August 2019 — Can you blame mom and dad for your dental problems? …. Maybe!
An international team of researchers identified dozens of new genes associated with oral health and dental diseases. Their findings suggest many dental traits are heritable.
Scientists have long known that two people with similar diets and oral hygiene routines can have vastly different levels of oral health.
The researchers identified 47 new genes connected to oral health. They also confirmed an association for a gene linking immune health and periodontal disease.
The links included some relatively obvious factors, such as genes involved with tooth and jaw formation, saliva, and oral bacteria. However, the analysis also suggested a causative relationship between cardiovascular-metabolic health and oral health, and genes responsible for dental caries may have an effect on the whole body too.
Many dental traits may be heritable, but dentists aren’t letting people off the hook for their own oral health. It’s still important to brush and floss and have regular professional care — even if people are found not not to be genetically predisposed to caries or gum problems.
Dental Phobia – August 2019
Everyone’s fears and phobias are different and have different levels.As a team we recognise that no two concerns are ever the same.
However, if just the thought of visiting your dentist really fills you with dread it could be time to take action. Bring a friend or family member with you to your first visit. This will help you to relax and not fell ‘alone’ in a strange place.
It is natural to be concerned about an experience where you feel you have no control. Neglect may cause you to run the risk of losing teeth through lack of oral care, but could also lose their confidence. Lost or yellowing teeth can all add up to making a person have lower self-esteem than others.
Some people become so embarrassed in social situations that they hide their mouth behind their hand when speaking or smiling and this can really start to affect a person’s whole life. This can result in their professional and personal life suffering to a tremendous degree. No one should have any form of fear of having dental care. We are here to help,after all we specialise in problems!
We want you to be as comfortable and happy about visiting us for treatment as possible. Through a combination of in depth discussion about all of your concerns and the procedures you need, our team will be with you every step of the way on your road to good oral health.
You may have cause to be fearful due to bad experiences in the past or even embarrassment, Our team has helped many people overcome their fears and some even begin to look forward to their dental appointments.