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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Patient Reviews
Great overall service from beginning to end
Audrey P.
Awesome experience from beginning to end! I came in for receding gums, and the doctors set up a a treatment plan that was quick and easy. I had me teeth cleaned today, and the staff was gentle and […]
Michelle S.
Awesome services received by Dr. Johanson and his staff on every visit. He really takes good care of his patients and he explains the procedures thoroughly.
Nicole M.
The staff was friendly and attentive to my particular needs even after coming in as an emergency new patient. I would highly recommend this practice.
Lisa F.
Toni did an outstanding job on cleaning of my teeth. Dr. Johansen did an outstanding job in checking teeth after cleaning.
Arthur C.
The level of treatment
Gail K.
They treating me with kindness and knowledgeable.
Elizabeth N.
Very thorough.
Kelsie L.
Great customer service, and the staff made you feel comfortable.
Charisse W.
I’ve been a patient for close to 17 years, I have a terrible fear of dentist but would recommend Dr. Joe to anyone with the same problem he has a soft easy manner that sets you at ease.
Edward R.
Miriam was excellent! Dr. Jo is always the best.
Cheryl H.
Young professionals and very knowledgeable of patients care and concerns. I was very satisfied with Dr. B!! I highly recommend her..
Patrick S.
Your staff was efficient but somewhat overbooked. Waited 25 min. past booked time for appointment.
Shirley W.
Was seen soon. Hygenist was thorough. The wait to see the dentist after cleaning was minimal.
Harriett J.
The visit before last, my experience with the billing/check-out staff was unpleasant. I would not refer a friend out of fear they might have an encounter similar to mine.
Shani R.
great job by staff and administration. The service I received on 10/12/2017 was second to none. I will recommend This firm to anyone in the greater Atlanta area and vicinity.
Eddie P.
Upon completion of my dental services, I really felt that all three of my care givers cared about my personal dental health. They answered questions and took time to explain their answers.
Juanita G.
Awesome staff and family oriented.
Sharita N.
Everyone is very professional, love that. Dr. Perez made me feel very comfortable, feel better about going to the dentist now.
Gloria G.
Because of Dr. Jo and his excellent dental care.
Robert N.
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  • 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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