genes and dental health is there a connection

Genes And Dental Health: Is There A Connection?

If you’ve ever wondered whether your genes can affect your overall dental health, the answer is yes. Learn about some of the dental conditions researchers believe can be hereditary.

Key takeaways:

– Periodontal conditions, such as gum disease.

– Tooth decay and cavities.

– Enamel that gets easily damaged or worn out.

If any of these conditions are in your family history, keep a strict oral hygiene routine and don’t skip any appointments with your 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.