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Would you be surprised to hear that genetics impact practically every part of you? Even your height, weight, and eye color can be influenced by your genetics.  However, did you know that your smile might also be impacted by your genes?

Unfortunately, this could leave you more vulnerable to tooth decay than others, even if you care for your smile well. Your genetics might also influence the size and shape of your pearly whites, which might impact how you should care for your smile. Some patients are also more vulnerable to gum disease and other oral issues.

While genetics can change the way you care for your smile, there’s a lot you can do to improve your oral health and avoid cavities or other dental problems. Regardless of your genes, you should clean your teeth regularly if you’d like to prevent gum disease, cavities, and other complications. As you may have heard, you should actually brush your teeth twice every day, but would you be surprised to hear that you should brush for two minutes at a time? You should also remember to floss daily and to clean areas of your smile that you can’t, and shouldn’t, clean with your toothbrush. Adding mouthwash and following a nutritious diet can also help you keep your teeth clean.We also recommend maintaining routine dental cleanings. 

If you’re interested in hearing more about how genetics could affect your smile in Davisburg, Michigan, please feel free to contact MI Beautiful Smile by calling 248-634-7002. Our dentist, Dr. Brant Pittsley, and our entire team will gladly address any concerns you may have and help you keep your teeth strong. We’re excited to receive your call!