dental problems can be inherited

Can Dental Problems Be Inherited?

Some oral conditions seem to run in families. But does that mean that dental problems can be inherited? Here’s what you need to know about this.

Key takeaways:

  • If your parents have gum disease, you may be more likely to develop it.
  • Poor enamel formation could be hereditary.
  • Crooked and misaligned teeth appear to run in families too.

Oral health depends on both genetic and environmental factors. You can lower your risk of developing dental problems by having frequent check-ups with a dentist.

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Matthew Houlton BDS(Sheffield) MFGDP(UK)

I’m Matthew Houlton, principal dentist and practice owner of Manor House Dental Practice.

Qualified from Sheffield dental hospital in 1993.

Post graduate training with Paul Tipton (Specialist Prosthodontist) from 2005-2007.

Diploma for Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 2007.

Special interest in Orthodontics.

Yorkshire Deanary Fixed Appliance Training Scheme 2002-2004.

I have worked at York Hospital’s orthodontic department one session a week since 2009.

Member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder).

I have two children, who keep me busy when I am not at the practice. I take a keen interest in and teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body.