Smile if you’ve got great genes

If your parents had great teeth there’s a good chance that you will have too. Size of teeth and even oral health are influenced by genetics.

Key takeaways

– Talk to your dentist if you have a family history of gum disease or tooth decay

– Eat a healthy diet and avoid smoking or excess alcohol

– Remember to brush and floss your teeth

Your dentist can advise you how often you should have a checkup.

Although there are certainly genetic factors that influence your smile, genetics are not totally to blame for poor dental health.”

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