordable dentist can ensure that you have healthy teeth, regardless of your genetic predisposition.

Avoiding gum disease and cavities is not that difficult, yet millions of people are affected by the conditions. Many people often wonder: are bad teeth genetic? Actually, everything about your smile and the state of your oral health is influenced in some way by your genetic make-up. One survey reports that teeth genetics play an important role in the oral health of about 30 percent of Americans.

A common trait passed down from generation to generation is greater susceptibility to cavities. A specific genetic variation was recently isolated and is believed to be connected to a higher incidence of cavities. Other genetically linked factors that raise the risk of cavities include low mineral saliva (unable to fight off acid erosion) and poorly aligned teeth (difficulty cleaning between teeth).

Genetic factors are also significantly linked to gum disease. The study that found a genetic variation connected to cavities, also found a specific gene that when activated, increases the risk of gum disease by up to 70%. You can also be at an increased risk of gum disease if you have family history of weakened immune defenses or poor immune response mechanisms.

If you are concerned about the effect of teeth genetics, talk to your dentist. He or she can help you develop a lifelong treatment plan, inclusive of habits that will address your potential weak spots. Practice good dental care habits to enjoy a healthy smile, no matter what may be lingering in your family medical history. Your diet, dental care routine, and frequency of visits to an affordable dentist in Fayetteville can reverse a potentially hopeless situation.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Fayetteville, call Dental One Associates of Fayetteville today at (678) 228-8348 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Fayetteville. With 8 affiliated practices throughout Georgia, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates of Fayetteville, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Dental One Associates of Fayetteville.

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Three words of Dr. Johansen (THE BEST EVER!)
Mary S.
Dr. Perez is the best. Hands down. I've had some kinda extensive work done in my mouth.... root canal, crown, fillings, etc and the worst part about […]
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Very courteous!
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Friendly staff, love Dr. Johanson and Donna, hygienist, very professional, engaged me in conversation, etc.
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My dental hygienist was very quick, efficient and pleasant and she didn't have an assistant.
Pam R.
My dental visit went very well. Dr Jo is one fine dentist. Filling my tooth went well and all my dread was for nothing.
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Very friendly and professional service was provided
Angela J.
Crown fell out able to get an appointment right away.
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Great place to find all your dental needs.
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Very good and thorugh service...
L. V.
Excellent customer service and professionalism. Worked with me when I was in awful pain to try and find a solution. They were patient and you could […]
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I receive good care as well as customer service.
Pat C.
Really enjoy this office! The hygienist, Gina was so sweet and so very gentle with my teeth. I really appreciate that and hope she has a long career […]
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Pleasant experience with no suprises.
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Great staff and customer service
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I was extremely pleased with the care and service I received. I truly, have never received care like that at a dentist office before. They we're […]
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Dr. Perez and staff are exceptional!
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I love Fayetteville Dental One Associates...Keep up the great work guys.
Wandrekia P.
My Hygienist, Donna, was professional, thorough and accommodating.
Shaune H.
The staff/assistants are Wonderful. Dr. Perez is Awesome. Thank you for being so thoughtful and warm to your clients,.
Angelia W.
Very courteous and professional staff. Very clean and attractive office. I quickly got over the long wait in the waiting area since it was just that […]
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MY EXPERINCE WAS VERY PROFESSIONAL AND INFORMATIVE
Valerie B.
friendly environment
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Great customer service :)
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They have convenient hours and friendly staff.
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Dr. Jo is the best; he goes the extra mile for his patients.
Brenda S.
My appointment time was honored -and the dentist kept me informed during the procedure.
Robin E.
Dentist was phenominally friendly and my filling was absolutely painless. All employees were genuine and professional and answered all of my […]
Tresia B.
The app went well did not wait long
Guy H.
Everything, I was a big chicken now Dr. Perez is so gentle I fall asleep in his chair and Dennis is a sweet doll baby. I'm never leaving. Lol
Tracey L.
I have only had cleanings at this location so far, but the people at this office are super nice, helpful, and professional. : - )
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Dr. Martindale was awesome; always very polite, listens to your concerns, provides feedback, and gets you in & out in a flash!
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I was feeling terrified to have the procedure done, that I put it off for so long. After pushing myself to get it done, I was pleasantly surprised at […]
Kimberly L.
The service was good with very little wait time. The staff members were polite and professional.
Patricia C.
I have been a patient for a long time and the people that are in the office are wonderful. The hygienists the I have had are the best. I recently had […]
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The doctors, nurses and office staff are always very friendly and professional, they put me at ease and make a pleasant experience.
Pam R.
Friendly and professional. Staff willing to adust appointments around my work schedule.
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The staff and services were great.
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Dr. Jo is the best! He truly cares about his patients.
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Michele was very good and personable.
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Great customer service
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Great Place Dr. Johannson is the Best
Tom C.
The experience was good.no long wait period,always answered questions. Will recommended to others.
Casey J.
It was a great experience as usual.
Royanne W.
Thank you for having Toni on staff. She does a great job.
William S.
Professional staffing. Convenient location. Short waiting time.
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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (678) 228-8348
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