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Genetic Testing And Your Dental Health


Posted on 9/11/2023 by Alyce
Genetic Testing And Your Dental HealthGenetics in the present age and time provide insight into certain aspects of your oral health. However, genetics alone do not determine the outcome of your dental well-being. Your lifestyle and habits play a significant role as well.

The place of genetics in dental formation and health


Genetics has got to do with DNA. Dental conditions that present early in life could be as are a result of genetics. We are talking about conditions noted at birth or the early years of the child. On the other hand, if dental conditions begin to show up later in life, chances are that your diet and lifestyle are to blame. For instance, hypodontia is largely genetic. Hypodontia is the condition in which one lives with the absence of one to five teeth. Another example is how the lower or upper jaw is shaped and structured.

Assessing the risk


Genetic testing is necessary for assessing the risk of certain dental complications. Conditions such as amelogenesis imperfecta and dentin genesis imperfecta are majorly transmitted genetically. Amelogenesis imperfecta is a disorder that alters the structure of the enamel. Dentin genesis imperfecta alters the structure of the dentin. Through genetic testing, it becomes possible to detect variants and take the necessary precautions to guard against the onset of dental conditions.

Pharmacogenetics


The information we obtain during genetic testing helps us to ascertain your response to certain medications. This is inclusive of your response to dental treatments. With genetic testing, doctors are better suited to prescribe medications with minimal side effects.

Providing personalized treatment


Genetic testing removes the chances of trial and error. When our doctors understand your exact genetic composition, they are able to tailor plan treatment as per your needs. Genetic testing helps our doctors determine if you need more dental regular checkups than conventional twice-in-a-year checkups. You will be glad to know that genetic testing is one of our specialties at all our facilities. How about reaching out to us today? We look forward to hearing from you at your earliest convenience.
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