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Can genetics play a role in your oral health? Despite the fact there does seem to be evidence backing up claims of genetic influence on your oral health, basic routines such as flossing and brushing remain the key features in keeping your risks low for oral health disorders.
Here are a few tips about genetics and your oral health:

– The risks for oral health disorders, including sleep apnea, can be significantly augmented due to genetics. However, even if you are genetically predisposed to a disorder or disease, it does not inevitably mean you will get it.
– Known dental issues such as cavities and gum disease do come with certain genetic markers, but suffering from either rests much more on your lifestyle and oral hygiene than your genetics do.
– Although genetics can enhance your chance for oral health disorders, at this current time, there are no systems capable of correctly predicting your risk for developing them

If you notice signs of an oral health disorder, we will strive to treat it. Our dentist in Alcoa, Tennessee, remains committed to your oral health, and you are welcome to book an appointment with us by calling 865-379-7555. Stop by our dentist office and Dr. Greg Cook and our team will give you the treatment you need. Make the change you seek in yourself today!